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Amazing Grace (Judy Collins album)

Amazing Grace is an album by Judy Collins, released in 1985 by the UK record label Telstar. It was her first album after ending her 24-year association with Elektra and was recorded and released in 1985 in the UK as a Christmas offering. It has only been available in the United States as an import, although seven of the tracks can be found on her 1987 US release from Gold Castle, Trust Your Heart.

Amazing Grace
Cover art for Amazing Grace
Studio album by
Released1985
RecordedRecorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes, England by Keith Grant
GenreFolk, pop/rock
Length56:08
LabelTelstar
ProducerTony Britten, Keith Grant,[1] Judy Collins
Judy Collins chronology
Home Again
(1984)
Amazing Grace
(1985)
Trust Your Heart
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link

At 16 tracks and nearly an hour in duration, this was Collins' longest album to date. It is the first album the artist had released where she has recorded covers of songs that could be considered the "signature songs" of several other artists, including Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler and Cat Stevens.[2]

Contents

Track listingEdit

PersonnelEdit

  • Judy Collins – vocals, guitar, keyboards, background vocals, arrangements
  • Christopher Warren-Green - violin solo
  • Stephen Hill Singers - vocals
  • Trinity Boys Choir - vocals
  • United Kingdom Symphony Orchestra - background orchestral music
  • Tony Britten - conductor, arrangements
  • Rolf Wilson - orchestra leader
  • Roy Gillard - orchestra leader
  • Eric Knight - arrangements
  • Shelton Knight - arrangements
  • Jonathan Tunick - arrangements

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Obituary of Keith Grant in the UK paper The Telegraph
  2. ^ William Ruhlmann, Allmusic.com review
  3. ^ Ed Hogan review on AllMusic.com for Cat Steven's version of Morning Has Broken,

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