Monday, July 14, 2014

Dylan Cover #146 Ed Sheeran "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from Ed Sheeran and is a live cover of "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" 
Thought's on Original:
From the first time we reviewed a cover of this tune:
Yet another one of the mega-Dylan tunes that we haven't covered someone else covering on this site (got that covered?).  Hard to believe because this song is so iconic and flat out awesome.  Biting and yet not bitter, a toss off of the grandest proportions, "Don' Think Twice" is epic and yet so straight forwardly simple. It easily ranks as one of the bard's best works, truly a classic.  

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
For someone who loves music and listens to tons of new artists it is always shocking how little I know about mainstream pop music. I had never heard of Ed Sheeran until listening to this today, but apparently I am one of the few who don't know him since he is an international success. I will go back to my ignorance on the mainstream when this post is done....
Thoughts on Cover:
First thing that stood out was the delicate playing demonstrated on this cover. Sheeran does a good job lightly picking the song along before changing tempos up at the end. His singing is fine, keeping things in his own voice and still doing the song justice, a fine cover.

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