Monday, January 27, 2014

Dylan Cover #123 Them "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by the Them of the Dylan tune "It's All Over, Now Baby Blue"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
It is still stunning that there are songs as great as this in the Bard's catalog that we haven't even touched on in the first 100 we have talked about...wild. Baby Blue is magical all around, from the pure asshole way he sung it to Donovan to put him in his place in Don't Look Back to the heart breaking recent live versions on the never ending tour. The song has a lot of what makes Dylan who he is; mystery but a sense of understanding somehow. Dominated by the amazing lyrics the song is a hard one not to like.    

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Them are a group I never dug into. I think that will be remedied very quickly...of course you know the lead singer one Mr Van Morrison, but for some reason I have never given their albums a proper listen. Of Course "Gloria" is a dope tune, but I don't know much outside of it, so I guess I got some homework to do.
Thoughts on Cover:
A gorgeous cover of a great song. Van's voice is timeless and nails things that Dylan doesn't in the original but the haunting melody and sound the group gets behind him is what really seals the deal. Haunting and light, chimes and jangle work really well, give this one a good listen.  

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