Friday, April 30, 2010

Blood Covers on the Tracks (a tribute version of Bob Dylan's masterpiece Blood on the Tracks)

PopMatters is doing a terrific work in celebrating the 35th anniversary of Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks, one of the greatest albums of all time, one of the strongest songwriting efforts, one of the very few evidences that an artist can write great tunes even in its 15th studio album.

On Spotify, I haven't found the original work: just a couple of tracks featured in some movie soundtracks. Instead, I could play the record club game, again: cover versions are available for each track of the album. 

Maybe the result is a bit too soft. Folk troubadours and jazz singers, Jeff and Jeff, Joan and Cassandra, they all wore the slow-tempo dress: acoustic guitars, classic rock, wide breadth atmospheres, no time limits, no punk, electro or other experimentations. I hoped to find at least one thing like the Ramones' take of What a Wonderful World. I haven't.

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The Playlist
(12 tracks, 1.1 hours)

Barb Jungr – Tangled Up In Blue
Jeff Tweedy – Simple Twist Of Fate
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions – You're a Big Girl Now
Phil Pritchett – Idiot Wind
Madeleine Peyroux – You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Angel Snow – Meet Me In The Morning
Joan Baez – Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts (live)
Jeff Buckley – If You See Her, Say Hello (live)
Cassandra Wilson – Shelter From The Storm
Muddyboys – Buckets of rain

Bob Dylan – Meet Me In The Morning (from Away We Go movie soundtrack)
Bob Dylan – Buckets Of Rain (from Wonder Boys movie soundtrack)

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0150)


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