Wednesday, December 5, 2007

COVER STORY: The Real Bob Dylan: What if his Christian phase wasn't a phase?

Bob Dylan’s lyrics have often included biblical allusions and obvious spiritual angles, but when he decided to place his faith in Christ in 1979, many of his fans and the music industry alike were shocked. Scott M. Marshall writes about the progression of Dylan’s faith following the timeline of his life. With at look interviews, career choices and songwriting themes, Marshall examines the question, "What if his Christian phase wasn't a phase? CLICK HERE to read more

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“The highest form of song is prayer.”
-Bob Dylan

STOCKHOLM 04.05.2002

Just a few days after performing at the 2002 Grammy's, Bob Dylan recorded a new re-write of "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" for "Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan" with longtime friend Mavis Staples. One month later he would kick off a new tour in Stockholm Sweden and perform Solid Rock (what many consider the theme song to his gospel era concerts) for the first time in 20 years. Dylan would continue to perform this rousing song as well as other gospel era songs at numerous concerts across Europe and beyond. The two-time Grammy nominated compilation would be released on Sony/Columbia one year later on April 1, 2003.

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