Our Classic Albums Remade
playlist series is an opportunity for us to dig out timeless albums, and rebuild them track for track. We do it by compiling cover versions of every song that appeared on the original album, and put them in the same order. It's a great way to get a sense of the influence these albums have, as well as a way to experience the diverse range of interpretations available for a single artist. This is our 4th entry in the series - we've already done Led Zeppelin IV, The Joshua Tree
, and Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
. The album we've chosen to remake this time is Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited
, which was named by Rolling Stone magazine as the fourth best album of all time, and they described it as "one of those albums that, quite simply, changed everything". It has stood the test of time, and continues to influence new generations of musicians regardless of current fashions.
What covers would be in your remake of this timeless classic?
Classic Albums Remade: Highway 61 Revisited
1. Like A Rolling Stone - Jimi Hendrix
2. Tombstone Blues - Sheryl Crow
3. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - Marianne Faithfull
4. From A Buick Six - Johnny Winter
5. Ballad Of A Thin Man - The Grateful Dead
6. Queen Jane Approximately - Kokomo
7. Highway 61 Revisited - Mountain
8. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Nina Simone
9. Desolation Row - My Chemical Romance
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