|To All My Friends in Far-Flung Places|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||June 1993-August 1994|
|Dave Van Ronk chronology|
To All My Friends in Far-Flung Places is a 1994 album by the American musician Dave Van Ronk.He performed versions of songs written by people he knew. Van Ronk spent 18 months working on the album. Christine Lavin sang on To All My Friends in Far-Flung Places.
Writing for AllMusic, critic Bruce Eder praised the album and wrote: "Van Ronk does remarkably well with this material—he holds a tune less effectively than Dylan, but he also imparts a special rawness and seriousness to the songs, his voice overflowing with the sound of seemingly bitter experience... Not all of it works — his voice is sometimes way too rough even by folk-blues standards for what he's trying to do — but most of it is extremely valuable. And his cover of 'Soon My Work Will All Be Done' is one of Van Ronk's greatest performances ever."
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