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Dylan’s once only file.
- Dylan’s once only file: I defy you not to play this song twice. Or more.
- Dylan’s once only file: You’re too late and the Old Rock n Roller
- Dylan’s Once only file “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” “Blue Moon” “Weeping Willow”
- Dylan’s “Once Only” File: 10,000 men and 20/20 Vision
The story behind the art work of Bob Dylan’s albums
- The art work of Bob Dylan’s Street-Legal, and secret of the cover’s location
- The full index to the whole series of articles is here.
Reviews and compilations
- Every Grain Of Sand: From semi-related poetry to intoxicating melodies
- Wagon Wheel & Sweet Amarillo. Finishing unfinished Bob-bits.
- Rough and Rowdy Ways: The complete index of all our commentaries
- The Mississippi series
Play Lady Play
- Play Lady Play: foreign language lady-Dylan like you have never heard.
- Play lady play: Play Time Out of Mind
- Play Lady Play: the alternative rockers
- Play lady play: the complete index
- Bob Dylan And Hosea
- Bob Dylan And The Return To Gothic Romanticism
- May You Stay Forever Jung
- Bob Dylan and the Lusty Buck
- Bob Dylan and Lily as his Muse
- Bob Dylan And Frankenstein (Part II)
- Bob Dylan And Black Rider
- Bob Dylan: Aeneas Visits Key West
- Bob Dylan And Hamlet
- Blatantly Dylan
Symbolism of the Pine
The Never Ending Tour
This series charts the NET from its origins to the present day, with multiple examples of Dylan’s performances through the period in question.
- The Latest Edition: Never Ending Tour, 1992 part 3: All the friends I ever had are gone
- A full index of the NET reviews from 1987 onwards can be found here
Dylan’s themes year by year:
This series considers the subject matter of Dylan’s songs and how he changed his themes year by year
- The Themes index, from the 1950s onwards
- 1990: The rebirth of protest before the end of all songs
- Bob Dylan’s songwriting 1991- 1996: the end of everything
- 1997/8: That oh so very very clear theme
Help complete a Dylan song
- Bowling Alley Blues: another Dylan set of lyrics needing the music
- Song to Bonny Paul Robert Thomas
- Listen Robert Moses: Chris Sheriden
- Don’t Let Anyone write your story: Claudio Diarni
- Dope Fiend Robber Nick Juno.
- The Showcase index
Why does Dylan like
- Why does Dylan like Black Jack Davey? (And all hell breaks loose)
- Why does Bob Dylan like “The Roving Gambler?”
- Why does Dylan like Tampa Red?
- The Why does Dylan Like – the full index
Bob Dylan and Faith – the complete series
- Bob Dylan On Faith (Part 1)
- Bob Dylan And Faith (Part II)
- Bob Dylan And Faith: William Blake (Part III)
- Bob Dylan And Faith (Part IV): Swedenborg
- Bob Dylan And Faith: Dead Men (Part V)
- Bob And Faith: Religion (Part Vl)
- Bob Dylan And Faith (Part VII): Calliope
- Bob Dylan And Faith (Part VIII): Nietzsche
“Tell Ol’ Bill” is a favorite among hardcore Dylan fans like Tony Attwood at Untold Dylan, who called it “one of Dylan’s two greatest works of all time” and wrote a fascinating piece tracing its origins through several bootleg versions. As documented there, the singer tried a few approaches, from one version that echoes the groove of “Thunder on the Mountain” to another that’s more reminiscent of “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry.” “Gradually,” Attwood writes, “Dylan moves towards the masterpiece that we have come to know.”
Thank you Rolling Stone. I knew you’d find us one day – Tony
Bob Dylan’s Odyssey: The Basement Tapes
- Bob Dylan’s Odyssey: The Basement Tapes, Part 1
- Bob Dylan’s Odyssey: The Basement Tapes Part 2
- Bob Dylan’s Odyssey: The Basement Tapes Part 3
- Crowned before the Ceremony: 15 Dylan songs like you’ve never heard them before
- Bob Dylan and Paul Simon “Everything he sings has two meanings”
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And the book…
Jochen’s remarkable new book “Desolation Row” is available in English and in Dutch, both as a paperback and on Kindle. Details are on the UK Amazon site, or of course on the Amazon site for your country. Just search for “Desolation Row” by Joch Markhorst.
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