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Various Artists: Hard Rain Vol.1 & 2

A Tribute to Bob Dylan

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Dylan tribute cover CD from British music magazine Uncut, June 2002, with The Band's studio version of "When I Paint My Masterpiece."

The June 2002 issue of Uncut comes in two versions with two different cover discs (Hard Rain Vols 1 & 2) containing between them 31 Dylan covers. Like the Rolling Stones double tribute in December 2001, it's eclectic and includes several specially recorded tracks.

The Band feature on disc one with "When I Paint My Masterpiece" from the remastered Cahoots. Emmylou Harris also features doing 'Every Grain of Sand'. Paul Weller does 'I Shall Be Released'.

Rarities include versions of 'She's Your Lover Now' (Howard Devoto / Luxuria) and 'Sitting on a Barbed Wire Fence' (Thurston, Kim & Epic), and unusual takes include Ani DiFranco's 'Hurricane' and 'Shelter from the Storm' from Cassandra Wilson .

Among the exclusive tracks are The Waterboys doing 'Girl from the North Country', Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth attempting 'Visions of Johanna' and Johnny Marr doing 'Don't Think Twice'.

Judging from the Stones one, it'll sell out very fast. The same issue has various worthies (including Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Martin Carthy, Brian Ferry, Jackie Leven, Tom Waits, Natalie Merchant, Simon Nicol) voting on Dylan's 40 Greatest Songs. 'Tell Me Momma' gets in among the usual suspects.

--Peter Viney, May 2002


Volume 1

  1. Girl From The North Country - The Waterboys
  2. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Bill Kirchen
  3. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Johnny Marr
  4. She's Your Lover Now - Howard Devoto / Luxuria
  5. I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine - Thea Gilmore
  6. When I Paint My Masterpiece - The Band
  7. The Times They Are A'Changin' - The Hollies
  8. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - Robert Palmer
  9. Paths of Victory - Cat Power
  10. Most Likely You Go Your Way - Todd Rundgren
  11. Sitting on a Barbed Wire Fence - Thurston, Kim & Epic
  12. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go - Mary Lou Lord
  13. With God On Our Side - Manfred Mann
  14. Shelter From The Storm - Cassandra Wilson
  15. She Belongs To Me - The Nice
  16. I Shall Be Released - Paul Weller

Volume 2

  1. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) - Hamell On Trial
  2. It's All Over Now Baby Blue - Echo & The Bunnymen
  3. Visions of Johanna - Lee Ranaldo
  4. Positively 4th Street - Paul Westerberg
  5. I Threw It All Away - Yo La Tengo
  6. Maggie's Farm - The Specials
  7. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - The Charlatans
  8. Highway 61 Revisited - Dr Feelgood
  9. Tangled Up in Blue - Robyn Hitchcock
  10. Wallflower - Buddy & Julie Miller
  11. Love Minus Zero / No Limit - Steve Harley
  12. Hurricane - Ani DiFranco
  13. If You Gotta Go, Go Now - The Cowboy Junkies
  14. Series of Dreams - Gallon Drunk
  15. Every Grain of Sand - Emmylou Harris

Various Artists - Hard Rain - 2002 - UNCUT 2002.06

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