In 1987, the "Madonna of Folk" returned to U.S. record shops with a vengeance, delivering here interpretations of songs by Dire Straits, Johnny Clegg, U2 and Peter Gabriel — performers, writes AllMusic, whose political consciousness had been formed by listening to old Joan Baez albums.
They've taken a classic and kicked it up a notch. Several notches, in fact. This Hybrid Stereo SACD was expertly remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tapes.
The title track from Recently is a stunning Joan Baez original, where she boldly answers ex-husband David Harris' downbeat memoir of the '60s, Dreams Die Hard, as well as other '80s revisionists.
The track "Asimbognagna" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.
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