Album review

Mary Lee's Corvette - Blood On The Tracks

Ever wondered what was Sarah's take on the break-up when ol' Bob laid it bare on Blood On The Tracks? Perhaps you can glean an idea from this re-rendering of the entire album by Mary Lee's Corvette.

The sequence and musical contours of Dylan's original 1975 masterpiece are followed so exactly that any fresh insight lies almost entirely in the transposition to the voice of a woman. The main difference is that his sneers are given a more tender female makeover. But then, didn't we always know Bob was from Mars and Sarah from Venus?

Rating: 2 / 10


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