Monday, June 1, 2015

Dylan Cover #189 Joni MItchell "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 Joni Mitchell 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 been big Joni Mitchell fans here at RtBE but she was in the best music movie ever. So that is a plus. 
Thoughts on Cover:
As stated we don't particularly care for Mitchell's voice or style, but she is in poor health currently so we wanted to share some positive vibes with her and this cover does a good job of mixing her singing style with great lyrics and an intriguing organ/keyboard whirling. Get better Miss Mitchell.   

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