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Diamonds & Rust


Download links and information about Diamonds & Rust by Joan Baez. This album was released in 1975 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 41:41 minutes.

Artist: Joan Baez
Release date: 1975
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 41:41
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No. Title Length
1. Diamonds & Rust 4:46
2. Fountain of Sorrow 4:30
3. Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer 2:45
4. Children and All That Jazz 3:07
5. Simple Twist of Fate 4:45
6. Blue Sky 2:45
7. Hello In There 3:04
8. Jesse 4:28
9. Winds of the Old Days 3:55
10. Dida 3:26
11. I Dream of Jeannie / Danny Boy 4:10



With the Vietnam War winding down, Joan Baez, who had devoted one side of her last album to her trip to Hanoi, delivered the kind of commercial album A&M Records must have wanted when it signed her three years earlier. But she did it on her own terms, putting together a session band of contemporary jazz veterans like Larry Carlton, Wilton Felder, and Joe Sample, and mixing a wise selection from the work of current singer-songwriters like Jackson Browne and John Prine with pop covers of Stevie Wonder and the Allman Brothers Band, and an unusually high complement of her own writing. A&M, no doubt recalling the success of her cover of the Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," released her version of the Allmans' "Blue Sky" as a single, and it got halfway up the charts. But the real hit was the title track, a self-penned masterpiece on the singer's favorite subject, her relationship with Bob Dylan. Outdoing the current crop of confessional singer/songwriters at soul baring, Baez sang to Dylan, reminiscing about her '60s love affair with him intensely, affectionately, and unsentimentally. It was her finest moment as a songwriter and one of her finest performances, period, and when A&M finally released it on 45, it made the Top 40, propelling the album to gold status. But those who bought the disc for "Diamonds & Rust" also got to hear "Winds of the Old Days," in which Baez forgave Dylan for abandoning the protest movement, as well as the jazzy "Children and All That Jazz," a delightful song about motherhood, and the wordless vocals of "Dida," a duet with Joni Mitchell accompanied by Mitchell's backup band, Tom Scott and the L.A. Express. The cover songs were typically accomplished, making this the strongest album of Baez's post-folk career.