is a 1975 album by Diamonds & Rust Joan Baez. Baez is often regarded as an interpreter of other people's work, and on this album she covered songs written or played by Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, The Allman Brothers, and Jackson Browne. But Diamonds & Rust also contained a number of her own compositions, including the acclaimed title track, a distinctive song written about Bob Dylan. [3 ]
The title track was covered by British
heavy metal band Judas Priest on their 1977 album , and has since been one of their concert staple songs. Anglo-American Renaissance-Rock band Sin After Sin Blackmore's Night covered the song on their 2003 album . Finnish power metal band Ghost of a Rose Thunderstone covered the song on their 2004 album . The Burning
On her cover of Dylan's "
Simple Twist of Fate", one verse features Baez attempting a good-humoured impersonation of the song's composer.
An alternate recording of "Dida" had appeared on the previous year's
. The Gracias A la Vida Diamonds & Rust recording of the song was more uptempo and featured duet vocals by Joni Mitchell.
Track listing [ edit ]
Diamonds & Rust" (Joan Baez) "
Fountain of Sorrow" ( Jackson Browne) "
Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" ( Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) "
Children and All That Jazz" (Joan Baez) "
Simple Twist of Fate" ( Bob Dylan) "
Blue Sky" ( Dickey Betts) "Hello in There" (
John Prine) "Jesse" (
Janis Ian) "
Winds of the Old Days" (Joan Baez) "Dida" (Joan Baez) – duet with
Medley: " I Dream of Jeannie" ( Stephen Foster) / " Danny Boy" ( [4 ] Frederick Weatherly)
Personnel [ edit ]
Joan Baez – Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Synthesisers, Arranger, Producer
Larry Carlton – Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar, Arranger, Producer
Dean Parks – Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar
Wilton Felder – Bass Reinie Press – Bass
Max Bennett – Bass (10)
Jim Gordon – Drums
John Guerin – Drums (10)
Larry Knechtel – Piano
Joe Sample – Electric piano, Hammond organ
Hampton Hawes – Piano (4)
David Paich – Piano, Electric harpsichord
Red Rhodes – Pedal steel guitar
Malcolm Cecil – Synthesisers
Tom Scott – Flute, Saxophone, Arranger
Jim Horn – Saxophone
Joni Mitchell – vocal improvisation (10) Rick Lo Tempio – Electric guitar (10)
Ollie Mitchell – Trumpet
Buck Monari – Trumpet
David Kershenbaum – Producer Rick Riggieri – Engineer
Henry Lewy – Engineer (10)
Ellis Sorkin – Assistant Engineer
Bob Cato – Design
Chart positions [ edit ]
Billboard 200 11
References [ edit ]
^ Allmusic review
^ Christgau, Robert (June 16, 1975). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". (New York) The Village Voice . Retrieved May 27, 2013.
^ Baez, Joan. 1987. And a Voice to Sing With: A Memoir. Century Hutchinson, London. ISBN 0-671-40062-2
^ An Irish song, on the album cover: Dedicated to my Grandmother, Barbara Bridge