From ER’s Main Page today:“Colin Meloy of the Decemberists has always had an interest in archaic or archaic-sounding language, so it seems quite appropriate that he sings Bob Dylan's "When the Ship Comes In" on the new Chieftains album "Voice of Ages," featuring collaborations between that veteran traditional-Irish group and many younger artists (including Bon Iver, the Civil Wars and the Low Anthem). Dylan never sounded more like a Biblical prophet than he did on this apocalyptic song, from his 1964 album "The Times They Are a-Changin'," using phrases like "The words that are used/For to get the ship confused" like "Like Pharaoh's tribe, they'll be drownded in the tide." The Chieftains, as usual, add a touch of majesty to this new version.”
-"When The Ship Comes In"
has long been my favorite song from “The Times They Are a-Changin”.
This version by the Chieftains is beautiful, i think...(although i am a fan of Irish music, so not everyone may agree.)
= Click on the link below to hear the Chieftains' version as well as
a video of Bob, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood performing this song at Live Aid in 1985.
-The article says the set didn’t go well, but I like it just fine! http://www.nj.com/entertainment/music/i ... _ship.html
-Not sure if i agree with this statement, though: "Dylan never sounded more like a Biblical prophet than he did on this apocalyptic song".