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

Date City Venue Country
Sunday, 17th June 2018 Paris L’Olympia France
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Sunday, 22nd July 2018 Istanbul Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre Turkey
Wednesday, 25th July 2018 Vienna Konzerthaus Vienna Austria
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Thursday, 26th July 2018 Vienna Konzerthaus Vienna Austria
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Saturday, 28th July 2018 Halle / Saale Freilichtbühne Peißnitz Germany
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Sunday, 29th July 2018 Berlin Zitadelle Spandau Germany
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Tuesday, 31st July 2018 Ludwigsburg Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg Germany
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Wednesday, 1st August 2018 Schwetzingen Schlossgarten Schwetzingen Germany
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Friday, 3rd August 2018 Colgne Roncalliplatz Germany
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Sunday, 5th August 2018 Verona Teatro Romano Italy
Monday, 6th August 2018 Rome Terme di Caracalla Italy
Wednesday, 8th August 2018 Udine Castello di Udine Italy
Thursday, 9th August 2018 Pollenzo Cortile dell’agenzia Italy
Sunday, 12th August 2018 Marciac Jazz in Marciac France

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