Thursday, 20 February 2014

DYLAN COVERS #137 America/Steve Earle - My Back Pages

Where's that Volkswagen?
AMERICA - My Back Pages (2011)

Remember America?, A Horse with no Name, Ventura Highway, The Tin Man, not bad stuff, but they kind of disappeared. Well I found this album Back Pages (2011) which contains quite a good cover of My Back Pages.

Also check out this take by Steve Earle from an album Sidetracks (2002)  not at all bad.

STEVE EARLE - My Back Pages (2002)

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DYLAN COVERS #137 America/Steve Earle - My Back Pages
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21 February 2014 at 07:37

Kind of like the elegiac (if that's the right word) feel of America's version. Accordion is a nice touch. I loved 'Horse With No Name', 'Ventura Highway' and 'The Sand Man'.

Steve - always love the man's voice except he does sound a little like a bizarre kind of annoying Yank brat on '...ah but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now'. Weird. Not bad but a bit boring.

22 February 2014 at 09:14

The America version is unexpectedly good, very nicely done.
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Steve Earle's music. Part's of his catalogue I have a lot of time for, while some of it I can live without. I'm afraid this falls into the latter category.