Monday, August 19, 2013

Dylan Cover #100 Elvis Presley "Tomorrow Is A Long Time"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Elvis Presley of the Dylan tune "Tomorrow Is A Long Time"

August brings us up to and over 100 Dylan Covers talked about so far, so we are only picking great ones for this summer month, enjoy.

Thoughts on Original:
A mystical tune that is at once simple and effortless yet deep and complex. Heartfelt and still distant and hurting, it is a pure Dylan tune even if it isn't always one thought of when you think about the mans songs, proving for the millionth time how many great ones he has written. The basic structure but honest singing add layers, proving from the jump that Bob was a rare one.  
Cover:

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Hmm Elvis Presley? Never heard of him. I will say this, my household was never an Elvis place growing up. I know my mom loved his looks, but I also know she never owned or at least kept, any of his records. Hence I never really got an appreciation of him until later in life. Even today, I know he is a wonderful singer and an amazing performer, but I probably don't know enough about him to say I truly love his work. I dig what I hear, especially his early vocal work which is timeless but I wouldn't say I am a fan...Always been more a Jerry Lee Lewis man myself...(Commence Tomato Tossing) 
Thoughts on Cover:
Bob Dylan has been quoted as saying that this version is "The one recording I treasure the most." Yeah there is a reason why this is number 100...
Grade: A+

2 comments:

  1. I grew up on Elvis records. Really enjoyed the sun sessions the most. One of his smartest moves was surrounding himself with excellent musicians. Elvis was a smooth mother fucker

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  2. What a great cover. That was awesome. Thanks for posting this.

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