One of the most adored song interpreters of the folk revival went on to phenomenal pop success in her later years. It was quite a ride for Judy, who looks back lovingly at the '60s Southern California scene on this terrific new album. Cactus Tree (with Shawn Colvin) joins Pretty Horses; Pastures of Plenty; Campo De Encino; Big Sur , and more!
Released to coincide with the iconic folksinger's 2011 memoir, Suite Judy Blue Eyes, Bohemian finds Judy Collins revisiting the late-'60s California music scene. Driven by her signature effortless soprano, the album features four new original cuts ("Morocco," "Wings of Angels," "In the Twilight," and "Big Sur") along with seven covers, including "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Joni Mitchell's "Cactus Tree," the latter of which finds the seemingly ageless Collins sharing vocal duties with Shawn Colvin. Elsewhere, Collins deftly tackles the Woody Guthrie workers ballad "Pastures of Plenty" and Jimmy Webb's lively "Campo de Encino," and offers up a lovely and austere rendition of the traditional lullaby "All the Pretty Horses." ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi