September 30: Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind (1997)

I don’t know… It’s certainly not an album of felicity… I try to live within that line between despondency and hope. I’m suited to walk that line, right between the fire … I see [the album] right straight down the middle of the line, really. ~Bob Dylan to Robert Hilburn in 1997 “My recollection of that record is that it was a struggle. …

Van Morrison: Exile, Place & Eternal Movement – Part.1

This post is inspired by a chapter in Peter Mills great book Hymns to the Silence: Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison. Some of the musicians I was working with very early on were very good, but they didn’t want to leave home, so they didn’t go any further…. but I did [want to leave home] or I felt like I …

Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert

Well, but you see, Columbia’s never offered to do that. They have done that with The Basement Tapes and the Budokan album. But they’ve never offered to put that out as a historical album or whatever. And believe me, if they wanted to do it, they could. ~Bob Dylan to Kurt Loder in 1984  “I still can’t believe they’ve finally …

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