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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (282 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judy Collins Narrator: Judy Collins Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A vivid, highly evocative memoir of one of the reigning icons of folk music, highlighting the decade of the ’60s, when hits like “Both Sides Now” catapulted her to international fame.
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is the deeply personal, honest, and revealing memoir of folk legend and relentlessly creative spirit Judy Collins. In it, she talks about her alcoholism, her lasting love affair with Stephen Stills, her friendships with Joan Baez, Richard and Mimi Fariña, David Crosby, and Leonard Cohen and, above all, the music that helped define a decade and a generation’s sound track. 
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
 invites the reader into the parties that peppered Laurel Canyon and into the recording studio so we see how cuts evolved take after take, while it sets an array of amazing musical talent against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent decades of twentieth-century America. 
Beautifully written, richly textured, and sharply insightful, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is an unforgettable chronicle of the folk renaissance in America.

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  • Collin’s improbable and utterly charming tale of assuming iconic status as a popular music star from the early 1960’s onward also proves a tremendously valuable chronicle of the early folk music scene…[A] forthright, radiant work. Publisher’s Weekly (Starred Review)
  • …a fascinating and even harrowing musical and personal reflection. Kirkus

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 2/8/2014

    " Have loved Judy Collins music since I first heard her songs in the 60's. This is a chatty book, full of gossip (wow, she screwed around a lot!) Had no idea that she had very serious problems with alcohol for much of her career. Loved having known a few of the people she talks about in her life. Just a good plain interesting read about her and the music business from the 60's on. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sunday | 2/4/2014

    " couldn't finish it. poorly written. it could be so interesting and instead it was boring and blah-blah-blah "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kurt B. | 1/29/2014

    " I read an advance of this in preparation for an interview with Ms. Collins. I've not read her other autobiographies and memoirs, so I'm not sure how this one compares (or if there is significant overlap), but as a mouth-breathing music geek I appreciated how much context she created, discussing the contributions and music of her many, many peers (from Phil Ochs to the Staple Singers) throughout this quick and piquant read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 12/12/2013

    " Thus far, easy & interesting read, esp if you have a connection to music. A no holds bard bio. Names are dropped but not for names sake - all is in context of the times and who were close to her in her life. "

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