“I don’t know what it means, either. But it sounds good.”


The current and recent series…

You can see a list of the latest articles on the right side of this page, and also at the very foot of the page as well (just keep going down and down and down).

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Latest articles from the current series

The Never Ending Tour Extended: Comparing recordings of Dylan performing his compositions across the years.  The extraordinary journey of I and I

Covers We Missed 5: All I really want to do.

The lyrics and the music.   Looking at how Dylan’s music relates to his lyrics. Lenny Bruce is Dead

When I Paint My Masterpiece:  part 13:  I spent time with Bob. Got two words.

Once or twice: Songs that Bob has performed just once or twice on stage. A satisfied mind


Individual articles and recently concluded series…

Great Dylan years: 1994 part 2

The Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour conclusion: Love Sick and It Takes a Lot to Laugh

A Dylan cover a day: You gonna make me lonesome when you go

What you really don’t want:  “It ain’t me babe”

All I really want to do: What you really want

 High Water (for Charley Patton) part 25: 653 10th Avenue, Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan    The series is concluded and an index to previous articles can be found in this article.

The Never Ending Tour: The End.  2019 part 4: Virgil’s farewell: It’s not dark yet

Other people’s songs: Performances by Dylan of traditional songs, and those written by others with explorations of their origins.   Ragged & Dirty

The Never Ending Tour – the absolute highlight– a totally personal view of some of the best moments from across the decades.   Every Grain of Sand

Dylanesque –  songs that are comparable to or inspired by the music of Dylan: Dylanesque: The Alpha Band.  (Beware; the commentator goes totally over the top)

Dylan’s Opening Lines:   A return to a theme we last looked at eight years or so ago.  The final update taking us to over 100 opening lines is now published.   Dylan’s 114 greatest opening lines: completing the list

Dylan’s Favourite songs: Bob has revealed the songs he likes the most, and we are taking a look at them, one at a time.  The series is complete and the final article (including an index to the series) is  Join Me in LA.

Album artwork:  unique series that investigates with illustrations the stories behind Dylan’s album covers.  Plus of course the in-depth investigations into individual Bob Dylan songs, some of which have since been republished as books, available from Amazon.  Most recent: Shadows in the Night

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What Rolling Stone had to say about Untold Dylan

“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.”

Would you like to contribute an article to Untold Dylan?

We’re always interested in receiving new ideas and new articles which fit into our remit of providing new insights and thoughts on Dylan.   If you would like to join in, please either send me your idea, or alternatively a whole article as a word file attached to an email.

To join in just email Tony@schools.co.uk