The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115502 Message #2473425
Posted By: catspaw49
23-Oct-08 - 12:55 AM
Thread Name: There but for fortune/blowin in the wind
Subject: RE: There but for fortune/blowin in the wind
Tell ya' Bruce, the very best I ever heard "Wind" was by Dylan although I can't tell you where I heard it. But several times in performance I heard the song done as a truly angry protest (the first time by Dylan) and only on that level have I ever enjoyed it. I think Peter Yarrow went that direction a bit but the PPM sound soon took over and it went the way of most PPM arrangements.
Its funny how some songs which are often and usually done so sweetly are really much better if you change the "mood." Like Donovan's "Catch the Wind"..............Nice song, kinda' sweet and sad and all but the best I ever heard it was as a VERY painful-pleading of an unrequited love.....as if the singer's life was and would be nothing without his lover. After that rendition it went to the top of my list as a love song.