Monday, July 3, 2017

Dylan Cover #282 Brian Lee "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 cover by Brian Lee singing "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:
Well I can't be sure, is this the Brian Lee who wrote songs with Lady Gaga or not? Unfortunately my detective skills are lacking today, but this looks like his FB page so we will link to that. I don't believe it is that same person, I think this is a different artist same name...anyways...
Thoughts on Cover:
Fun cover and even better video. The cover is fairly direct with added backing vocals and more instrumentation and the video is a great take on the Dylan style. a cool cover. 

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