Monday, August 1, 2016

Dylan Cover #241 David Albion "Romance In Durango"

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 David Albion playing "Romance In Durango"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover version of this song:
Containing the best opening line of any Dylan song (which places it high on the best opening line of any song ever) "Romance In Durango" is a movie played out over violins, words, dead bodies, love, adventure and life. A western tinged Dylan tune that talks about a horse taking him to Durango. A fantastic burst of creative songwriting and exhilarating playing it is a timelessly fantastic tune.

Thoughts On Cover Artist:
Like a lot of people in this series we have not heard of David Albion before. He is a Southern California folk artists who has lots of covers on his youtube channel.
Thoughts On Cover:
A nuanced acoustic cover from Mr. Albion. More sedated than the original and the relaxed vibe does work for a song that is usually more upbeat. 

Also need to send some special Happy Birthday wishes to Meg. Enjoy your day. 

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