Album Info

RELEASE
1971
LABEL
Vanguard
GENRES
Folk, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk, Country-Folk

Album Review

With Blessed Are..., Joan Baez found herself with a hit single on the charts. That song, a cover of Robbie Robertson's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," is just one of the many surprises on Blessed Are... Once again using some of Nashville's finest pickers and songwriters, Baez runs the gamut of such influences as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Mickey Newberry, Jesse Winchester, Stevie Wonder and, of course, herself, while sounding nothing more than like Joan Baez always has. Great music, and a lot of it, too, for when it was released on vinyl, it was a double album with a special 7" single included. Altogether, 22 tracks of some of Joan's finest.
James Chrispell, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Blessed Are
  2. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  3. The Salt of the Earth
  4. Three Horses
  5. The Brand New Tennessee Waltz
  6. Last, Lonely and Wretched
  7. Lincoln Freed Me Today (The Slave)
  8. Outside the Nashville City Limits
  9. San Francisco Mabel Joy
  10. When Time Is Stolen
  11. Heaven Help Us All
  12. Angeline
  13. Help Me Make It Through the Night
  14. Let It Be
  15. Put Your Hand in the Hand
  16. Gabriel and Me
  17. Milanese Waltz/Marie Flore
  18. The Hitchhikers' Song
  19. The 33rd of August
  20. Fifteen Months
  21. Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee) [*]
  22. Maria Dolores [*]