Recently (album)

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Studio album by Joan Baez
Released July 1987
Recorded Capitol Studios Los Angeles, 1987
Genre Folk
Length 39:24
Label Gold Castle
Producer Alan Abrahams
Joan Baez chronology
Joan Baez: Classics
(1986)Joan Baez: Classics1986
Diamonds & Rust in the Bullring
(1988)Diamonds & Rust in the Bullring1988

Recently is a 1987 album by Joan Baez. At the time of its release, it was her first album of new material issued in the US in eight years. As she had done during the 1960s for Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin and Richard Farina, Baez lent her voice to the songwriters of the day, in this case Mark Knopfler, U2 and Peter Gabriel, and found herself straddling a line between attempting to further connect with young audiences (who first became acquainted with her through her appearances at Live Aid and Amnesty International's A Conspiracy of Hope Tour), while reintroducing herself to her established listeners, after such a long absence.

The track "Asimbonanga" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Brothers in Arms" (Mark Knopfler)
  2. "Recently" (Joan Baez)
  3. "Asimbonanga" (Johnny Clegg)
  4. "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" (Jimmy Webb)
  5. "James and the Gang" (Baez)
  6. "Let Us Break Bread Together"/"Oh Freedom" (Traditional)
  7. "MLK" (Paul David Hewson, David Howell Evans, Larry Mullen, Jr., Adam Clayton)
  8. "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" (Chips Moman, Dan Penn)
  9. "Biko" (Peter Gabriel)