Best of Joan C. Baez

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The Best of Joan C. Baez
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 1977
CompilerDavid Kershenbaum
Joan Baez chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

The Best of Joan C. Baez was a Joan Baez compilation that A&M put together shortly after Baez left the label in 1977. Selections from five of her six A&M albums were included (no songs from 1973's Where Are You Now, My Son? appear), with the emphasis on material from 1975's Diamonds & Rust album. Liner notes were written by John L. Wasserman of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Joan Baez; except where indicated

  1. "Diamonds & Rust"
  2. "Forever Young" (Bob Dylan)
  3. "Prison Trilogy (Billy Rose)"
  4. "Simple Twist of Fate" (Bob Dylan)
  5. "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright)
  6. "Love Song to a Stranger"
  7. "Please Come to Boston" (Dave Loggins)
  8. "Children and All That Jazz"
  9. "Sweeter for Me"
  10. "Imagine" (John Lennon)
  11. "Gracias a la Vida" (Violeta Parra)
  12. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Robbie Robertson)


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Best of Joan C. Baez at AllMusic