The Making of "Dylan's Gospel"

We hardly had chance to talk about this one when it came out a few months back. Those of you who have stopped past the shop will have heard it for sure though as we've played it half to death already. The Brothers & Sisters: Dylan's Gospel.

Of all the great back catalogs in the history of rock, Bob Dylan’s is among the most covered, his acolytes ranging from The Byrds to Adele via Manfred Mann and Guns N’ Roses. But something tells us you won’t have heard anything quite like Dylan’s Gospel by The Brothers & Sisters, a choir of Los Angeles session singers brought gloriously to the fore for a very special, one-off record.



Recording sessions at Sound Recorders Studios in Hollywood were a four-day party, with food, drink and far more musicians than were ordered, many of the singers bringing along cousins, mothers, partners and more. Carole King came to hear, as did Peggy Lipton and Papa John Phillips. It was a rock ‘n’ roll version of a gospel church. “Lou just put on a big, crazy party,” remembers Edna Wright. “He had all these people together, all this raw talent. And we were there for nothing but the love of singing.”

Back in stock now on CD & Vinyl at Drift, but you know... we're not going to stop playing it so pick it up ASAP to avoid disappointment and your Sunday brunch will never sound the same again.

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