Monday, June 9, 2014

Dylan Cover #141 Turid Lundqvist "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:
Never heard of Turid Lundqvist before. Apparently she is a Swedish folk singer.
Thoughts on Cover:
I am not sure if it is the language difference or just the particular phrasing Turid uses but this cover really hit home. Unique and enchanting, we particularly love it when artists make the covers their own in this series and she has done that here.

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