Joan Baez in Concert

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Joan Baez in Concert, Part 1
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Live album by Joan Baez
Released September 1962
Recorded 1962 U.S. concert tour
Genre Folk
Length 49:08
Label Vanguard
Producer Maynard Solomon
Joan Baez chronology
Joan Baez, Vol. 2
(1961)Joan Baez, Vol. 21961
Joan Baez in Concert, Part 1
(1962)
Joan Baez in Concert, Part 2
(1963)Joan Baez in Concert, Part 21963

Joan Baez in Concert, Part 1 is a live album taken from Joan Baez's 1962 concert tours. It peaked at #10 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart.

History[edit]

It was Baez's version of "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" that brought the song to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's attention[citation needed]; the song is now more commonly associated with Page and Plant's band Led Zeppelin. Malvina Reynolds' "What Have They Done to the Rain" (about nuclear fallout) was the first "topical" song Baez ever recorded. "Até Amanhã" is a Brazilian love song and is sung entirely in Portuguese.

Vanguard released most of this album plus its subsequent companion album Joan Baez in Concert, Part 2 on CD in 1988 under this same title, Joan Baez in Concert. Length constraints required dropping some tracks; the CD reissue includes just 20 of the 28 tracks on the two vinyl releases. Dropped from the single CD release were "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You", "Pretty Boy Floyd", "Lady Mary", "Até Amanhã", "Matty Groves", "Three Fishers", "Hush Little Baby" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic".[1]

A 2002 Vanguard reissue includes the original Part 1 vinyl tracklist plus three previously unreleased tracks, "Streets of Laredo", "My Good Old Man" and "My Lord What A Morning."[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Gaslight Records 5/10 stars [4]

In his Allmusic review, music critic Tom Semioli wrote the album's reissue "captures the undisputed queen of folk music at the onset of her fabled career. Featuring 20-bit remastering from the original analog tapes, exact replicas of the original artwork and liner notes, previously unreleased cuts, and additional liner notes, this installment of Vanguard's Original Master Series is a historic collection of contemporary and traditional folk."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs are traditional, except where noted.

Side A[edit]

  1. "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" (Anne Bredon) – 2:38
  2. "Geordie" (Child No. 209) – 3:22
  3. "Copper Kettle" (Albert Frederick Beddoe) – 2:27
  4. "Kumbaya" – 2:55
  5. "What Have They Done to the Rain" (Malvina Reynolds) – 2:26
  6. "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" (Traditional, arranged John Jacob Niles) – 2:33
  7. "Danger Waters (Hold Me Tight)" (Jacob Browne, Arthur S. Alberts) – 3:16

Side B[edit]

  1. "Gospel Ship (When We're Traveling Through the Air)" (Herbert Buffum) – 2:55
  2. "The House Carpenter" (Child No. 243) – 5:08
  3. "Pretty Boy Floyd" (Woody Guthrie) – 4:17
  4. "Lady Mary" – 2:41
  5. "Até Amanhã" ("Until Tomorrow") – 2:12
  6. "Matty Groves" (Child No. 81) – 7:44

Reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Streets of Laredo" – 2:41
  2. "My Good Old Man" – 3:23
  3. "My Lord, What A Morning" – 4:00

CD reissue from parts 1 and 2[edit]

  1. "Once I Had a Sweetheart" – 3:12
  2. "Jack-a-Roe" – 3:06
  3. "Gospel Ship (When We're Traveling Through the Air)" (Herbert Buffum) – 2:55
  4. "The House Carpenter" (Child No. 243) – 5:08
  5. "Copper Kettle" (Albert Frederick Beddoe) – 2:27
  6. "Kumbaya" – 2:55
  7. "What Have They Done to the Rain" (Malvina Reynolds) – 2:26
  8. "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" (Traditional, arranged John Jacob Niles) – 2:33
  9. "Danger Waters (Hold Me Tight)" (Jacob Browne, Arthur S. Alberts) – 3:16
  10. "Long Black Veil" (Marijohn Wilkin, Horace Eldred "Danny" Dill) – 3:05
  11. Fennario" – 4:01
  12. "'Nu Bello Cardillo" ("The Beautiful Goldfinch") – 2:57
  13. "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" (Bob Dylan) – 3:11
  14. "We Shall Overcome" (Guy Carawan, Lee Hamilton, Zilphia Horton, Pete Seeger) – 3:31
  15. "Portland Town" (Derroll Adams) – 2:48
  16. "Queen of Hearts" – 2:31
  17. "Manhã de Carnaval" ("Morning of Carnival") (Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria – 4:50
  18. "Te Ador" ("I Adore You") – 2:24
  19. "Geordie" (Child No. 209) – 3:22
  20. "With God on Our Side" (Bob Dylan) – 6:14

Personnel[edit]

  • Joan Baez – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Reice Hamel - Recording Engineer

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1962 Billboard Pop Albums 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Release "Joan Baez In Concert" by Joan Baez". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Release "Joan Baez In Concert" by Joan Baez". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Semioli, Tom. "Joan Baez in Concert > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Joan Baez - In Concert (Part 1)". Gaslight Records. Retrieved 2013-08-02.