RELEASE
1968
LABEL
Ace
GENRES
Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk Revival, Psychedelic

Album Review

A posthumous collection of odds and ends, this actually holds considerable appeal for anyone who likes their pair of fully realized albums. The 12 songs include a few studio outtakes, a few solo turns by Mimi on compositions written by Richard but incompletely recorded at the time of his death, a couple performances from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, and a couple of Joan Baez tracks from sessions for an aborted album Richard was producing with her. These leftovers are generally up to the standard of the two "real" albums, especially "The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood" (covered by Fairport Convention) and "Morgan the Pirate" (a farewell to Bob Dylan, according to the sketchy liner notes). The two cuts by Baez (which Richard wrote or co-wrote), especially the compellingly melancholy "All The World Has Gone By," are excellent, leading one to wonder if the projected album they came from would have been one of Baez's best if it had been completed. These may be leftovers, but it's a worthwhile collection nonetheless.
Richie Unterberger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood
  2. Joy 'Round My Brain
  3. Lemonade Lady
  4. Downtown [Instrumental]
  5. Almond Joy
  6. Blood Red Roses
  7. Morgan the Pirate
  8. Dopico; Celebration for a Grey Day [Instrumental]
  9. House un-American Blues Activity Dream
  10. A Swallow Song
  11. All the World Has Gone By
  12. Pack up Your Sorrows