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In 1965, it wasn’t just Bob Dylan who turned electric. Joan Baez’s November 1965 album Farewell, Angelina was her first to feature electric guitar from none other than Bruce Langhorne, who accompanied Dylan (and is considered to be “Mr. Tambourine Man”). The work is tasteful, but it does represent a key break from the traditional folk stylings of Baez’s recent past. As another young baby boomer fully in sway with the changing times, Baez had an unerring ear for melody that led her to Dylan in the first place. She includes four Dylan covers on this album. (“One Too Many Mornings” was added to the reissue, along with Utah Phillips’ “Rock, Salt and Nails” and the traditional “The Water Is Wide.”) “Farewell, Angelina” and “Daddy, You Been on My Mind” were obscure Dylan songs that Bob didn’t originally issue himself, while “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” appeared on his March 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home—its inclusion here illustrates just how in sync and up to date Baez was. “Wild Mountain Thyme” and “A Satisfied Mind” were folk songs that The Byrds would also cover.
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