Amazing Grace: JUDY COLLINS

Australian singles chart:
Amazing Grace entered the Kent charts on 22 February 1971 and peaked at #10. The song was #62 on the Top 100 of 1971.

The song is on Whales & Nightingales which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 12 April 1971 and peaked at #26.

John Newton
Arranged and adapted by Judy Collins

Mark Abramson

BONUS TRACK BELOW – the bagpipe version!

Amazing Grace is a Christian hymn published in 1779, with words written in 1772 by the English poet and Anglican clergyman John Newton.
Folk singer Judy Collins knew the song from a young age. She decided to record it in the late 1960s amid an atmosphere of counterculture introspection. Judy, who had a history of alcohol abuse, claimed that the song was able to “pull her through” to recovery.
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, senior Scottish regiment of the British Army, recorded an instrumental version in 1972, featuring a bagpipe soloist accompanied by a pipe band. Their arrangement was based on Judy’s.
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Amazing Grace by The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys)
The single entered the Kent charts on 24 April 1972 and was a #1 hit. It was #6 on the Top 100 of 1972.

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