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The Elektra Albums – Volume 1 (1961-1968)

Judy Collins

The Elektra Albums – Volume 1 (1961-1968)

Judy Collins

The Elektra Albums – Volume 1 (1961-1968)

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 19/07/2019 Cat#: EDSL0028 • Barcode: 740155722838 • Genre: Country, Pop Sub Genre: Folk Rock

Track Listing

  1. Maid Of Constant Sorrow
  2. The Prickilie Bush
  3. Wild Mountain Thyme
  4. Tim Evans
  5. Sailor’s Life
  6. Bold Fenian Men
  7. Wars Of Germany
  8. O Daddy Be Gay
  9. I Know Where I’m Going
  10. John Riley
  11. Pretty Saro
  12. The Rising Of The Moon
  1. Golden Apples Of The Sun
  2. Bonnie Ship The Diamond
  3. Little Brown Dog
  4. Twelve Gates To The City
  5. Christ Child Lullaby
  6. Great Selchie Of Shule Skerry
  7. Tell Me Who I’ll Marry
  8. Fannerio
  9. Crow On The Cradle
  10. Lark In The Morning
  11. Sing Hallelujah
  12. Shule Aroon
  1. Anathea
  2. Bullgine Run
  3. Farewell
  4. Hey Nelly Nelly
  5. Ten O’Clock All Is Well
  6. The Dove
  7. Masters Of War
  8. In The Hills Of Shiloh
  9. The Bells Of Rhymney
  10. Deportee/ Plane Wreck At Los Gatos
  11. Settle Down
  12. Come Away Melinda
  13. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
  1. Winter Sky
  2. The Last Thing On My Mind
  3. Tear Down The Walls
  4. Bonnie Boy Is Young
  5. Me & My Uncle
  6. Wild Rippling Water
  7. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
  8. My Ramblin’ Boy
  9. Spoken introduction
  10. Red-Winged Blackbird
  11. Coal Tattoo
  12. Cruel Mother
  13. Bottle Of Wine
  14. Medgar Evers Lullaby
  15. Hey Nelly Nelly
  1. Pack Up Your Sorrows
  2. The Coming Of The Roads
  3. So Early, Early In The Spring
  4. Tomorrow is a Long Time
  5. Daddy You’ve Been On My Mind
  6. Thirsty Boots
  7. Mr. Tambourine Man
  8. Lord Gregory
  9. In The Heat Of The Summer
  10. Early Morning Rain
  11. Carry It On
  12. It Isn’t Nice [live]
  1. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  2. Hard Lovin’ Loser
  3. Pirate Jenny
  4. Suzanne
  5. La Colombe
  6. Marat/Sade
  7. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today
  8. Sunny Goodge Street
  9. Liverpool Lullaby
  10. Dress Rehearsal Rag
  11. In My Life
  1. Michael From Mountains
  2. Since You Asked
  3. Sisters Of Mercy
  4. Priests
  5. A Ballata Of Francesco Landini (ca. 1335-1397) Lasso! Di Donna
  6. Both Sides Now
  7. La Chanson Des Vieux Amants (The Song Of Old Lovers)
  8. Sky Fell
  9. Albatross
  10. Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
  1. Hello, Hooray
  2. Story Of Isaac
  3. My Father
  4. Someday Soon
  5. Who Knows Where The Time Goes
  6. Poor Immigrant
  7. First Boy I Loved
  8. Bird On The Wire
  9. Pretty Polly
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About this release

This collection gathers together the eight albums Judy Collins recorded during the sixties. They were all made for Jac Holzman’s farsighted Elektra Records, a label she helped to shape in her first decade as a recording artist through her adventurous spirit. Her forte was imaginatively interpreting songs by her peers and, later with her own songwriting which first graced her seventh album Wildflowers in 1967. That album also gave her a first major hit single in ‘Both Sides Now’, reaching No. 8 in the Billboard charts, which helped launch the career of Joni Mitchell, who had no contract at the time.

Judy had by then established herself as an impeccable interpreter of the outstanding new songs by a welter of songwriters springing up in the early sixties, covering songs by Phil Ochs, Eric Anderson, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Paxton, Randy Newman, Jacques Brel, Donovan, Sandy Denny and Bob Dylan. Most significantly among the artists whose careers she helped develop, her 1966 album In My Life is now celebrated as the first record to feature songs by Leonard Cohen.

The artwork has been put together by acknowledged Elektra collector Phil Smee. The albums are in CD-sized facsimiles of the original sleeves, along with a booklet that compiles the credits and liner notes from those sleeves plus a note by Mick Houghton, author of “Becoming Elektra: The True Story of Jac Holzman’s Visionary Record Label”.

CD1 – MAID OF CONSTANT SORROW
CD2 – GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN
CD3 – JUDY COLLINS #3
CD4 – THE JUDY COLLINS CONCERT
CD5 – JUDY COLLINS’ FIFTH ALBUM
CD6 – IN MY LIFE
CD7 – WILDFLOWERS
CD8 – WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES