photo: Taken from a bootleg of Oh Mercy outtakes
The lyrics of the Dylan’s song Ring Them Bells are dark, to me, they are much darker than the melody reveals. The Melody sounds sombre but uplifting in its own dignified way. I can understand why so many artists have made their own interpretations of the song. I have picked a few that I like especially good.
Let us start with Sarah Jarosz’s acoustic performance of Ring Them Bells for Vanguard and Sugar Hill Record’s The Americana Sessions recorded and taped at Minutia Studios in Nashville, TN. It is taken from Jarosz’s 2011 album, Follow Me Downavailable on Sugar Hill Records.
Sarah Jarosz – Ring Them Bells:
My second choice is quite different but equally good.
Sufjan Stevens – Ring Them Bells (audio):
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