Bread and Roses (album)

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Bread and Roses
Studio album by Judy Collins
Released November 1976
Recorded 1976
Genre Folk
Label Elektra
Producer Arif Mardin
Judy Collins chronology
Bread and Roses
So Early in the Spring
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Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Bread and Roses was a 1976 album by Judy Collins that attempted to merge the singer's political convictions with the commercial success of the previous year's Judith. Political statements like the title song, originally a poem by James Oppenheim commonly associated with a 1912 garment workers strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, were balanced with such pop compositions as Elton John's "Come Down in Time", but the album failed to achieve the commercial success of Judith.

Released as the single from the album was "Special Delivery" by Billy Mernit.

Singer Luther Vandross sang background on this album, one of his earliest commercially recorded vocal performances.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bread and Roses" (Mimi Fariña, James Oppenheim) – 3:05
  2. "Everything Must Change" (Benard Ighner) – 4:25
  3. "Special Delivery" (Billy Mernit) – 3:55
  4. "Out of Control" (Judy Collins) – 3:00
  5. "Plegaria a un Labrador (Prayer to a Laborer)" (Víctor Jara) – 4:04
  6. "Come Down in Time" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 3:23
  7. "Spanish Is the Loving Tongue" (Charles Badger Clark, Billy Simon) – 4:32
  8. "I Didn't Know About You" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 3:29
  9. "Take This Longing" (Leonard Cohen) – 5:25
  10. "Love Hurts" (Andrew Gold) – 3:17
  11. "Marjorie" (Judy Collins) – 0:43
  12. "King David" (Walter De La Mare, Herbert Howells) – 4:27