"A masterpiece of emotional and performance skill / …the musical performance alone captures the emotion and draw of the original work in perfection"” - Review in Indie Pulse Music Magazine 2019/04/27
Read full Review amnd interview with Vargen here: indiepulsemusic.com/2019/04/27/vargen-releases-new-album-tank-inte-efter-bob-dylan-pa-svenska-dont-think-twice-bob-dylan-in-swedish/
About the album:
It Ain’t Me, Babe”, ”Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and “Love Minus Zero” are among the eight Bob Dylan classics now covered in Swedish by singer-songwriter Reine Johansson, the man behind the artist name Vargen (“The Wolf”).
-Dylan has written songs on almost every subject there is to write about, from religion to topical songs or just humorous songs. To make the record work thematically, I chose to focus on universal realities such as love, loss, longing and reconciliation, Reine Johansson says about the release.
On his new album “Tänk Inte Efter – Bob Dylan på svenska” (Don’t Think Twice – Bob Dylan in Swedish) he’s backed by a full band and on half of the songs he shares the vocals with fellow translator Mia Rosengren. Musically, the songs vary between americana, country and rock, with essential contributions by Dan Kristensen on guitar, lap steel and dobro.
Some of the songs on the album are now being officially released for the first time in Swedish, since Bob Dylan and his publishers rarely approve translations of his legacy. Also included on the album is the single “Men Bara Om Min Älskade Väntar”, a 1975 cover by Swedish rock icon Ulf Dageby of “Tomorrow is a Long Time”.