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Great versions of great songs, music worth 5* - but...........!
on 16 June 2011
13 Dylan songs, 9 of which have appeared on previous CDs, so only 4 ''new'' tracks. The interpretations are beautiful, sometimes unexpected and always provoking - much like Dylan's constant re-working of his own songs in fact. So, why only 3 stars? Well, and although ''quantity'' is no measure of quality, this is effectively a re-issued compilation CD and lasts only an hour - leaving almost 20 minutes of disc space unused. This is explained, in part, in the liner notes and is caused by the slightly random decision to include only the ''post - Every Grain of Sand'' recordings - why? This would have been an even better CD with the addition of 4 or 5 tracks from that Album and would have helped justify a fairly high price for, basically, 4 new tracks, particularly as downloads/i-tunes etc allow us to create our own ''compilation'' preferences if that's what we want. Having said that, the 4 new tracks are almost the best of the bunch - it is a fantastic CD and if you don't have any of her previous CDs and want to hear her sing only Dylan songs this is probably the better of the 2 because of the variety mentioned in other reviews.