Mar 27 14

“Bob Dylan in the 80s: Volume One” Out Now

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Out today, Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One  is a tribute album to Bob’s 1980s catalog, covering the period that starts with 1980’s Saved and ends with 1990’s Under The Red Sky. The brainchild of producers Jesse Lauter (Elvis Perkins, The Low Anthem) and Sean O’Brien (Dawes, PAPA), the mission of Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One is to shed new light on a large cache of Bob Dylan songs that are often overshadowed by his 60s & 70s output and songs from his later career renaissance. Rolling Stone notes “Amazingly, the album makes a completely convincing case for sniffed-at Dylan songs like “Brownsville Girl” and “Wiggle Wiggle.” Such pieces have never been covered before — amazing since Dylan may be the most-covered artist of the last 50 years, save the Beatles”, and NY Daily News adds “It’s a pleasure to hear Dylan’s 80’s understated gospel, bluesy rock, and pop rescued from its shamefully dated production. Any Dylan fan lucky enough to already hold the occasional 80’s gem like “Sweetheart Like You,” “Dark Eyes,” and “Pressing On” in high regard will only find their love for some of Dylan’s best 80’s tunes deepened by fitting covers from Craig Finn, Dawnes Landes & Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Glen Hansard, respectively.”



In the liner notes to this collection, New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless BrooklynFortress of Solitude) writes, “In the famously difficult art of going up against Dylan’s performance of his own material, a number of these reach the highest threshold. I hope Bob Dylan listens to this record, and plays it for his current touring band.”


Langhorne Slim & The Law – Got My Mind Made Up
Built To Spill – Jokerman
Reggie Watts – Brownsville Girl (Reprise)
Craig Finn – Sweetheart Like You
Ivan & Alyosha – You Changed My Life
Deer Tick – Night After Night
Dawn Landes & Bonnie “Prince” Billie – Dark Eyes
Tea Leaf Green – Waiting To Get Beat
Aaron Freeman & Slash – Wiggle Wiggle
Elvis Perkins – Congratulations
Hannah Cohen – Covenant Woman
Marco Benevento – Every Grain of Sand
Yellowbirds – Series of Dreams
Blitzen Trapper – Unbelievable
Lucius – When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky
Glen Hansard – Pressing On
Carl Broemel – Death Is Not The End