Album: Judy Collins, Bohemian (Wildflower)

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She was the 1960s "folk" diva who captivated Stephen Stills et al (cf "Judy Blue Eyes") and stood fast against the forces of ugliness and repression with a voice like a silken banner whipped in a hurricane of romantic right thinking: a blue-eyed, wheat-blonde Joan Baez.

Here she is again, reflecting on the days of her youth, with simple piano-driven arrangements; songs by Joni Mitchell, Woody Guthrie and Jimmy Webb as well as her own. What a wind it is.