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
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