Monday, August 7, 2017

Dylan Cover #287 Raign "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 Raign 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:
RtBE has not be clued into Raign before. She is Rachel Rabin a singer songwriter from England.
Thoughts on Cover:
This is an overly dramtaic version, and for any other Dylan track it would feel overwrought, however for "Knockin' On Heavens Door" it is par for the course. The drama works well and while it is a bit slow, again it works for this track.

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