Thursday, October 29, 2009

Christmas in the Heart? Bob Dylan’s Holiday Album Begs the Question: What Does the Singer Believe?

Does he, as Billboard's Prince suggests, merely join a long list of Jewish artists who paid tribute to Christ's birth as non-believers in Him or does he present it as a believer who has maintained his belief three decades after that much publicized 1978 conversion? CLICK HERE to read more

Friday, October 23, 2009

Dylan's Early Christmas Present by Sean Wilentz

The album is a sincere, raspy-voiced homage to a particular vintage of popular American Christmas music, as well as testimony to Dylan’s abiding spiritual faith. CLICK HERE to read more

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ralph Stanley: “I Am the Man, Thomas”

The best known performances of “I Am the Man, Thomas” in the last decade have been by Bob Dylan. He has never recorded the song for official release but in little more than three years, he performed it live at least 59 times, first on September 4, 1999 in Atlanta. “I Am the Man, Thomas” fits perfectly with the musical approach taken by Dylan since the early nineties. CLICK HERE to read more

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bob Dylan, "Christmas in the Heart" (Columbia) [NO STARS] By Jim DeRogatis

Unfortunately, when it comes to the music, the album is a complete failure. CLICK HERE to read more!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bob Dylan’s Awesome Christmas Album Leaks

The Verdict: Just as we suspected, it's pretty excellent. CLICK HERE to read more

Christmas in the Heart: The Jewish Angle

So whatever you say about CITH, however you explain how Bob is an American ethno-musicologist participating in the very genre he studies, adding subtle twists and nuances to rejuvenate tired war horses, I still don't like it at all. I hope someone does. I don't want to hear it in stores each December for the rest of my life.

Too bad Bob didn't do a Festivus album instead. CLICK HERE to read more

Monday, October 5, 2009

Live Setlist, Tour Opener, October 4, Moore Theatre

1. Gonna Change My Way of Thinking
2. Shooting Star (Bob center stage with harp)
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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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