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Origins: Every Grain of Sand (Bob Dylan)

Big Tim 03 Oct 02 - 05:00 AM
alanabit 03 Oct 02 - 05:58 AM
GUEST 03 Oct 02 - 01:21 PM
GUEST,Bill Kennedy 03 Oct 02 - 01:31 PM
Genie 03 Oct 02 - 01:40 PM
Big Tim 03 Oct 02 - 02:08 PM
GUEST,Bill Kennedy 03 Oct 02 - 03:08 PM
Little Hawk 03 Oct 02 - 03:14 PM
GUEST,Bill Kennedy 03 Oct 02 - 03:15 PM
Steve Latimer 03 Oct 02 - 06:26 PM
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Subject: Origins: Dylan, Mouscouri, Every Garin of Sand?
From: Big Tim
Date: 03 Oct 02 - 05:00 AM

I haeard it mentioned the other day on BBC tv that "Bob Dylan wrote 'Every Grain of Sand' for Nana Mouscouri". Can anbody shed any light on this?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dylan, Mouscouri, Every Garin of Sand?
From: alanabit
Date: 03 Oct 02 - 05:58 AM

I am sure that he also wrote "Blowing in the Wind" for Le Petomaine - but I guess he left it a bit late...


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dylan, Mouscouri, Every Garin of Sand?
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 02 - 01:21 PM

Nothing about Nana M. in any of the Dylan comment that I can find. Here are chords, tabs, words for those interested: Grain of Sand


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dylan, Mouscouri, Every Garin of Sand?
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 03 Oct 02 - 01:31 PM

maybe a mis hearing or a mis statement of the fact that Nana covered the song. Dylan recorded it it 1981, Nana recorded it in 1982, and again in a German translatinon in 1983.


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Subject: Origins:Dylan's "Every Grain of Sand", Mouskouri,
From: Genie
Date: 03 Oct 02 - 01:40 PM

Thanks for posting the chords, tabs, words, etc., Guest.

Big Tim, if you remember what BBC show it was where you heard discussion of Dylan, Nana Mouskouri, and this song, maybe you can go to their website for more information.

Also, do any of you folks know where I can find a MIDI or an MP3 of the tune to this song? Is it on one of Dylan's or Nana's CD's?

Genie


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dylan, Mouscouri, Every Garin of Sand?
From: Big Tim
Date: 03 Oct 02 - 02:08 PM

It was the BBC tv Breakfast Show yesterday, Oct 2. Nana was doing a short interview to promote her new album and Sophie Raworth intoduced her with the comment I quoted above. (I sat thru "White Rose of Athens" waiting for the follow-up to the Dylan reference, but it never came). I have seen no mention of Nana in the many books on Dylan that I've read.

Bill, that may be all there is to it. Nana, we were told, is the biggest selling female recording artiste in the world, interesting news, especially if it is accurate, and perhaps Sophie simply assumed that Dylan had written the song for her. She may be more of a Nana fan than one of Bob.

I'll email Sophie at Breakfast's website tho I doubt that she'll answer.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dylan, Mouscouri, Every Garin of Sand?
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 03 Oct 02 - 03:08 PM

I'm going to have to trot out my 'Nana Mouskouri Sings Irish Songs' lp on my radio program this evening!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dylan, Mouscouri, Every Garin of Sand?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Oct 02 - 03:14 PM

Doesn't sound likely to me...I'd think he wrote if for himself, as it's very personal. Nana Mouskouri, however, has been a Dylan fan since her youth, and has long had an interest in various of his songs, according to an article I read about her one time, with some quotes from her. She is a dignified and very likeable performer, IMO, although some probably find her too bland for their particular taste.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dylan, Mouscouri, Every Garin of Sand?
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 03 Oct 02 - 03:15 PM

Genie - you can download it here

http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/grain.html


Nana Mouskouri's recordings were these

German, (Jedes Kornchen Sand) "Meiner Lieder Sind Mein Leben", 1983

English (Every Grain of Sand) "Song For Liberty", 1982


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dylan, Mouscouri, Every Garin of Sand?
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 03 Oct 02 - 06:26 PM

Genie,

Dylan released on his "Biograph" 3 CD set. Unfortunately I can't find the booklet that goes along with the set, but I think I would have remembered if he had writeen it for someone else.   

Emmylou Harris does a very nice cover on her "Wrecking Ball" CD.

Haven't heard the Nana Mouskouri version.   


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dylan, Mouscouri, Every Garin of Sand?
From: Big Tim
Date: 04 Oct 02 - 03:40 AM

No mention of NM on the Biograph booklet; Here Bob said "that was an inspired song that came to me.. I felt like I was just putting down words that were coming from somewhere else".

It's Sophie's day off today! I'll try again on Monday.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dylan, Mouscouri, Every Garin of Sand?
From: Genie
Date: 04 Oct 02 - 06:10 AM

Thanks, Bill!


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