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Sunday, February 03, 2013

30 Day Song Challenge - The Sequel: Day 08

Day 08 - a song you love from the 60s

An astonishing track from a great album which came out not long after I saw Ochs in Manchester. (He made a joke, introducing "There But For Fortune" as a Joan Baez song: she'd had a hit in mid 1965 with it, so I probably saw him in 1966. He did "Flower Lady" which would appear on Pleasures of the Harbor in 1967, so that would fit too.) The arrangement is by Joseph Byrd, formerly leader of electronic rock pioneers The United States Of America. (He also arranged Ry Cooder's Jazz album, and was a sound consultant on the film Silent Running.) Over 45 years on, it still sounds amazing.

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