Thursday, 21 June 2012

DYLAN COVERS # 54 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - Blonde on Blonde 3 of 3

FLAMING GROOVIES - Absolutely Sweet Marie

This is taken from their album 'Jumpin' in the Night'(1979). Other contenders were the versions by George Harrison and Rab Noakes 
YO LA TENGO - 4th Time Round

Here is another one from that fabulous Soundtrack  'I'm not there' (2007) and it just pipped Calexico for that honour.

TONI PRICE - Obviously 5 Believers

This is from her album 'Hey' (1995) and apart from some some live poor quality versions, it was a choice between this one and a version by Sean Costello, both are equally good.

JOAN BAEZ - Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

I just love Joan Baez covering Dylan especially her 60's output. This is taken from her album exclusively of Dylan Covers 'Any Day Now' (1968). There are some real gems there,  Second in the list was the version by  Steve Howe (Formally of Yes) which is really quite good as well.
With your mecury mouth

So here you have it, the 14 tracks from 'Blonde on Blonde' coveredhope you like my choices

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22 June 2012 at 08:59

The Flamin' Groovies take it this week - a great start to the day. I'm a huge Yo La Tengo fan, but their 4th Time Around is a little cover-by-numbers for me, as was Toni Price. Joanie has a brave stab at the surely uncoverable 'Sad Eyed Lady', but I feel the sheer scale of the endeavor overwhelms her.

I've thoroughly enjoyed the whole Blonde on Blonde three-parter - it certainly threw up some curve balls. Where to next OPC?

22 June 2012 at 10:42

Glad you enjoyed it Mr Swede....just found some interesting Bobby Covers...the future looks bright.