Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Song of the Week: Them - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

Day two celebrating Bob Dylan's 1965 composition, It's All Over Now, Baby Blue. Today we turn our attention to the single most influential cover of the song. It is by Van Morrison's first group, Them. The band (or more likely was the case with this band, the studio musicians) recorded and released this in 1966. The production is stellar and the electric piano run through a Leslie Speaker set the standard for this song. Van Morrison is, as was always the case in these days, spot on perfect. Almost every version of the song you hear, will be derived from this original arrangement. Few, if any, surpass it, however. 

To demonstrate this version's influence, we give to you, today, a bonus. It is Beck's 1996 song, Jack-Ass. It won't take you long to listen to this to figure out why I included it with this post. 

Enjoy, comment, have fun. 

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