Monday, June 4, 2018

Dylan Cover #327 Mulholland "Wallflower" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's artists, Mulholland doing a live cover of "Wallflower" 

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
Written in 1971 but not available to the ears until twenty years after the fact on the amazing Bootleg Vol 1-3, "Wallflower" is a sweet simple ditty that captures Bob in his folk/country phase of Self Portrait and New Morning. While not his deepest or most intense song it is a fine relaxed number that waltzes wonderfully light and free...getting naughty at the finish as well.    


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
RtBE has not come across Mulholland before. They are an Americana/Folk group from York England who fluctuated between five piece and two piece, they are a three piece here. You can find a bunch of videos from recent releases on their youtube channel

Thoughts on Cover:
This is a really fun live take with strong vocals and violin. The group even goes a step further by improvising a lyrical verse in the song. While it isn't mind altering it is an excellent take and one that would have been a joy to catch in a live setting.  

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