Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks Covered

Blood on the tracks is my favourite Bob Dylan album, and it is the one of his albums I play most often. I love it, one of the best albums ever recorded.

This is a post where I have seeked out some cover versions of the songs on the record, none of them are as good as the originals, but they’re good and they are interesting. Let us do it the old fashion vinyl  way.

This is side one:

1. Tangled up in Blue covered by The Jerry Garcia Band:

2. Simple twist of faith covered by Jeff Tweedy:

3. You’re a big girl now covered by Kurt Wagner from Lambchop:

4. Idiot Wind covered by Robby Parsons from Saturn Society:

5. You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go covered by Madeleine Preyoux:

That was the first side of this classic album ending on a bit of a jazzy note. Well, let’s get to side two:

1. Meet me in the morning covered by David Gray (audio only):

2. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts covered by Tom Russel (audio only):

3. If you see her say hello covered by Jeff Buckley (audio only):

4. Shelter from the storm covered by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell:

5. Buckets of rain covered by Neko Case:

Lovely music, great composer and some good performances.

– Hallgeir

10 thoughts on “Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks Covered”

  1. Excellant, really good choices, would agree with most, maybe Joan Baez for Lily Rosemary, Idiot Wind is tough as not many covers around, but Coal Porters is pretty good. I think I prefer the Rodney Crowell version on his album, but still superb version.
    I love the Lambchop version but their full band version live in Nuerenburg is hot as well.
    Very enjoyable
    Brian (Old Pa’s Corner)

    1. Thank you for the feedback.
      I did consider Joan Baez’s version of Lily…, but I prefer the Tom Russel version. I have not heard Coal Porter’s cover of idiot Wind, will seek it out as soon as possible, thanks for the tip!

      – Hallgeir

  2. Great post Hallgeir!
    Even though no one comes close (by far!) to Dylan’s original versions… I do like Emmylou & Rodney’s take on “Shelter From The Storm”.
    -Egil

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