Monday, August 16, 2021

Dylan Cover #492 The Black Sorrows "Silvio"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from The Black Sorrows and is a cover of "Silvio

Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this jam: 
One of the bright spots on the stinker Down in The Groove, and I have always felt that this had a lot to do with Robert Hunter helping Bobby out on this one.  Co-written by Hunter with Jerry GarciaBrent Mydland and Bobby Weir helping out on the studio recording this track feels very mid-career Grateful Dead.  It got even more so live, picking up the rollicking pace and sticking with Bob for the rest of his career, something none of the other Groove tracks managed to do.  I have always loved "Silvio" because of the Dead connection and because I caught a ripping version of it at my first, and still to this day, favorite Dylan show...    

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is the first time RtBE has come across The Black Sorrows. They are an Australian rock band who have done very well for themselves and have been around for a while, will have to check them out more. 

Thoughts on Cover:
A very solid version that cooks. Love the added pianos and organs touches at the end as a cool touch.  

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