Over 2200 articles and over 9600 comments on Bob Dylan including reviews of 626 songs that Bob Dylan has written
A list of our recent posts appears in the right hand column under the advert. But in case you can’t see that (for example if reading this site on a mobile phone) that list of the most recent articles, with links, also appears at the foot of this column.
In both (right column and foot of this page) you can find a search button to seek out a particular article although please note that this does not work with apostrophes (for reasons that will not become clear at this point).
Below are the series which have recently had articles added. Other series are listed above under the picture. You can find out more about our authors on the Untold Writers page. If you would like to write for Untold Dylan please email your article (ideally as a word file) to Tony@schools.co.uk
Series which have been completed in the past are now saved in Untold Themes.
Part 2 will be published around 1600 BST (1100 Monday EST)
The Never Ending Tour
This series charts the NET from its origins in 1987 to the present day, with multiple examples of Dylan’s performances through the period in question. The full index is here.
- NET, 1999, Part 1: Every night in a combustible way.
- Never Ending Tour, 1999, part 2 – Is everything as hollow as it seems?
- NET, 1999, part 3 Touchdown at Tramps – Archaic Music
All Directions at Once:
- The full index
- AD54: How to describe a feeling of loss (as the walls came down)
- All directions 55: Reflective, invigorated, moving on. Towards the end of the 80s
- All directions 56: “After the loss, the rebuild”
- All directions at once part 57: Most of the time Bob’s a genius
- All Directions part 58: the 80s end on a musical high and the depths of despair
Bob Dylan and the Eye of Horus
- Bob Dylan And The Eye Of Horus
- Bob Dylan And The Eye Of Horus (Part II)
- Bob Dylan And The Eye Of Horus (Part III)
Beautiful Obscurity and the Covers Index
- 220 selected cover versions of Dylan songs
- Beautiful Obscurity: The man in me
- Hollis Brown, and why does it all have to be like this?
- The album of extraordinary rarities now has its own page.
- Beautiful Obscurity: The Dignity Covers
- Beautiful Obscurity: John Brown (but not beautiful)
- Beautiful Obscurity: 8 covers of “Girl from the north country”
Symbolism of the Cypress Tree
On the road again
- On The Road Again (1965) part I: I don’t know why everyone is so rude
- On The Road Again (1965) part 2: The shitting Pope
- On The Road Again (1965) part 3: A handsome Malacca sword-cane
- On The Road Again (1965) part 4 (conclusion)
- Dylan and the counter melodies: what is he up to?
- What can we expect from Bob’s Shadow Kingdom?
- Bob Dylan throws a curve ball
Bob Dylan in Search of Eden
Dylan’s nominations and awards
- Best contemporary folk album
- Bob Dylan’s Grammies: Album of the year 1998 – Time out of mind
- Bob’s Grammy Nominations and Wins
- Bob’s Grammy Nominations and Wins 2: Best male rock vocal 1980!
- Best rock vocal performance (male)
- 2007 Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
The art work of Bob Dylan’s albums
Full index of the articles on the artwork on Dylan’s albums can be found here.
- Reading Bob Dylan
- Bob Dylan In Search of Eden
- From Hard Times in New York to Desolation Row
- Bob Dylan And Joseph Drake
- From Hard Times in New York to Desolation Row
- Dylan’s Ways to leave his lovers
- Why is “Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts” on Dylan’s Break-up album?
- Dylan’s unnoticed murder ballad
- Three Scottish songs and their influence on Dylan
Bob Dylan and Fitz-Greene Halleck
“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
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All of our main series of articles are listed with links to the individual articles in the indexes which are shown just below the picture at the top of the page.
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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