Monday, February 22, 2016

Dylan Cover #222 Michelle Lewis "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 live cover by Michelle Lewis playing "I Want You"

Thoughts on Original:
(From the first time we tackled a cover of this song)
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
Michelle Lewis is a folk pop singer from Boston. You can grab her album and support her. 
Thoughts on Cover
A delicate take on a song where Dylan was more in his rambling wild mercury sound. Definitely a different spin then the original, but without the energy I am not sure it works as well, just personal preference on this one.   

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