This compilation of Dylan songs recorded by international acts in a wild array of music styles may put some of his fans off: The singing is mostly non-English, and the original melodies, variously transposed, can be hard to recognize. But Dylan himself loves obscuring words and tunes. The Musicians of the Nile version of "Tangled Up in Blue" that appears here, chanted over Arabic rababah fiddle, even showed up in his 2003 film Masked and Anonymous. Listen closely, and you'll hear a fascinating dialogue.
From The Archives Issue 1206: April 10, 2014