I love this album, and I think there are many wonderful songs on it. Every time I play it the lesser known songs (if that can be said about a Bob Dylan album) really amazes me.
The originals are better, I agree, but I love to hear what other artists can do with such great material.
It is hard to find good cover versions of songs that are so dear to you, and sometimes you just can not find a decent one. This time I couldn’t find a good cover of Never Say Goodbye so please help me if you know of one.
My favorites here are Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia Band, Norah Jones and John Doe with Lucy Schwartz
I started to dig around the interweb and found a lot of very good cover versions done by Afghan Whigs, these are my ten favourites:
1. See and don’t see – Afghan Whigs:
“Man, these words are kind of desperate and lonely, and they’re surrounded by this funky song. I might have to strip this one down someday.” – Greg Dulli
Originally by Marie Queenie Lyons:
2. Lovecrimes – Afghan Whigs (Frank Ocean cover):
“LoveCrimes came to me immediately. I had played around with that one maybe a week after I heard it. When I was looking to have something to play with the guys—we jam covers all the time…we had it down in half an hour. So that one was very, very natural.” – Greg Dulli (to AV Club)
3. True love travels on a gravel road (audio only) – Afghan Whigs (Nick Lowe):