Dylan songs of the 1990s

Dylan in Chronological Order of writing (not in the order of recording)

On this site there are reviews of Dylan’s compositions from all parts of his life, up to the most recent writings, but of late I have been trying to put these into chronological order, and fill in the gaps as I work.   Originally there was one file, but this got so large I am now breaking it down into decades.


Bob Dylan in 1990: the end of the era

Highlight of the year: Where were you last night.  Probably the best straight pop song Dylan has ever written

*It is generally felt that although the Wilburys all took writing credits to each song, these four songs had only limited input from Bob Dylan, and so all four are reviewed within one article.


Bob Dylan: the gap years (1991-1995).

This was the period in which Bob stopped writing completely, and ramped up the Never Ending Tour.

Four songs are noted in some commentaries as dating from 1995

but my take on this is that all these songs were originally written (or at least Dylan’s input into the songs was completed) in 1984 while Dylan was writing songs for Empire Burlesque.  I’ve listed them again here simply because some commentaries could lead you to 1995.    For details of 1984 please see here.


Bob Dylan in 1996: the master songwriter returns after five years out

Highlight of the Year: Mississippi and Not Dark Yet.  Of course.


Bob Dylan in 1997: finishing “Time out of mind” before touring again.

Highlight of the Year: “Make you feel my love” and “Love Sick”


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