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Audio: The Once Great Rod Stewart Sings ‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time’ & ‘Girl From The North Country’ + ‘Wicked Messenger’

Rod Stewart and his mates in The Faces including Ron Wood.

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:

The Wicked Messenger by Bob Dylan & the Grateful Dead on Grooveshark

[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.” Rolling Stone has a great review of my book in the new issue. Read it here. There’s info about True Love Scars here.]

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Listen: Phosphorescent Covers Bob Dylan’s ‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time’

Phosphorescent‘ AKA Matthew Houck (center).

I previously posted about this cover, but now we get to hear Phosphorescent do Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow Is A Long Time.”

The track will appear on the Starbucks Valentine’s Day comp Sweethearts 2014 due February 4, 2014.

Here’s one of Dylan’s versions of the song:

Tomorrow Is A Long Time by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Thanks Consequence of Sound!

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Audio: Listen to Bob Dylan’s Fave Cover of a Bob Dylan Song – ‘The one recording I treasure the most’

In the fall of 1969, some months after the release of Nashville Skyline,  Rolling Stone publisher/Editor in Chief Jann Wenner interviewed Bob Dylan in a New York hotel room.

The interview ended like this:

Jann Wenner: You’ve heard the Joan Baez album of all your songs…

Bob Dylan: Yeah, I did… I generally like everything she does.

Wenner: Are there any particular artists that you like to see do your songs?

Dylan: Yeah, Elvis Presley. I liked Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley recording a song of mine. That’s the one recording I treasure the most… it was called “Tomorrow Is A Long Time.” I wrote it but never recorded it.

Wenner: Which album is that on?

Dylan: Kismet.

Wenner: I’m not familiar with it at all.

[Actually, “Kismet” is a song that appeared on Elvis’ Harum Scarum scoundtrack; “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” isn’t on that album. According to Wikipedia: “Elvis Presley recorded the song (‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time’) on May 26, 1966 during a session for his album How Great Thou Art. The song originally appeared as a bonus track on the Spinout movie soundtrack album… According to Ernst Jorgensen’s’ book, Presley got into the song via Charlie McCoy, who had previously participated in the Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde sessions. McCoy played the 1965 Odetta album Odetta Sings Dylan before an Elvis session and Presley “had become taken with ‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time.'”]

Dylan: He did it with just guitar.

Below is Elvis’ version of “Tomorrow Is A Long Time,” the Odetta version that inspired Elvis to record the song, and then two versions by Bob Dylan plus Joan Baez’s version.

Elvis Presley, “Tomorrow Is A Long Time”:

Bob Dylan,”Tomorrow Is A Long Time” (April 12, 1963, Town Hall, New York City):

Odetta, “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” (1964 recording):

Bob Dylan,”Tomorrow Is A Long Time” with intro (April 12, 1963, Town Hall, New York City):

Bob Dylan,”Tomorrow Is A Long Time” Whitmark Demos, December 1962):

Joan Baez, “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” (early 1963):

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Watch: Phosphorescent Cover Bob Dylan’s ‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time’ For 2014 Love Song Compilation

The celebrated musician Matthew Houck, who is better known as Phosphorescent, has contributed a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow Is A Long time” to a love song compilation, Sweetheart 2014, due for release on February 4, 2014.

Phosphorescent’s most recent album, Muchacho, topped Paste magazine’s list of the top albums for 2013, and the album was included in Stereogum’s best of 2013 list.

Below you can hear samples from Sweetheart 2014, including Phosphorescent’s “Tomorrow Is A Long time,” and I’ve included a 2010 live version performed by Phosphorescent at Café de la Danse in Paris). –

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