Paul Williams “Mind Out Of Time” the 3rd in his series of Bob Dylan rock appreciate tomes is a goldmine for Dylan fans
Paul Williams – Mind out of Time Bob Dylan Performing Artist
Rock critics are a dime a dozen and none so sublime as Paul Williams who wrote three volumes of his series “Bob Dylan Performing Artist.”
In “Bob Dylan: Performing Artist Volume 3: Mind Out Of Time 1986 And Beyond”, Williams, the founder of Crawdaddy magazine, takes the reader on a musical journey through most of Bob Dylan’s concerts from his low in 1986 with The Grateful Dead to the Never Ending Tour rebound.
You can read this book quickly although I think the commentary runs together after a while. This is not a book to be read in a sitting. It’s best to follow his expert and entertaining critique by listening to the concerts. Continue reading →
Dates just announced – Bob Dylan will be touring with Wilco in June to August during the summer of 2013
Bob Dylan tours with Wilco summer 2013
Bob Dylan will be touring across the USA this summer with one date in Toronto Canada.
On a tour dubbed AmericanaramA, Dylan will appear in 26 cities between June 26 and August 6, 2013 with Wilco and My Morning Jacket.
Dylan is halfway through a successful spring 2013 tour of the eastern United States that is getting warm to glowing reviews in the press.
While his voice may be rough and raw, Dylan’s energy level is not diminished. Peter Stone Brown wrote the Bethlehem PA show was a “near religious experience”. “Tonight at Stabler Arena, Bob Dylan and his band were on from the first note to the last. They started strong and never let up.” Continue reading →
The Never Ending Tour goes on with a re-invigorated Bob Dylan who will turn 72 in May
Bob Dylan gave his fans in Buffalo New York at the Alumni Arena something they fans did not get last year – songs from Tempest, his new 2012 CD.
Dylan sent a chill up the spine of unnamed enemies with “Pay in Blood”, romanced lovers with “Soon After Midnight”, resurrected the ghost of Chicago blues with “Early Roman Kings” and sung about that “flat-chested junkie whore” among other denizens of a modern-day “Desolation Row” with “Scarlett Town.” (I embedded impressionistic video of Scarlett Town at the end of the story.)
He opened last with the Academy Award winning “Things Have Changed” from the movie “The Wonder Boys” just to remind the audience that things have and will indeed change. Not only do the songs change but Dylan loves to dish them out in new tunes and arrangements. Continue reading →
1975 and 1976 saw Dylan crisscrossing North America with improvisational show that still rocks
Bob Dylan 50th Anniversary Collection
When Sony released 100 copies of “Bob Dylan 50th Anniversary Collection” 4 CD set only in the EU, it set off a flurry of press stories and fan interest.
All of sudden, fans could get their hands on 86 outtakes from the first two Bob Dylan albums. Well, not quite. Sony only issued the 100 copies to protect their European copyright extension, certainly not for the artistic merit of the tracks.
My question is: who listens to the first two Bob Dylan albums anymore? Hence why would B- versions be interesting and worth $1,300 on eBay? Continue reading →