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PostPosted: Tue July 24th, 2012, 06:59 GMT 
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I've recently become re-enthralled with this song...
But what I'm most interested right now, is a variations on a theme approach.

Can you folks recommend favorite cover versions?

I think what I'd like to hear mostly are interesting poppy/piano based versions. It seems that most of the versions on Youtube opt for the tired old dude-with-guitar approach.

Although, Marriane Faithful has a nice version... any others out there, I should check out?


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PostPosted: Tue July 24th, 2012, 10:36 GMT 
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I don't really like listening to cover versions of Dylan songs, although Jimi Hendrix did some great ones, but this version of Visions of Johanna is my absolute favourite version of all;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYifDaD96rM


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PostPosted: Tue July 24th, 2012, 11:39 GMT 

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Although it's not piano based, I think Lee Ranaldo's version is all you ever need to hear outside of the various Dylan takes.


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PostPosted: Tue July 24th, 2012, 12:01 GMT 
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The Grateful Dead did a nice one and so did Chris Smither, but they're all guitar based.

This is one of my favorite as well, she doesn't really do covers anymore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ6yuCCRmPc


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PostPosted: Tue July 24th, 2012, 13:23 GMT 
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Paul Weinfield - Visions of Johanna
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xAPcUZe7RA


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PostPosted: Tue July 24th, 2012, 13:39 GMT 

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This one's pretty good, I think

Chris Smither

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU8oMHm0Mf4

Sorry just noticed that this versions has been
mentioned already, though not the link


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PostPosted: Tue July 24th, 2012, 15:41 GMT 
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Lee Renaldo's cover isn't bad.

And here's a cover by some group called The Quinaimes Band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq8LhAeP770


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PostPosted: Tue July 24th, 2012, 18:05 GMT 
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HunterRose wrote:
I've recently become re-enthralled with this song...
But what I'm most interested right now, is a variations on a theme approach...

I think what I'd like to hear mostly are interesting poppy/piano based versions. It seems that most of the versions on Youtube opt for the tired old dude-with-guitar...


Hm. I am intrigued at this prospect. If I can't find such a version, I may just have to record one myself.


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PostPosted: Tue July 24th, 2012, 21:13 GMT 
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I'll admit that I listen to a lot of Pop. But I really like Arthouse Pop, Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, John Cale, MagFields...

I think my favorite thing ever would be Kate Bush doing covers of Dylan/Cohen music.

EDIT: Thank you for all of the suggestions. :)


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PostPosted: Wed July 25th, 2012, 07:03 GMT 
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I would love to hear Kate Bush cover some John Wesley Harding - era stuff. She could add some histrionics and stretch out the verses a bit. Maybe she should just do the whole album.


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PostPosted: Wed July 25th, 2012, 09:09 GMT 
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This is the poppiest version I know:

from the The Huge World Of Emily Small
(1967) by the Picadilly Line


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zByeIfwrr3k


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PostPosted: Wed July 25th, 2012, 10:49 GMT 

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Belle and Sebastien would reject that on grounds of being too twee...


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PostPosted: Wed July 25th, 2012, 18:53 GMT 
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Here you go. Not sure how long it can stay on soundcloud because of copyrights, but hopefully the interested parties will get to listen. It's definitely a lower quality recording, as my good microphone was stolen awhile back, so I'm just using the computer mic. Also, I didn't put in the last verse because it's not really very "poppy," is it? :roll:

http://soundcloud.com/paul-zickler/visions


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PostPosted: Wed July 25th, 2012, 21:39 GMT 
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movin_after_midnight wrote:
Here you go. Not sure how long it can stay on soundcloud because of copyrights, but hopefully the interested parties will get to listen. It's definitely a lower quality recording, as my good microphone was stolen awhile back, so I'm just using the computer mic. Also, I didn't put in the last verse because it's not really very "poppy," is it? :roll:

http://soundcloud.com/paul-zickler/visions


Hey, that was really nice. Good voice and cool piano. Thank you!


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PostPosted: Wed July 25th, 2012, 23:00 GMT 
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movin_after_midnight wrote:
Here you go. Not sure how long it can stay on soundcloud because of copyrights, but hopefully the interested parties will get to listen. It's definitely a lower quality recording, as my good microphone was stolen awhile back, so I'm just using the computer mic. Also, I didn't put in the last verse because it's not really very "poppy," is it? :roll:

http://soundcloud.com/paul-zickler/visions


Wow this is really sweet. Though I'm not sure that I agree that the last verse is incompatible with a poppy sound.
Thank you!


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PostPosted: Thu July 26th, 2012, 03:17 GMT 

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movin_after_midnight wrote:
Here you go. Not sure how long it can stay on soundcloud because of copyrights, but hopefully the interested parties will get to listen. It's definitely a lower quality recording, as my good microphone was stolen awhile back, so I'm just using the computer mic. Also, I didn't put in the last verse because it's not really very "poppy," is it? :roll:

http://soundcloud.com/paul-zickler/visions


Nice job; definitely a different version--like how you sung it.


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PostPosted: Thu July 26th, 2012, 03:48 GMT 
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Thanks for the kind words. I really enjoy playing Dylan's music, and I try to do it ways that are fun and interesting to me.


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PostPosted: Thu July 26th, 2012, 05:57 GMT 

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grateful dead or jerry garcia band,many ,many great takes on a timeless classic


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PostPosted: Sat July 28th, 2012, 05:55 GMT 
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Mister.Jones wrote:
This is the poppiest version I know:

from the The Huge World Of Emily Small
(1967) by the Picadilly Line


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zByeIfwrr3k

I finally got a chance to listen to this, this is really cool! Thank you.


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