Barb Jungr: Dylan and Cohen and Love

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  • “Possibly our greatest interpreter of Dylan’s songs,” Barb Jungr returns with a new collection of love songs by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

    Barb continues her love affair with the work of two of the most important songwriters of the 20th Century. Through the lockdown, she thought about love, and in particular the love songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, from their earliest explorations to their most recent recordings. In 2014, working with Simon Wallace, Barb released “Hard Rain,” laying herself bare to Dylan’s and Cohen’s political  and philosophical songs. But “it’s now time for love,“ she says. “How to love more and with more freedom. How to love everyone and everything. How to be free of all the pettiness of  life and elevate to the beauty and purity of love. And who better to turn to than Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, two of the greatest alchemists of love ever, in all of its wild wonder.”

    Working with her longstanding collaborator Jenny Carr, Barb will include Forgetful Heart, What Happens To The Heart, If You Gotta Go, Go Now, I’ve Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You, and So Long Marianne, among more treasures.


     “possibly our greatest interpreter of Dylan’s songs” – Billy Bragg 

    “Barb Jungr interprets [Dylan and Cohen’s] work with a ferocity and truthfulness  that demolishes every cover version you’ve ever heard” – New York Times 

    “Electrifying….the top rank of jazz singers. A true musical alchemist, she is truly a  marvel, who should not be missed” – The Telegraph

  • Barb Jungr is widely regarded as one of the greatest living interpreters of song; her work  defies easy categorisation.

    From her early days with the Three Courgettes on Island  Records, to recording for CBS Records in her studio in a bacon factory, through  performances and tours worldwide, to current songwriting partnerships with Level 42’s  Mike Lindup, Simon Wallace and rising jazz star Jamie Safir. Alongside her work as a  theatre lyricist, and body of acclaimed work as a writer, lyricist and composer for  children’s theatre, Jungr’s varied artistic output continues to gain admirers.

    With an enviable body of recorded work on prestigious labels such as Linn Records, Naim and  Kristalyn Records, alongside contributions to many other recordings, she has also  appeared as an arts critic on radio and television, and written extensively on songwriting  and singing.


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