Jerry Garcia Band – Simple Twist of Fate – The Best Dylan Covers
“Simple Twist of Fate” is a song by Bob Dylan, released on his 15th studio album Blood on the Tracks in 1975.
A live performance recorded on February 28, 1978 was included on At Budokan.
The song was first covered by Joan Baez on Diamonds & Rust (1975), and has been reinterpreted by several artists since: by the Jerry Garcia Band on their 2-disc live album Jerry Garcia Band (1991) and Run for the Roses (1982), by Concrete Blonde on their Still in Hollywood (1994) collection, by Sean Costello on his self-titled album (2005), by The Format on Listen to Bob Dylan: A Tribute (2005), by Bryan Ferry on Dylanesque (2007), by Jeff Tweedy (with altered lyrics taken from a live Dylan performance) on the soundtrack for the film I’m Not There (2007), by Stephen Fretwell on Man On the Roof (2007) as a bonus track, and by Sarah Jarosz on Build Me Up From Bones (2013). Diana Krall covered it on the 2012 charity tribute to Dylan, Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.
Today we present the wonderful version by the Jerry Garcia Band.
Full Dylan Album Covered: Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks
Blood on the tracks is my favourite Bob Dylan album, and it is the one of his albums I play most often. I love it, one of the best albums ever recorded.
This is a post where I have dug out some cover versions of the songs on the record, none of them are as good as the originals, but they’re good and they are interesting. Let us do it the old fashion vinyl way.
This is side one:
1. Jerry Garcia Band – Tangled Up in Blue – 7/9/1977 – Convention Hall:
” the somber, nearly claustrophobic strains of I Shall Be Released burst with the fiery force of spiritual transcendence.”
– John Metzger / Music Box
Jerry Garcia Band – I Shall Be Released – The Best Dylan Covers
I Shall Be Released is a 1967 song written by Bob Dylan.
The Band recorded the first officially-released version of the song for their 1968 debut album, Music from Big Pink, with Richard Manuel singing lead vocals, and Rick Danko and Levon Helm harmonizing in the chorus. The song was also performed near the end of the Band’s 1976 farewell concert, The Last Waltz, in which all the night’s performers (with the exception of Muddy Waters) plus Ringo Starr and Ronnie Wood appeared on the same stage. Additional live recordings by the Band were included on the 1974 concert album Before the Flood and the 2001 expanded CD reissue of Rock of Ages.