Monday, July 31, 2017

Dylan Cover #286 Dalit Sagi "What Was It You Wanted"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Dalit Sagi of the Dylan tune "What Was It You Wanted?"

Thoughts On Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Oh Mercy brought Dylan back in from the creative wasteland that was his 1980's. It had an eerie sense of foreboding, helped by producer Daniel Lanois and the ghosts of New Orleans. The irritable old man in Dylan came out a bit here as well, and "What Was It You Wanted" is a good example of that; a confused searching which colors/clouds the lyrics/theme as the protagonist just can't seem to get it right.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Dalit Sagi seems to be an Israeli folk singer who posted a few covers on her youtube channel.
Thoughts on Cover:
For what seems to be her second language Sagi has a haunting vocal quality to this cover. What seems like a live one off take, the quality of the recording may not be up to the level of other covers in this series but the passion is there and sometimes that is all that matters.  

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