Thursday, February 15, 2007

Bryan Ferry’s Polar Prize Hard Rain: encore

Thanks to Tricia:

“As a belated follow-up: I found Ferry's 'Hard Rain' performance at the Polar Prize on YouTube:

“Dylan's quizzical reaction (only a couple of shots) is priceless, but imagine how it would feel sitting next to the King of Sweden and
watching this stuff.

“… I like Ferry and look forward to hearing the album.”

Earlier post:

“With regard to links between Ferry and Dylan, and previous Ferry cover versions of Dylan songs, don't forget the Polar Prize ceremony.

“When Dylan was awarded the Polar Prize in Sweden on 15 May 2000, Brian Ferry performed 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall' - with Dylan in the audience almost directly in front of him!

“How scary would that be? Although, if I remember correctly, there were some attractive back-up singers onstage, so he may have been safe."