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Chrissie Hynde — I Shall Be Released
Album: Bob Dylan 30th Anniv. Celebration
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Released: 1993
Length: 4:23
Plays (last 30 days): 3
They say everything can be replaced
Yet every distance is not near
So I remember every face
Of every man that put me here

I see my light come shinin'
From the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

They say every man needs protection
They say that every man must fall
But I swear I see my reflection
Somewhere so high above this wall

I see my light come shinin'
From the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

Standing next to me in this lonely crowd
Is a man who swears he's not to blame
Every night, I hear him shout so loud
Crying out that he's been framed

I see my light come shinin'
From the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released

I see my light come shinin'
From the west unto the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released
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Jeff Buckley - I Shall be released (by phone on a radio show)

This is class though, if it could be scraped as a MP3
This is really, really great!
 Alastair wrote:
I'm puzzled who told CH she could sing.  
 
I'm puzzled who told you you could judge.
I found myself quite by chance sharing a small sailboat with her in the Charles River, at some regatta open house, many years ago. She was not happy to be in a sail boat, asking the skipper where the motor was. I didn't even realize  it was her until my companion asked her how long she was going to be in Boston. I had to ask later why she had asked her that, and was reprimanded - "That was Chrissie Hynde!" And me sitting there like an idiot with my camera around my neck. I wished I'd'a took a picture, and braved her telling me to fuck off. Whould'a been sweet.
Bob prend les choses à rebours, et j'aime ça !
Bob takes the things  at  countdown, and i love it !
 Alastair wrote:
I'm puzzled who told CH she could sing.  
 
Someone with much, much, much better ears than you.
Yes!
Watch this on YouTube:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTFsoRFxj-I

 unclehud wrote:
Me.  Every single time I hear her.
 I fondly recall meeting her. She was down to earth. Bob D's "do what you must" is like what she was.  It's hard to explain. I'd have to divulge far more than I'm allowed in order to 'splain this cray shit.  Take my word, life is not what you assume. You're likely not smart enough to get it, so I'll  find another  way.

Me thinks that Chrissie Hynde's voice works really, really well with this iconic song.  
Class......pure class
 Alastair wrote:
I'm puzzled who told CH she could sing.  
 

lol at this comment made without a trace of irony on a Bob Dylan song.
A great star. She does this Dylan number justice.
 david16 wrote:
Please play the original instead... 
 

Why not play both?  Without the whining...
 tonyjory wrote:
Me too!

 

 unclehud wrote:


Me.  Every single time I hear her.
 

Wow! Love the original and never heard this version, thank you RP
 Alastair wrote:
I'm puzzled who told CH she could sing.  
 
Did she need your permission?
Love it, love her voice on this. 9/10 from me!
 unclehud wrote:


Me.  Every single time I hear her.
 
Right?  And especially when doing a BD cover on an album devoted to BD covers.  This one's just a bit below an 8, I'll upgrade it later when my wife tells me to....Long Live RP!!
 Alastair wrote:
I'm puzzled who told CH she could sing.  
 

Me.  Every single time I hear her.
I'm puzzled who told CH she could sing.  
Still a 4 - there's songs that even Chrissie Hynde can't destroy.
 westslope wrote:
Hynde's backup band sounds excellent.

BTW, who is playing lead guitar?  Just curious.
 
Posted 6 years ago by Dahlia_Gumbo:
That is G.E. Smith on lead guitar with Steve Cropper on
rhythm, Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass. also a little known fact Sheryl Crow
is one of the back-up singer's. Oh Yea Booker T on Key's
Hynde's backup band sounds excellent.

BTW, who is playing lead guitar?  Just curious.
Terrific cover.
Please play the original instead... 
Great song. Great performance.  Always good to hear Chissie Hynde’s voice. 
I love her voice! Good tune anyway! 
Better than the original 
BTW - if you can find this concert I suggest checking out the whole show. Very excellent performances by almost all that were there, including Zimmy himself.

The last I saw it was on VHS tape years ago, don't know if it has been released on digital.
 kcar wrote:

The backup singers on Nina Simone's version of this song are incredible. 

 
Thanks for pointing Nina's rendition out to me.
I think Joe Cocker does a really soulful take on the song at Woodstock, deserves to be heard.

...as for Mrs. Hynde, I think of her, I think 'Goddess'... 
Great song, great singing, great guitar work, everthing nice!!
Hear here, thank you Bill for that, Chrissie Hynde 'quality', that got 'I shall be released' on Josh Jackson's list of 50 best Bob Dylan covers of all time.
*Great* tune
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Backup singers are awesome..

 
The backup singers on Nina Simone's version of this song are incredible. 
Ahhh old gold, Love it. Brilliant.
Chrissie is a Rock n Roll Treasure  {#Angel}
I love it... She drills the emphatic desire in the words.{#Bounce} 
The voice of the 80s singing the song from the soul of the 60s. 
Me too. I love it.
Love it!!
The Tom Robinson Band does a "Radio Paradise friendly" version of this Dylan Classic!
Give it a whirl
I been there (albeit just via live TV).
Sorry Bill, but that is G.E. Smith on lead guitar with Steve Cropper on rhythm, Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass. also a little known fact Sheryl Crow is one of the back-up singer's. Oh Yea Booker T on Key's

>>>>Helpful to know. Makes me appreciate it even more.
 yofitofu wrote:
It doesn't matter who sings this song, it always seems to sound really good.
 
This is my favorite version: 


It doesn't matter who sings this song, it always seems to sound really good.
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Backup singers are awesome..
 

Sheryl Crow is one of them.
 jadewahoo wrote:
Chrissie singing The Band classic that was written by Dylan. How much more awesome can it get?!

 
Yes—what a treat this is to hear again!  
Sounds like the end of a long, mellow session.  Goooood.
Love Chrissie.  Love this version.  Loved Bobfest.  Can't wait for the next one.
Backup singers are awesome..
 jjbix wrote:
cover songs usually suck, case in point, this song. . .
 
Plus 1

 
Chrissie singing The Band classic that was written by Dylan. How much more awesome can it get?!

Oh, this is wonderful. I've never heard it before. Chrissie brings it home and keeps it real.
I love the original and this is a very worthy cover. Go Chrissie!      {#Jump}
There's another great version of this on The Band's The Last Waltz. Classic--and classy--tune.
BillG wrote:
Eric Clapton
Sorry Bill, but that is G.E. Smith on lead guitar with Steve Cropper on rhythm, Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass. also a little known fact Sheryl Crow is one of the back-up singer's. Oh Yea Booker T on Key's
doesn't amtter if u like Dylan what matters is if you appreciate what he has accomplished...also I love Chrissie Hynde pret-a-porter wrote:
love chrissie, not into dylan but who's playing that guitar solo on this cover? awesome
Üks paremaid Dylani jÀljendusi.
pret-a-porter wrote:
love chrissie, not into dylan
True....true.
It's not too often the public gets a chance to see friends like these people perform together.
Susan Tedeschi does a much better job on this.
cover songs usually suck, case in point, this song. . .
pret-a-porter wrote:
love chrissie, not into dylan but who's playing that guitar solo on this cover? awesome
Eric Clapton
fretman wrote:
I kind of like Bob Dylan's original. Or maybe it was a cover of the Band's rendition of his tune. With the band. Either way, its a great tune.
Dylan, yes. Yep, great tune. Beaten to death, which is why I fling the headphones away whenever this comes on.
Richard Manuel's version can't be topped in my mind. I'm not trying to sound sexist but this song sounds better sung by a man. Know what I mean?
love chrissie, not into dylan but who's playing that guitar solo on this cover? awesome
Marr wrote:
Its funny how so many songs that folks might call "bilge" have high rankings and numerous good comments. Perhaps that might suggest that lots of folks don't think this is bilge.
Using the "lots of folks like it" argument is dangerous and doesn't really mean much. Lots of folks like Britney Spears for example. This song is nice, but it is a pretty mediocre rendition of this song and a poor sample of Chrissy Hynde's repertoire.
I kind of like Bob Dylan's original. Or maybe it was a cover of the Band's rendition of his tune. With the band. Either way, its a great tune. rgrace wrote:
Nope, and the way things are going, it won't happen till I'm 80.... :)~ I think the original by the Band is far superior to this overblown version. Oh well, tribute stuff usually doesn't measure up....
ThePoose wrote:
Are you retired? Maybe you should be.
Nope, and the way things are going, it won't happen till I'm 80.... :)~ I think the original by the Band is far superior to this overblown version. Oh well, tribute stuff usually doesn't measure up....
rgrace wrote:
This one REALLY needs to be retired.
Are you retired? Maybe you should be.
Never heard this version before...it's nice. Although you can't beat The Band's version, IMHO. Richard Manuel's voice was perfect.
Great cover..great artist...always loved her music, always will...great rendition of a Bob Dylan classic
:good-vibes: Best track on this album! :cool:
rgrace wrote:
This one REALLY needs to be retired. I am just so sick of hearing it... There are times when I think RP needs to clear out some of the lingering bilge from its playlist, and I would put this at the top of the list. C'mon! There are lots of other pieces of music that we should hear other than this. How about the Band's recording of this, for example?
And so you uploaded what?
It ain't the Band, but I like this version of a great song.
nelamvr6 wrote:
Retired? You must ne nuts! I don't want this to EVER be retired!
Seconded!
:clap: I see Bill 'found' the graphic! :good-vibes:
Retired? You must ne nuts! I don't want this to EVER be retired!
rgrace wrote:
This one REALLY needs to be retired.
Amen! :clap:
rgrace wrote:
This one REALLY needs to be retired. I am just so sick of hearing it... There are times when I think RP needs to clear out some of the lingering bilge from its playlist, and I would put this at the top of the list. C'mon! There are lots of other pieces of music that we should hear other than this. How about the Band's recording of this, for example?
Its funny how so many songs that folks might call "bilge" have high rankings and numerous good comments. Perhaps that might suggest that lots of folks don't think this is bilge.
rgrace wrote:
This one REALLY needs to be retired. I am just so sick of hearing it... There are times when I think RP needs to clear out some of the lingering bilge from its playlist, and I would put this at the top of the list. C'mon! There are lots of other pieces of music that we should hear other than this. How about the Band's recording of this, for example?
I agree...adds nothing to the original
Why call this a Dylan 'cover?' This song is 100% The Band off Music From Big Pink. Sure Dylan sang it, after giving it to them.
This one REALLY needs to be retired. I am just so sick of hearing it... There are times when I think RP needs to clear out some of the lingering bilge from its playlist, and I would put this at the top of the list. C'mon! There are lots of other pieces of music that we should hear other than this. How about the Band's recording of this, for example?
A real comfort to hear this song.
Chrissie's voice always makes me feel all warm & happy! :good-vibes:
tammaye wrote:
Tom Waits, anyone? interesting debate, not sure of my side.... Waits is like the nuclear option when it comes to this argument.
right! personally, i like tom waits's sound as well as his writing, but i totally understand the sentiment. :)
What Mari said.
PattonFever wrote:
there are also some of us who acknowledge folks like dylan as excellent song writers, excellent musicians, but terrible singers.
Tom Waits, anyone? interesting debate, not sure of my side.... Waits is like the nuclear option when it comes to this argument.
fisherking wrote:
fisherking thinks there are two main categories of music listeners. One group only hears music and voice with no regard to lyrics. The other actually listens to the words and more importantly the intent of the artist as expressed by inflection, tone, etc. I understand the first category of people wouldn't like an artist like Dylan. They can't help it, they only have a cursory interest in music at best. Those enlightened listeners who pay attention to other aspects of music cannot help liking artists such as Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, etc. Artists who are not blessed with a purely beautiful voice, but who, because of the lyrics they write and the emotion poured into them, reach a state of beauty when all parts are taken as a whole.
there are also some of us who acknowledge folks like dylan as excellent song writers, excellent musicians, but terrible singers. there's nothing lacking in enlightenment there, sir. i don't think that someone preferring a cover of dylan makes them any less quality in terms of intellect or musical taste. some of us have sensitive ears, you see. :)
KevinM wrote:
Dylans voice grates on my nerves just about as much as Joni Mithcell, so with that said, ANY cover of a Dylan is better than the original.
you're the first that i've encountered who is in the same boat as i am regarding dylan & joni. i'm glad someone understands me, finally. :D
god damn sexy woman
Granted it's from the Dylan 30th Anniversary disc, but who hasn't covered this tune? Eh, it usually sounds good but I'm giving this attempt a "5."
excellent, despite ending not with a bang, but a whimper. :cool:
*shrug* Given that there's not much of a song to work with here, I guess it's okay.
davie70 wrote:
I wonder if Shelby Lynn has ever covered this one. I like this version but I think Shelby would do a fantastic job of it too.
That's really an interesting connection. I think so to!
brofe wrote:
Steve Cropper eh? Has he ever played anything that wasn't great?
Not that I've ever heard!Just Listen to that beautifully tasteful and economical solo He's truly one of 'da men. I've always loved this song, and this arrangement reminds me of The Band, with Chrissie H. singing - sounds great. :clap:
Steve Cropper eh? Has he ever played anything that wasn't great? zoog wrote:
The liner notes on the CD break out all the peformers on each song. They credit G.E. Smith and Steve Cropper with guitar on this one.
rascal420 wrote:
How many versions of this stupid song are there? 50? 100? Cripes.
According to AMG about 64 artist have covered this song. I bet to this day the royalty checks are still worth cashing.
I wonder if Shelby Lynn has ever covered this one. I like this version but I think Shelby would do a fantastic job of it too.
Hearing this track on RP got me to buy the 2-CD set -- lotta good stuff on it -- disappointed that there is no cover graphic here, but FWIW, I think I know why: the name Bill assigned to the album doesn't work with the picture lookup -- need to change to something closer to "30th Anniversary Concert Celebration", which is the title on Amazon...("Dylan", oddly, is NOT in the title...) :propeller:
Great cover. You know, another great cover is "Gloomy Sunday" by Heather Nova. Ain't nuthin wrong with HER voice.
wonderdog wrote:
This is missing the point. The point was that the way Dylan sings is part of the performance. People who write him off as "a bad singer" are being superficial. The vocal delivery is undoubtedly part of the musical performance. Dylan doesn't have a good voice, but he uses it in deliberate ways. I'm always surprised by all this discussion of what a bad singer Dylan is. Has anybody listened to pre-war male blues singers? Dylan did.
He doesn't have a good voice, but he uses it in deliberate ways? What the hell does that mean? He is singing in a deliberately bad way? Stop drinking the Koolaid, dog!! Oh, and yes, I have listened to pre-war male blues singers. What is your point? Dylan might have, but that doesn't make his singing any better. Please do not blame the blues singers for his poor singing!!
How many versions of this stupid song are there? 50? 100? Cripes.
Chrissie's got soul, she can sing.
catmaven wrote:
This woman isn't singing, she's sing-talking--but not in her range and not on key. :stop: Then she takes great liberties with the tune, confound her arrogance! :beat: The wailing adds nothing of value either. Why redo something that the originator did so much better? I liked the one album I bought by Siouxsie. When I get time, will research the connection. :?
please read previous posts and you may realize there are those of us who greatly appreciate the gift of a voice God/Universe did most definitely bestow on one Ms. Hynde :music: :music: :sunny: :sunny: :propeller: :propeller: :daisy: :daisy: :!: :!:
fisherking, get your panties from bunching up...
fisherking wrote:
fisherking thinks there are two main categories of music listeners. One group only hears music and voice with no regard to lyrics. The other actually listens to the words and more importantly the intent of the artist as expressed by inflection, tone, etc. I understand the first category of people wouldn't like an artist like Dylan. They can't help it, they only have a cursory interest in music at best. Those enlightened listeners who pay attention to other aspects of music cannot help liking artists such as Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, etc. Artists who are not blessed with a purely beautiful voice, but who, because of the lyrics they write and the emotion poured into them, reach a state of beauty when all parts are taken as a whole. Listen to Dylan's IDIOT WIND off Blood On The Tracks or JUST LIKE A WOMAN off Before The Flood. Listen to Neil's ALREADY ONE from Human Highway. It is unbelievable that there are people who give these songs a 1 rating. All in all, though, it is only rock and roll. For many of us, though, our lives are milestoned by what we listen to at particular moments in time. Keep the music coming, keep the discussion going.
lol! this discuss SO takes me back to the 70's and that book "zen and the art of motorcycle mechanics" or whatever it was called. the same points were being debated, but with respect to the proper type of appreciation of motorcycles. anyway, i hereby predict that dylan will be remembered as one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th (and slightly possibly the 21st) century.
Thought is irrelevant, volume is everything, yah boo
wonderdog wrote:
I'm always surprised by all this discussion of what a bad singer Dylan is. Has anybody listened to pre-war male blues singers? Dylan did.
I thought this was Chrissie Hynde ...? :ask:
tg3k wrote:
Yet, I still tend to listen more to the musical aspects of a song more than the lyrical aspects. Who is anyone to say they are more moved by the lyrics of a song than I am moved by the playing and composition?
This is missing the point. The point was that the way Dylan sings is part of the performance. People who write him off as "a bad singer" are being superficial. The vocal delivery is undoubtedly part of the musical performance. Dylan doesn't have a good voice, but he uses it in deliberate ways. I'm always surprised by all this discussion of what a bad singer Dylan is. Has anybody listened to pre-war male blues singers? Dylan did.
fisherking wrote:
fisherking thinks there are two main categories of music listeners. One group only hears music and voice with no regard to lyrics. The other actually listens to the words and more importantly the intent of the artist as expressed by inflection, tone, etc. I understand the first category of people wouldn't like an artist like Dylan. They can't help it, they only have a cursory interest in music at best. Those enlightened listeners who pay attention to other aspects of music cannot help liking artists such as Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, etc. Artists who are not blessed with a purely beautiful voice, but who, because of the lyrics they write and the emotion poured into them, reach a state of beauty when all parts are taken as a whole. Listen to Dylan's IDIOT WIND off Blood On The Tracks or JUST LIKE A WOMAN off Before The Flood. Listen to Neil's ALREADY ONE from Human Highway. It is unbelievable that there are people who give these songs a 1 rating. All in all, though, it is only rock and roll. For many of us, though, our lives are milestoned by what we listen to at particular moments in time. Keep the music coming, keep the discussion going.
Regarding the first category of music listeners: Your statement that this group has a "cursory interest in music at best" is uninformed (at best). I have much more than a "cursory" interst in music, having made a living at it for years (in the past), both as a player and a songwriter. Yet, I still tend to listen more to the musical aspects of a song more than the lyrical aspects. Who is anyone to say they are more moved by the lyrics of a song than I am moved by the playing and composition? Or that they have a better understanding of the songwriter's emotions than I do? Indeed, our lives are milestoned (or in some cases, simply stoned) by what we listen to a particular moments in time, but the significance of those milestones is not lessened because I listen to a song differently than you do. BTW, although I generally don't like Dylan's singing voice, because as a musical instrument it leaves me out in the cold, but I admire and appreciate his songwriting. I have much the same opinion of Neil Young, although for reasons I can't explain, I don't like most of his songwriting as much. Still, I'd give neither artist a "1" rating.
fisherking wrote:
fisherking thinks there are two main categories of music listeners. One group only hears music and voice with no regard to lyrics. The other actually listens to the words and more importantly the intent of the artist as expressed by inflection, tone, etc. I understand the first category of people wouldn't like an artist like Dylan. They can't help it, they only have a cursory interest in music at best. Those enlightened listeners who pay attention to other aspects of music cannot help liking artists such as Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, etc. Artists who are not blessed with a purely beautiful voice, but who, because of the lyrics they write and the emotion poured into them, reach a state of beauty when all parts are taken as a whole. Listen to Dylan's IDIOT WIND off Blood On The Tracks or JUST LIKE A WOMAN off Before The Flood. Listen to Neil's ALREADY ONE from Human Highway. It is unbelievable that there are people who give these songs a 1 rating. All in all, though, it is only rock and roll. For many of us, though, our lives are milestoned by what we listen to at particular moments in time. Keep the music coming, keep the discussion going.
I think that you are on to something. I might be of the first group, but in my defense (and that of the first group), could it just be that a guy like Dylan should have been a written word poet and not a singer? I seem to like Dylan tunes, but only when they are being covered by someone else!
ChardRemains wrote:
And who is that on lead guitar... s/he is smokin'.
The liner notes on the CD break out all the peformers on each song. They credit G.E. Smith and Steve Cropper with guitar on this one.
Yeah! Live! \\:D/ :bounce:
This is a great song...and well done. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.
The problem is that it is not in her range. But what she misses in range, flexibility & technique, she does make up in power, timing, and innovative attack. She keeps harmonizing with the backup singers, which is odd. Had I been the musical director of this extravaganza, I would have transposed this song down a third...allowing contributing performers to do their best improves the quality of the show. It's a simple enough song. And who is that on lead guitar... s/he is smokin'.
catmaven wrote:
This woman isn't singing, she's sing-talking--but not in her range and not on key. :stop:
I may be stupid, but at least I'm not alone. This cover doesn't make it for me on a musical, emotional or spiritual level. No doubt our maker will tell me I got it all wrong.........Wish I knew more of the covers my swtiched-on mates at RP have tuned into below........
Stella wrote:
"The Last Waltz" version my fav. But Chrissie can sing whatever the hell she wants to...just love her voice! IMHO :wave:
Yup.