Category Archives: Time out of mind

Dylan’s “Can’t wait”: the meaning of the music and the lyrics in two different versions

By Tony Attwood The fact is that “Tell Tale Signs” Can’t Wait is so different from the “Time Out of Mind” version, sometimes they feel like almost different songs.  They certainly have different lyrics and although they both work the theme … Continue reading

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Standing in the doorway: a work of solemn genius from Bob Dylan

Review by Tony Attwood.  Updated May 2018 with addition of this extraordinary live version of the song, and the opening verse at the end. “Time out of mind” starts just about as low as you can imagine – “Love Sick” … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s “Highlands”; its origins in Burns poetry, and a beautiful rare reworking in concert

By Tony Attwood This review updated 26 June 2018, with addition of this live version – I really would recommend a listen to these, particularly this one below Also now included are references back to the origins of the song … Continue reading

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Love Sick. Bob Dylan’s unexpected brilliant masterpiece of decline that surpasses all lost love songs before or since

Revised 14 May 2018. by Tony Attwood You want a masterpiece from the old boy – here it is. Unexpected, it seems to have come out of nowhere after seven years. The opening seconds present a growl of uncertainty, before … Continue reading

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Not Dark Yet: Bob Dylan as 20th century Keats, and the memories that still linger

by Tony Attwood.  Revised April 2018, with links to recordings by Dylan and other artists.   “I try to live within that line between despondency and hope.”  Bob Dylan 1997.   Not Dark Yet is one of the triumphs of … Continue reading

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