Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art [CD/DVD]

Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art [CD/DVD]

by Judy CollinsJudy Collins


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This live set was recorded in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York with a full band and a stellar array of guests to celebrate Judy Collins' 50th anniversary as a recording artist. (This is the audio version of the performance -- there is another package that includes the full concert on DVD as well as the disc.) For starters, none of Ms. Collins' elegant, mysterious, sophisticated charm has worn off over the decades. In fact, it feels less studied and more organic now. In addition, unlike almost all of her peers, her voice is actually richer and her range wider than in her hitmaking years. This is fact, not hyperbole. The program includes some of her biggest hits, including "Both Sides Now," "Send in the Clowns," "Mr. Tambourine Man," and "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" -- the latter sung with its composer, Jimmy Webb, on piano and backing vocals. It is one of two Webb tunes of the night; the other is "Campo de Encino." Collins also offers a moving read of Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty" with Ani DiFranco, her own "Since You've Asked" with Shawn Colvin, and a gorgeous version of Stephen Stills' "Helplessly Hoping" with Kenny White. Other highlights include a steely reading of Joan Baez's "Diamonds and Rust" and her own rocking "Open the Door." The set closes, of course, with Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns." Collins has performed the song for decades, but even now it flows without artifice or any hint of weariness. The stellar sound, the inspired performance, and the song selection will more than likely make Live from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the Temple of Dendur an essential album for fans. [Live was also released as a 29-track CD/DVD set.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2016
Label: Cleopatra
UPC: 0889466029028
catalogNumber: 290
Rank: 7262


Disc 1

  1. Open the Door
  2. Both Sides Now
  3. Diamonds and Rust
  4. Campo De Encino
  5. Pure Imagination
  6. Helplessly Hoping
  7. Pastures of Plenty
  8. In the Twilight
  9. Intro to Mr. Tambourine Man (Spoken)
  10. Mr. Tambourine Man
  11. Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  12. Since You've Asked
  13. Send in the Clowns

Disc 2

  1. Open the Door
  2. Both Sides Now
  3. Diamonds and Rust
  4. Campo De Encino
  5. Pure Imagination
  6. Someday Soon
  7. Veteran's Day
  8. Helplessly Hoping
  9. Pastures of Plenty
  10. Suzanne
  11. In the Twilight
  12. Mr. Tambourine Man
  13. Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  14. Since You've Asked
  15. The Blizzard
  16. Send in the Clowns

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judy Collins   Primary Artist
Eric Weissberg   Banjo,Mandolin
Tony Beard   Drums
Zev Katz   Bass
Ira Siegel   Guitar
Russell Walden   Musical Direction
Yoed Nir   Cello

Technical Credits

Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Ian Tyson   Composer
Joan Baez   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Judy Collins   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Woody Guthrie   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Steve Stills   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Pierre Lamoureux   Producer,Direction
Anthony Newley   Composer
Paul Rolnick   Vocal Engineer
Alan Silverman   Audio Production
George Williamson   Sound Effects Engineer
Michael Veitch   Composer
Katherine DePaul   Producer,Executive Producer
Francois Lamoureux   Producer,Direction
Louis Nelson   Paintings,Cover Drawing

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