Richard Hawley covers Bob Dylan for ‘Peaky Blinders’ finalePosted by: Ashley Birch
The Sheffield legend has recorded 'Ballad of a Thin Man' for season five finale
Richard Hawley has covered Bob Dylan’s song ‘Ballad Of A Thin Man’ for the finale of the current season of Peaky Blinders, and it’s a tune.
Hawley is reportedly a huge huge of the BBC1 drama, whose current season ends on Sunday 22 September, telling NME: “Me, the band, our families – we’re all massive fans of the show, and of course Dylan.”
‘Ballad Of A Thin Man’ was first released by Dylan on his classic 1965 album ‘Highway 61 Revisited’. Hawley, who tours in October, said: “Dylan is the master, and it’s always a soulful joy to sing his songs. But to sing and play one of his finest works in the context of Peaky Blinders is a proper buzz for us.”
Hawley recently played The Legitimate Peaky Blinders festival in Birmingham, where he joined Anna Calvi to sing ‘Strange Weather’.
The cover is Hawley’s first new music since the release of his recent album ‘Further’. The album reached No 3, equalling Hawley’s best ever chart position.
Richard Hawley goes on tour in October at:
2nd Bristol O2 Academy
3rd Cardiff University Great Hall
4th Norwich UEA
6th Oxford O2 Academy
7th Manchester Albert Hall
8th Liverpool Guild Of Students
10th Birmingham O2 Institute
11th Sheffield Octagon
12th Sheffield Octagon
14th Newcastle Northumbria Institute
15th Glasgow Barrowland
17th London Roundhouse
18th Brighton Dome