50 Years of Blonde on Blonde

50 Years of Blonde on Blonde

by Old Crow Medicine Show


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Old Crow Medicine Show performed a pair of Blonde on Blonde concerts at the Country Music Hall of Fame's theater in May of 2016, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's double album. Nearly a year later, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde arrived as their first release on Columbia Records. Containing cherry-picked highlights from the two concerts, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde finds the Americana group running through the entirety of Dylan's masterwork, and what makes the performance work is that they play with gusto and verve, not respectful reverence. Certainly, the group knows the album backwards and forwards, but that familiarity also means that they're free to turn some songs inside out. "One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)" is performed as a ballad, "Obviously 5 Believers" turns the blues song into bluegrass and they treat "Pledging My Time" in similar fashion, plus they give "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" a strong backbeat. Even when sticking largely to the original arrangements, the group performs with a giddiness that gives the music a fresh kick, and that energy is what makes this record something a little bit more than a run-of-the-mill tribute. Old Crow Medicine Show perform Dylan's songs as if they belonged to the band and, in a sense, that might be true: any album that survives 50 years belongs to the world at large, and what's fun about 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde is hearing how Old Crow Medicine Show hear an album you know by heart.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2017
Label: Sony
UPC: 0889854199425
catalogNumber: 541994
Rank: 6207

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Performance Credits

Old Crow Medicine Show   Primary Artist
Robert Price   Drums
Critter Fuqua   Banjo,Dobro,Guitar,Accordion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Kevin Hayes   Vocals,Guitjo,Group Member
Morgan Jahnig   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Cory Younts   Mandolin,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Snare Drums,Group Member
Ketch Secor   Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Vocals,Group Member
Chance McCoy   Banjo,Dobro,Fiddle,Guitar,Kazoo,Vocals,Group Member
Joe Andrews   Banjo,Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar,Bass Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Cory Younts   Whistle
Ketch Secor   Liner Notes
Thaddeus Pasierb   Illustrations,Cover Photo
Chris Serino   Engineer
Pete Parenteau   Engineer

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