Monday, July 27, 2020

Dylan Cover #438 Margot Cotten "I Want You" 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 Margot Cotton playing "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 dig the French multi-instrumentalist Margot Cotten and have highlighted her once before in this ongoing series. 

Thoughts on Cover:
Cotten stays direct with tempo and strumming and puts on a slight Bob Dylan accent for the song, which is not our favorite style of imitation, but to each their own. 

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