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I'm Not There

Various Artists Audio CD
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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. All Along The WatchtowerEddie Vedder & The Million Dollar Bashers 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. I'm Not ThereSonic Youth 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Goin' To AcapulcoJim James & Calexico 4:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Tombstone BluesRichie Havens 5:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Ballad Of A Thin ManStephen Malkmus & The Million Dollar Bashers 6:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues AgainCat Power 6:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Pressing OnJohn Doe 5:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Fourth Time AroundYo La Tengo 5:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Dark EyesIron And Wine & Calexico 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Highway 61 RevisitedKaren O & The Million Dollar Bashers 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. One More Cup Of CoffeeRoger McGuinn & Calexico 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie CarrollMason Jennings 5:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Billy 1Los Lobos 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Simple Twist Of FateJeff Tweedy 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Man In The Long Black CoatMark Lanegan 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)Willie Nelson & Calexico 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. As I Went Out One MorningMira Billotte 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Can't Leave Her BehindStephen Malkmus and Lee Ranaldo 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Ring Them BellsSufjan Stevens 6:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Just Like A WomanCharlotte Gainsbourg & Calexico 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Mama You've Been On My Mind / A Fraction of Last Thoughts On Woody GuthrieJack Johnson 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I Wanna Be Your LoverYo La Tengo 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. You Ain't Goin' NowhereGlen Hansard and Marketa Irglova 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?The Hold Steady 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Just Like Tom Thumb's BluesRamblin' Jack Elliott 6:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Wicked MessengerThe Black Keys 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Cold Irons BoundTom Verlaine & The Million Dollar Bashers 7:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Times They Are A Changin'Mason Jennings 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Maggie's FarmStephen Malkmus & The Million Dollar Bashers 5:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. When The Ship Comes InMarcus Carl Franklin 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. MoonshinerBob Forrest 4:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. I Dreamed I Saw St. AugustineJohn Doe 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Knockin' On Heaven's DoorAntony And The Johnsons 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. I'm Not ThereBob Dylan with The Band 5:15$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 30, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000VS6P9Q
  • Also Available in: Vinyl  |  MP3 Music
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,196 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews


Many people have covered Bob Dylan's songs over the years, but few quite like this. On the double-disc soundtrack that accompanies Todd Haynes' extremely confounding biopic of the already plenty confounding folk icon, we get the likes of Sonic Youth, Cat Power, Yo La Tengo, the Hold Steady, and Antony & The Johnsons doing their best Dylan impressions and often failing gloriously. Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus does a particularly fine job oozing his way through "Ballad of a Thin Man," while Wilco's Jeff Tweedy draws the moody beauty out of "Simple Twist of Fate," and Sufjan Stevens lends his typically baroque touch to "Ring Them Bells." Special credit has to go to the Million Dollar Bashers, the unofficial house band that includes Steve Shelley on drums, John Medeski on piano, and Tom Verlaine on guitar, along with other notable musicians. The generous track list and dynamic set of contributors promises that this album will provide plenty of awe long after the film itself has been forgotten. --Aidin Vaziri

Product Description

2007 two CD set, the soundtrack to one of the year's most highly-anticipated films. Todd Haynes' I'm Not There is a meta-biographical film that re-imagines the life of Bob Dylan, who is portrayed by six different actors including Cate Blanchett! Performers on the album who sink their teeth into Dylan covers include Eddie Vedder, Sonic Youth, Stephen Malkmus, Mason Jennings, Willie Nelson, Mark Lanegan, Antony, Jack Johnson, Cat Power, John Doe, Sufjan Stevens, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Iron & Wine and many others. Features two versions of the title track: the previously officially unreleased Dylan version and a new version from Sonic Youth. Columbia.

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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Bob Dylan covers comp that I've heard November 15, 2007
Format:Audio CD
There are a few multi-artist Dylan comps on the market, notably A Nod to Bob: An Artists' Tribute to Bob Dylan on His Sixtieth Birthday and the decent 30th anniversary concert soundtrack, the latter recorded long before his late 90's artistic revival when his new recordings again became as indispensable as his 60's and 70's output. Then there's compilations by individual artists like the Byrds, the Hollies, Richie Havens, Joan Baez, the Dead, and recently Brian Ferry, which aren't always spectacular either. Joan Baez, in my mind, is the greatest interpreter of Dylan's work; she can make each song her own like no one else.

Baez doesn't appear on this album, and neither do the remaining members of the Band. Perhaps they've developed and have been developed to such an extent by Dylan that an interpretation by either would be almost worthless. It's far more interesting to see an artist with an entirely different style, like Sonic Youth, Steve Malkmus or Cat Power, come along and modernize an old Dylan song.

Cat Power covered Dylan on her first Cover's Album, but her version of 'Stuck Inside a Mobile..' is not only recognizable, but up-tempo and very non-Cat-Power-like (almost happy). Former Pavement front-man Steve Malkmus has three songs on the album, as do Calexico. Both sets of contributions are outstanding; Steve Malkmus channels Dylan's vocals without leaving his own Lou Reed-influenced delivery far behind and Calexico may be an ideal backing band for Dylan himself if he didn't work so much in country and rockabilly; instead they play behind Willie Nelson, Roger McGuinn, Iron & Wine, and Jim James (of My Morning Jacket). Sonic Youth's cover of the title track, an obscure song, presumably off the basement tapes, with the original included at the very end of the second disc, sets the tone of the album along with a pretty good Eddie Vedder take of (the Jimi Hendrix interpretation of) All Along the Watchtower.

Other surprises include Yo La Tengo's profoundly gorgeous take of the early gem, Fourth Time Around, the Hold Steady's cover (not that great, but entertaining) of the early B-side "Can You Please Crawl Out My Window?", Jeff Tweedy's passionate delivery on Simple Twist of Fate, and perhaps the most profoundly moving cover on the album was done by an actor in the movie, a young african-american kid named Marcus Carl Franklin, one of the several actors who portray Dylan.

There aren't any big disappointments. Tom Verlaine's (of Television) cover of Cold Irons Bound comes to mind as one that could have been reworked a little so that it wouldn't drag as much. I skipped past Jack Johnson on my last couple listens, so I can't say much about that. Antony (of Antony & the Johnson's) sing Knockin on Heaven's Door just as you'd expect, but without adding much to note.

After all that, there's still a lot of artist contributions to comment on, but the nicest thing about the collection is that it doesn't sound like a bunch of disparate recordings patched together on one album. The arbitrary differences in production on most movie soundtracks and collections can cause them to fall apart if not well-sequenced. These songs all sound like they were recorded in the same studio under the same conditions, and the result is largely a sense of cohesion and purpose that's lacking on most tribute albums (even including Dylan's own tribute to Jimmy Rogers).

So, if you're going to get one collection of Dylan covers, this would be it. Now I can't wait to see the movie...
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Weird............but in a good way October 30, 2007
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Bob Dylan is the greatest and most influential songwriter in rock history. Like Shakespeare before him, artists and poets will reinvent and replay his music. Even though Bob is still with us, this is one of the first real examples of the future of Dylan's music. It is strange hearing various artists and bands play music heard hundreds if not thousands of times. Each artist here tweaks and reworks the song in a way to make it their own while keeping the spirit of the song intact. I would recommend this album to hardcore Dylan fans like me and to those who never got into Dylan's music because they didnt care for his voice. This album makes you look at Dylan from a different angle and the result is still absorbing, frustrating but ultimately supremely rewarding.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great covers album October 30, 2007
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Bob Dylan's material has always been popularly when interpreted by other artists. Witness the works of The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, and Judy Collins among many others. This collection of Dylan covers is stellar. In particular, the Calexico collaborations stand out. "One More Cup of Coffee" featuring Roger McGuinn and Calexico is a real highpoint. These two artists should sit down in a studio and do a full album together - a match made in heaven! Also, the Tom Verlaine interpretation of, "Cold Irons Bound" is brilliant. I highly recommend this collection to all Dylan fans, as well as fans of the many artists featured.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, Awful "sound track"
I'm Not There is an excellent movie with a wonderful sound track. But this disk is not the sound track of the film. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Dennis E. Roark
5.0 out of 5 stars DYLAN WILL ALWAYS BE THERE!
First off, the Willie Nelson/ Calexico version of TALES OF YANKEE POWER is without a doubt the best Bob Dylan cover ever. Read more
Published 9 months ago by wally gator
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite collection of Dylan covers
If you're a Dylan fan, I highly recommend to you this collection of various artists interpreting a wide range of Dylan songs from nearly all eras of his career. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Steven J. Hoffman
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good
The intricate guitar work on All Along The Watchtower makes Eddie Vedder's a respectable rock cover, while Sonic Youth's interpretation of I'm Not There has a vaguely menacing... Read more
Published on February 6, 2010 by Pieter Uys
3.0 out of 5 stars The Good Cop to the Film's "Bad Cop"
Seeing that this album serves a defiantly arty film the music contained herein is especially tame. This is partly due to the two central purposes of the soundtrack. Read more
Published on December 22, 2009 by Christopher Broome
5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody does Dylan like Dylan, but...
This is a worthy cover album. Not bad at all and it's interesting too, hearing younger generation musicians cover and interpret Dylan songs. Read more
Published on July 15, 2009 by 2 cents
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
The movie is truly profound and it re-introduced 50 years of awesome music for another generation.
Published on June 28, 2009 by Joseph D. Jasper
4.0 out of 5 stars A good showcase of Dylan's music
The soundtrack to Todd Haynes excellent 2007 biopic of Bob Dylan contains 34 Dylan songs from all decades of his career. Read more
Published on June 6, 2009 by Terence Coggan
4.0 out of 5 stars Gotta Wonder What Bob Thinks of This ...
The idea of Bob Dylan allowing a bunch of mostly young indie rock types record their versions of his songs seems a bit unlikely, but then again so does the thought of the world's... Read more
Published on March 10, 2009 by Gregory William Locke
5.0 out of 5 stars Dylan Is Here
The first thing that struck about this generous 2 disc offering was the choice of material. You could, of course, dip into the Dylan songbook and compose various 'Best Ofs' from... Read more
Published on February 8, 2009 by R. J MOSS
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