‘Diamantes’ is the new album from Joan Baez, due for release on the 9th March, the album was originally created for a tour of South America in 2014 and is being made available on general release for the first time. It combines Spanish language songs culled from the 1988 recording, ‘Diamonds and Rust in the Bullring,’ with some concert favourites and two newly recorded Portuguese songs “O’Cangaceiro” and “Ate Amanha/Te Ador”.
Six of the tracks – “God Is God” (penned by Steve Earle), “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue” (Bob Dylan), “Imagine” (John Lennon), “Farewell, Angelina” (Bob Dylan), “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (which famously Baez sang at Woodstock) and “The Boxer” (Simon & Garfunkel) are recent, previously unreleased concert recordings.
Diamantes is being release to coincide with Baez’s upcoming European tour which begins in Italy on the 7th March.
Upcoming Tour Dates
No European shows booked at the moment.