Sunday, January 8, 2017

365 Days of Dylan, Day 8: Everything is Broken

365 Days of Dylan, Day 8: "Everything is Broken" from Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8

"Everything is Broken" first appeared on Oh, Mercy. But I like the alternate version on Tell Tale Signs.

That's the thing with Dylan, you scratch a song and find other versions you like just as well or better. Or you see him live and he takes a classic song in another completely different direction. Art breathes. Art evolves. As it is with Bob Dylan's music.

Along with alternate takes, another thing you get plenty of when you scratch are amazing covers of Dylan's music. Until I sat down for some heavy listening to prep for this post, I had not yet heard Kenny Wayne Shepherd's or R.L. Burnside's versions of "Broken."

Though I had heard Tim O'Brien's from Red on Blonde, his fabulous album of Dylan songs.

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