Long Lost Album of Bob Dylan Covers, ‘Dylan’s Gospel,’ to be Released in April

In 1969, producer Lou Adler brought 27 backup singers to Los Angeles to cover Bob Dylan‘s music during a two-day session. The project, titled Dylan’s Gospel, was released in 1969 but has been nearly impossible to find, until now. On April 1, a new edition of the album will be released via Light in the Attic.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Adler explained the spirit of the recordings.

“Sometimes there were more than 27 voices,” Adler said, “because on several occasions real brothers and sisters stopped by and grabbed a part. It sounds corny, but that was the spirit of the thing. The tape stopped, but they were still singing.”

The singers transformed Dylan’s songs to sound like they were meant to be sung in church. Songs included “Lady Lady Lay,” “I Shall Be Released” and “The Mighty Quinn.”

Read more at Radio.com.

– Annie Reuter, Radio.com 

 

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