Old friend Anthony Cartouche, wise in all matters rock ‘n’ roll, recommended this compilation of Dylan covers by Bryan Ferry. I was at the local books-and-music megastore this evening when I heard it playing and drifted over to purchase my copy.
I want to say, “show me a CD with songs like “If Not For You,” “Simple Twist Of Fate” and “All Along The Watchtower” and I’ll show you a good CD.” So I will.
“Show me a CD with songs like “If Not For You,” “Simple Twist Of Fate” and “All Along The Watchtower” and I’ll show you a good CD.”
Ferry’s quavery, soft baritone suits these songs well. There are a few class-AAA classics here, such as “The Times They Are A Changin'” as well as the much more recent gem “Make You Feel My Love.” Most of them follow the classic tempos picked up from the original LPs, but a few have nice twists in tempo and feel.
All in all, it’s like I said … a good CD. You could find less entertaining ways to spend $15, so go for it.