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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.
Dirt Road Blues
- Dirt Road Blues part 1: They going down 61 Highway
- Dirt Road Blues part 2: The troublingest woman I ever seen
- Dirt Road Blues part 3: But your brains are staying south
- Dirt Road Blues (1997) part 4: Gross as beetles
- Dirt Road Blues (1997) part 5: The purple piper plays his tune
- Bob Dylan’s Dirt Road Blues: Passion, on the other hand, is something no one wants
The mysteries of Bob
- The mysteries of Bob: Performances and recordings since 1989. Part I
- The mysteries of Bob: Performances and recordings since 1989 Part II
- The mysteries of Bob: Performances and recordings since 1989 Part III
Dylan released and unreleased
- Part 1: Dylan Released and Unreleased
- Dylan Released and Unreleased: 2 – The usual, Pretty Boy, People get ready.
- Dylan Released and Unreleased: 3 – Hard to Handle the full one hour video
- Dylan Released and Unreleased 4: from the nursery to looking back
- Dylan Released and Unreleased: Girl From the North Country
- Dylan Released and Unreleased: Quest
- Dylan Released and Unreleased 7: Down along the cove
- Dylan Released and Unreleased 8: The Compilation Albums
- Dylan released and unreleased 9: the Galas
- Dylan released and unreleased 10: Soundstage, The World of John Hammond
- Bob Dylan Released and Unreleased 11. 1963: Westinghouse.
- Dylan Released and Unreleased part 12: the one-offs
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 2002. The full index is here.
To be alone with you
- To Be Alone With You (1969) part 1: The country music station plays soft
- To Be Alone With You (1969) part 2: That boy’s good
- To Be Alone With You (1969( part 3: Shadow Kingdom
- To Be Alone With You (1969) part 4: Beware of his promise
- To be alone with you 5: The big sleep
- To Be Alone With You (1969) part 6 (final): Penthouse Serenade
Dylan cover of the day
A full index is contained within each article. The most recent articles are below
- A Dylan Cover a Day 43: High Water
- Dylan cover a day: Heart of Mine
- A Dylan Cover a Day: Hard Rain’s a-gonna Fall.
The Dylavinci Code
This series is now finished. The final article, with a most suitable final cover version can be found here. It contains an index both to the earlier articles and all the various cover versions within.
Why does Dylan like…?
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
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
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.
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.
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