Back in the late 60's they were lovers for a short while, now 50 years later Stephen Stills and Judy Collins finally made their 1st record together.
Ten songs starting off with Travelling Wilburys’ “Handle with Care.” paying hommage to ther recent passing of Tom Petty,a great choice to open this nice album This version is done with respect to the original. I must say that Collins has some trouble doing Roy's part though.
on “So Begins the Task” a new version song Collins recorded on True Stories and Other Dreams, in 1972 which was written by Stills about Collins and originally recorded and released on his album Manassas. A beautiful song that blends both versions together perfectly.
Collins’ sings “River of Gold.” a song which would fit on any classic Collins album but is as fesh as friut.
Stills sings the song“Judy,” a song which he wrote years ago about Collins but never was released on an album before.
Next is a nice tribute to Leonard Cohen's “Everybody Knows.”
“Houses,” is a song Collins wrote about her releationship with Stills is off course included as well. She sings it with some differnt notes while her voice aged it's still a nice new version sung with even more passion.
the following songs are acoustic versions of Rod Stewart’s “Someone Like You” and Bob Dylan’s “Girl from the North Country,” sung with aged emotional voices by both in harmony.
Collins continues with “Who Knows’ Where the Time Goes” before the albums closing song “Questions,” kicks in. which was earlier released by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s album Déjà vu.
Summing the album up, Everybody Knows is a decent album a nice way to cellebrate 50 years of friendship. Fans of both will embrace it. A solid production. Although their voices are sounding ages and vocal power gets less it is tasteful. he only downside is that when cellebrating 50 years of friensdhip i would not have chosen to include coversongs on this release and instead would write more new songs together..