The double CD BLESSED ARE... (1971) is an assured set of music using many of the same Nashville players and songs by the Beatles (Let It Be), Rolling Stones’ (The Salt Of The Earth), Kris Kristofferson (Help Me Make It Through The Night), Mickey Newberry (The 33rd Of August, Angeline, San Francisco Mabel Joy), Jesse Winchester The Brand New Tennessee Waltz), Woody Guthrie (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (Deportees), a song Joan would play “live” with Bob Dylan for much of the 1970s and Robbie Robertson’s The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, the single of which would become a major international chart hit for Baez. There is a buzz about the performances on “Blessed Are...”. An anthemic quality pervades many of them and Joan sings with an unfettered joy. Her voice on both of these albums is powerful and yet restrained to a narrower range than on her early folk albums and this works well with the type of material chosen.
- 01 Preview Blessed Are...
- 02 Preview The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
- 03 Preview The Salt Of The Earth
- 04 Preview Three Horses
- 05 Preview Brand New Tennessee Waltz
- 06 Preview Last, Lonely And Wretched
- 07 Preview Lincoln Freed Me Today
- 08 Preview Outside The Nashville City Limits
- 09 Preview San Francisco Mabel Joy
- 10 Preview When Time Is Stolen
- 11 Preview Heaven Help Us All
- 12 Preview Angeline
- 13 Preview Help Me Make It Through The Night
- 14 Preview Let It Be
- 15 Preview Put Your Hand In The Hand
- 16 Preview Gabriel And Me
- 17 Preview Milanese Waltz/Marie Flore
- 18 Preview Highway 1 (The Hitchhiker's Song)
- 19 Preview The Thirty Third Of August
- 20 Preview Fifteen Months
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