Monday, October 27, 2014

Dylan Cover #161 Lina Paul & Arthur Kranzler "Love Sick"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Lina Paul & Arthur Kranzler playing "Love Sick" 
Thoughts on Original:
From our first cover take on this song:
The opener on Dylan's 1997 classic Time Out Of Mind, signaled to the world, that the old bard had tons of great songs left in him.  Considered by some (not RTBE) his comeback album  Time Out Of Mind showcased stark songs with biting lyrics and most importantly lush sounding production; Dylan ditched modern sound for one he liked better.  The result was a true winner, no better seen then on this disk opener.  Dylan identified with every human via the lyric, "I'm sick of love/and I'm in the thick of it"  Who hasn't been there?  A great song that kicks off a great album, it would be nice if he played it live though...  

Thoughts On Cover Artist:
Like lots of artists in this series I have never heard of Lina Paul or Arthur Kranzler before listening to their take on this tune. Lina Paul seems to be a European singer songwriter from her bandcamp page and I couldn't find out anything about Arthur Kranzler unfortunately.
Thoughts On Cover:
Wow these are the types of covers I really like as it moves the Bards work into complex new realms. A touch of trance digital beats and power all lurk under the service as Paul's vocals floats hauntingly on top, mimicking the original. This is a hell of a cover and continues to prove "Love Sick" is an amazing song, ranking high on Dylan's all time list when it inspires covers like this. A spooky track to kick off Halloween week and closes an October where we found 4 great cover examples, versions we had never heard of; months like this make us want to continue this series for another 161 more songs. 

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