Song Of The Day: Tim Hardin, “You Upset The Grace Of Living When You Lie”

One of the truly lost performances of Woodstock was that of doomed folk singer/songwriter Tim Hardin. Though he had gained international repute with his song “If I Were A Carpenter,” and his song “Reason To Believe” was on its way to become a standard, his performance here was left on the cutting room floor of both the film and the soundtrack. Its obscurity is a shame, because even though he is somewhat sloppy and in rough voice, it’s a stellar and haunting set, including this beautiful number. This would be the peak of his life’s career, as a quick decline into heroin addiction would bring his life to a sudden end just a decade later.

 

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