- 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?
- License to kill: Bob tells us the moon landings were not such a good idea.
- Yonder comes sin: Dylan’s abandoned (but so exciting) extravaganza.
- Need a woman: prepared by Dylan, transmuted by Cooder, as Bob enters his post-Christian world
- In the summertime. Is Dylan slowly revealing his movement away from the faith?
- Clean Cut Kid: one of the few anti-war songs by Bob Dylan
- I and I: God finds out Dylan thinks He maybe isn’t almighty after all.
- Under your spell: one of Bob Dylan’s stranger collaborations
- Shake: Bob Dylan’s 12 bar blues for Farm Aid
- “Never gonna be the same again” If this is the price of “Dark Eyes” I’d pay it 1000 times over.
- Spirit on the water: Dylan borrows from God, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Ovid.
- Waiting to get beat: Dylan goes Ska
- “Tragedy of the trade”: the background (and maybe source) to the Dylan and Goffin song
- “Howlin at your window” – we’ve found one of Bob Dylan’s most obscure songs
- “Well, well, well.” If you have never heard this Dylan song, listen now
- Emotionally yours: the meaning behind the music and the lyrics
- Trust Yourself: the absolute renunciation of Dylan’s Christian era.
- “I’ll remember you”: how Dylan’s experiments brought him to this song
- “Are You Ready?” The Christian side of Positively Fourth Street.
- Let Me Die in My Footsteps: was this Dylan’s first masterpiece?
- “What can I do for you?” Bob Dylan’s journey into pre-ordained certainty
- Cat’s in the well: Dylan’s games with nursery rhymes
Indexes and reference pages
- A classification of Dylan’s songs
- About the author
- About the reviews
- Articles on Bob Dylan
- Dylan anniversaries
- 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: Tell Tales Signs
By Tony Attwood My neighbour Pat and I were debating Dylan (as we do) last night and discussing the issue of which of the versions of Can’t Wait is the best. I think the Time out of Mind version works … Continue reading
By Tony Attwood The fact is that “Tell Tale Signs” Can’t Wait is so different from the “Time Out of Mind” version, sometimes they feel like almost different songs. They certainly have different lyrics and although they both work the theme … Continue reading
By Tony Attwood This review was revised 18 January 2017 I have just seen that another of the various try out recordings of Tel Ol Bill has been put on line, so thought I would copy the link here just … Continue reading
By Tony Attwood Rolling Stone called “Mississippi” “A drifter’s love song that seems to sum up Dylan’s entire career,” and before I came back to what was the first song I reviewed in this series, thinking I ought to re-write … Continue reading