Monday, July 25, 2022

Dylan Cover #540 Reina del Cid "I Shall Be Released" 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 Reina del Cid  playing "I Shall Be Released"

Thoughts on Cover:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
"I Shall Be Released" has been covered by too many artists to count and with reason; it is a masterpiece. A simple song that will forever be etched in 'Rock Legend' as it ended perhaps the best concert in rock history, The Last WaltzThe Band are always connected to the tune as Dylan wrote it during those amazing days playing with the group up at Big Pink in the Catskills and the group released it on their first album. Gospel in nature, the song is about salvation, that can be certain, and each listener (and performer) can add their own personal feelings into the sketch. Perfect for covering, especially live, to close a show with friends.


Thoughts on Cover Artist: 
We highlighted Reina del Cid once before in our Monday Dylan Cover series.

Thoughts on Cover:
An excellently sung acoustic version of the tune. In particular the vocals are pristine on this live cover, great harmonies and lead. All vocals sound great here as does the band who get down swimmingly to end the tune. July certainly ended strong on the Dylan cover front, this week and last week are all time classics. 

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