This month I talked about two records from artists that have written their own songs but were here paying tribute to one other living songwriter. Tribute albums – but with the songs rearranged to suit the style of the new singer.
First up was Micky Dolenz of the Monkees singing songs by his Monkees pal Mike Nesmith. And I played the Dolenz take on the classic Different Drum.
Next was Chrissie Hynde’s lockdown set of Bob Dylan covers – released in time for Bob’s 80th Birthday. I played her version of Tomorrow Is A Long Time.
As always you can read my thoughts on the Dolenz album here and my thoughts on the Chrissie Hynde here.