Untold Dylan: 500+ song reviews and over 250 articles about Bob Dylan. This site has had over 900,000 page views in the past year.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of its growing size this page crashed, and I’ve had to move the list of all of the 500+ songs reviewed to a new page. You will find it here.
Here are the latest articles, arranged by series. You can find a list of the latest articles in the order published with the latest at the top, on the right side of this page.
THE GREATEST RECORDINGS OF DYLAN SONGS by everyone else
Part 1: Laura Marling, Old Crowe, Dixie Chicks, Tom Jones, The Helio Sequence, The O-Jays, Mikael Wiehe and Ebba Forsberg, Coulson Dean McGuiness Flint, George Harrison, Sinéad Lohan
Part 2: Judy Rodman, Spirit, Eric Clapton, Solomon Burke, The Daily Flash, Jason and the Scorchers, George Harrison, The Tallest Man on Earth, Nice, Charlie Parr
Part 3: Nina Simone, Michael Moravek, Jerry, Phil and Bob, The Nice, Bettina Jonic, Sheila Atim, Walter Trout, Stan Denski, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ramblin’ Jack Eliot
Part 4: Pearls before Swine, Howard Fishman, Sinead O’Connor, Mandolin Orange, Them, Lindsay Taylor, String Swing, Falco, Jimi Hendrix, Youssou N’Dour.
- Bob Dylan: The Higher Calling Of The Lord
- Bob Dylan’s Spiritual Quest
- Bob Dylan: The Angels Turned Aside
- Mark Twain and Bob Dylan
LATEST UPDATED REVIEWS: either with an extra link to a recording or additional information, or both.
- She Belongs to me – with new links to recordings but still the same view as to who it is about.
- Floater (Too much to ask). Wondering about meanings and plagiarism
- Not Dark Yet: Bob as a 20th century Keats and the memories that linger
- Positively 4th Street, revised commentary and link to the Simply Red version
- Bob Dylan Brushes Up On His Junichi
- Bob Dylan And John Crowe Ransom (Part I)
- Bob Dylan and John Crowe Ransom (Part II)
- Bob Dylan and Stephen Crane
POETS AND THEMES IN BOB DYLAN’s MUSIC
- Bob Dylan and Rainer Rilke
- Bob Dylan and Rainer Rilke (Part II)
- Bob Dylan and Rainer Rilke (Part III): Rose as Symbol
- Bob Dylan And Helen Jackson
DYLAN’S FORGOTTEN GEMS.
- Under control. Bob Dylan’s Basement Tape prototype for the Buick 6
- “Roll on Train”: Dylan’s gotta keep moving and makes it up as he goes along.
- Edge of the Ocean: Bob Dylan opens up the Basement
- I see you around and around: Bob Dylan torments us poor fans
DYLAN: THE LIGHTER SIDE: (For more info on this aspect of the site please click here)
- Untold Exclusive: Dylan’s Lawyers Launch Massive Law Suit
- Dylan: Feelings Have Changed. A previously unknown chapter from Bob’s life.
- Concerning Bob Dylan’s conversion to Islam
- What did Bob Dylan die of?
LATEST FROM THE INDEXING TEAM (for more see the links under the picture above)
- NEW INDEX: The forgotten gems
- POETS & THEMES WITHIN DYLAN’S WORK: This index has now been updated.
- THE INDEX OF CITATIONS Links to the indexes can be found here.
CREATIVITY (An index of these articles appears here)
DYLAN – THE PUBLIC PERCEPTION:
- What’s so wrong with Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changing”?
- The ten greatest Dylan songs of all time: 6 different points of view
- Why do so many musicians rate Dylan as the most influential musician in their lives?
- Bob Dylan and Life: those significant lines that can stay with us forever
The CHRONOLOGY files and complete index of reviews in alphabetical order
Big Bill Broonzy had a song called “Key to the Highway.” “I’ve got a key to the highway / I’m booked and I’m bound to go / Gonna leave here runnin’ because walking is most too slow.” I sang that a lot. If you sing that a lot, you just might write, “Georgia Sand he had a bloody nose, welfare department wouldn’t give him no clothes…
Bob Dylan at the MusiCare Gala 2015
“You can never tell why someone’s gonna stick something in a song. You just gotta remember that the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts. You can’t expect to understand everything in every song.”
Theme Time Radio Hour
Everything worth doing takes time. You have to write a hundred bad songs before you write one good one. And you have to sacrifice a lot of things that you might not be prepared for. Like it or not, you are in this alone and have to follow your own star.” Bob Dylan, October 2016.
About the author: TonyAttwood.info
What is on the site
1: Over 500 reviews of Dylan songs. There is an index to these in alphabetical order here and an index to the songs in the order they were written in the Chronology Pages.
2: The Chronology. We’ve taken all the songs we can find recordings of and put them in the order they were written (as far as possible) not in the order they appeared on albums. The chronology is more or less complete and is now linked to all the reviews on the site. We have also recently started to produce overviews of Dylan’s work year by year. The index to the chronologies is here.
3: Bob Dylan’s themes. We publish a wide range of articles about Bob Dylan and his compositions. There is an index here. A second index lists the articles under the poets and poetic themes cited – you can find that here.
4: The Discussion Group We now have a discussion group “Untold Dylan” on Facebook. Just type the phrase “Untold Dylan” in, on your Facebook page or follow this link
5: Bob Dylan’s creativity. We’re fascinated in taking the study of Dylan’s creative approach further. The index is in Dylan’s Creativity.
And please do note The Bob Dylan Project, which lists every Dylan song in alphabetical order, and has links to licensed recordings and performances by Dylan and by other artists, is starting to link back to our reviews.
I would especially like to thank Pat Sludden for his tireless support and enthusiasm in keeping this project going, plus Larry Fyffe for the articles which take the whole site in new directions.
I am always happy to receive new material for the site and receive requests to look at specific songs from any era of Dylan’s writing – including looking again at songs already reviewed. I love the challenge. Email: Tony@schools.co.uk
This page had to be revised because of the growing number of links on it, and in that process earlier comments on this page were removed from the comments file. Here are those (leaving aside a few of the ones that said it was all rubbish).