Monday, March 4, 2013

Dylan Cover #77 Mary Lee's Corvette "Tangled Up In Blue"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. This month we have a special focus on Mary Lee's Corvette LIVE full album cover of Blood On The Tracks, today's tune is "Tangled Up In Blue".
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we talked about this song:
Have we really gotten to #58 on the Dylan cover list and not touched one cover of "Tangled Up In Blue"?  Wow.  The song that never ends, the tune that might just best sum up Dylan and we waited this long.  Well it just goes to show you how many great tunes he has.  Dylan constantly toyed with this song (check out the Rolling Thunder and Real Live version's if you haven't yet) and even he knows it can't stay stagnant in one form for long, so covering it is a good bet.  Needless to say it is in the top 5 greatest songs he ever wrote if we were ranking them...hmm.    
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Thoughts on Cover Artist:
So this one has been a long time coming, our good friend Danny had given us this disk when we first started doing this series.  He praised it highly and told me I had to check it out. I really wanted to and put it in my stack of CD's to get to...unfortunately it wasn't labeled and it got lost in the shuffle.  Glorious day! Now it is found! This March RTBE will work our way through four of the tunes from Mary Lee's Corvette impressive live cover of Blood on the Tracks recorded at Arlene's Grocery back in 2001.
Thoughts on Cover:
Confident rich and alive the first strums from Mary Lee Kortes ring out signaling the start of something special. There is singing that is incredibly heartfelt, lyrics stay the same, no switching of male/female dynamics and for an album historically pointed as the ultimate break up disk that is something special. Kortes gets sexy with the late night poem reading stanza as the passion bubbles over. the plucking of the guitar strings are placed directly at the forefront and drums keep their distance behind.  In the end not a radical re-telling of the tune, but a great energetic one.
Grade: A

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