Diamonds & Rust in the Bullring

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Diamonds & Rust in the Bullring
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Live album by Joan Baez
Released December 1988
Recorded Bilbao, Spain, 1988
Genre Folk
Label Gold Castle
Producer Alan Abrahams
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Diamonds & Rust in the Bullring is a Joan Baez album, recorded live in the bullring of Bilbao, Spain. It featured twelve songs, six of which were performed in English, five in Spanish and one - "Txoria Txori" - in Basque. Most of the songs had been performed and recorded by Baez previously, with the exception of Leonard Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat".

"Gracias a la Vida" is a duet with singer Mercedes Sosa.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Diamonds & Rust" (Joan Baez) – 3:45
  2. "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" (Traditional) – 1:22
  3. "No Woman, No Cry" (Bob Marley) – 3:45
  4. "Famous Blue Raincoat" (Leonard Cohen) – 4:58
  5. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (Traditional) – 3:41
  6. "Let It Be" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) – 3:59
  7. "El Preso Numero Nueve" (Hermanos Cantoral) – 3:14
  8. "Llego Con Tres Heridas" (M. Hernandez) – 2:38
  9. "Txoria Txori" (J. A. Arze/M. Laboa) – 2:54
  10. "Ellas Danzan Solas" (Cueca Sola) (R.Livi/Sting) – 5:35
  11. "Gracias a la Vida" (Violeta Parra) – 6:05
  12. "No Nos Moveran" (Traditional) – 1:22

Personnel[edit]

  • Alan V. Abrahams – producer, mixing
  • John Acosta – cello
  • Begnat Amorena – drums
  • Laythan Armor – synthesizer, keyboards
  • Joan Baez – arranger, liner notes, artwork, illustrations
  • Marlene Bergman – design, cover design
  • Cesar Cancino – piano, arranger, cello arrangement
  • Jean Marie Ecay – guitar
  • Jose Agustin Guereu – bass
  • Charles Paakkari – mixing
  • Costel Restea – cello
  • Mercedes Sosa – vocals
  • L. A. Mass Choir - vocals on "Let It Be"
  • Donald Taylor – director, choir director, choir master
  • Wally Traugott – mastering