Colors of the Day

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Colors of the Day: The Best of Judy Collins
Compilation album by Judy Collins
Released May 1972
Recorded 1966–1970
Genre Folk
Length 46:58
Label Elektra
Producer Mark Abramson, David Anderle
Judy Collins chronology
Colors of the Day
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Colors of the Day: The Best of Judy Collins, (or simply Colors of the Day) is a compilation album by the American folk singer Judy Collins, released in 1972. It peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts.

It was produced by Mark Abramson of Elektra Records and contains 12 tracks, including her U.S. top-forty hit cover of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now",[2] her recording of "Amazing Grace", Sandy Denny's "Who Knows Where the Time Goes", and Collins' own composition "Albatross" (the latter two recordings were included in the film adaptation of The Subject Was Roses).[3] Former United States president Bill Clinton has called the album an all-time favorite.[4]

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1974, for sales of over 500,000 copes. It was later certified Platinum in 1997, for sales of over 1,000,000 copies.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Someday Soon" (Ian Tyson) – 3:44
  2. "Since You Asked" (Judy Collins) – 2:33
  3. "Both Sides Now" (Joni Mitchell) – 3:14
  4. "Sons Of" (Eric Blau, Jacques Brel, Gerard Jouannest, Mort Shuman) – 2:26
  5. "Suzanne" (Leonard Cohen) – 4:24
  6. "Farewell to Tarwathie" (Traditional) – 5:31
  7. "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" (Sandy Denny) – 4:40
  8. "Sunny Goodge Street" (Donovan) – 2:56
  9. "My Father" (Judy Collins) – 5:02
  10. "Albatross" (Judy Collins) – 4:50
  11. "In My Life" (Lennon–McCartney) – 2:53
  12. "Amazing Grace" (Traditional) – 4:06


  • Judy Collins – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, liner notes
  • Joshua Rifkin – arranger, conductor

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