On a rainy afternoon

Bob Dylan and the Band – “On a rainy afternoon” from Tree With Roots (1967, 2001)

When I first heard TwR, I paid particular attention to this song because it shares a name with a half-finished Dylan song recorded on Eat the Document. However, I can’t find any other real parallels between the two songs.

Watch/listen to Cate Blanchett-era Dylan perform it here with Robbie Robertson and compare it to the enclosed recording. The former is delicate and beautiful while the latter is an outright foot-stomper featuring the whole Band.

At any rate, both of these songs could have been classics had they been cultivated a bit more.

Other Tree with Roots tunes at SWR

Posted by Jordy

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