Archive for July 8th, 2007

July 8, 2007

MP3 OF THE WEEK: Bob Dylan – Tangled Up In Blue mp3

“Her folks they said our lives together, sure was gonna be rough, they never did like Mama’s home-made dress, papa’s bankbook wasn’t big enough”

This year I’ve started getting serious about Dylan after I bought myself his rare and lavishly packaged fifteen album SACD Box-Set. I also splashed out on all his other major works, that I didn’t already own. I began with the early classic albums (Although I’ve long had a soft spot for his 1975 album ‘Desire’) and I’m only now beginning to digest his later masterpieces. Recently I came onto 1974’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ and was instantly struck by the first track ‘Tangled Up In Blue’. It features one of those great rambling poetic Dylan lyrics combined with a strong and detailed narrative. I love the eccentric way he wraps his tongue around certain words and phrases, in the way that only Dylan can, particularly the line “You look like the silent type”.

Bob Dylan – Tangled Up In Blue mp3

Click here to buy the SACD of ‘Blood On The Tracks’ from HMV.

Click here to watch an intimate live performance of ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ on YouTube.

Bob Dylan Website / Bob Dylan MySpace

July 8, 2007

BADLY DRAWN BOY – Promises: Remixes (12″ Single)

EMI 12EM723: 2nd July 2007
1. Promises (Reverso68 Remix / Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-Animation / A Mountain Of One Version)
“Just promise you will remember, a promise should last forever, right up to the dying embers, of a fire that burns so slow”

Badly Drawn Boy’s new album features some of his most effortlessly beautiful songwriting in years but it’s occasionally let down by muddy production from Nick Franglen. The singles lifted from the LP have inspired some of this year’s best Remixes and covers (Find two downloads below), and this release is no exception.

The Reverso68 Remix is shear perfection from start to finish and improves on the album version in every way. You can get lost and drift away in the waves of dreamy hypnotic Bass, the glacial Strings and the luscious melody. Beyond The Wizards Sleeve‘s Remix goes for a Psychedelic vibe and brings the gorgeous Piano to the front. A Mountain Of One‘s slow burning Remix sounds like Mark Knopler after sharing a Peace-Pipe or two with some Native American’s.

‘Promises’ is the 5th single (Including the two underground releases) to be taken from the ‘Born In The U.K’ album and let’s hope Damon lifts a couple more tracks, when we’re getting Remixes this good.

Click here to buy ‘Born In The U.K’ from HMV for the astonishingly low price of £4.99 (That includes a free DVD and deluxe packaging!!!).

Click here to buy the 12″ from Rough Trade or click here to download the three tracks as mp3s from 7Digital.

Badly Drawn Boy – A Journey From A To B (The Go! Team Remix) mp3
King Creosote – Nothing’s Gonna Change Your Mind mp3

I accidentally taped A Mountain Of One’s Remix at the wrong speed resulting in something that sounds like a spaced-out cover of Dolly Parton‘s ‘Jolene’ (My dad also tells me it sounds just like 70s Synth pioneers Tonto’s Expanding Head Band). I think it sounds better played faster and since there are very few vocals it doesn’t sound too much like The Chipmunks.

Badly Drawn Boy – Promises (A Mountain Of One Version At 45 RPM) mp3

Click here to watch the video for ‘Promises’ on YouTube.

Badly Drawn Boy Website / Badly Drawn Boy MySpace