Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
20th Century Masters: Tribute to Bob Dylan
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Dylan tribute has opposite effect
Jonathan Emerson | 01/06/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This album, supposedly a tribute to Dylan, sounds more like an limpid attempt at a parody. The Times They Are a-Changing is the worst version of the song I've ever heard, even worse than the one I sometimes hear in the shower. The kaleidoscopic words of Subterranean Homesick Blues are lost beneath a 90's style angst that sucks all of the portentous meaning from the masterpiece. A lovely Lay Ldady Lay is the only thing to commend this otherwise laughably terrible album that should make Dylan grimace."
Ernest Bornheimer | San Diego, CA USA | 05/21/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I had to write to offset the previous review. No, it's not a great album, but it's not horrible. These are acts known to everybody who grew up in the 70's, are contemporaries (and sometimes freinds) of Bob, and it's interesting to hear their takes on the songs. None of these performances were recorded in the 1990's (although that's when the CD was released). I collect Dylan covers and I really appreciate this set being released on CD. Regarding Odetta's version of Times A-Changin': she has vocal style that no one is lukewarm about. Either you like it or can't stand it (just like with Dylan)."