Eastern Lowland Gorilla
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Of course the classic cover of that song dates back to the early nineties, when it helped launch the great (and, sadly, now retired) Newfie band Great Big Sea.
I didn't know she performed this at Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize ceremony.She does a good save from a really embarrassing flub. The audience was charitable I'm not including it....hard to watch/listen. She, or whoever chose a song that was too lengthy. I guess they wanted to showcase Dylan's poetry.
Clear as mud, ain't I? I forgot to mention that the Nobel Prize ceremony was a different occasion and she performed (or tried to) "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" by Dylan. I decided not to post it, but neglected to edit to reflect that. Gimme Shelter is from her "Twelve" album (I have it). All covers. Gimme Shelter is my favourite, but she also does "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (she's 73!) "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" among others.Huh? Gimme Shelter isn't a Dylan song. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote it.
I first encountered this song in a cover by the a capella group The Flying Pickets and fell madly in love with it. Here, a quartet of Voces8 members handle it beautifully. This is an older video and only one of this group (Andrea, the dark-haired soprano on the left) is still in Voces8 today.