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Unformatted text preview: How is it different form Elviss version? o Stronger blues influence o More relaxed tempo o Suggestive lyrics What is the same? o 12-bar blues o Verse/chorus form: the same music is used for the verses and the chorus Composed by a white songwriting team The Byrds, Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) (4/13) A cover of a Bob Dylan song form 1964 Whats new about the cover version? o Elaborate orchestration o Rich vocal harmonies o Even the acoustic atmosphere is rich (echo) o Bottom line: they Beatle-ized Bob Dylan (in their own opinion) Why not give the song a real ending? The Album is an experience, not just songs put back to back The Beatles as Collage Did the Beatles evolve, or did they draw on whatever interested them, regardless of chronology ? The manipulation of allusions is a principal characteristics of much twentieth-century art-music: Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartok, Shostakovich, Mahler, ect...
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- Spring '07