Folk music legend Judy Collins releases her perfect live recording!
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
After over five decades of music Judy Collins is not content to merely "phone it in" as her Live In Ireland release will confirm. Singer, songwriter, folk music pioneer and social activist finds Judy Collins releasing more than just greatest hits live but an engaging performance that also embraces her Irish heritage.
Cleopatra Records continues to bring forward legends from a variety of genres whose new recordings are pristine in quality and as in the case of Collins, diverse in presentation. Live In Ireland explores some time honored classics as well as her favorite Celtic folk songs and includes special guests Irish singer Mary Black and NY singer/songwriter Ari Hest. Again, some releases review themselves and Judy Collins is no exception. Imaginative, diverse and with a warm intimacy there is little doubt Judy Collins is still a creative work in progress and thus she continues to delight her legions of fans around the globe.
Tracks: Wild Mountain Thyme; Chelsea Morning; Gypsy Rover; Barbara Allen; Grandaddy (featuring step dancer Emily Ellis); New Moon Over The Hudson; The Cat's In The Cradle; John Riley; She Moved Through The Fair (featuring Mary Black); The Fire Plays (featuring Ari Hest); Innisfree; Danny Boy.