The best Dylan covers can come out of nowhere. 2007’s I’m Not There soundtrack was full of them, but this scaled-down, gorgeous take on the Blonde on Blonde closer “Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands” by acclaimed French electro-rockers Phoenix might be even better.
While it’s been paired down to 5 minutes instead of 11, this live acoustic recording, made for the Germany’s Musikexpress magazine, perfectly captures the wistful melancholy of the original.
Listen to the cover here.
Phoenix’s latest album, 2009’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, topped many critics Best Of lists.