UNCUT: Issue #289 / June 2021

UK FLAGUSA FLAG VA — „Dylan… Revisited: 14 of His Greatest Songs Reinterpreted for Uncut“ (13th April 2021)
Location: London, UK
Magazin/CD release: 13th April 2021
Duration:     68:08
Tracks:
01. Bob Dylan — Too Late (Acoustic Version)   4:00
02. Richard Thompson — This Wheel’s on Fire   3:04
03. Courtney Marie Andrews — To Ramona   3:35
04. The Flaming Lips — Lay Lady Lay   3:20
05. The Weather Station — Precious Angel   3:30
06. Cowboy Junkies — I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You   6:31
07. Thurston Moore — Buckets of Rain   4:06
08. Fatoumata Diawara — Blowin’ in the Wind   3:21
09. Brigid Mae Power — One More Cup of Coffee   4:13
10. Low — Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door   3:56
11. Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg — Dark Eyes   3:42
12. Patterson Hood & Jay Gonzalez — Blind Willie McTell   5:05
13. Frazey Ford — The Times They Are A~Changin’   4:16
14. Jason Lytle — Most of the Time   4:16
15. Weyes Blood — Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands   11:13

⊗  Náš Bobfest pokračuje, jak jste si všimli, úvodním příběhem. Požádali jsme Dylanovy staré přátele, kolegy a obdivovatele, aby s námi sdíleli své oblíbené setkání s Bobem. Některé z těchto příběhů vrhají nové světlo na zřídkakdy vylíčené části Dylanovy kariéry, jiné jsou prostě vtipné a zase jiné odhalují poutavé či lákavé pohledy na muže, schovaného za mýty a bájkami. Kumulativně nám však tyto příze připomínají Dylanovu trvalou schopnost znovuobjevení — jak nám říká Elton John: „Je mu 80 let a je stále stejně dobrý jako v 60. letech, ale úplně jiným způsobem. Obdivuji to. Jak jsi toho dosáhl?“ Samozřejmě je toho víc. Paul Weller, Marianne Faithfull, Can, Spiritualized, Field Music, UB40, Stephen Stills, The Strokes, Will Oldham, James, The National a My Bloody Valentine pro začátek. Je to rušný měsíc — dejte nám vědět, co si myslíte:
⊗  “…To celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, 14 esteemed artists — including The Flaming Lips, Low, Richard Thompson, Courtney Marie Andrews, Cowboy Junkies and The Weather Station — have recorded brand new versions of classic Dylan songs exclusively for us. What’s more, the CD also features a previously unreleased Dylan track!
⊗  To reiterate — because we’re still amazed about this ourselves — all these covers were recorded specifically for Uncut’s free CD and are currently unavailable anywhere else.
⊗  …the period from January 7, when Thurston Moore sent us the first completed track, to February 26, when Frazey Ford emailed across the final track, has been one of the most exciting during my years at Uncut. Every couple of days, yet another amazing song arrived in our inboxes. I humbly think it is one of our best ever CDs — and hymns and hosannas to Tom for pulling it all together so brilliantly.” — uncut.co.uk

By Michael Bonner ⌊13th April 2021⌋: 
⊗  Welcome to a very special issue of Uncut, as we celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday. As you might imagine, it’s an event that we’ve been working towards for some time. In fact, rummaging through my inbox, I’ve found an email exchange with Tom Pinnock from June last year, where we first discussed how we might mark this auspicious event. “Perhaps we should get to work now on a special Dylan CD,” we concluded. So approximately 10 months later, I’m thrilled to unveil Dylan Revisited — 14 covers of Dylan tracks recorded exclusively for Uncut alongside one previously unreleased gem from the man himself.
⊗  If I’m honest, the period from January 7, when Thurston Moore sent us the first completed track, to February 26, when Frazey Ford emailed across the final track, has been one of the most exciting during my years at Uncut. Every couple of days, yet another amazing song arrived in our inboxes. I humbly think it is one of our best ever CDs — and hymns and hosannas to Tom for pulling it all together so brilliantly. Judging from the early response on our social channels from subscribers, you all seem to be enjoying it, too. Call it our birthday gift from Bob to you…
⊗  Our Bobfest continues, as you’ll have noticed, with the cover story. We asked Dylan’s old friends, colleagues and admirers to share with us a favourite Bob encounter. Some of these stories shed new light on lesser~told parts of Dylan’s career, some are plain funny and some reveal tantalising glimpses of the man behind the myths and fables. Cumulatively, though, these yarns remind us of Dylan’s enduring capacity for reinvention — as Elton John tells us, “He’s 80 years old and still as good as he was in the ’60s, but in a completely different way. I admire that. How could you not?”
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