Monday, June 7, 2021

Dylan Cover #482 Westbound "Chimes of Freedom" Live

Continuing our ongoing Monday's Dylan Cover Series, this week we present Westbound performing a live cover of "Chimes Of Freedom" .

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
This song is a giant one in Bob's catalog, but it has always been one of the classic Dylan anthems that never really struck a chord with RtBE.  For some reason when we talk about Dylan moving from protest singer to full on poetic songwriter, this is the tune that comes to mind. It seems to be stuck between those two worlds and the version on Another Side Of Bob Dylan just doesn't connect on many levels. I may be in the minority but this has never been a great Dylan song in my eyes/ears...which in-turn does make it ripe to cover...

Thoughts on Cover Band:
This is the first time hearing Westbound. They are a band based in Italy.

Thoughts on Cover:
A dramatic cover sung with excellent harmonies the band really gives it their all going over the top at times, but that is what this song usually brings out in cover versions. Also it always impresses RtBE when non English first language speakers do such a great job with a Dylan tune, as we have problems with basic English grammar. Get pumped up this Monday morning with Westbound. 

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