Seven Days

Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2024

Seven Days in Bob Dylan

This is Seven Days, our weekly summary of the best Bob Dylan news and links plus new podcasts, events, and photo/video of the week.

The Week's Best News & Posts

  • The Singers On ‘We Are The World,’ Ranked (Uproxx) [8]
    • “It’s not that he sounds bad. He can’t even get the words out. His voice shrinks under the pressure. The panic in his eyes is unnerving. It’s the most vulnerable this famously impenetrable man has ever looked on camera.”
  • Netflix’s “We Are the World” Documentary Brings Us Back to That Night (Spin) [5]
    • “The image that is the most indelible is Bob Dylan looking absolutely terrified, painfully uncomfortable, and about as far out of his element as he can get.”
  • Real Life Rock Top 10: February 1, 2024 (Greil Marcus) [5]
    • “And then it begins to play as a quest. You feel Dylan trying to breathe the air of the Kid’s 1880 New Mexico Territory, and when it happens—with “Pecos Blues,” “Final Theme (Ride Billy Ride),” and “Rock Me Baby” —you can feel everything else on the set gathering into these moments, as if finally they can breathe too.”
  • Leon Russell Brings the Vibes (Flagging Down) [8]
    • “Just look at the photos, both the one up top and a few more below capturing Leon’s two onstage appearances. Notice what Dylan is doing in all of them? Grinning.”
  • Bob Dylan talks About John Lennon (Peter Stone Brown) [8]
    • “To me it was the same attitude earlier on before he did the primal therapy thing and came out. To me, he was always a musician first. Like, to me, his version of “Stand By Me” is the version regardless of the song’s been done so many times, but his was better than the original.”
  • ‘Song & Dance Man: The Art of Bob Dylan’ (The Aquarian) [5]
    • “It’s not for casual fans, but if you’re a Dylan fanatic, you’re probably going to want the new edition, which divides what had been a fat single book into three more manageably sized volumes.”
  • 50th Anniversary Collection 1973 Review (Cult Following) [5]
    • “Dips in form on And He Killed Me Too sound as though Dylan is attempting an impression of Yoko Ono. Out of form, rising and falling – it is all over the place and the only jutting trouble found on this compilation. The likes of Knockin’ On Heavens Door do not sound so far off the eventually released work.”

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Dylan Stuff

  • Mixing Up The Medicine (Mark Davidson/Parker Fishel)
  • Trevelin’ Thru’ (BS Vol. 15)
  • Blind Willie McTell (7″ Vinyl)
  • Wigwam/ThirstyBoots (Record Store Day)
  • Bootleg Series Vol 1-3 (Vinyl)
  • Jokerman (Record Store Day 12″)
  • The Joker and The Thief (Peter Stone Brown)

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