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Published: 2018/08/04

Patti Smith and Joan Baez Cover Bob Dylan in Germany

Photo by Erik Kabik

During a recent performance in Germany, singer-poet Patti Smith welcomed Joan Baez to the stage for a performance of a beloved Bob Dylan tune.

That being said, the first appearance of Baez came earlier on in the evening. After opening with “Wing” off of 1996’s Gone Again and “Redondo Beach” off of her iconic 1975 release Horses, Smith launched into The Patti Smith Group’s “Dancing Barefoot.” During the tune, Baez appeared, giving truth to music and dancing barefoot onstage herself.

Following a performance of “Ghost Dance,” Smith invited Baez onstage once more to sing on Dylan’s classic “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.”

Historially, “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” is a favorite of Smith’s. She even performed the tune at Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize ceremony in 2016, to honor the iconic singer.

After covering The Jim Carrol Band’s “People Who Died” and then seguing into some more of her mid-‘90s solo material – namely “Summer Cannibals,” “Beneath the Southern Cross” and “We Three Kings” – the singer offered up a double dose of her most well known tunes. She closed her set with “Because the Night” and “Gloria,” and encored with her version of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and her own “People Have the Power.”

Patti Smith will continue her European tour through Aug. 19. For more information on the singer visit her official website.

Check out her full setlist from Cologne below:

Patti Smith
Aug. 2, 2018
Roncalliplatz, Cologne, Germany

Wing, Redondo Beach, Dancing Barefoot, Ghost Dance, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall^, People Who Died, Summer Cannibals, Beneath the Southern Cross, We Three Kings, Pissing in a River, Because the Night, Gloria

Enc: Can’t Help Falling in Love, People Have the Power

Notes:
^: with Joan Baez

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