Album: Joan Baez, How Sweet the Sound (Proper Records)

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You may or may notsubscribe to the view thatBaez was the "conscienceof a generation" butthere's no arguing withthe loudness of her voice.It whipped over the civilrightsbattlefield of theearly 1960s like a regimentalcolour, and allwere cowed. This two-discCD/DVD package containstheAmerican Mastersdocumentary screenedby the BBC this week, lotsof bonus footage and itssoundtrack on the CD,including a fair sampleof unreleased music.You've known all alongwhether you want this.