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judy collins to release new album, children’s book
February 1, 2010, 2:04 pm
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Legendary folkie and author Judy Collins is going to have a busy 2010. Not only will she be releasing her new album Paradise in April, but she’s confirmed to appear at this summer’s Glastonbury festival and, in conjunction with the festival, will publish her first ever children’s book, Over The Rainbow, based on the original lyrics to the world-famous theme from ‘The Wizard Of Oz’, whose seldom-heard first verse reads: “When all the world is a hopeless jumble / and the raindrops tumble all around / Heaven opens a magic lane / when all the clouds darken up the skyway / there’s a rainbow highway to be found / leading from your window pane to a place behind the sun / just a step beyond the rain.” Ilustrated by artist Eric Puybaret, the book comes with a CD containing Judy’s rendition of ‘Over The Rainbow’ plus two additional songs, ‘White Choral Bells’ and ‘I See The Moon’.

While full details of Paradise have yet to emerge, we do know that Joan Baez and Stephen Stills guest on separate duets, and that Jimmy Webb contributes piano. Catch Judy on her latest tour for an early preview of the songs.

03.02.10 Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
04.02.10 Pacific Arts, Birkenhead
06.02.10 Civic Hall, Whitehaven
07.02.10 Town Hall, Birmingham
08.02.10 The Duchess, York
09.02.10 The Sage, Gateshead
10.02.10 City Hall, Sheffield
12.02.10 The Globe, Cardiff
14.02.10 Spring & Airbrake, Belfast

Alan Pedder


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