Monday, June 29, 2015

Dylan Cover #192 Abhishek Mukherjee "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 Abhishek Mukherjee 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:
I do not know Abhishek Mukherjee but a quick search reveals that he has a few other covers up on his youtube channel. 
Thoughts On Cover:
Abhishek talks us through how he recorded this version: 
I played my Yamaha F310P acoustic guitar through my Cort CM10G amp, and sang along, recording the first take. The guitar was kind of drowning off the vocals, so I had to record another vocal track later and add it to the video. I played a simple guitar solo also, and synced it over the chords in the appropriate place in the video, too. I made a backing track which contained some bass and strings as well, and I mixed all the tracks together finally, threw in some reverb, and this is what I got. The software which helped me were FL Studio 9, Sony Soundforge and Windows Movie Maker. Enjoy!
 It is a solid cover and a great way to start the week.

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