Joan Baez - Where Are You Now, My Son? download album
Complete your Joan Baez collection. My copy is Swedish pressing I guess. NCB is the MCPS for the Scandinavian countries.
Where Are You Now, My Son? is an album by Joan Baez, released in early 1973. One side of the album featured recordings Baez made during a US bombing raid on Hanoi over Christmas 1972. Included on the recording are the voices of Barry Romo, Michael Allen and human rights attorney Telford Taylor, with whom Baez made her famous 1972 visit to North Vietnam. The album's other side, featuring songs, written by Baez, Mimi Fariña and Hoyt Axton, was recorded in Nashville in January 1973.
Now that the war's being won Where are you now, my son? The siren gives a running break to those who live in town Take the children and the blankets to the concrete underground Sometimes we'd sing and joke and paint bright pictures on the wall And wonder if we would die well and if we'd loved at all. The helmetless defiant ones sit on the curb and stare At tracers flashing through the sky and planes bursting in air But way out in the villages no warning comes before a blast That means a sleeping child will never make it to the door
bombs falling on the city. Side one, on the other hand, contains one of Baez's best original songs, "A Young Gypsy," and two by her sister, "Mary Call" and "Best of Friends.
According to Charles J. Fuss in Joan Baez: A Bio-Bibliography, Baez herself referred to the resulting project as a record company's nightmare. Where Are You Now, My Son?", the title track of the album, runs to twenty-two minutes, taking up the whole of side one. It is more than a song, is spoken as well as sung, and includes actual recordings of the war, from the massive Christmas bombing raids on Hanoi. It was produced by Baez and Norbert Putnam. According to Fuss, Billboard described the title track as "a frighteningly uncomfortable poem-narrative".
Album: Where Are You Now, My Son?, The Complete A&M Recordings. Where Are You Now, My Son?: Best 2 songs.
|A1||Only Heaven Knows (Ah, The Sad Wind Blows)|
|A2||Less Than The Song|
|A3||A Young Gypsy|
|A5||Rider, Pass By|
|A6||Best Of Friends|
|B1||Where Are You Now, My Son?|
- Distributed By – EMIAL
- Printed By – Columbia Gramophone Company Greece Ltd.
NotesOriginal Greek 1st pressing.
Laminated front and non-laminated back sleeve.
|SP-4390||Joan Baez||Where Are You Now, My Son? (LP, Album)||A&M Records||SP-4390||US||1973|
|86 769 IT||Joan Baez||Where Are You Now, My Son? (LP, Album)||A&M Records||86 769 IT||Germany||1973|
|AMLH 64390||Joan Baez||Where Are You Now, My Son? (LP, Album)||A&M Records||AMLH 64390||Netherlands||1973|
|SPC-3748||Joan Baez||Where Are You Now, My Son? (LP, Album, RE)||Pickwick||SPC-3748||USA & Canada||1980|
|40-64390||Joan Baez||Where Are You Now, My Son? (Cass, Album)||A&M Records||40-64390||Spain||1977|