Spanning three discs, the box set Rare, Live & Classic
is an odd mix of Joan Baez
's best-known songs and rarities. For the hardcore collector, there are plenty of interesting items here, including previously unreleased duets with Bob Dylan
, Bill Wood
, and Jeffrey Shurtleff
, but for the casual fan, there's too much material; they would be better off with her original albums or single-disc compilations.