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Maids & Golden Apples

Maids & Golden Apples

Judy CollinsAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 2, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wildflower
  • ASIN: B00005NT3V
  • Also Available in: MP3 Music
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,421 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Maid Of Constant Sorrow
2. The Prickilie Bush
3. Wild Mountain Thyme
4. Tim Evans (Go Down You Murderers)
5. Sailor's Life
6. Bold Fenian Men
7. Wars Of Germany
8. O Daddy Be Gay
9. I Know Where I'm Going
10. John Riley
11. Pretty Saro
12. The Rising Of The Moon
13. I See The Moon
14. Golden Apples Of The Sun
15. Bonnie Ship The Diamond
16. Little Brown Dog
17. Twelve Gates To The City
18. Chirst Child Lullaby
19. Great Selchie Of Shule Skerry
20. Tell Me Who I'll Marry
See all 25 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Original CD in Very Good condition. Insert/Artwork is crisp and unmarked. Case in great shape. Plays Great:clean disc, good case, complete liner notes,please look at our other boozhu2 listings and $AVE$$

Customer Reviews

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Judy's first two May 23, 2003
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It is a pleasure to listen to this album once again and to realize that Judy Collins' musical success has been based all along on her solid musical roots and training.

The songs on this CD, which remasters and transfers her first two albums (with a short bonus song, recorded later), are, with one or two exceptions, traditional folk material, sung in a strong, occasionally chesty alto voice that might surprise listeners used to the higher, lighter soprano heard on her later, folk-rock and pop albums. From the beginning, though, Collins had an ear for quality material--these folk songs hold up well after four decades, and at least one of the composed numbers, Ewan McColl's bitter anti-death penalty ballad "Tim Evans," has lost none of its bite or relevance, especially here in Texas.

Other highlights for me include rousing versions of venerable tunes such as "Fannerio" and the gospel-tinged "Twelve Gates to the City." The guitar playing throughout is superb, both from Collins herself and her collaborating musicians. As the notes to the album itself concede, the remastering of the analog original reveals some deficiencies in the original recording--also, the increased clarity exposes some sloppy tuning that was not so apparent on LP. Still, this is a CD that will provide much pleasure to those who remember Judy Collins' beginnings with fondness.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Maid Of Constant Talent & Good Taste November 1, 2001
Format:Audio CD
When a young artist names her first two albums not "Judy" or "Collins" but "A Maid Of Constant Sorrow" and "Golden Apples Of The Sun",you know she takes herself seriously.Originaly released in 1961. and 1962. their names were all I knew until I saw this CD recently."Who will buy this?" I wondered just to see the only copy snatched right in front of me.The comparisons with first two Baez albums are inevitable (some songs were recorded by both) althought Collins shows much more passion and involment where Baez seemingly seduces herself with the beauty of her voice.On these early albums Collins is frighteningly devoted keeper of the flame and her repertoire is almost exclusively traditional - which means not only ethereal beauty but also a certain (to some ears,overpowering) seriousness,cleverly mellowed by inclusion of joyous "O Daddy Be Gay",a cousin to her "Grandfather" recorded years later.Althought I honestly love these songs and listen only this CD for days,these early albums are today much more significant as seeds of Collins later trademarks (voice will soar much higher in the future,she slipped W.B.Yeats into traditional folk collection just to later blossom into first-rate art-pop singer) and as they were product of their Greenwich Village times,they may sound a bit dated to some modern ears.But they are still hauntingly beautiful to me,I waited their re-release for too long.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maids and Golden Apples January 26, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Thanks to Judy Collins and Wildflower Records for liberating these wonderful recordings. While I have loved many of her later efforts (and disliked a few others), Ms. Collins' early albums have always remained among my very favorites. I had become concerned that they would never be released as CDs and have been obsessively guarding my vinyl copies.

While Judy never had the purest folk voice or most authentic provenance for her songs, she was still the most compelling folk singer of the sixties. In listening to these wonderful songs again, I was reminded that her ability to project emotion through a recording was just magnificent.

For Judy Collins fans, these are a great chance to hear her fresh and direct. For folk revival fans, they are absolute treasures.

So let's have the other two lost abums!

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars The Beginnings
Judy Collins / Maids & Golden Apples (Wallflower): Judy has never made a bad album. This CD gives us her first two albums from 1961 and 1962. Read more
Published 14 months ago by J. Bynum
4.0 out of 5 stars Judy's Folk Alto
Not much to add to the excellent reviews on this board other than if you enjoy folk music or are a judy collins fan then you must own these two albums!
Published on June 18, 2010 by i. t. j.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you need a good cry,,
..look no further. This is golden era Judy Collins. A nice voice accompanied by an acoustic. Often reminds me of Joni Mitchell's Ladies of the Canyon, which was released in 1970... Read more
Published on March 11, 2009 by C. Rocklein
5.0 out of 5 stars The First Two From Judy Collins
Many years ago, I owned both of these LP records. It is GREAT to see them re-issued on CD. The first four recordings are perhaps the very best from Judys' "folk period". Read more
Published on April 24, 2006 by jr_Tech
4.0 out of 5 stars Reissuing the first two Judy Collins albums on one CD
This import CD reissues the first two Judy Collins albums from the early 1960s when she was singing traditional folk material with her crystal pure soprano voice accompanied by... Read more
Published on April 13, 2003 by Lawrance M. Bernabo
3.0 out of 5 stars Traditional folk songs
People who think of "Both Sides Now" when they hear the name of Judy Collins will be disappointed by this CD. Read more
Published on August 19, 2002 by it
5.0 out of 5 stars Maids and Golden Apples
Thanks to Judy Collins and Wildflower Records for liberating these wonderful recordings. While I have loved many of her later efforts (and disliked a few others), Ms. Read more
Published on January 26, 2002 by D. Coons
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favoritw albums of the last 40 years
This is where it all began, about 45 years ago, when a graduate of East High School in Denver burst upon the "Folk" music scene with the most glorious voice and most... Read more
Published on December 6, 2001 by "vanyar"
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