A list of our recent posts appears in the right hand column, near the top. 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.
Dylan cover of the day
- Dylan cover of the day: Number 1. The song with numbers in the title.
- Dylan cover of the day. No 2: Ain’t Talkin
- Bob Dylan cover of the day No3: All I really want to do
- Dylan cover of the day No4: Angelina
- Dylan covers of the day No 5. Apple Suckling and Are you Ready.
- Cover version of the day No 6: As I went out one morning
- Dylan cover of the day No 7: Ballad for a Friend
- Dylan Cover of the Day No 8: Ballad in Plain D
- Dylan Cover of the Day No 9: Ballad of a thin man
Specials and one-offs
Tonight I’ll be staying here with you.
- Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (1969) part 1: To have and have not
- Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (1969) part 2: Slut wives cheating
- Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (1969) part 3 … and cheating husbands
- Tonight I’ll be Staying Here With You (1969) part 4: The cadence of click-clack
- Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (1969) part 5: Hits of sorts
- Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You part 6: A mattress and sand letters
- Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (1969) part 7: A Spider’s Life On Mars
Bob Dylan and the Dylavinci Code
A full index of the series and an index to all the cover versions of Dylan songs included within it is published in the latest article in the series…
Why does Dylan like…?
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. We have reached 2001. The full index is here.
- NET 2001, part 1: Love and fate
- NET, 2001, part 2: The Spirit of Protest: acoustic 2
- Never Ending Tour, 2001, Part 3 – In bed with the blues
- Never Ending Tour, 2001, Part 4 – Down Electric Avenue
All Directions at Once
Cold Irons Bound
- Cold Irons Bound (1997) part 1: Dear Dr Ralph
- Cold Irons Bound (1997) part 2: To live is to be alone
- Cold Irons Bound (1997) part 3: He who is alone now, will long so remain
- Cold Irons Bound (1997) part 4: Little Boy Lost
- Cold Irons Bound (1997) part 5: A very ornate, beautiful box
- Cold Irons Bound (1997) part 6 (finale): The cat’s in the stew
Beautiful Obscurity – comparing the cover versions
- Abandoned Love
- Absolutely Sweet Marie
- All along the watchtower
- Boots of Spanish Leather
- Blind Willie McTell
- Girl from the north country”
- Every Grain of Sand, worked, re-worked, and worked again
- Hollis Brown, and why does it all have to be like this?
- The Hour that the ship comes in
- John Brown (but not beautiful)
- Just like a woman
- The man in me
- One more one more one more cup of coffee
- Only a Pawn in their Game: the unique cover versions
- Subterranean Homesick Blues
- Watching the River Flow
- You angel you
The art work of Bob Dylan’s albums
Full index of the articles on the artwork on Dylan’s albums can be found here.
- Good as I’ve been to you
- The art work on Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II
- Blood on the Tracks
- Blonde On Blonde: The Artwork
- Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid: the art work
Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream
- Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream Part 1: There’s very little that you can’t imagine not happening
- Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream (1965) part 2 – Blow Boys Blow
- Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream (1965) part 3: Your waitress: Captain America
- Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream (1965) part 4: I knew Thomas Jefferson
- Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream part 5: Almost like a Buster Keaton or something
- Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream (1965) part 6: Caput vel cauda
Dylan re-writes Dylan
- Dylan re-writes Dylan: Hard Rain and Ring them Bells
- Dylan re-writes Dylan: Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar
- We better talk this over
Bob Dylan: Cooking up more mythologies
The final episode was published at
and contains a full index to the series.
All Directions at Once
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’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
- 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
“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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