Hard Rain (The Songs of Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen)
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||Blowin' In the Wind||Barb Jungr||4:28||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Everybody Knows||Barb Jungr||3:57||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Who By Fire||Barb Jungr||3:55||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hard Rain||Barb Jungr||4:34||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||First We Take Manhattan||Barb Jungr||6:14||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Masters of War||Barb Jungr||7:11||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's Alright Ma||Barb Jungr||6:21||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||1000 Kisses Deep||Barb Jungr||6:54||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Gotta Serve Somebody||Barb Jungr||7:16||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Land of Plenty||Barb Jungr||6:16||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Chimes of Freedom||Barb Jungr||9:14||£0.99||View in iTunes|
A Sophisticated Lady and A Sophisticated Album
I listened to Dylan and Cohen as a teenager; they gave my dissatisfaction with society, and political anger direction and focus. Listening to Jungr singing Masters of War, past memories of that youthful anger were rekindled. The most expressive instrument Barb Jungr possesses is her voice, and she uses her passionate, wondrous vocalization with supreme skill; soft, yet powerful, she becomes the conduit for Dylan’s lyrics to show that nothing much has changed. Politicians still put guns into the hands of young men, then turn and run when bullets fly. This is exactly what has happened in Iraq.
A further aspect to her genius, is the modesty of her performance. Yes, it’s Jungr singing, but she ensures the words remain those of the authors, while she gives them her own musical interpretation. I think that the most intricate example of this is her rendition of Hard Rain, but I won’t attempt to describe what I heard, it is uniquely impassioned, presented with subtlety, and peppered with a tangible undercurrent of despair. I am mesmerized by her interpretation of Cohen’s “Land of Plenty” the compassion and the despair in her voice is magnified by the way she intimately presents the song.
Buy this album, it contains great wisdom, presented with luxuriant sophistication, fire and wounded passion. You will not be disappointed. Furthermore, if you ever get the chance, go to one of her gigs, her live performances are intoxicating and dynamic.
Beautiful arrangements, joy to the ears
This beautiful album is just a joy to listen to.
Not only are the stunning arrangements simply a feast for the senses but Barb's voice is angelic, strong and calming.
Barb seems to go from strength to strength vocally and this album shows off her wonderful, unique style perfectly.
An album to treasure and enjoy for years.
Do not hesitate to purchase.
Another great album from Barb
She takes on some of Dylan's biggest songs here and it's a triumph! There isn't a weak track on this album but if I have to pick out some highlights then her treatments of Masters of War and Chimes of Freedom stand out
She always puts a lot of thought into how to interpret the songs she chooses - and here she has excelled again
Born: 09 May 1954 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England
Years Active: '00s