Wildflowers (Judy Collins album)

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Studio album by Judy Collins
Released October 1967
Recorded New York, 1967
Genre Folk
Length 35:44
Label Elektra
Producer Mark Abramson
Judy Collins chronology
In My Life
Who Knows Where the Time Goes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone (favorable) [1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Wildflowers is an album by Judy Collins, released in 1967. It is her highest charting album to date, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts.[2] It included her Top 10 hit version of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides, Now".[3]

The album was arranged by Joshua Rifkin and produced by Mark Abramson. Collins' recording "Albatross" was used in the 1968 film adaptation of The Subject Was Roses. It was one of three self-penned tracks that appeared on the album, the first time that Collins wrote her own material.[4]

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1969, for sales of over 500,000 copes in the US.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Michael from Mountains" (Joni Mitchell) – 3:10
  2. "Since You Asked" (Judy Collins) – 2:34
  3. "Sisters of Mercy" (Leonard Cohen) – 2:31
  4. "Priests" (Leonard Cohen) – 4:55
  5. "A Ballata of Francesco Landini" (ca. 1335 - 1397) Lasso! di Donna – 4:34

Side two[edit]

  1. "Both Sides, Now" (Joni Mitchell) – 3:14
  2. "La chanson des vieux amants (The Song of Old Lovers)" (Jacques Brel) – 4:40
  3. "Sky Fell" (Judy Collins) – 1:47
  4. "Albatross" (Judy Collins) – 4:51
  5. "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" (Leonard Cohen) – 3:28


  • Judy Collins – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Joshua Rifkin – arranger, conductor ("Priests" arranged by Robert Silvester and Robert Dennis[6])
  • Other musicians uncredited

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Mark Abramson
  • Engineered by John Haeny
  • Photography by Jim Frawley
  • Art direction and design by William S. Harvey
  • Cover photo by Guy Webster


  1. ^ Christman, James (10 February 1968). "Records". Rolling Stone (5). 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/judy-collins-mn0000294923/awards
  3. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/305342/judy-collins/chart
  4. ^ ""Albatross"". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
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  6. ^ June 30, 2013 Joshua Rifkin interview with David Garland WNYC