Barb Jungr – Every Grain of Sand – Q Magazine

Covering Bob Dylan is hardly a new idea, but Barb Jungr rugby tackles 15 of them. Ranging from the dependable It's All Over Now, Baby Blue to the more maverick Not Dark Yet, all in the manner of a literate cabaret artist It's not quite the right milieu for Dylan: the band are just a tad too hotel foyer and Jungrtoo theatrically disposed to declaiming, where intimacy might be a better way forward. Still, she's no fool and a funereal Don't Think Twice, It's Alright is marvellous before the muzak saxophone solo, while her imperious take on the title track almost eclipses Giant Sand's definitive version. Best she doesn't take on Tom Waits though.

Q Magazine
01 June 2002