Monday, August 15, 2011

Hard Rain: A Tribute to Bob Dylan Vol. 2


As I said for Volume one (see HERE), it's interesting that many editions of Jeffs98119's Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan (all 36 volumes HERE) compare so favourably to this tasteful, well-compiled (but now out-of-print) set done with the professional backing and major label access of Uncut Magazine. As always, what I dig may or may not be your cup of meat but I'll argue that this volume plays like a nice mix tape and, while still imperfect, it is a much stronger end-to-end listen than its predecessor. On this set fellow Minnesotan Paul Westerberg does a nice loping "Positively 4th Street", the Specials (circa 1980) do their creepy take on "Maggie's Farm", Dr Feelgood punch-up "Highway 61", Robyn Hitchcock does weird things to "Tangled up in Blue" and Buddy and Julie Miller countrify "Wallflower" (which already had some twang to begin with).



1 Hamell On Trial – It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
2 Echo & The Bunnymen – It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
3 Lee Ranaldo – Visions Of Johanna
4 Paul Westerberg – Positively 4th Street
5 Yo La Tengo – I Threw It All Away
6 Specials – Maggie's Farm
7 Charlatans – Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
8 Dr Feelgood – Highway 61 Revisited
9 Robyn Hitchcock – Tangled Up In Blue
10 Buddy & Julie Miller – Wallflower
11 Steve Harley – Love Minus Zero / No Limit 6:08
12 Ani DiFranco – Hurricane
13 Cowboy Junkies – If You Gotta Go, Go Now
14 Gallon Drunk – Series Of Dreams
15 Emmylou Harris – Every Grain Of Sand


Let us know what you think of these Dylan covers in the COMMENTS section (which is where you'll find the Hard Rain V. 2 link).


15 comments:

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    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jkde71bkyjqodqd

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  2. Never can get enough of the Dylan covers compilations -- just saw the man himself on the latest tour, and he put on as good (or, actually, better) show as I've ever seen him do -- again many thanks for the blog and all the cool stuff you bring to light!

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  3. appreciate the covers - sometimes the reveal than the original. Plus, Dylan is amazing..

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  4. Looking forward to hearing these-- thanks. (Just went back & snagged Vol. 1 as well.)

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  5. you get my public service award again
    thanks so much

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  6. Mediafire deleted it already. Also Vol 1.

    Any chance you could try both again, I would love to have them.

    Thanks for all you do besides.

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  7. You are the Man! Thanks for these great recordings.

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  8. http://zakynthiusrockius.blogspot.com/

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  9. Following years of listening, I can safely declare that this compilation contains one Dylan cover that ranks as one of the greatest ever. I'm referring to 'I Threw It All Away' by Yo La Tengo. Trust me.

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  10. Thanks! Always interesting to hear other artists do Dylan. I see it as a win-win -- it's great when they deliver a good/interesting performance, but if they don't it just shows to go that Bob has pretty good chops in his own right.

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  11. thank you thank you thank you.

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  12. Thanks all - I'm guessing by the greater # of comments that other people dug this volume more.

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    Lemonflag.
    Can you try again?
    I can still see them in account (which I usually can't when they get deleted) plus they're at over 250 d/l's each, whihc means they had to be there for a time).
    let me know!

    BB
    Will check out t YLT cover...

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