Untold Dylan: “I’ll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours”


Over 2200 articles and over 9000 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

The listings below showing some of our current themes was last updated on 30 April 2021

*Latest song added to the list of Dylan compositions: “You don’t have to do that”

Start of a new series

The Gates of Eden in depth

Background: The Multiple Gates of Eden

California Brown Eyed Baby

Beautiful Obscurity and the Covers Index

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.

  1. Never Ending Tour, 1997, part 1.  The Lonely Graveyards of the Mind
  2. Never Ending Tour 1997, part 2: Hanging onto a Shadow
  3. Never Ending Tour 1997, part 3: I came in from the wilderness
  4. Never Ending Tour 1997, part 4: Like so many times before

Bob Dylan and the Property of Jesus

Bob Dylan’s ongoing critique of social injustice

All Directions at Once:

Love is just a four letter word (this series is complete)

Bob Dylan and Thomas Hardy

This series is concluded and the full index is here

Bob Dylan Showcase

The index to past ventures appears here.

The mythology of Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan and the Three Cranes

True Love Tends to Forget

Special features

Considering More Than Flesh and Blood

See Dylan in Depth

Bob Dylan and Stephen Crane

The art work of Bob Dylan’s albums

Full index of the articles on the artwork on Dylan’s albums can be found here.

Who Died on the Cross

Arthur Rimbaud

Jet Pilot: the series is now complete

See Dylan in Depth

Just like Tom Thumb’s Blues

This series now has its own index page.

Judy Collins sings Bob

An Encounter with Bob and his band

One song to the tune of another 

Dylan’s rarities

  • The full index of these articles is here.



Tombstone Blues:

This series is now complete and there is a full index of the articles here.

Most of the time

Play Lady Play

Why does Dylan like?

Dylan the sideman – recordings where Bob was not centre stage

If you can write the music to either of these songs, please record it and send it to tony@schools.co.uk   If you don’t Tony will have to do it himself, and you don’t want that.

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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.”

Thank you Rolling Stone.  I knew you’d find us one day – Tony

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The Indexes

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.

Would you like to contribute an article to Untold Dylan?

I’m 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.

I regret to say we don’t have the money to pay for articles we publish but you will get a pretty large number of readers and quite likely find your work being discussed in universities and journals on occasion.

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