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“Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)” Alternate Take with Alela Diane

Consequence of Sound has the premiere of an alternate take of “Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)” with vocals from Alela Diane from the upcoming 10th Anniversary Edition of The Crane Wife. We weren’t really sure what the right voice was for “The Girl” in Yankee Bayonet – we invited both Laura Veirs and Alela Diane to lend their voices to the part. It really was an embarrassment of riches. I can’t remember why we opted for Laura’s take, they were both so lovely. But, in the end, a choice had to be made…