Artists who have covered the track include the Blind Boys of Alabama, Mary Black, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris
and The Corrs. In an interview with Rock's Backpages
, the Blind Boys of Alabama leader Clarence Fountain said: "I like Richard's writing. We did 'The Dimming of the Day' on the album Beat The Retreat
. I could sing his songs and I could see where he's coming from. His lyrics hit me just right."