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The Best Bob Dylan Covers according to Paste Magazine (Video & Audio) part1

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A great list published back in April 2009.

I thought it might be a good idea to share this list & embed audio/video from youtube.

As it is a rather long list… I plan to split it up into 5 separate posts… this is part 1.

Cowboy junkies

50. Cowboy Junkies – “If You Gotta Go, Go Now”

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November 10: Bruce Springsteen released Live/1975–85 in 1986

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It’s not enough. By anyone else’s standards, of course, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live/1975-85 is an embarrassment of riches — five albums and ten years’ worth of barroom, hockey-arena and baseball-stadium dynamite; greatest hits, ace covers, love songs, work songs, out-of-work songs — the ultimate rock-concert experience of the past decade finally packaged for living-room consumption, a special gift of thanks to the fans who shared those 1001 nights of stomp & sweat and the best possible consolation prize for the poor bastards who could never get tickets.

~David Fricke – rollingstone.com

 

Thunder Road – October 18, 1975 at The Roxy Theatre:

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October 27: Neil Young released Harvest Moon in 1992

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Harvest Moon is the twentieth studio album by Neil Young. Many of the musicians appearing on it also appeared on his 1972 album Harvest, and it is considered by many to be like a “sequel” to Harvest.

But Neil Young did not agree:
“…people see the correlation between the two, and it’s kind of a plus to be able to refer back 20 years and see the same people and do that. But the thrust of the albums is different, even though the subject matter is similar, so I tend to shy away more from comparisons between them…”

Recovering from a case of tinnitus that had come about after the recording of 1990’s Ragged Glory and its subsequent tour (which produced 1991’s Weld and Arc), Young was determined to return to the studio. Returning to Nashville and joining up with compatriots like Ben Keith, Young put down the electric guitar, returning to the acoustic guitar, piano and banjo that had dominated albums such as Harvest, Comes a Time and Old Ways.

The album earned the 1994 Juno Award for album of the year. The 2009 release Dreamin’ Man is a live album of the subsequent 1992 tour and contains live renditions of all Harvest Moon tracks in a different order.

One of Neil Young’s best albums in my book, many classic songs. I think it’s a far angrier album than Harvest and a record  that is a testament to Young’s experience and growth as a songwriter.

The title track to Neil Young’s Harvest Moon encapsulates the mood of the entire album in a single song. The power of nature and music, as well as a feeling of celebrating lifetime love are the focal points here, and Young captures it all in his typically literate, artless style. The melody is positively gorgeous, and it’s one that could have easily framed a heavier song. The fact that Young uses the word “celebrate” underlines his feelings here, and the exquisite arrangement and backing vocals (which include Linda Ronstadt) underline this.
– Matthew Greenwald (allmusic.com)

Neil Young – Harvest Moon (Official video):

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September 27, 2005: Neil Young released “Prairie Wind”

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Since Prairie Wind is a return to the soft, lush country-rock sound of Harvest; since Neil Young suffered a brain aneurysm during its recording; since it finds the singer/songwriter reflecting on life and family in the wake of his father’s death; and since it’s his most cohesive album in a decade, it would seem that all these factors add up to a latter-day masterpiece for Young, but that’s not quite the case.
~Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com) – 3,5/5

The Painter:

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Bob Dylan sings 2 versions of Old Man by Neil Young (Videos)

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Bob Dylan has written many songs that are done by a lot of artists. One of the best Dylan interpreters is Neil Young, he has done wonderful versions of Bob Dylan songs.

Today we will post two great Bob Dylan takes on Mr. Young’s classic, Old Man.

Neil Young wrote Old Man when he was 27!  Young was probably 24 years old when he wrote the song! (see the comments)

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