Monday, October 21, 2019

Dylan Cover #398 Bruce Springsteen "I Want You" Live Westbury, NY 1975

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 Bruce Springsteen singing "I Want You" 

Thoughts on Original:
(From the first time we tackled a cover of this song)
A song that fits the Gemini Dylan like a glove; direct lyrical yearning chorus with verses that meander about introducing characters like roadblocks in the way of true love. It was the last tune written for the mega Blonde on Blonde and a song he and others (it was Al Kooper's favorite) admired so much he almost titled the album after it. Never a track that jumps to the top of peoples "favorites" or "best of" Dylan lists but one that really nails what the artist is all about in some of the simplest terms.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We will be focusing on Bruce Springsteen all month in our on Masters series. RtBE dig's the Jersey Devil and bombastic style.
Thoughts on Cover:
This is a crazy cover with lots of instrumentation, harmonica, violins, piano, bubbling bass, drums etc. While the recording is a bootleg quality, the ideas come through and make it pretty cool. Would be cool if he brought this one back with his current theatrical western style it would fit nicely.  


  1. I was hoping you were going to pick this one.

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