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Judy Collins: Who Knows Where the Time Goes

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone (2/15/69, p.28) - "...the newest potpourri of eclectic choice in the Collins collection....The album begins with a celebration of life and ends with an explication of death....reveal[s] new freshness and fluidity from Judy Collins..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is the Collins album to give acid-folk seekers the chills."

Album Notes

Personnel: Judy Collins (vocals, acoustic guitar); James Burton (electric guitar, dobro); Stephen Stills (guitar, bass); Buddy Emmons (steel guitar); Van Dyke Parks, Michael Melvoin (piano); Michael Stahl (organ, harpsichord); Chris Ethridge (bass); James Gordon (drums, percussion).

Recorded at Elektra Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, California.

1968's WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES was Judy Collins' first album after a period of orchestral-folk experiments produced by Joshua Rifkin, and arguably the best record of her career.

Three years after the Byrds, Collins here finally fully embraces the folk-rock aesthetic. All but one song, the organ and harpsichord-based "Story of Isaac," feature drums, and guests include Van Dyke Parks, Stephen Stills, Chris Ethridge, Jim Gordon, and James Burton. Collins contributes only one original, the haunting "My Father," with the other eight tracks featuring contributions by Bob Dylan, Ian Tyson, the Incredible String Band's Robin Williamson, and two by Leonard Cohen, whose "Suzanne" had first been brought to widespread attention by Collins a year previous. The magnificent version of Sandy Denny's title track received the same treatment this time, giving the British folk-rock wunderkind her first mainstream exposure.


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