Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust (Orange vinyl)
Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust (Orange vinyl)
Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust (Orange vinyl)
Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust (Orange vinyl)
Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust (Orange vinyl)
Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust (Orange vinyl)

Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust (Orange vinyl)

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Joan Baez – vocals (all tracks), acoustic guitar (A1, A5, B2 to B5), Moog and ARP synthesisers (B3)

Joni Mitchell - vocals (B5)

Larry Carlton – electric guitar, acoustic guitar (A2, B1)

Dean Parks – electric guitar (A1, A4 to B1, B4), acoustic guitar (A2-3)

Reinie Press - bass (A2, A3, A5, B2, B4)

Wilton Felder - bass (A1, A4, B1, B3)

Max Bennett – bass (B5)

Jim Gordon (Mucho Gordo) – drums (A2), percussion (A4-5, B2)

John Guerin – drums (B5)

Cello – Jesse Erlich (A3-A5)

Joe Sample – electric piano (A1-A5, B4, B5), Hammond organ (B2)

Hampton Hawes – acoustic piano (A4)

David Paich – acoustic piano (B3), electric harpsichord (A1)

Malcolm Cecil – Moog and ARP synthesisers (A3)

Red Rhodes - Pedal Steel Guitar (A2, B1, B2, B4)

Larry Knechtel - piano (pistes : A2, A3, A5, B4, B6)

Tom Scott – flute (A4, B5)

Jim Horn – saxophone (B5)

Rick Lotempio – electric guitar (B5)

Ollie Mitchell – trumpet (B5)

Buck Monari – trumpet (B5)

Leader [Strings] – Sid Sharp (A3-A5)

Viola – Isabell Daskoff (A3 to A5)

Violin – Carl La Magna (A3 to A5), James Getzoff (A3 to A5), Raymond Kelly (A3 to A5), Robert Konrad (A3 to A5), Robert Ostrowsky (A3 to A5), Ronald Folsom (A3 to A5), Sidney Sharp (A3 to A5), Tibor Zelig (A3 to A5), William Hymanson (A3 to A5), William Kurasch (A3 to A5)

Arranged by Joan Baez (A3 to A5, B6b), Larry Carlton (A3 to A5)

Written by Joan Baez (A1, A4, B4-5), Jackson Browne (A2), Stevie Wonder (A3), Syreeta Wright (A3), Bob Dylan (A5), Dickey Betts (B1), John Prine (B2), Janis Ian (B3), Stephen Foster (B6a), Frederick Weatherly (B6b)

 

1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g Virgin Vinyl

Record color : Orange

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : unspecified (Czechia)

Label : Audio A&M

Original Label : Universal

Recorded in January 1975 at A&M Studio, (Hollywood), Wally Heider's Studio 3 (Hollywood)

Engineered by Rick Ruggeri, Henry Lewy

Mixed by Rick Ruggieri

Produced by Joan Baez and David Kershenbaum

Originally released in 1975

Reissued in August 2022

 

Tracks:

Side A:

  1. Diamonds & Rust
  2. Fountain of Sorrow
  3. Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer
  4. Children and All That Jazz
  5. Simple Twist of Fate

Side B:

  1. Blue Sky
  2. Hello in There
  3. Jesse
  4. Winds of the Old Days
  5. Dida
  6. I Dream of Jeannie / Danny Boy (Medley)

     

    Reviews :

    “With the Vietnam War winding down, Joan Baez, who had devoted one side of her last album to her trip to Hanoi, delivered the kind of commercial album A&M Records must have wanted when it signed her three years earlier. But she did it on her own terms, putting together a session band of contemporary jazz veterans like Larry Carlton, Wilton Felder, and Joe Sample, and mixing a wise selection from the work of current singer-songwriters like Jackson Browne and John Prine with pop covers of Stevie Wonder and the Allman Brothers Band, and an unusually high complement of her own writing. A&M, no doubt recalling the success of her cover of the Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," released her version of the Allmans' "Blue Sky" as a single, and it got halfway up the charts. But the real hit was the title track, a self-penned masterpiece on the singer's favorite subject, her relationship with Bob Dylan. Outdoing the current crop of confessional singer/songwriters at soul baring, Baez sang to Dylan, reminiscing about her '60s love affair with him intensely, affectionately, and unsentimentally. It was her finest moment as a songwriter and one of her finest performances, period, and when A&M finally released it on 45, it made the Top 40, propelling the album to gold status. But those who bought the disc for "Diamonds & Rust" also got to hear "Winds of the Old Days," in which Baez forgave Dylan for abandoning the protest movement, as well as the jazzy "Children and All That Jazz," a delightful song about motherhood, and the wordless vocals of "Dida," a duet with Joni Mitchell accompanied by Mitchell's backup band, Tom Scott and the L.A. Express. The cover songs were typically accomplished, making this the strongest album of Baez's post-folk career.” AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann

     

    Ratings :

    AllMusic : 5 / 5 ; Discogs : 3.86 / 5

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