Monday, October 30, 2023

Dylan Cover #604 Daniele Brillo "What Was It You Wanted"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Daniele Brillo of the Dylan tune "What Was It You Wanted?"

Thoughts On Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Oh Mercy brought Dylan back in from the creative wasteland that was his 1980's. It had an eerie sense of foreboding, helped by producer Daniel Lanois and the ghosts of New Orleans. The irritable old man in Dylan came out a bit here as well, and "What Was It You Wanted" is a good example of that, a confused searching that colors the lyrics as the protagonist just can't seem to get it right.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Daniele Brillo is an Italian cover artist who focuses on Dylan, Neil Young and others.  This is the second time checking out Brillo in this series we caught up with him almost a hundred covers ago

Thoughts on Cover:
A solid version that stays close to the vest of the original with haunting, ominous phrasing and singing. Well done. 

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