Category Archives: Bringing it all Back Home

It’s all right ma, it’s life and life only

  This is the second review of It’s all right ma on the site.  I didn’t go back and read the first one, I just thought, as I had been asked to, I would try it again and see how … Continue reading

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It’s all over now, baby blue

By Tony Attwood Bob Dylan’s third farewell ending, in as many albums.  Restless Farewell, It Ain’t Me Babe, and now It’s all over, written early in 1965. Utterly amazingly it seems that Baby Blue, Tambourine Man, Gates of Eden and … Continue reading

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Mr Tambourine Man

By Tony Attwood This is the first review of Tambourine Man on this site.  For reasons that I now cannot properly recall I decided to do a second review a few years later, which you can find here.  I am … Continue reading

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Maggies Farm

By Tony Attwood (revised March 2013) What is it that makes Dylan stay with Maggie’s Farm?  Hardly a tour goes by without it being wheeled out, it has been on over half a dozen albums and it was part of … Continue reading

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Subterranean Homesick Blues: the meaning of the music and the lyrics

By Tony Attwood Revised 13 October 2017 This was Dylan’s first successful attempt to integrate the emotions of the Beat Generation which he had understood from Alan Ginsberg and others combining the thoughts of the moment with three minutes of … Continue reading

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Love minus Zero / No Limit. Bob Dylan takes a Zen approach to the perfect relationship

 By Tony Attwood This review revised May 2017 The second of the two love songs from the first side of “Bringing it all back home” is infinitely more complex than “She Belongs To Me”. While musically it seems to be … Continue reading

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Gates of Eden

At times I think there are no words but these to tell what’s true. The problem with the CD version of “Bringing in all back home” is that if you have never owned the LP you don’t quite get the … Continue reading

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Dylan’s “She Belongs to Me”: never has a 12 bar blues sounded more beautiful

Of course you never know with Dylan, but it is hard to put any interpretation on “She Belongs to Me” other than that it is about a child – a daughter most like, but it could be the daughter of … Continue reading

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