Love Sick by Bob Dylan, was recorded in January 1997 and released on his 30th studio album Time Out of Mind in September of that year. It was released as the second single from the album in June 1998, in various CD formats some of which featured a February 25, 1998 live version of the song, from Dylan’s performance at the 1998 Grammy Awards.
I thought it would be interesting to see how the song has changed over the years. I believe these two versions show the enduring power of the song.
Let us start with Dylan’s great version from the Grammys in 1998 as our choice from almost 20 years ago:
Let us compare it to a version from the last European leg of the Never Ending tour.
From the 2010s, Oslo, Norway, October 3, 2015 – fantastic version with a solid build-up, enjoy! :
2 thoughts on “Bob Dylan’s Love Sick: 2 Decades 2 versions”
Love the Grammy version. It’s a treat to see the non-fans in the background snapping their fingers and clapping with no relationship whatsoever to the beat. And Dylan plays a mean lead guitar. The latter version reminds us that Dylan can still sing a little, too!
I love the Oslo version, especially from the 3 minute mark and out. It’s harder more angry, and yes, he still can sing!
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