It's around 50 years since Bob Dylan began his journey towards becoming one of the most influential and prolific song-writers of his generation. This year on May 24th he celebrated his 70th birthday and to mark this event Chris Euesden from Circuit Music put together a compilation of Bob Dylan songs performed by a variety of artists who have strong associations with the British folk and roots scene. Dylan's songs are still being performed regularly, not just by performers who were around at the time of his meteoric rise to fame but by a new generation of singers and musicians who are discovering these great songs. Younger Than That Now is a perfect illustration of this appeal. Included in the compilation are 30 new interpretations of classic Dylan material from established names and new, up and coming young performers.†

With an introduction by poet Ian McMillan, the album includes performances from Martin Simpson, Steve Tilston, Chris Smither, Chris While, Julie Matthews, Kellie While, Clive Gregson, Christine Collister, Snake Davies, Helen Watson, Craig & Willoughby, Dave Burland, Jez Lowe, Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds, Hans Theessink, Stephen Fearing, Gurf Morlix, Ewan McLennan, The Burden of Paradise, The Shuffle Monsters, Edwina Hayes, Gary Hall, Ian Bailey, Rosalie Deighton, Patsy Matheson, John Leonard, Blonde on Bob, Dan Wilde, Costanza, Sarah Dean and Phil Cerny.† The album also features a rare recording from a live concert by the late Tony Capstick recorded in Sheffield in 1972.

Released through Circuit Music on Fat Cat Records.

All the proceeds from this recording are being donated to OXFAM.†††

In celebration of Bob Dylanís 70th Birthday

YOUNGER THAN THAT NOW

Various artists FAT CD023

AVAILABLE NOW.