Dirk Sings Dylan

by Dirk Darmstaedter

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"Growing up in 70‘s New Jersey it‘d usually be either Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass, Burt Bacharach or Bob Dylan music wafting it's way up the stairs from my dad's stereo to me and my sister Petra's room in the second floor of our house on Emerson Ave.

These kind of musical memories are really hard to shake and so these artists are still very much part of my musical 'building blocks' every time I pick up an acoustic guitar, bass,... or whatever,...even today.
Bob Dylan‘s music especially always stayed with me, thru my heaviest 'Teenager in the 80's' phases (Smiths, Lloyd Cole, Specials, Orange Juice etc etc).

So I quess it was only a question of time until I finally got around to recording a whole album's worth of Dylan songs that mean so much to me.
And yes,...I could have continued recording more and more tracks as so many of Dylan's songs never stop to amaze me, make me want to weep, smash my guitar etc etc etc ,... but this collection is what I came up with.

So there....
I hope you enjoy listening to this little 'labour of love' as much as I did recording and please forgive me for meddling with these classic songs, but hey....
it had to be done !

" It's one thing to cover a Dylan song (who hasn't done that?), but it's another to do an entire album of Dylan tunes. That's bold, to the point of risking ridicule and disdain in the finicky world of pop music criticism.
Thankfully, Dirk Darmstaedter knows how to pull it off with grace and humility. He doesn't try to rock the boat too much, and he plays the songs with an almost reverent attitude, sticking to the style and attitude of the original tracks. He doesn't do a straight impersonation, even though he sounds like he could, but delivers the songs with an understated demeanor that lets the songwriting speak for itself. In effect, Darmstaedter doesn't get in the way of the songs, he lets them live and breathe on their own. It's probably the only safe way to approach such an audacious undertaking, and he tiptoes carefully in a most brilliant manner that would please any Dylan fan."
MishMashmusic - USA


released January 28, 2010



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