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Whales & Nightingales


Download links and information about Whales & Nightingales by Judy Collins. This album was released in 1970 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 42:45 minutes.

Artist: Judy Collins
Release date: 1970
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 13
Duration: 42:45
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No. Title Length
1. Song for David 3:30
2. Sons Of 2:24
3. The Patriot Game 4:06
4. Prothalamium 1:42
5. Oh, Had I a Golden Thread 3:57
6. Gene's Song 1:22
7. Farewell to Tarwathie 5:35
8. Time Passes Slowly 3:35
9. Marieke 3:26
10. Nightingale, No. I 2:11
11. Nightingale, No. II 5:19
12. Simple Gifts 1:32
13. Amazing Grace 4:06



Judy Collins had a hit with the spiritual “Amazing Grace,” further proving the woman could sing any type of song and receive notice. Her ear for a song was unerring and here she pulls from a variety of sources. Joan Baez’s “Song for David” is perfect in either’s hands, with Collins finding a gentler touch. Jacques Brel haunts the album with “Sons Of” and “Marieke,” songs that trend towards Collins’ love for the art song and towards loftier arrangements. The strings are gaining ground and Collins works with arranger Joshua Rifkin on the overwhelming classical feel of “Nightingale, No. II.” Pete Seeger’s “Oh, Had I a Golden Thread” is brought into the living room with a beautiful piano arrangement. Bob Dylan’s minor masterpiece, “Time Passes Slowly,” has its nuances explored in ways that he never searched. “Farewell to Tarwathie” is the most stunning and adventurous piece here. Collins, draped in a thick wash of reverb, sings over the accompaniment of humpback whales.