Monday, March 16, 2015

Dylan Cover #180 KT Tunstall "Tangled Up In Blue" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by KT Tunstall playing "Tangled Up In Blue" 
Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this track:
Have we really gotten to #58 on the Dylan cover list and not touched one cover of "Tangled Up In Blue"? Wow. The song that never ends, the tune that might just best sum up Dylan, and we waited this long? Well it just goes to show you how many great tunes he has. Dylan constantly toyed with this song (check out the Rolling Thunder and Real Live version's if you haven't yet) and even he knows it can't stay stagnant in one form for long, so covering it is a good bet.  Needless to say it is in the top 5 greatest songs he ever wrote if we were ranking them...hmm.   

Thoughts on Cover Artist
This is interesting, KT joins Jerry Garcia and Jack White as the only people we have featured twice in this series (outside our monthly focus series). Never would have thought she would have popped up twice randomly...oh well here's what we wrote about her the first time we tackled a Dylan cover of her's: The first time I heard KT Tunstall was on a sampler CD that I got with some magazine, I forgot which one at this point, but it was her biggest hit of a song, "Black Horse & The Cherry Tree". When I first heard it I was impressed, by her song writing, singing and performance, while I haven't dove in to anything else she has produced it is obvious she is talented. 
Thoughts on Cover
Really good cover and the best part is the intro. The clapping and bass lead make this unique and adds flair to the proceedings. Putting the rhythm in front to start allows the strings and KT's voice to rise as the song progresses. A good cover for this Monday.  

1 comment:

  1. Great choice. Lovely, innovative, rocky version.