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Landing in New York's Greenwich Village as the folk boom was beginning, Judy Collins signed to the music's standard bearer, Elektra Records, where she would remain for many years. THE VERY BEST OF JUDY COLLINS charts her growth on the label as an interpreter of both traditional and contemporary material, and as a composer herself. The crystalline vocals and tasteful arrangements on these 16 tracks helped introduce the world to songwriters Leonard Cohen (“Suzanne”), Sandy Denny (“Who Knows Where the Time Goes?”) and Joni Mitchell (a Top 10 version of “Both Sides Now”), and Judy's performances of “Send In the Clowns” and “Amazing Grace” are near-definitive. THE VERY BEST OF JUDY COLLINS captures the Grammy winner's talent for turning nearly any song into a thing of surpassing beauty.