- Billy, Mistress Mary, And The Queen Of Hues: The Mystery Of W.H., Solved!
- Bob Dylan’s “Tweeter and The Monkey Man”; the origins, the music and the meaning.
- Blake, Keats, And Spots Of Ink: Spinning Reels Of Rhyme
- Bob Dylan in 1977: the preparation work for “Not Dark Yet”
- Macavity Was There: The Untold Dylan Tapes
- “Heading for the light” and “Last Night”: Bob Dylan’s input into two Wilburys songs
- Bob Dylan in 1976: a year of pause and reflection
- TS Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Bob Dylan Fighting In The Captain’s Tower
- Bob Dylan in 1975: working with Jacques Levy
- Dirty World: The meaning and the music of Dylan’s song with the Wilburys
- You Can Be My Dream If I Can Be In Yours: Bob Dylan Meets Dr. Freud
- The Ghosts Of Electricity: Bob Dylan And Symbolism
- Bob Dylan’s “Death is not the end” Why?
- Time Passes Quickly: Bob Dylan and his eternal fight against time
- The Arrows They Are A-Flyin’: Bob Dylan Disguised As Robin Hood
- Bob Dylan’s Had a Dream About You Baby. The music, the meaning, the context
- My Ruth’s In The Highlands A-Chaffing The Corn: Dylan’s Idealization of Women.
- Lord protect my child: Bob Dylan takes a side step, just for a moment
- Bob Dylan Under The Big Top: The Clown Of Thorns
- Bob Dylan in 1974: the genius returns, and how!
- It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry: Figurative Language In ‘Blood On The Tracks’
- Bob Dylan’s Julius and Ethel: the accuracy of the story is not the point.
- Bob Dylan in 1973: moving into the second round of unadulterated genius
- Bob Dylan’s Broken Hearts Club: a review of Blood on the Tracks
- “Tell me” by Bob Dylan; just a sketch that happened to be recorded.
- 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
Indexes and reference pages
- A classification of Dylan’s songs
- About the author
- About the reviews
- Bob Dylan year by year; decade by decade
- Bob Dylan’s Themes
- 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: Oh Mercy
What was it you wanted Reviewed and analysed by Tony Attwood A slow introduction, and from line one we go; a song in a minor key packed with minor chords, revealing once more the lost and bemused individual. If you … Continue reading
By Tony Attwood One of the things you notice with Oh Mercy is how short the tracks are for a Dylan album. Long gone are the days of the 10 minute track, and Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands seems … Continue reading
By Tony Attwood This song in standard 4/4 time is sung as if each beat of every bar is an effort to complete. The start is uncertain, the harmonica plays three tentative fading notes, and off we go, plod, plod, … Continue reading
Review by Tony Attwood The musical opening of the recording on Old Mercy is a triumph on its own. A remarkable opening to the album. A gentle fade in as each instrument comes in of its own accord – rhythm … Continue reading
What was it you wanted This new review and analysis by Tony Attwood written in 2013 replaced the initial review from 2009. A slow introduction, and from line one we go; a song in a minor key packed with minor … Continue reading