Monday, March 23, 2015

Dylan Cover #181: James Blunt "I Want You"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by James Blunt playing "I Want Your" 

Thoughts on Original:
A song that fits the Gemini Dylan like a glove; direct lyrical yearning chorus with verses that meander about introducing characters like roadblocks in the way of true love. It was the last tune written for the mega Blonde on Blonde and a song he and others (it was Al Kooper's favorite) admired so much he almost titled the album after it. Never a track that jumps to the top of peoples "favorites" or "best of" Dylan lists but one that really nails what the artist is all about in some of the simplest terms.     

Thoughts on Cover Artist
The best thing Blunt has been a part of? Right Here.
Thoughts on Cover
Simple and direct. Not a fan of Blunt's voice so I won't go back to it at all, but the instrumentation is really sweet and the added pieces work nicely.


  1. I didn't like this cover. It sounded like cheesy elevator music

    1. That's fair, it is kinda bland. I do like how it just isn't acoustic though and actually builds a bit. The keys at 1:20 help. That voice though...yikes.