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Nov 5 - 11, 2023

Seven Days in Bob Dylan

This is Seven Days, our weekly recap of the news and links plus new podcasts, events, and the photo/video of the week. Premium members get a bonus edition with 33 extra links this week.

Bob Dylan Tour News

    East Coast US: October 1 – December 3

    • Past Week: Port Chester NY, Providence RI, Waterbury CT (Setlists)
    • This Week: Springfield, Brooklyn, New York (Upcoming)

Covers and Recordings This Week

Tour News

  • Two Nights in Port Chester (Flagging Down The Double E’s) [8]
    • The crowds in generally were much rowdier (and a little rougher) than I’ve seen in those theater shows. In many ways, this added welcome energy. Many lines got big laughs or cheers.”

The Week's Best News & Posts

  • Bob Dylan, The Complete Budokan 1978 (Hot Press) [10]
    • “Hold onto your hats, the opening number says. You thought you knew Dylan’s greatest hits by heart? Think again. From the first song to the last, he’s rearranged everything you once held dear, and asks you to roll with him, accepting the changed tunes and even new words just as you’ve cherished the originals.”
  • “Bob always follows his path…” an eyewitness account of Dylan in Japan (Uncut) [5]
    • “On February 17, 1978, Bob Dylan arrived at Haneda Airport in Japan, and on the next day, February 18, the green light was lit to record a live album at the Budokan.”
  • Every Great Actor Gets Really Scared’: Todd Haynes on Heath Ledger and Cate Blanchett (The Guardian) [8]
    • “But I stalked her, really. She was scared: it was a big thing to take on, to play Dylan, especially that Dylan. But I knew it.”
  • Cat Power on Her Brilliant New Live Album of Dylan Covers (Vouge) [8]
    • “I hope that baton gets passed on and shared, because, yes, it’s Dylan, the Mount Everest of songwriting—but the wealth of music that he has loved his whole life is so vast. I hope that this helps them listen to all of his amazing songs and to how his voice can change on certain songs—you can hear how he’s feeling, and on certain songs you can feel his loss.”
  • Cover a Day: The Man in Me (Untold Dylan) [5]
    • “Here’s the one that does stand out for me – but we’ve covered it before… Emma Swift doesn’t do that much to the song, but her voice is so pure and without an artifice that it just feels right for this song.”
  • Bob Dylan Just Dropped a Bold New 18-Year-Old Bourbon (Robb Report) [5]
    • “The whiskey, which is bottled at 114 proof, is a deep ruddy brown color. On the nose it reads like an older Dickel whiskey, full of grain, fruit, and nutty notes. The palate is immediately drying and tannic, but not in an unpleasant way.”
  • Buy Bob Dylan’s Master Tapes at Auction (Live Auctioneers) [10]
    • “Bob Dylan’s Original Recording Session Master Tapes for his first album, “Bob Dylan” 3 Scotch 190 full reels of magnetic 1/2” tape, 10 1/2” diameter metal reels, each with original cardboard slipcase and inner cardboard reel holder.”

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