Monday, March 04, 2019
Joan Baez at London Palladium "Fare Thee Well" ...
The night was as much a communal outpouring of love as it was a public performance. For, aged 78, the original protest singer's farewell performance was a night filled with much love.
It was also a night of hits and of memories. Communal sing-a-longs were frequent.
To top the final of five encores, and digging deep into her song bag, was "Dink's Song (Fare Thee Well)", not a regular in her repertoire and a number which acquired a particular poignancy here.
Her set-list was:-
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Bob Dylan cover)
There but for Fortune (Phil Ochs cover)
Farewell, Angelina (Bob Dylan cover)
Whistle Down the Wind (Tom Waits cover)
Silver Blade (Josh Ritter cover)
It Ain't Me, Babe (Bob Dylan cover)
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) (Woody Guthrie cover)
Diamonds & Rust
Me and Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson cover)
Catch the Wind (Donovan cover)
Another World (Antony and the Johnsons cover)
Someone Like You (Adele cover)
Suzanne (Leonard Cohen cover)
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan cover)
The President Sang Amazing Grace (Zoe Mulford cover)
Joe Hill (Earl Robinson cover)
The House of the Rising Sun ([traditional] cover)
Darling Corey ([traditional] cover)
Gracias a la vida (Violeta Parra cover)
Forever Young (Bob Dylan cover)
Imagine (John Lennon cover)
The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan cover)
Dink's Song (Fare Thee Well) ([traditional] cover)