I know it’s hard to believe, but once upon a time, that time being the late ’60s and early ’70s, Rod Stewart could really sing, and he made some amazing rock ‘n’ roll records, and zome excellent folk-style recordings.
Here are two of Stewart’s covers of Bob Dylan songs that are quite good. Plus one by The Faces (Rod Stewart being the vocalist).
Plus versions of the songs by Mr. Dylan himself.
Rod Stewart, “Tomorrow Is A Long Time,” 1971:
Bob Dylan, “Tomorrow Is A Long Time,” The Rundown Rehearsals, 1977-1978:
Rod Stewart, “Girl From The North Country,” 1974:
Bob Dylan, “Girl From The North Country,” 1964:
Plus this cool version of “Wicked Messenger” as recorded by The Faces in 1970:
Bob Dylan and the Grateful Deal, pre-tour rehearsals, June 1987:
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