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July 3, 2014
by Egil
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Bob Dylan’s best songs: Abandoned Love #98

‘Abandoned Love’ marks the very point at which Dylan decided to (temporarily) abandon love, and particularly forsaken love, as the prime subject-matter for his songs. ~Clinton Heylin (Still On The Road) A lovely song recorded for (but left out of) … Continue reading

May 23, 2014
by Egil
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The DYLANOLOGISTS – a kind of review (part 1)

Intro “The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob” by David Kinney is a book I’ve been looking forward to reading for a while. I’ve never written a review of a book before, but when offered a “review copy” a … Continue reading

May 11, 2014
by Egil
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Bob Dylan’s best songs: “Lonesome Day Blues” recorded May 11, 2001

I overwrite. If I know I am going in to record a song, I write more than I need. In the past that’s been a problem because I failed to use discretion at times. I have to guard against that. … Continue reading

May 4, 2014
by Egil
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Bob Dylan’s best songs: Every Grain of Sand (update)

That was an inspired song that came to me. I felt like I was just putting down words that were coming from somewhere else, and I just stuck it out. ~Bob Dylan (“Biograph” notes) “That’s an excellent song, very painless … Continue reading

April 24, 2014
by Egil
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Bob Dylan: The 8th and last Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan session, 24 April 1963

 Freewheelin’ in it’s released form is essentially a “best of” from one of the most creative years in Dylan’s life. The lag between sessions resulted in an album whose sound metamorphosed at least twice. ~Clinton Heylin (BD – The Recording … Continue reading

April 20, 2014
by Egil
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Bob Dylan: Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia 20 April 1966

 Dylan’s voice is extremely rough, but the performance, if anything, even more intense than the English shows ~Clinton Heylin (A Life In Stolen Moments) Great 66 Show where Dylan sounds very stoned, and still brilliant. For this show he uses … Continue reading

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