Monday, December 26, 2022

Dylan Cover #562 Emma Gillespie "Forever Young"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's artists, Emma Gillespie is performing a live cover of "Forever Young" 

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we covered a cover of this tune.
"Forever Young" is a classic. A track that Dylan released two different versions of on Planet Waves, and a song tons of artists use to close out sets or play encores. Without doing research it has to be one of the top 5 most covered songs of his, and yet it was never one of RtBE's favorites. It is a great song, Bob has always treated it a bit sterile though and this is a flaw in Dylan; artists would give their whole careers to write a song like this and he treats it like an out take, Last Waltz version not withstanding.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is the first time hearing Emma Gillespie.

Thoughts on Cover:
Such delicate cover and a wonderful way to wrap up this series for the year. 

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