Joan Baez – Whistle Down The Wind reviewed

Joan Baez – Whistle Down The Wind reviewed

Joan Baez - Whistle Down The WindJoan Baez new album, Whistle Down The Wind, was release last Friday and has been receiving some exceptional reviews in the press and online, you can read some of the best of these and click through to read the full reviews below. Produced by three-time Grammy® Award winner Joe Henry and recorded over ten days of sessions in Los Angeles, Whistle Down The Wind gathers material by some of Baez’s favourite composers.

If you missed it on Friday, you can listen to Baez’s interview on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour via the BBC iPlayer where Baez looks back on a life of music and activism and performs The President Sang Amazing Grace from the new album.

★★★★★ – The Arts Desk
“(Whistle Down The Wind) is carefully wrought and cohesive, the songs new yet linked inextricably to what’s gone before. Timeless, more a closing of a circle than a linear signing-off.”

★★★★ – The Observer / Guardian
“The years have added grain and intimacy to Baez’s magisterial voice, especially on songs centred on retrospection, regret and mortality.”

★★★★ – Rolling Stone
“This curated collection of songs is perfect for her burnished voice and eternal activist commitment”

★★★★ – The Sun
“Her voice has mellowed but it remains a wonderfully expressive instrument, filled with integrity and passion.”

8 / 10Uncut Magazine
“Baez has crafted one of her finest albums, a sensitive, lilting collection of songs that reflect the tumultuous present while keeping an eye on the past”

Sunday Times, Folk / Pop Album of the Week
“Joan Baez’s first studio set in years really is special”

Folk Radio
“a concise, varied and totally engaging listen that invites repeated visits.”

★★★ – MOJO
“Joan Baez still has a voice and she knows how to use it.”

★★★ – The Daily Mail
“Baez is still an authoritative performer, with pedal steel guitar and mandolin adding country spice to her tuneful folk-pop.”


Upcoming Tour Dates

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Friday, 1st February 2019 Lisbon Coliseu dos Recreios Portugal
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Sunday, 3rd February 2019 Paris L’Olympia France
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Tuesday, 5th February 2019 Paris L’Olympia France
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Wednesday, 6th February 2019 Paris L’Olympia France
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Friday, 8th February 2019 Amsterdam Royal Theatre Carré Netherlands
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Saturday, 9th February 2019 Antwerp Queen Elisabeth Hall Belgium
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Tuesday, 12th February 2019 Paris L’Olympia France
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Wednesday, 13th February 2019 Paris L’Olympia France
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Friday, 15th February 2019 Strasbourg Salle Erasme France
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Saturday, 16th February 2019 Munich Philharmonie (Munich) Germany
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Monday, 18th February 2019 Hamburg Mehr! Theater Germany
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Tuesday, 19th February 2019 Frankfurt Alte Oper Hall Germany
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Friday, 22nd February 2019 Brighton Brighton Dome United Kingdom
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Saturday, 23rd February 2019 Cardiff St David’s Hall United Kingdom
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Monday, 25th February 2019 Manchester Bridgewater Hall United Kingdom
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Tuesday, 26th February 2019 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall United Kingdom
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Thursday, 28th February 2019 London London Palladium United Kingdom
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Friday, 1st March 2019 London London Palladium United Kingdom
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