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Dylan’s lost 1966 album: time to put it back together

by Aaron Galbraith In the Deluxe edition of the Cutting Edge box set, the book states that Dylan could have put out another album after Blonde On Blonde using the remaining tracks from the 1965-1966 sessions, if he had been … Continue reading

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Why does Dylan like Tampa Red?

By Tony Attwood and Aaron Galbraith During 1978 Bob Dylan performed “She’s Love Crazy” – a Tampa Red song from 1941.   In all Dylan sang it 48 times – he obviously liked it.  He also dipped into “Love her with … Continue reading

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Untold Dylan: The YouTube channel

Words by Tony Attwood Hard work and technical knowledge by Aaron Galbraith It is often suggested that I am still stuck in the 1950s, playing Dylan records on a trusty record player at 33 and a third revs per minute, … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Faith (Part VIII): Nietzsche

Bob Dylan and Faith Bob Dylan On Faith (Part 1) Bob Dylan And Faith (Part II) Bob Dylan And Faith: William Blake (Part III) Bob Dylan And Faith (Part IV): Swedenborg Bob Dylan And Faith: Dead Men (Part V) Bob … Continue reading

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NET 1991 part 3: King of the Unsteady

By Mike Johnson (Kiwipoet) By listening to the performances, we are starting to get a feel for that difficult and contentious year, 1991. Not quite the train wreck that the commentators claim, the year comes across to me more like … Continue reading

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The Mississippi-series, part 6

  The Mississippi series The Mississippi-series, part 1; no polyrhythm here please The Mississippi-series, part 2: the line that never was. Mississippi 3: Belshazzar on the steppe The Mississippi-series, part 4 The Mississippi-series, part 5 by Jochen Markhorst Like earlier … Continue reading

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Song to Bonny: second appeal and a threat

By Tony Attwood A while back Senior Untold Detective Aaron Galbraith discovered another Bob Dylan song that only had words by no music: Song to Bonny. Now as you may know, we’ve made a habit of finding these lyrics and … Continue reading

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I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You. And Offenbach and Johnny Cash.

By Tony Attwood Lots of people have said a few words about this song, but sadly those few words are often wrong.  At least I think they are wrong.  So, I’ll try and explain and justify. One of the first … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Faith (Part VII): Calliope

Bob Dylan and Faith Bob Dylan On Faith (Part 1) Bob Dylan And Faith (Part II) Bob Dylan And Faith: William Blake (Part III) Bob Dylan And Faith (Part IV): Swedenborg Bob Dylan And Faith: Dead Men (Part V) Bob … Continue reading

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1987/8: possibly the greatest trilogy of compositions in Dylan’s career

By Tony Attwood This article is part of the Bob Dylan themes series which considers the subject matter of Bob’s songs in the order they were written.  There is an index to the series at The Themes index, year by … Continue reading

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The Mississippi-series, part 5: Frost in the room, fire in the sky

The Mississippi series The Mississippi-series, part 1; no polyrhythm here please The Mississippi-series, part 2: the line that never was. Mississippi 3: Belshazzar on the steppe The Mississippi-series, part 4 by Jochen Markhorst Like earlier songs such as “Desolation Row” … Continue reading

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Why does Dylan like Gordon Lightfoot?

by Aaron and Tony. As ever the research is by Aaron Galbraith and the commentary is from Tony Attwood (but you probably know that by now) Gordon Lightfoot  was very much part of the folk-rock world which influenced Bob Dylan … Continue reading

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Bob And Faith: Religion (Part Vl)

Bob Dylan and Faith Bob Dylan On Faith (Part 1) Bob Dylan And Faith (Part II) Bob Dylan And Faith: William Blake (Part III) Bob Dylan And Faith (Part IV): Swedenborg Bob Dylan And Faith: Dead Men (Part V) By … Continue reading

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Play Lady Play in the 21st century

Songs selected by Aaron Galbraith, comments by Tony Attwood As noted before in this series, Aaron not only selects the songs, but delivers them to me (Tony) without comment or explanation, except for an introductory note (reproduced below).  And this … Continue reading

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Highlands: a review

by  Paul Robert Thomas Recorded Criteria Studios, Miami, Jan 1997 Released 30 Sept 1997 on Bob Dylan’s 30th studio album Time Out of Mind Running time 16.31 (his longest track until recently surpassed by Murder Most Foul which is 16.54) Performed … Continue reading

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The Mississippi-series, part 4

by Jochen Markhorst Like earlier “Desolation Row” and “Where Are You Tonight?”, “Mississippi” can’t really be dealt with in one article. Too grand, too majestic, too monumental. And, of course, such an extraordinary masterpiece deserves more than one paltry article. … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Faith: Dead Men (Part V)

Bob Dylan and Faith Bob Dylan On Faith (Part 1) Bob Dylan And Faith (Part II) Bob Dylan And Faith: William Blake (Part III) Bob Dylan And Faith (Part IV): Swedenborg By Larry Fyffe Drawing from the literary well of … Continue reading

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Why does Dylan like “Why do I have to choose”?

By Tony Attwood “Why Do I Have to Choose” was written and recorded by Willie Nelson, released in May 1983 as a single taken from the album “Take it to the limit”.  It got to number 3 on the Billboard … Continue reading

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1986: the year Dylan slowly turned himself all around

By Tony Attwood My thesis in this series that looks at the topic of each song Dylan has written, taking the songs in the order they were written, is simple.  By looking at what Dylan was writing about, I argue … Continue reading

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Mississippi 3: Belshazzar on the steppe

This article continues from The Mississippi-series, part I; no polyrhythm here please The Mississippi-series, part 2: the line that never was. by Jochen Markhorst Like earlier compositions, “Desolation Row” and “Where Are You Tonight?”, “Mississippi” can’t really be dealt with … Continue reading

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