Monday, October 10, 2016

Dylan Cover #250 Antony & The Johnsons "Knockin' On Heavens Door"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Antony & The Johnsons playing "Knockin' On Heavens Door"

Thoughts on Original:
The song that seems to have been covered by anyone, but when originally recorded it it was on one of Dylan's oddest releases yet. A straight ahead mournful number that just seems to work, it has invaded culture (possibly because of all the covers) and I would wager is one of Dylan's most widely known tunes...

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Having one of the most distinct voices in popular music, now known as ANONHI, Antony and the Johnsons make some theatrically rich chamber pop. Her newest release is different, and her first solo album, is much more electro/dance and can be found at her bandcamp site.
Thoughts on Cover:
A stirring and emotional version of this song and one of the better in this series. An excellent cover. 

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