Joan Baez's deluxe edition of 1997's Gone From Danger
Living legend and icon of folk music Joan Baez has released a deluxe collector's edition of her acclaimed album Gone from Danger which includes a second disc recorded entirely on Mountain Stage in 1997.
This special edition of Mountain Stage featured Baez in addition to many of the songwriters who contributed tracks to Gone from Danger. Joan is joined by Dar Williams, Sinead Lohan, Richard Shindell and Betty Elders.
Also on the expanded edition is a never-before released concert favorite, "Long Bed From Kenya" and a duet with Lohan on Bob Dylan's "To Ramona."
"We're delighted to be able include this performance on this CD," says Baez's manager Mark Spector, "It's such a great listen."
The Mountain Stage staff is generously credited in the linear notes, including chief engineer and co-founder of the show, Francis Fisher, who mixed the original recording for broadcast.
You can pick the record up on Joan's own label, Bobolink, here.
Mountain Stage is honored to be associated with such a great album from a seminal artist like Baez. She's made four appearances on Mountain Stage, most recently in 2003 (pictured above).
Joan's new studio record, Day After Tomorrow, is produced by an upcoming guest, Steve Earle, and features instrumentation by Wheeling, WV native Tim O'Brien. You can sample Day After Tomorrow on Joan's MySpace.
Baez has been especially active in recent months. She has guested on albums by John Mellencamp and Thea Gilmore, appeared on a tribute to Judy Collins and received the Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award at the Americana Music Association's seventh annual awards show.
She performed at the First Inaugural Peace Ball following the presidential inauguration. Grammy-winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin's Journey To The New World contains vocals by Baez as well as a guitar suite comprised of songs from Baez's early career. Most recently she performed at a concert to celebrate the 90th birthday of Pete Seeger.
As a matter of fact, today she will make a special guest appearance at Songs of Survival: Voices from Burma, a benefit event for the Foundation for the People of Burma at Fort Mason in San Francisco.