While Judy Collins had been singing songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney ever since her mid-1960s albums, JUDY COLLINS SINGS LENNON AND MCCARTNEY was her first album-length collection of tunes by the pair. The 12 songs include some surprising but effective choices, such as a rethinking of McCartney's "Golden Slumbers" as the lullaby it was always meant to be, and a wry version of the jaunty "When I'm 64" colored by the fact that Collins herself is a few years beyond that age. Recorded in a simple piano-trio format, the album sounds like a night in a comfortable, unpretentious cabaret, and Collins is in exquisite voice throughout.
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