Monday, November 30, 2015

Dylan Cover #210 Jack Evans "Make You Feel My Love"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Jack Evans of "Make You Feel My Love" 

Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From our first take on a cover of this tune:
There is something about this tune that always felt off to me, it doesn't strike me as a Dylan song (which makes it an excellent candidate for covers). Perhaps it is just too Broadway or schmaltzy but the tune never really felt like his to me. Simple and direct in it's lyrics and sparse with a piano for the tune, it should be a simple pleasure, but it always felt forced to me coming out of the bard's mouth.  The fact that he has never played it live perhaps gives some indication to his feelings on the song as well. Or maybe he just hasn't found a way to re-work it yet....

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Have not heard of Jack Evans before, but he is a multi-instrumentalist from Cincinnati. You can find more info on Mr. Evans here. His bandcamp page also has some releases.
Thoughts on Cover:
As we have said, this is a perfect candidate for covering from Dylan's catalog and Jack does a fantastic job. He spruces up the drama, incorporates an accordion and sings passionately. Excellent work.  

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