Must-hear covers of Bob Dylan songs fill the soundtrack to Broadway's 'Girl from the North Country.' Also reviewed: a pop-rock gem from Explorer Tapes, a live set from Oregon, newcomer Sierra Ferrell, and Ben Bostick's excellent fourth CD.
Covering Bob Dylan means wading into crowded waters. Many covers of his songs—by artists ranging from the Byrds and Peter, Paul, and Mary to the Band and Manfred Mann—have become famous in their own right, and there are hundreds if...
If you celebrated the summer of 2019 with the Stones' 'Bridges to Bremen,' you can plan to ring in 2020 with their newly-released 'Bridges to Buenos Aires.' Taken from the same 1998 tour, but this one has a few neat surprises.
A career-spanning box proves there's much more to Bobbie Gentry than the classic "Ode to Billie Joe."; Plus, a Marianne Faithfull anthology, Bob Dylan rehearsal tapes, new music from paisley-underground bands, and a Ynana Rose CD.
Unlike other anthologies of early Dylan, which mostly zero in on shorter, more artistically stable periods, this one spans 1962 to 1966. Also: The Posies are issuing deluxe versions of three of their early recordings, starting with 'Dear 23.'
Music industry veteran Bill Bentley reviews ten new releases including work by Peter Bernstein, Bob Dylan, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Gregory Porter, Tuomo & Markus, Imelda May, The Palandins, and Van Morrison.
A new box set doesn't alter my belief that 1979 to 1981 will not be remembered as one of Dylan's most creative, innovative phases. Nevertheless, his passion remains evident throughout, and the anthology includes enough great music to earn a place in any fan's collection.
Bob Dylan's third exploration of the Great American Songbook has resulted in a 30-song collection that's as powerful as it is melancholic. Briefly noted: new releases by Peter Rowan, Steve Krase, and James Talley.