Judy Collins' second pop hit record, "Someday Soon" is a great cross between Canadian folk music and Western country. Lyrically, this is one of the great story-songs of the 1960s and is evocative and bittersweet in its communication of a young woman in an ill-fated love affair. A sterling arrangement and performance (which included an all-star band led by Stephen Stills and Van Dyke Parks) backs up Collins' clear, heartfelt vocal reading. Touching on the 1960s lifestyle and the Vietnam war with subtle lyrical touches, it mirrored the polarization of America in its most turbulent time and was a balm for many frazzled nerves. A well-aged classic, it opens up Collins' exquisite Forever anthology.