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As I always say, it’s never too soon for another Bob Dylan cover video! Personally, I’ve attempted to restrain myself from recording a comfortable, enjoyable Dylan cover this year. However, tonight’s installment of the Guest Sessions is a Dylan cover song music video with an interesting twist.
First of all, this is a song from Dylan’s 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home. This is perhaps one of his best albums, and it was a transition point for him, half of the album being full band renditions and the other half being classic acoustic-only compositions. (For his next album, Highway 61 Revisited, he would dive deeply into the world of electric rock…)
So far, I’ve recorded two covers from this album — “Subterranean Homesick Blues” for the members-only area of the site and “Love Minus Zero/No Limit.” No one here has yet dared to take on the more noteworthy songs, such as “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)” or the song that the Byrds launched to chart success, “Mr. Tambourine Man.” This being said, I was truly impressed with the apparent ease with which Stan Denski, our guest tonight, played “She Belongs to Me.” Granted, this is a fairly straightforward song, but he changed the tuning and plays in an interesting fashion. His version is true to the original, yet very much his own and sung well.
Thank you, Stan, for sending this very entertaining video!
I’ll let him introduce the video — Stan writes,
This is a cover of Bob Dylan’s “She Belongs To Me.” It is played on an old Guild 12-string tuned to an open D and played by barring chords from the top of the neck which allows the highest strings to ring open and create diminished chords. It also uses a lot of harmonics struck at the 12th fret.
I was showing a friend how to play this version and he videotaped it and, later, stuck it up on YouTube.
Stan Denski, Indianapolis