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Where are you tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat): Chanson d’automne

By Jochen Markhorst 1          Chanson d’automne I           The Longest Day The card-playing General Von Salmuth (Ernst Schröder), the commander of the 15. Armee, looks satisfied at the hand that has just been dealt to him. “My best hand tonight,” he … Continue reading

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Let me come baby. We’ve found song number 600. But can you write the lyrics?

Commentary by Tony Attwood; research by Aaron Galbraith This is not a newly discovered song, but rather a song that I (Tony) very stupidly missed reviewing when we went through all the bits and pieces from After the Empire. This … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And More Mythology (Part III)

By Larry Fyffe This article follows from Bob Dylan and More Mythology (Part I) Bob Dylan And More Mythology (Part II) Singer/songwriter/musician Bob Dylan messes with Greek and Roman mythology – rearranges their faces, and gives its gods and heroes … Continue reading

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Untold Dylan Showcase: Imaginary Future

By Tony Attwood Imaginary Future is the indie folk project of Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Jesse Epstein. Influenced in his youth by the records of Simon and Garfunkel, Epstein pairs acoustic guitar and vocals from his wife and fellow musician, Kina … Continue reading

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Song 599 “Go away you bomb.” Lyrics, version, auction.

by Aaron Galbraith and Tony Attwood Larry Fyffe first found “Go away you bomb” for Untold Dylan in his article Bob Dylan and How I Learned to Love the Bomb but at the time we published that we were not … Continue reading

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Sampling Bob Dylan: when Bob himself joined in.

  By Tony Attwood and Aaron Galbraith We have recently presented articles on the way those using sampling techniques have delved into Bob Dylan’s music to use it on their own tracks featuring “Lay Lady Lay” and “Just like Tom … Continue reading

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The art work to Dylan’s Knocked Out Loaded

by Patrick Roefflaer Released                       July 14, 1986 Illustration                    Harry Lemon Pankhurst Art-director                   Charles Sappington The cover of Bob Dylan’s 24th studio album is one that reveals its secrets with difficulty. On the cover is a painting depicting three … Continue reading

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Dylan and T.S Eliot meeting in the Captain’s Tower

by Philip Hale As the pandemic of 2020 lays waste to all live music, stopping Dylan’s “Never Ending Tour” in its tracks as nothing else has, this seems a good time to reflect on his 2019 Fall performances and what … Continue reading

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Untold Dylan showcase: Make you feel my love – Jüri Aidas

By Tony Attwood Just recently we launched the Untold Dylan Showcase – quite simply an opportunity for readers of this site to submit recordings of themselves performing Dylan songs, or songs about Dylan, or songs inspired by Dylan – even … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And More Mythology (Part II)

This article continues from Bob Dylan And More Mythology Part I by Larry Fyffe A number of song lyrics by Bob Dylan have their roots soaked in the mythology of Dionysus. Dionysus (Bacchus) is known to be both kind and … Continue reading

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Never-Ending Tour 1988, Part Two – the 1960s revisited.

By Mike Johnson (Kiwipoet) Previously in this mega-series we have looked at the very start of the Never Ending Tour (NET). The Never-Ending Tour: 1987 – Farewell to all that NET 1988: Desperate stratagems, Part 1: Heroes and Villains So … Continue reading

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This Wheel’s On Fire: where’s that restraining order?

by Jochen Markhorst  By now it has the status of a classic, the book by The Band‘s drummer (1993). It is a textbook example of a rise-and-fall tragedy, embellished with some bitter venom (Robbie Robertson doesn’t get away well) and … Continue reading

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The Untold Bob Dylan Showcase

By Tony Attwood OK the Untold Dylan Showcase is on the road: we have our first recording. This is a speculative idea, which comes out of the fact that I suspect many of us are stuck in our homes without … Continue reading

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Why does Bob Dylan like “I’ll not be a stranger”

by Tony Attwood “I’ll not be a stranger” is a song that Bob Dylan has performed twice, and it is something of an interesting choice. It is a rather obscure piece and it is listed, (where it is listed at … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And More Mythology Part I

By Larry Fyffe Diana (Artemis) is the mythological Goddess of the Moon, and the Hunt; the cypress tree and the deer are sacred to her; she has a gentle side and a dark side – turns a Peeping Tom into … Continue reading

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Untold Dylan Showcase: a call for readers’ performances

By Tony Attwood Over the years we have put on this site one or two recordings created by readers who have been performing Dylan songs.  Often these have been songs that Dylan himself hasn’t performed, or indeed their own arrangement … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: “I’ve been shot at just like you”

By Tony Attwood and Denise Konkal Denise has produced her final version of the lyrics of “Murder Most Foul” which are set out below.   As for Tony, here are his final thoughts after a full day of contemplation. In my … Continue reading

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Why “Murder Most Foul”? Teasing meanings from Dylan’s song

Here are the lyrics provided by Denise Konkal – a massive improvement on my stumbling approach earlier today.  Below the lyrics we have a commentary on what it all means. 1: It was a dark day in Dallas November 63 … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s Murder Most Foul: the lyrics

By Tony Attwood The lyrics to Bob’s new song are being written up here. In my edition there are currently many gaps, and undoubtedly many errors – if you can correct any please do write in. But Denise is now … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Pygmalion

by Larry Fyffe Previously pointed out is that the song lyrics of ‘She Belongs To Me’ by Bob Dylan, though it’s a revised version of the myth, can be interpreted as having Jungian roots in the mythological story of Orpheus … Continue reading

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