Monday, July 1, 2019

Dylan Cover #382 The Grateful Dead "When I Paint My Masterpiece" 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 The Grateful Dead playing "When I Paint My Masterpiece"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Emerging from the writing/recording demo sessions at Big Pink and credited to Dylan "When I Paint My Masterpiece" was first was recorded and released by The Band and associated with them as much (or more so) then with Dylan himself. A fantastic rollicking tune that trapezes through history, in a fun bouncy manor. Engaging, fun, lyrical and musical, an upbeat gem of a Dylan tune that I am sure the boys in The Band had a hand in.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
RtBE loves the Grateful Dead. We have voted for them as the Best American Band in our favorite bar stool conversation and are showcasing them this month in our Master's Series.

Thoughts on Cover:
A really solid cover kicks off this month's Dylan series as we focus on the Grateful Dead in our Master's Series and the Dead were never shy about breaking out a Dylan cover at a show. This version is from 1988 and the group firsts started performing it in 1987. This version comes from MSG and was during a rain forest benefit, whatever the circumstances it is a fantastic cover of a great song, kicking off our months long focus on the Grateful Dead.

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