BOB DYLAN – Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol.16 Out Now

20 September 2021

Artist: BOB DYLAN
The troubadour celebrated his 80th birthday this year.
Active: Since 1961, yes, 60 (!) years / 39 studio albums (so far)

Album: (Take a deep breath) BOB DYLAN: SPRINGTIME
IN NEW YORK – The Bootleg Series 1980-1985

Info: The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy’s highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg
Series
revisits an often-forgotten, rich vein in Dylan’s vast and complex catalog, shining fresh light on the provocative new musical directions Dylan was taking as a songwriter
and a recording artist from 1980 through 1985.

In the early 1980s, while the music industry was grappling with the arrival of new trends and technology, from MTV to compact discs to digital recording, Bob Dylan was writing
and recording new songs for a new decade, creating an essential new chapter in his studio catalog. Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York (1980-1985) celebrates the rich creative period surrounding Dylan’s albums Shot Of Love (1981), Infidels, and Empire Burlesque with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live performances, and more.

Content: Deluxe 5-CD package, also available in 2-CD and 2-LP highlight editions, will feature 54 previously unreleased recordings, including outtakes, rehearsal recordings,
and live performances from Dylan’s early-’80s albums Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque.

Released: 17 September 2021
Order: here

As the cliché goes for records like these (outtakes, live versions etc…)
only fans, like me, like them.

Stream the full bootleg…

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BOB DYLAN: Website

BOB DYLAN – Highly Praised ‘LOVE AND THEFT’ LP Came Out 20 Years Ago Today

11 September 2021

Artist: BOB DYLAN
Active: Since 1961 / 39 studio albums so far

Anniversary album: LOVE AND THEFT
His 31st studio longplayer

Released: 11 September 2001
20 years ago today

Rolling Stone wrote: “On ‘Love and Theft’, his forty-third album, he turns this fantasy into a stone-cold Dylan classic. ‘Love and Theft’ takes us on a full-blown tour of American song in all its burlesque splendor, which includes, of course, Dylan’s own psychedelic mutations of the blues. Talk about bringing it all back home: Dylan veers into country, ragtime, vaudeville, deep blues, cocktail-lounge corn, the minstrel show and the kind of rockabilly he must have bashed out with his high school band more than forty years ago. At sixty, Dylan’s subject matter is much the same as it has been for the last ten years — the world has gone wrong, the women are doing him wrong — but his tone has shifted. The arrival of the apocalypse, the breaking of his heart,,on ‘Love and Theft’, these become not lamentations but cosmic jokes.” Score: 5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: My favorite singer-songwriter-performer of all-time
went back, once more, to the decades he loves the most, the 50s and 60s,
and returned with his umpteenth triumph.

Full album…

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BOB DYLAN: All Albums

BOB DYLAN Released His Back To The Roots Album ‘MODERN TIMES’ 15 Years Ago

30 August 2021

Artist: BOB DYLAN
Active: since 1961 – 50 years
39 studio albums so far

Anniversary album: MODERN TIMES
Released: 26 August 2006 – 30 years ago today

Pitchfork said: “The music legend returns with a companion piece
to 2001’s Love and Theft, offering new tracks of jazz-inspired, rockabilly-
scamming, ragtime-aping rock’n’roll, more heavily indebted to blues
and honky-tonk than Woody Guthrie and Folkways.

Full review here. Score: 8/10.

Turn Up The Volume: My all-time favorite singer-songwriter goes back
to the 50s/60s on this one. Several musical genres that inspired his
extraordinary career are featured. Retro rather than modern times,
but Dylan is a supreme retro master.

Single

Full album…

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BOB DYLAN: Website

Coming Soon… BOB DYLAN: Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol.16

22 July 2021

Artist: BOB DYLAN
The troubadour celebrated his 80th birthday this year.
Active: Since 1961, yes, 60 (!) years / 39 studio albums (so far)

Album: (Take a deep breath) BOB DYLAN: SPRINGTIME
IN NEW YORK – The Bootleg Series 1980-1985

Info: The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy’s highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg
Series
revisits an often-forgotten, rich vein in Dylan’s vast and complex catalog, shining fresh light on the provocative new musical directions Dylan was taking as a songwriter
and a recording artist from 1980 through 1985.

In the early 1980s, while the music industry was grappling with the arrival of new trends and technology, from MTV to compact discs to digital recording, Bob Dylan was writing
and recording new songs for a new decade, creating an essential new chapter in his studio catalog. Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York (1980-1985) celebrates the rich creative period surrounding Dylan’s albums Shot Of Love (1981), Infidels, and Empire Burlesque with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live performances, and more.

Content: Deluxe 5-CD package, also available in 2-CD and 2-LP highlight editions, will feature 54 previously unreleased recordings, including outtakes, rehearsal recordings,
and live performances from Dylan’s early-’80s albums Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque.

Out: 17 September 2021
Pre-order: here

More info and tracklist: here

The original of Jokerman, the opener of Infidels

A Special UNCUT Magazine Issue – THE COMPLETE BOB DYLAN

31 May 2021

British music magazine UNCUT just issued a complete BOB DYLAN
guide to celebrate the living legend’s 80th birthday (last week, 24 May)

“A meticulous, left-field guide to Bob Dylan’s outstanding output since 1962.
Inside: studio albums, singles, EPs, films, live albums, the Bootleg Series, deep
cuts, hairstyles, books, and much more from the world of Dylan – all reviewed
and ranked for your enjoyment.”

You can buy your copy – and let it send to your home – right here.

CHRISSIE HYNDE Honors BOB DYLAN With Covers Album ‘STANDING IN THE DOORWAY’

23 May 2021

Artist: CHRISSIE HYNDE

Album: STANDING IN THE DOORWAY
Chrissie Hynde sings Bob Dylan who
turns 80 tomorrow(24 May)
Released: 21 May 2021

Chrissie: “A few weeks into lockdown last year, James sent me the new Dylan track ‘Murder Most Foul’… I remember where I was sitting the day that Kennedy was shot – every reference in the song. Whatever Bob does, he still manages somewhere in there to make you laugh because as much as anything, he’s a comedian. He’s always funny and always has something to say. That’s when I called James and said, “let’s do some Dylan covers”, and that’s what started this whole thing.”

Rolling Stone writes: “Chrissie Hynde proved the bona fides of her Bob Dylan fandom
decades ago. She sang “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” with him onstage at London’s Wembley
Stadium in ’84 and serenaded him with her own jaw-dropping, gospel-tinged rendition of “I Shall Be Released” at his 30th anniversary concert in ’91… So an album like Standing in the Doorway, which collects nine Dylan cover songs, must have felt like second nature to her… What’s most striking about Standing in the Doorway is how easy the recordings came to Hynde and Walbourne. The Pretenders have always been underrated covers artists, going back to their first single, a cover of the Kinks’ “Stop Your Sobbing,” and Hynde has always had a rare knack for figuring out what she has in common with the soul of song and playing that up. “

Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: As much as I love Chrissie Hynde‘s voice and artistic persona,
and her bold choice – not the obvious ones – of Dylan songs she covered to celebrate
the living legend’s 80th birthday, only Dylan can really sing Dylan.

Stream album here…

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CHRISSIE HYNDE: Facebook

BOB DYLAN Turns 80 Next Week And His Masterpiece ‘BLONDE ON BLONDE’ Is 55 Today

Back in time…

16 May 2021

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Next week – 24 May – singer-songwriter genius BOB DYLAN turns 80 and
one of his solid gold masterpieces, double LP BLONDE ON BLONDE is 55
years old today, released on 16 May 1966.

It was the final LP of a trilogy the eternal troubadour recorded in 1965/1966.
The other two being classic LPs Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61
Revisited
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Rolling Stone Magazine called Blonde on Blonde: “the most mysterious, majestic
and seductive of Bob Dylan albums, not to mention the greatest. It remains the pinnacle
of Dylan’s genius. It’s his most expansive music, with nothing that resembles a folk song,
just the rock & roll laments of a vanishing American, the doomed outsider who’s given
up on ever belonging anywhere.”
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Turn Up The Volume: My all-time favorite singer/songwriter. Hands down.

The stunning singles: Rainy Day Women ♯12 & 35 / I Want You / Just Like A Woman

– JUST LIKE A WOMAN –
(Live)

– RAINY DAY WOMEN #12 & 35 –
(Audio)

– I WANT YOU –
(Live)

Album in full…

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BOB DYLAN: Website – Facebook – All Albums

A compilation of pictures taken by Jerry Schatzberg (who also took the blurred photo for the front sleeve) were on the gatefold sleeve of the first vinyl pressing in 1966.