Thursday, 11 October 2012

DYLAN COVERS #70 Joan Baez - Love is Just a Four Letter Word/Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands


We were so much younger then

 
JOAN BAEZ - Love is Just a Four Letter Word(1967)

If a gun was put to my head and I had to say who is my favourite artist that covers Dylan, then I would have to say Joan Baez.  She was at her best when she was singing Dylan, especially in the heady days of the sixties. I still think one of my all time favourite albums is 'Fairwell Anglina'(1965) where Joan covers many classic Dylan tracks. I also like 'Any Day Now'(1968) a double album of all Dylan songs. It is excellent in parts and could have been a lot better. But is still a must have.

This version of  'Love is Just a Four Letter Word'  is taken from a concert in Milan, Italy in June 1967 and is on the album  'Joan Baez - Live in Italy'. It is one of the great songs that Dylan has not recorded (or has he?) and this is a pretty good version..
 
JOAN BAEZ - Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands(1972
This is a fabulous version of  'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' and it certainly is as good or even better than the version on 'Any day Now' it was was recorded live in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1972 and can be found on various Boots with a little bit of searching.

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DYLAN COVERS #70 Joan Baez - Love is Just a Four Letter Word/Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
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12 October 2012 at 07:44

'Love Is...' is probably my favourite Baez Dylan cover - probably because it's the only place I can think of to hear this excellent song. How I wish Bob had recorded it.

Not so sure about 'Sad Eyed Lady'. Tis true, I'm not Joanie fan but there's no denying the purity of the voice.

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Pauly from Oz
12 October 2012 at 10:25

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

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12 October 2012 at 11:32

SB - quite surprised I would have thought her first 2 traditional albums you may have liked....

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12 October 2012 at 11:33

Pauly from Oz - thanks for the comment, i agree both 'beautiful'

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18 October 2012 at 09:19

I'm no huge Joanie fan either, but 'Love is Just a Four Letter Word' is great. Perhaps I should go back & take another listen to the 'Farewell Angelina' album?

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