Monday, December 14, 2020

Dylan Cover #458 Amir Darzi "If Not For 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 Amir Darzi playing "If Not For You"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we highlighted a cover of this tune:
The song was first recorded in May 1970 with George Harrison then re-recorded that August and released later that year on New Morning. The Harrison version surfaced on the excellent Bootleg Series 1-3 and George has been connected to the song for years, (releasing his own version on All Things Must Pass) but the tune has a true Dylan feel, especially around his post motorcycle accident days. Country, with poetic and romantic overtones, simple, light, yet lasting the tune is a winner on all fronts.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is our first time hearing Amir Darzi.

Thoughts on Cover:
A fun straight ahead cover, that from it's title makes clear, it is leaning heavy on the George Harrison version of the tune. That is A-OK in our book.

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