Judy Collins Running For My Life
- Released: July 27, 2010
- Label: Collector's Choice
Description by OLDIES.com:
This 1980 album marked the first occasion on which Judy Collins had sole production credit for one of her LPs, and it was also notable for Judy's spot-on performances of two songs from Stephen Sondheim's 'Sweeney Todd' (Judy was, of course, no stranger to Sondheim's work, having had a hit with 'Send in the Clowns' in the mid-1970s).
- 1.Running for My Life
- 2.Bright Morning Star
- 3.Green Finch and Linnet Bird
- 5.Pretty Women
- 6.Almost Free
- 7.I Could Really Show You Around
- 8.I've Done Enough Dyin' Today
- 9.Anyone Would Love You
- 10.The Rainbow Connection
- 11.This Is the Day
- 12.Wedding Song
Personnel: Judy Collins (vocals), Lou Volpe (guitar), Max Pollikoff, Harry
Glickman, David Nadien (violins), Ken Bichel (piano, keyboards, synthesizers, background vocals), Bob Christianson (synthesizers, background vocals), Bob Cranshaw, Tom Barney (bass), Warren Odze (drums), Thomas Bogdan, Leslie Dorsey, David Smith, Steve Clayton, June Magruder, Helen Miles, Lenny Roberts, Thomas Textor (background vocals).
Recorded at A&R Recording Studios and Columbia Recording Studios, New York.
Liner Note Author: Richie Unterberger.
Three self-penned tunes make it a more personal release than many by this wonderful interpreter. Collins seems to be going through a trying period, as detailed in the leadoff title track, which is about ending a failed relationship. Two Stephen Sondheim songs are curiously both from Sweeney Todd. Although it's not clear why, she revisits the bittersweet Jacques Brel tune "Marieke"; as in her version on Whales and Nightingales from a decade earlier, singing in Flemish is particularly affecting. ~ Mark Allan
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