These classics were first recorded by the Beatles in the era of Judy Collins’s early success, and the overlap between our memories of the two songwriters is celebrated here in a series of “covers” that totally transcend the genre. Like a great documentary filmmakerthink Ken Burns, not Michael MooreCollins knows exactly when to cut the cards and when to fold ’em. The arrangements are uncannily close to the originals, yet retain an independent dignity. And the vocalswell, suffice it to say, after nearly 50 years, Judy Collins can still redefine a song at will, including something as eccentric as “Long and Winding Road.” A new standard has been set for Beatles covers. See page 83 for an interview with Collins.