In My Life (Judy Collins album)

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In My Life
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Studio album by Judy Collins
Released November 1966
Recorded Sound Techniques, London, 1966
Genre Folk
Length 43:29
Label Elektra
Producer Mark Abramson
Judy Collins chronology
Fifth Album
(1965)Fifth Album1965
In My Life
(1966)
Wildflowers
(1967)Wildflowers1967
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

In My Life is an album by American singer and songwriter Judy Collins, released in 1966. It peaked at No. 46 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts in 1967.[2]

Working with arranger Joshua Rifkin, many of the songs on the album featured dramatic orchestral arrangements, a departure from Collins' previous albums, which had all been more straightforward folk music. The album included work by Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Richard Fariña. Collins' version of the song "Suzanne" is considered to be the recording that first introduced Leonard Cohen's music to a wide audience.[3]

Allmusic stated "Judy Collins was already an accomplished interpretive singer before recording this album, but In My Life found her widening her horizons and revealing an even greater gift than one might have imagined; for the most part, it's a superb album and still one of her best."

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1970, for sales of over 500,000 copies in the US.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Tom Thumb's Blues"Bob Dylan5:03
2."Hard Lovin' Loser"Richard Fariña2:37
3."Pirate Jenny"Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill4:02
4."Suzanne"Leonard Cohen4:21
5."La Colombe"Jacques Brel, Alasdair Clayre5:03
6."Marat/Sade"Richard Peaslee5:33
7."I Think It's Going to Rain Today"Randy Newman2:46
8."Sunny Goodge Street"Donovan2:55
9."Liverpool Lullaby"Stan Kelly, aka Stan Kelly-Bootle2:57
10."Dress Rehearsal Rag"Leonard Cohen5:19
11."In My Life"Lennon–McCartney2:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Judy Collins – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Joshua Rifkin – arranger, conductor
  • Other musicians uncredited
Technical
  • Jac Holzman - production supervisor
  • William S. Harvey - cover design, front cover photographer

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Judy Collins (1939-05-01). "Judy Collins | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  3. ^ The Story of Suzanne, CBC article. Accessed July 18, 2008.
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Judy Collins". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH