This collection gathers together the nine albums that Judy Collins recorded during the 70s and 80s. They were all made for jac holzman's farsighted Elektra Records, a label she helped to shape in the 60s in her first decade as a recording artist through her adventurous spirit. Her Forte was imaginative interpreting songs by her peers and she helped launch the careers of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Phil Ochs, Gordon lightfoot, Tom Paxton, Randy Newman, Jacques Brel, Donovan, Sandy Denny and Bob Dylan. She continued this trend with her first album of the 70s, "whales & nightingales", although the biggest song on it dated from 1779. Originally charting at # 5 in the UK singles chart, Judy's acappella version of "amazing grace" Remained in the UK chart for two years. There were many more notable recordings: 1975's "Judith" Features her definitive version of the Stephen sondheim classic "send in the clowns", which reached # 6 on the UK singles chart. And her last Elektra album starts with her cover of yazoo's "only you". The artwork has been put together by acknowledged Elektra collector Phil Smee. The albums are in cd-sized facsimile of the original sleeves, along with a booklet that compiles the credits and liner notes from those sleeves plus a note by Mick houghton, author of "becoming Elektra: the true story of jac holzman's visionary record label". This box contains these eight albums: whales & nightingales, living, true stories and other dreams, Judith, Bread and Roses, hard times for lovers, running for My life, times of our lives, and home again.