PE0028. JOAN BAEZ, w.Peter Schickele Cond.: Joan. Vanguard 79720, recorded 1967. Final Sealed Copy! - 015707972024
''JOAN was a 1967 album by Joan Baez. Having exhausted the standard voice/guitar folksong format by 1967, Baez collaborated with composer Peter Schickele (with whom she'd worked on the 1966 Christmas album, ‘Noël’), on an album of orchestrated covers of mostly then-current pop and rock and roll songs. Works by Donovan, Paul Simon, Tim Hardin, the Beatles and Richard Farina were included, as well as selections by Jacques Brel and Edgar Allan Poe.
The recording of ‘Children of Darkness’ was a tribute to Baez's brother-in-law, novelist and folk singer Richard Fariña, who had been killed in a motorcycle accident a year earlier.
‘La Colombe’ is a French anti-war anthem about French soldiers being sent to fight Algeria in the latter country's bid for independence.
The 2003 Vanguard reissue contains 2 bonus tracks: ‘Oh, Had I a Golden Thread’ and ‘Autumn Leaves’.”