V/A: UNCUT Presents: Highway 61 Revisited Revisited (2005), SPIN Presents Newermind: A Tribute Album (2011) & REVOLVER: Live From Austin, Texas (2006)

When we were gathering together some stray MOJO magazine CDs, our pal Logan came up with a few hard to find ones and, just to be a nice guy, sent along a couple of other cool magazine freebies. Uncut Presents: Highway 61 Revisited Revisited, is a collection of artists recreating some obscure album Bob Dylan released 40 years earlier. A great listen with some unexpected twists. You can check out Dave Alvin, sounding like he’s back in Vegas with The Pleasure Barons on the title track. Logan also sent us a promo CD from The Netherland’s Revolver – a record company-backed promotional CD that spotlights 12 artists (and their releases) from the Live From Austin, Texas series. You get a track from each, including Richard Thompson (in a trio format with bassist Danny Thompson), Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, John Hiatt, the great Delbert McClinton and others. The last CD is a free download from SPIN magazine, and was released just this weekend. It features a bunch of (largely unknown) acts celebrating 20 years of Nirvana’s Nevermind. I only gave it a spot check, but most of what I heard was radically re-interpreted, which kinda undermined the whole idea for me. Amazon‘s got the Dylan tribute. Thanks again, Logan.

UNCUT Presents: Highway 61 Revisited Revisited (2005)
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS Like A Rolling Stone (6:04)
MARC CARROLL Tombstone Blues (5:17)
PAUL WESTERBERG It Takes A Lot To Laugh… (4:07)
RICHMOND FONTAIN From A Buick 6 (4:12)
AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB Queen Jane Approximately (5:00)
DAVE ALVIN Highway 61 Revisited (5:01)
THE HANDSOME FAMILY Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (5:43)
SONGDOG Desolation Row (9:55)

SPIN Presents Newermind: A Tribute Album (2011)
MEAT PUPPETS Smells Like Teen Spirit (4:54)
THE VASELINES Lithium (3:59)
AMANDA PALMER Polly (3:32)
SURFER BLOOD Territorial Pissings (2:18)
FOXY SHAZAM Drain You (4:04)
TELEKINESIS On A Plain (3:07)
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD Something In The Way (4:12)
EMA Endless Nameless (5:24)

REVOLVER: Live From Austin, Texas (2006)
FATS DOMINO Blueberry Hill (2:41)
TONY JOE WHITE Polk Salad Annie (5:11)
WILLIE NELSON On The Road Again (2:10)
DELBERT McCLINTON Givin’ It Up For Your Love (4:01)
JOHN HIATT Have A Little Faith In Me (4:11)
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON Me And Bobby McGee (4:06)
SUSAN TEDESCHI Voodoo Woman (5:39)
STEVE EARLE Guitar Town (2:33)
DWIGHT YOAKUM I Sang Dixie (3:26)
RICHARD THOMPSON She Twists The Knife Again (3:31)
SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET She’s About A Mover (3:11)
TEXAS TORNADOS Mendocino (4:48)


  • Willard
    July 25, 2011 - 08:05 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • marvelouslaughter
    July 25, 2011 - 14:18 | Permalink

    hwy61 “some obscure album”-Hylarrrrrrrrrrrious!

    • Willard
      July 25, 2011 - 14:42 | Permalink

      Yeah… a hit record and it might have been big.

  • Anonymous
    July 25, 2011 - 18:31 | Permalink

    There are a ton of Dylan covers albums, and thousands of individual cover versions, but this one looks interesting enough to be competitive with some of the better ones. Thanks to all for the chance to hear it!

  • mikey
    July 26, 2011 - 09:50 | Permalink

    probably the greatest album in the history of rock music ….I think if you took a poll of other artists it would win hands down …the first real rock album of the modern era and imo never bettered .Some of these songs aren’t easy covers so should make an interesting listen

  • Miles
    July 28, 2011 - 02:12 | Permalink

    a very special share. thank you willard and logan for offering ‘highway 61…’ and ‘live from austin. i’m looking forward to hearing them both. i would’ve never known about either of ’em if it weren’t for some insignificant music blog that inexplicably i feel compelled to visit with frequency. thanks.

  • Todd
    August 28, 2011 - 12:56 | Permalink

    Not That it’s a big deal, but “In Bloom” on the Newermind tribute is by Butch WALKER and the Black Widows, not Butch BLACK.

    Also, Willard, I’m not sure where I was when this got posted in July… But thanks!!!
    Butch, Westerberg, Foxy Shazam.. A bunch of my favs doing covers I haven’t heard yet… awesome!

    Thanks for everything!

    • Willard
      August 28, 2011 - 13:02 | Permalink

      Cool, thanks for the correction. The file itself should be properly named, but the typing in the post is subject to human error.

  • Iggy
    November 1, 2012 - 09:13 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard. Nice combination of interesting and obscure, as always. Good wishes,


  • Bret
    December 26, 2012 - 21:13 | Permalink

    MF is giving “permission denied” on the Highway 61 and Revolver links.
    The DF link for Highway 61 is dead.

    • Willard
      December 26, 2012 - 22:40 | Permalink

      New links up. Thanks Bret.

  • Bret
    December 27, 2012 - 20:36 | Permalink

    appreciate the quick resolution!

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