Monday, December 17, 2018

Dylan Cover #355 Sinead Lohan "To Ramona" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by Sinead Lohan playing "To Ramona"

Thoughts on Original:
"To Ramona" is on the personal quotient of Another Side of Bob Dylan as Dylan balanced political works like "Chimes of Freedom" with more intimate and humorous songs. That album is transitional while possessing some amazing songs and a lot which show the breezy greatness of Dylan. "To Ramona" in particular was recorded in one session as Dylan used a Mexican folk song for inspiration and his personal relationship with Joan Baez apparently as the lyrical topic. While the song seems so easy for Dylan, thousands of songwriters would kill for some of these stanzas, a really dynamite, if understated, tune.   


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is our first time coming across Sinead Lohan who is a Irish singer songwriter from Cork.

Thoughts on Cover:
Stunning. The vocals are simply gorgeous as Lohan breathes passion into the words and her easy sound makes it seem so effortless. The beautiful mostly acoustic backing excellently captures the mood and tone. This is one of the better covers we have unearthed during this series.

For December RTBE will be be dipping into some Dylan songs which we have not featured in this series yet and we are over 350 at this point, so look for some deeper cuts coming.

1 comment:

  1. I just keep playing it over and over ... Excellent recording!