Monday, February 15, 2021

Dylan Cover #466 Alicia Keys "Pressing On" 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 Alicia Keys playing "Pressing On"  

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
From smack dab in the middle of Dylan's Jesus Phase, "Pressing On" is a central musical number on the 1980 Saved album which saw Dylan move away from the fire and brimstone of Slow Train Coming to the more polished easy and slick Gospel sound. The tune itself is fairly straight ahead but has some fine faith lyrics and of chorus a big Sunday Service ready chorus. One of the most direct songs from Dylan's most direct phase.  


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
What a talent, Alicia Keys can do it all. 

Thoughts on Cover
Fantastic gospel based cover of a lesser known Dylan tune.

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