The forthcoming compilation album Dylan Revisited will feature the likes of the Flaming Lips, Weyes Blood, the Weather Station, and many more as they take on some of Bob Dylan’s best-loved songs.
The album is due for release with the June 2021 issue of Uncut Magazine as part of a celebration of the Dylan’s 80th Birthday on May 24th launched by the legendary music magazine.
Covering Dylan is always a tricky task. As Noel Gallagher once said, “Bob Dylan sings Bob Dylan better than anyone else.” And that was a sentiment echoed by Richard Thompson who contributes a cover for the album, “Being asked to cover a Dylan song is quite difficult,” Thompson admits in the magazine. “You think, ‘How do you do that?’ After all, his personality is so interwoven into the songs.”
Low’s take on ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ is atmospheric and sparse. It might not have the same visceral emotional edge as the original, but the band have successfully transmuted it into something original and tranquil all the same.
The laidback harmonies of Low meddling with the songcraft of Dylan is what the record is all about. It is both an ode to the folk luminary, an insight into the influence that he has disseminated and an original catalogue of reinvention.
You can check out the full track listing and the Low cover below.
Bob Dylan – ‘Too Late (Acoustic Version)’
Richard Thompson – ‘This Wheel’s On Fire’
Courtney Marie Andrews – ‘To Ramona’
The Flaming Lips – ‘Lay Lady Lay’
The Weather Station – ‘Precious Angel’
Cowboy Junkies – ‘I’ve Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You’
Thurston Moore – ‘Buckets Of Rain’
Fatoumata Diawara – ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’
Brigid Mae Power – ‘One More Cup Of Coffee’
Low – ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’
Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg – ‘Dark Eyes’
Patterson Hood & Jay Gonzalez – ‘Blind Willie McTell’
Frazey Ford – ‘The Times They Are a-Changin”
Jason Lytle – ‘Most Of The Time’
Weyes Blood – ‘Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands’