June 15, 2009

Digging For Covers: The Boss sings Dylan

In 1975 at the Main Point in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band unfolded the up-beat Dylan ditty "I Want You" into a slow and sweeping ballad. The performance—broadcast by WMMR FM-radio in Philadelphia—featured Israeli violinist Suki Lahav playing the famous melody alongside piano, bass, drums, accordion and a few muted puffs from Clarence Clemons's sax. The Boss had a slight lyrical misstep after the song's bridge, but he quickly saved himself with a well-timed mumble and pause. The 18-song set—one of the longest and most well-regarded shows of Springsteen's career—also features a cover of Chuck Berry's "Back In The USA" and the premiere of "Thunder Road"—then, still a work in progress. 
Bruce Springsteen - "I Want You" (live at the Main Point, 1975)

Bruce Springsteen

1 comment:

  1. thank you for posting this--I ahve been looking for this version for YEARS--it is fantastic--thank you!