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

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Over 1950 articles and over 8800 comments on Bob Dylan including reviews of 621 songs that Bob Dylan has written


Publisher’s note: Although no one gets paid for writing, publishing or editing Untold Dylan, it does cost us money to keep the site afloat, safe from hackers, n’er-do-wells etc.  We never ask for donations, and we try to survive on the income from our advertisers, so if you enjoy Untold Dylan, and you’ve got an ad blocker, could I beg you to turn it off while here. I’m not asking you to click on ads for the sake of it, but at least allow us to add one more to the number of people who see the full page.   Thanks.  Tony Attwood.

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A list of our recent posts appears in the right hand column under the advert block.  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.

Bob Dylan: the childhood tapes

Specials: 

Tombstone Blues:

All Directions at Once: new episodes…

The Never Ending Tour

This series charts the NET from its origins to the present day, with multiple examples of Dylan’s performances through the period in question.

Bob Dylan and the Faithful Symmetry

And elsewhere

Ballad of a Thin Man

Most of the time

Play Lady Play

Why does Dylan like?

The art work on Dylan’s albums

Dignity Regained: part 5 now published

Dylan the sideman – recordings where Bob was not centre stage

Bob’s official videos

Dylan’s rarities.

Now showing: The last time Dylan played…. the complete “last time” video

  • Bob’s last performances of over 80 classic songs in a single video

Bob Dylan Showcase: write the music to a Dylan song

We are currently looking for musical accompaniments to

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.

We also have

Our YouTube channel now has numerous play lists related to articles on this site.

Also because we don’t do political debates on our Facebook group there is a separate group for debating Bob Dylan’s politics – Icicles Hanging Down

Murder Most Foul

Maggie’s Farm

Bob Dylan’s Blues

Bob Dylan and WH Auden

The story behind the art work of Bob Dylan’s albums

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

Untold Dylan on Facebook

It looks like we are growing at a rate of well over 100 members or so a week.  That means we are going to double in size in the next year! Thank you to everyone for supporting our position.  To join, just go onto Facebook and type in “Untold Dylan”

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


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