Feb 172015

Rhiannon Giddens of the Caroline Chocolate Drops just released a terrific mostly-covers album, but she’s already dropped another cover, this one a duet with Sam Beam of Iron & Wine. For the series finale of the NBC show Parenthood they took on Bob Dylan‘s “Forever Young” (a little on the nose perhaps?). They briefly appeared in the episode recording the track too.

Beam and Giddens both sound terrific sharing vocals, though she steals the show with her violin parts. Covers of this song tend to be pretty saccharine, but though there’s certainly emotion of this, they keep it just understated enough. Joe Henry produced the track, which you can hear below.

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  1. It’s OK. Still prefer Chrissie Hyndes version best : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YL_z2rFWYU

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