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Singer Sharon Van Etten has turned Donovan's gently strummed acoustic song, "Teen Angel" into a powerful, electrified ballad, with some of the most potent vocals she's ever recorded. The cover, which appears on a new Donovan tribute album, is still relatively spare, yet Van Etten injects it with an extra jolt of heartache and longing as she belts out the chorus.

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08Teen Angel (Sharon Van Etten)
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"I've admired Donovan's voice and minimal psychedelic songs since I was a child," Van Etten tells us via email. "In the folk world he was still very 'left' and it stood out to me. Even though he was a trippy cat, he was still a romantic and I loved seeing both of those sides."

Donovan originally released "Teen Angel" in 1968 as the B-side to his psychedelic pop smash, "Hurdy Gurdy Man."

In addition to Van Etten, the tribute album, titled Gazing With Tranquility, features performances by The Flaming Lips, Hamilton Leithauser, Ivan & Alyosha and other artists. It's being released by Rock The Cause Records, with proceeds going to help families coping with Huntington's Disease.

Gazing With Tranquility is out on Oct. 16.

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