Posted in music | tour dates on February 26, 2014

Bob Dylan

To celebrate the 1980-1990 period of Bob Dylan's career, ATO Records will release Bob Dylan in the 80s: Vol. 1 on March 25. The tribute compilation was put together by producers Jesse Lauter (Elvis Perkins, The Low Anthem) and Sean O'Brien (Dawes, PAPA), and features covers by Built to Spill, Deer Tick, The Hold Steady's Craig Finn, Gene Ween & Slash, Glen Hansard, Dawn Landes & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Blitzen Trapper, Yellowbirds, Ivan & Alyosha, Reggie Watts, Elvis Perkins, Lucius and more. Listen to Built to Spill's take on "Jokerman" from the compilation, with the full tracklist, below.

The new compilation will be celebrated with a record release show in NYC the day before its release at Music Hall of Williamsburg (3/24). The show will feature Dylan's music performed by some of the artists on the album, including John & Ian of Deer Tick, Elvis Perkins, Langhorne Slim, Dawn Landes, Yellowbirds, Hannah Cohen and members of Tea Leaf Green. The lineup also includes Spirit Family Reunion (who are not on the album) and "special guests." Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (2/28) at noon.

Stream Built to Spill's "Jokerman" cover with the album tracklist, below...

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Built to Spill - "Jokerman"

Tracklist:
01. Langhorne Slim & The Law - "Got My Mind Made Up"
02. Built to Spill - "Jokerman"
03. Reggie Watts - "Brownsville Girl (Reprise)"
04. Craig Finn - "Sweetheart Like You"
05. Ivan & Alyosha - "You Changed My Life"
06. Deer Tick - "Night After Night"
07. Dawn Landes & Bonnie "Prince" Billy - "Dark Eyes"
08. Tea Leaf Green - "Waiting To Get Beat"
09. 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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Comments (12)

That cover is great. Really curious about the Gener & Slash cover

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 9:56 AM

That Jokerman cover is like a cover of this Dylan version from Letterman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP85Uc6H79U

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 10:24 AM

Why would anybody want to hear covers of Dylan's worst songs done by bands worse than Dylan was in the '80s?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 10:30 AM

This is awesome, and a great predecessor to my upcoming compilation of emo covers of Pixies new EPs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 10:44 AM

What, no "Band of the Hand"? What bullshit!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 10:53 AM

Let's ironically pay tribute to one of our favorite artists by covering his shittiest songs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 11:15 AM

^
You expect something different from hipsters? Irony is their one uniting cultural trait.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 12:01 PM

Take a deep breath, feel like your chokin?
Everything is broken.........

Posted by smack | February 26, 2014 12:57 PM

No "Property of Jesus"?

No thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 8:40 PM

I celebrate most occasions by dipping baby carrots real deep into the platter.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 1:49 AM

The way you know this was done shoddily is that there is no "Blind Willie McTell"

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2014 9:37 AM

im surprised at how much i love this album. Infidels from 83 is a great dylan LP.

Posted by beast | May 23, 2014 10:46 AM

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