Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tapes
Produced by Alan Abrahams
200-gram vinyl pressing by Quality Record Pressings!
Deluxe tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing
In 1987, Joan Baez returned to U.S. record shops with a vengeance, delivering here interpretations of songs by Dire Straits, Johnny Clegg, U2 and Peter Gabriel — performers, writes AllMusic, whose political consciousness had been formed by listening to old Joan Baez albums.
This 200-gram stunner, pressed at Quality Record Pressings, was expertly remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Lacquer plating was by QRP's master technician Gary Salstrom, topped off by a heavy cardboard tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing with vibrantly reproduced original artwork. How does it get any better?
The title track from Recently is a stunning Joan Baez original, where she boldly answers ex-husband David Harris' downbeat memoir of the '60s, Dreams Die Hard, as well as other '80s revisionists.
The track "Asimbognagna" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.