Bob Dylan – Under The Covers: The Songs He Didn’t Write (2017)

Posted by admin on January 13, 2021
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Although the man who won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature is known best for his self-composed lyrics and music, he has, across the years, performed and recorded a huge number of cover songs; according to the book Bob Dylan – The Songs He Didn’t Write by Dylan authority Derek Barker, there have been more than 500 to date. This CD collection brings together just 20 of these, but without a doubt these remain among Bob’s finest interpretations of others songwriters’ work. Featuring of course tunes by his mentor Woody Guthrie, and a smattering of folk traditionals, this compilation includes too numbers by an eclectic range of writers from Townes Van Zandt, Ry Cooder and John Hiatt, to George & Ira Gershwin, rockabilly legend Warren Smith and blues mainstay Muddy Waters, all rubbing shoulders with other classic cuts from the cream of 20th Century composers.

1. Pancho And Lefty
2. Hard Times
3. Across The Borderline
4. Answer Me, My Love
5. Soon
6. Thank God
7. That Lucky Old Sun
8. I Forgot More Than You’Ll Ever Know
9. Lonesome Town
10. Uranium Rock
11. Don’T Start Me Talkin’
12. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
13. Railroad Boy
14. Omie Wise
15. Po Lazarus
16. A Long Time A-Growin’
17. Baby Let Me Follow You Down
18. Cocaine
19. Two Trains Running (Still A Fool)
20. Hard Travelin’

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