Audio: Bob Dylan Tribute Album Focuses on ’80s Songs; Download Built To Spill’s ‘Jokerman’

Here comes an unusual Bob Dylan tribute album, Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One, which will be released March 25, 2014.

Today we get a taste from Built To Spill, who cover “Jokerman.” In exchange for your email (which goes to ATO Records) you get to download the track. I’ve listened to the track and it’s very cool. Sounds nothing like Dylan, which I think Dylan himself would really appreciate.

“Jokerman” appeared on Dylan’s 1983 album Infidels.

Here’s Dylan’s version:

Bob Dylan In The 80s:

1. Langhorne Slim & The Law – “Got My Mind Made Up”
2. Built to Spill – “Jokerman”
3. Reggie Watts – “Brownsville Girl (Reprise)”
4. Craig Finn – “Sweetheart Like You”
5. Ivan & Alyosha – “You Changed My Life”
6. Deer Tick – “Night After Night”
7. Dawn Landes & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Dark Eyes”
8. Tea Leaf Green – “Waiting To Get Beat”
9. Aaron Freeman & Slash – “Wiggle Wiggle”
10. Elvis Perkins – “Congratulations”
11. Hannah Cohen – “Covenant Woman”
12. Marco Benevento – “Every Grain Of Sand”
13. Yellowbirds – “Series Of Dreams”
14. Blitzen Trapper – “Unbelievable”
15. Lucius – “When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky”
16. Glen Hansard – “Pressing On”
17. Carl Broemel – “Death Is Not The End

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2 thoughts on “Audio: Bob Dylan Tribute Album Focuses on ’80s Songs; Download Built To Spill’s ‘Jokerman’

  1. Funny that you say it sounds nothing like Dylan–B2S singer clearly aping Dylan’s phrasing & cadence. Not a substitute for the genuine article, at least to these ears.

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