Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Judy Collins--Both Sides Now (1968)

     By the time she recorded, "Both Sides Now", Collins had already established herself as one of the most popular of the female folk/art singers. Like her contemporary Joan Baez, Collins started out singing traditional folk songs and through the 60's began to shift to covering the material of newer songwriters and mixing some of her own compositions as well.
     "Wildflowers", her 7th album included a brand new song from an unknown from Canada named Joni Mitchell. Judy was the first to cover "Both Sides Now", which gave her a top 10 hit on the pop charts, the only one of her career. It also broke Mitchell through to an audience beyond her fellow singer/songwriters.
     Collins also had success with Mitchell's, "Chelsea Morning" in 1969. She still continues to record, with her latest album, "Bohemian" being released just last year.


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