- Bob Dylan in 1972. Still not writing much, but what he wrote gave a hint of what might come next…
- “Someone’s got a hold of my heart”: why Dylan might have decided to re-write it.
- Thief on the Cross: after 3 years of converting the fans this was Dylan’s last gospel song
- Jesus is the one: Bob Dylan off the rails
- Bob Dylan in 1971 – taking more time out but producing two brilliant songs.
- City of Gold: Bob Dylan goes gospel and is found by the Dixie Hummingbirds
- “Let’s keep it between us”: one of the astounding Dylan songs from a bumper year
- Dylan in 1970: a stuttering return to song writing.
- Dylan’s “Ain’t gonna go to hell for anybody” and the reason why the song doesn’t appear on Bob’s official site
- Bob Dylan in 1969: everything is lovely
- Dylan’s “Peggy Day”: a simple landscape too good to be true.
- Bob Dylan in 1968: as his country pulls itself apart, Dylan takes a year out.
- Dylan in 1967: a year of two (or maybe three) halves.
- Bob Dylan in 1966: the creation of a masterpiece, the decline into desperation
- Bob Dylan in 1965: the overview – the year Dylan invented two totally new forms of music.
- Dylan in 1964: the overview. Adding new themes to the repertoire
- Bob Dylan in 1963: the overview. Dylan the storyteller.
- Only a hobo; Dylan’s re-working of several traditional songs, finally rescued by Rod Stewart
- Bob Dylan’s compositions of 1962 and their themes: what was Dylan doing in his first prolific year?
- Whatcha Gonna Do? Dylan’s magnificent 1962 blues, once rushed, once perfect
- Hero Blues: the song that almost replaced the magnificent “One to Many Mornings”
- Kingsport Town: Dylan in 1962 looking back to the traditions of the travelling singer
- “Walkin Down the Line” by Bob Dylan. Everyone seems to have recorded their own version
- Paths of Victory: various versions of Dylan’s song, and a sousaphone
- Quit your Lowdown Ways: a major hit for Bob Dylan, although now somewhat forgotten
- Bob Dylan’s Rambling Gambling Willie: three versions including one masterpiece.
- Dylan in 1961: the overview
- Hard times in New York Town; Dylan re-writing rural classics for the urban chic.
- Man on the Street. Bob Dylan’s reworking of the 19th century ballad.
- Talkin Hava Negeilah blues: Bob Dylan being silly? Or making a point?
- Talkin Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues: Dylan’s first song of note?
- Got My Mind Made Up: Dylan re-writes Petty, but what does it mean?
- I will love Him: Bob Dylan announces the second coming is getting close
- “Rock em dead”: Dylan and the gang having fun on stage, and well worth a listen.
- “Sweetheart like you”: deep meanings or general observations inside Dylan’s song?
Indexes and reference pages
- A classification of Dylan’s songs
- About the author
- About the reviews
- Articles on Bob Dylan
- Bob Dylan year by year; decade by decade
- Dylan songs of the 1960s
- Dylan songs of the 1970s
- Dylan songs of the 1980s
- Dylan songs of the 1990s
- Dylan songs of the 21st century
- Dylan’s Opening Lines: an index
- Untold Dylan: “I’ll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours”
Category Archives: Bootleg Series volume 3
By Tony Attwood Dylan was clearly taken by the death of Davey Moore in that he wrote and then performed this song three weeks after the death. But was he moved by the events? But then somehow it never turned … Continue reading
According to Wikipedia Series of Dreams is “One of Dylan’s most ambitious compositions.” It is difficult to see quite why such a claim should be made, and in typical Wiki fashion there is no attempt at all to justify the … Continue reading
It doesn’t quite matter how you approach Foot of Pride, there’s something very odd about it. According to the booklet notes it is very rarely commented upon, and one can understand why. Apart from the fact that it never made … Continue reading
Amidst all the moral relativism of Dylan, all the references to the fact that “you are right on your side, and I’m all right on mine”, all the comments about not following leaders, and the commentary that says that everyone … Continue reading
There can be few opening chord sequences as distinctive as Dylan’s minor-4th, 5th, Tonic sequence which opens “Idiot Wind”. And there can be few opening lines to a song as distinctive as “Someone’s got it in for me, they’re printing … Continue reading
Blind Willie McTell This review updated 8 October 2016 including the addition of the link to the Dylan recording of the electric version of this song – see the end of the review, and some further thoughts on the lack … Continue reading