Next year the beautiful "Beacon Theatre" will have it´s 90th anniversary since the opening, first starting out as a theatre for movies and vaudeville. No wonder Bob Dylan returns to this place again and again. If this walls could speak, and maybe they can, Bob Dylan would listen. This is a real stage, and the … Continue reading “Poetry In Motion.” Bob Dylan in New York, 26th of November, 2018, Beacon Theatre.
What a great show! What a band! What an artist! The beautiful and classic Beacon Theatre is the perfect frame for Bob Dylan of today - or any day. His legendary residence on Beacon in 1989 springs to mind, eager to show the world, and the city of his formative years, the "Oh Mercy"-version of … Continue reading Like A Beacon In The Night – Bob Dylan in New York, 23rd of November 2018, Beacon Theatre.
Between his album debut «Bob Dylan» in 1962 and his 18th studio album «Slow Train Coming» in 1979, Bob Dylan spent less than 100 days in a recording studio. In the same period of time he forever changed the course of popular music, in more than one genre, in more than one way. Not just … Continue reading The Making of a Holy Grail – «More Blood, More Tracks – Bootleg Series, Volume 14»
As one who thinks Bob Dylan´s work as a live performing artist is one of the most important and most underrated assets of his work, every new official release that documents this unique aspect of his art are welcome. Including this one. Nevertheless, even if I´ve heard all before, or maybe because I´ve heard all … Continue reading Eat The Document!! «Bob Dylan – Live 1962-1966. Rare performances from The Copyright Collection.»
It was a setlist to die for - for most artists, that is, maybe also for some Dylan fans who very much would have liked Mister Dylan himself to sing the songs from this fabulous night in Oslo Konserthus, Lille Sal. Tom Skjeklesæther interviewed Johnny Borgan as an introduction - focusing both on Dylan of … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Mister Bob – BobFest in Oslo, 23.5.18.
Bob Dylan´s fascination for Rome started early, and it´s fifty-five years since he in January 1963 first came to the holy city, searching for Suze Rotolo, the girl from "Freewheelin´", his girlfriend at the time. Bob even played some songs at the club Folkstudio, for a few people, a lot fewer than they who later … Continue reading “Ancient Footprints Are Everywhere” – Bob Dylan in Rome, 5th of April 2018
"The only moments I have when I play that are worth anything to me are when I can blissfully ignore the people I am supposed to be entertaining. No me; no silly public to amuse; only the heart and the soul, the world, the birds, storms, dreams, sadness, heavenly serenity. Then I am an artist … Continue reading “Everybody’s wearing a disguise/To hide what they’ve got left behind their eyes.” Bob Dylan in Rome, 4th of April 2018.
The first show you see in a year, is always particularly exiting. What will happen tonight, how is his voice, which songs, which arrangements and many other questions will soon be answered. Mixed reviews from the shows in Portugal and Spain, makes you wonder how you yourself will react, this time. The room for the … Continue reading “When You´re In Rome, Flap Your Wings, Like The Early Roman Kings.” Bob Dylan, Rome, 3rd of April 2018.
Bob Dylans Bootleg Series har alltid vært en velsignelse, fra 1991 og til denne dag. Kunstnerens kreative overflødighetshorn formelig tryglet om denne behandlingen, både for å dokumentere en ustoppelig turnévirksomhet og for å dokumentere sanger og opptak av høy kvalitet, ”outtakes” og alternative versjoner, som av en eller annen, mer eller mindre forståelig grunn, ikke … Continue reading Fra “Trouble In Mind” til “Trouble No More” – A Simple Twist of Faith? Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series, Volume 13. Anmeldelse.
Bob Dylan´s Bootleg Series has always been a blessing, since 1991 and till this day. The creative wellspring of the artist begged for this treatment, both in the need of documenting an extraordinary life-spanning career of live performances and of documenting high quality songs and recordings, outtakes and alternative versions, that, for one reason or … Continue reading From “Trouble In Mind” to “Trouble No More” – A Simple Twist of Faith? Chapter Three: Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series, Volume Thirteen. The Music. A Review.