Bob Dylan’s best songs: Simple Twist Of Fate

[Simple Twist Of Fate]  conjures the smell of the air on an early spring morning…  Dylan on this album has become a master of textures. “Simple Twist of Fate” unmistakably creates the time, holds it, breathes it in, and stops it; the tools it uses to accomplish this arc storytelling, imagery, phrasing, timing, vocal texture, rhyme, melody, and ensemble sound. The bass playing (content, timing, attack) is …

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Can’t Wait

I can’t wait, wait for you to change your mind It’s late, I’m trying to walk the line Well, it’s way past midnight and there are people all around Some on their way up, some on their way down The air burns and I’m trying to think straight And I don’t know how much longer I can wait – …the version …

Bob Dylan’s best songs: Dignity

Of the virtues, I suppose I think integrity is the most essential. Not dignity – a thief can have dignity. ~Bob Dylan (to Barbara Kerr, Feb 1978) – ‘Dignity’, which describes so resourcefully the yearning for a more dignified world, would have been the album’s [Oh Mercy] ideal opening track. It scorches along musically, declaring its allegiance to the timeless …

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