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The Best Dylan Covers: Rosanne Cash and Jeff Tweedy – Farewell Angelina

Farewell Angelina” is a song written by Bob Dylan in the mid-1960s, and most famously recorded by Joan Baez. Dylan attempted to record “Farewell Angelina” only once, during the first session for his 1965 album Bringing it All Back Home, and he abandoned all attempts to record the song again. Dylan’s one recording of the song was eventually issued in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991.

Our pick for this time for the series, The Best Dylan Covers, is from a concert from February 20 this year. Jeff and Rosanne has worked together on a song before(Long Black Veil) in 2009 on a Johnny Cash tribute album. Their voices are a very good match.

Enjoy this wonderful duet!
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The Best Dylan Covers: Joan Baez – Farewell Angelina

Farewell Angelina

The Best Dylan Covers: Joan Baez – Farewell Angelina

Farewell Angelina” is a song written by Bob Dylan in the mid-1960s, and recorded by Joan Baez.

Dylan attempted to record “Farewell Angelina” only once, during the first session for his 1965 album Bringing it All Back Home, and he abandoned all attempts to record the song again. Dylan’s one recording of the song was eventually issued in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991.

Joan Baez included this song on her 1965 album Farewell Angelina. In the UK the song was issued at the same time as a single. Baez’s version, though only about half as long as Dylan’s recording, was very similar in structure and showed her moving away from pure folk music with the use of string bass accompaniment.

I love the “Appalachian feel” that Baez evokes in her interpretation.

Joan Baez – Farewell Angelina (audio, 1965):

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