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.”


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Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 Montreux Montreux Jazz Festival Switzerland
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Thursday, 4th July 2019 Ghent Gent Jazz Festival Belgium
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Saturday, 6th July 2019 Bad Honnef Insel Grafenwerth Germany
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Tuesday, 9th July 2019 Saint-Malo-du-Bois Festival de Poupet France
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Saturday, 13th July 2019 Saint-Julien-en-Genevois Festival Guitare en Scene France
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Monday, 15th July 2019 Carcassonne Theatre Jean Deschamps France
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Tuesday, 16th July 2019 Vichy Opera de Vichy France
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Thursday, 18th July 2019 Fessun Barockgarten am Festspielhaus Germany
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Friday, 19th July 2019 Turin Flower Festival Italy
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Wednesday, 24th July 2019 San Sebastian Jazzaldia – San Sebastian Jazz Festival Spain
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Thursday, 25th July 2019 Sitges Festival Jardins Terrama Spain
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Saturday, 27th July 2019 Sant Feliu de Guixols Festival de Porta Ferrada Spain
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Sunday, 28th July 2019 Madrid Teatro Real – Universal Music Festival Spain
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