Monday, October 5, 2015

Dylan Cover #203 Julie Corbalis "Isis"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from Julie Corbalis and is a live cover of "Isis" 

For October RtBE will feature lesser known artists doing live acoustic covers of Dylan tunes.

Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune in the series:
Desire is such a thick album, Dylan's most complex story songs seem to hover in and around it, and not all are winners...."Isis" is though.  A great song that manages to engage even without a chorus, it is one of Bob's more "mystical" tunes and lures most people in the first time they hear it...before the mp3 age it came right after the powerful "Hurricane" and transforms the album from timely to timeless. 


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I had not heard of Julie Corbalis until checking out this cover version of "Isis". She is a singer/songwriter from the Hudson Valley here in New York. You can check out her bandcamp page here.

Thoughts on Cover:
A powerfully strummed and song straight ahead acoustic version of the tune. Corbalis confidently takes over the song and produces a fine offering for this Monday. 

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