|Studio album by Joan Baez|
|Joan Baez chronology|
Farewell Angelina is also an all-female country band from Nashville, Tennessee made up of noted songwriters, vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Nicole Witt, Andrea Young, Elizabeth Elkins and Lisa Torres. The band's first EP (2015) was produced by the legendary Keith Stegall. The group is also associated with Jeff Cohen (songwriter).
The album represented a further shift from the strictly traditional folk music with which Baez had begun her career in that, for the first time, she included electric backup in the form of Bruce Langhorne's electric guitar (which was nonetheless subtle). Additional musicians included Russ Savakus (bass) and Ralph Rinzler (mandolin). The album included four Bob Dylan tunes, including the title song and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall", as well as a German reading of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone".
The cover photo was taken by Richard Avedon.
In the UK the title song was issued as a single on Fontana Records.
The 2002 reissue of the album by Vanguard features three previously unreleased additional tracks from the Farewell, Angelina sessions: "One Too Many Mornings", "Rock, Salt, And Nails", and "The Water Is Wide".
In a retrospective summary for Allmusic, Bruce Eder commented on how Baez was expanding along with the folk-rock of the 60s. He felt that in addition to Baez, the album contained good work by Langhorne and Richard Romoff on string bass.
- "Farewell, Angelina" (Bob Dylan) – 3:13
- "Daddy, You Been on My Mind" (Bob Dylan) – 2:15
- "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (Bob Dylan) – 3:21
- "The Wild Mountain Thyme" (Traditional, arranged Francis McPeake Family) – 4:34
- "Ranger's Command" (Woody Guthrie) – 3:13
- "Colours" (Donovan Leitch) – 3:02
- "Satisfied Mind" (Joe "Red" Hayes, Jack Rhodes) – 3:22
- "The River in the Pines" (Traditional) – 3:33
- "Pauvre Ruteboeuf" ("Poor Ruteboeuf") (Léo Ferré, Ruteboeuf) – 3:28
- "Sagt Mir wo die Blumen sind" ("Where Have All the Flowers Gone?") (Pete Seeger) – 4:00
- "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" (Bob Dylan) – 7:36
Reissue bonus tracks
- "One Too Many Mornings" (Bob Dylan) – 2:45
- "Rock, Salt and Nails" (Bruce Duncan "Utah" Phillips) – 3:43
- "The Water is Wide" (Traditional) (Child No. 204) – 3:09
- Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
- Bruce Langhorne – electric guitar (2, 3, 6, 7, 11)
- Ralph Rinzler – mandolin (7)
- Richard Romoff – string bass (4, 10)
- Russ Savakus – bass
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