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Bob Dylan


Live

O2, London, 25/4/2009

Bob Dylan - O2, London, 25/4/2009

Ben Howarth watches Bob Dylan at his latest London date play a beautiful and against-the-odds sensitive set against the vast backdrop and surroundings of the O2 Arena


Wembley Arena, London, 15/4/2007

Bob Dylan - Wembley Arena, London, 15/4/2007

At the Wembley Arena in London, Ben Howarth watches Bob Dylan play with excellent effect a by now typically random and unpeedictable set


Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, 28/

Bob Dylan - Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, 28/

At his second Bob Dylan show in the spcae of a year, Benjamin Howarth watches the veteran rock blast through a crowd-pleasing, but fiery set at the Bournemouth International Centre


Brixton Carling Academy, London, 21/11/2005

Bob Dylan - Brixton Carling Academy, London, 21/11/2005

At a gig at the Brixton Academy in London, Ben Howarth watches Bob Dylan play a passionate set which, far from sticking to nostalgia, reveals several real surprises


Wembley Arena, London, 15/11/2003

Bob Dylan - Wembley Arena, London, 15/11/2003

Stopping off to play a date at London Wembley Arena on his Never Ending Tour, Ben Howarth watches Bob Dylan prove himself to be, regardless of what he already achieved, far from anostalgia act. but "an artist that is still challenging himself" now


Albums

Slow Train Coming (2003)

Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming

"Genuinely challenging", but sometimes ignored and often misunderstood, Ben Howarth argues the case for Bob Dylan's 1979 Christian album 'Slow Train Coming' as one of the great Dylan albums


Features

61 Highways Revisited: The Albums Of Bob Dylan (2018)

Bob Dylan - 61 Highways Revisited: The Albums Of Bob Dylan

In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem finds that Chicago author Bob Shiel with is new book, '61 Highways Revisited — The Albums of Bob Dylan’, does everything Dylan by way of smart, comprehensive reviews and a double-CD of related renditions in which he strums and sings.


Chronicles : Volume One (2005)

Bob Dylan - Chronicles : Volume One

Ever enigmatic, the first volume of Bob Dylan's autobiography provokes as many questions as it provides answers. Ben Howarth finds 'Chronicles : Volume One' nevertheless to be an electrifying read


Reviews


Fallen Angels (2016)


Fabulous thirty-seventh album from Bob Dylan, which is his second album in succession to cover songs from the 1940s and 1950s originally recorded by Frank Sinatra


Together Through Life (2009)


Comfortable-sounding, but lyrically unimaginative and ultimately forgettable latest album from Bob Dylan


Modern Times (2006)


Fantastic, deservedly-acclaimed latest album from Bob Dylan, which, following 1997's 'Time Out of Mind' and 2001's 'Love and Theft', brings to a conclusion the perfect trilogy


No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (A Martin Scorsese Picture) (2005)


Magical double compilation, released to coincide with Martin Scorsese's recent documentary of the same name, which compiles togther 28 officially previously unreleased Bob Dylan tracks from the era 1961 to 1966


Live 1964 : Concert At Philharmonic Hall (2004)


Historically important recording of 1964 concert, which finds the young Bob Dylan on the point of change and sees him both looking back to his folk-purist past as well as well as to the future


Related


Interviews

Bob Shiel
Interview Bob Shiel - Interview

Bob Shiel talks to Lisa Torem in a wide-ranging discussion of his entertaining and well-researched book documenting 61 Bob Dylan albums.


David Rothman
Interview David Rothman - Interview

American journalist David Rothman's political debut novel, 'The Solomon Scandals', has been thirty years in the writing. He chats to Lisa Torem about the influence of Bob Dylan on it


Profiles

Bruce Pollock
Bob Dylan FAQ Miscellaneous - Bob Dylan FAQ

In a new addition to Backbeat Book’s 'FAQ' series Bruce Pollock makes sense of the life and times of Nobel Prize winner and true legend Bob Dylan.


Joel Gilbert
Interview Villagers - Interview

Filmmaker Joel Gilbert has made three documentary films about Bob Dylan, and has also written a book about and has his own tribute band dedicated to the iconic singer-songwriter. Lisa Torem speaks to him about his latest film, 'Dylan Revealed'


DVD-Maria Muldaur
Live In Concert Maria Muldaur - Live In Concert

Lisa Torem watches New York-based singer Maria Muldaur play an enthusiastic set of largely Bob Dylan covers plus a few of her own hits in her new live concert DVD


Live

Electric 50 Bob Dylan at the Free Trade Hall Judas Redux
Academy 3, Manchester, 17/5/2016 Electric 50 Bob Dylan at the Free Trade Hall Judas Redux - Academy 3, Manchester, 17/5/2016

Nicky Crewe enjoys a fantastic charity fundraising concert at Manchester Academy which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s infamous Judas Free Trade Hall concert in which he first played an electric set in the UK in 1966


Ottawa Bluesfest
Ottawa, 4/7/2007/10/7/2007 Miscellaneous - Ottawa, 4/7/2007/10/7/2007

In the first week of Ottawa's Annual Bluesfest, Andrew Carver sees performances from acts as diverse as Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Radio Birdman, Femi Kuti, Toumani Diabete and the White Stripes...


Albums

Bob Dylan and The Band
The Basement Tapes Bob Dylan and The Band - The Basement Tapes

In our 'Re : View' section, in which our writers look back at albums on the past, new Pennyblackmusic writer Jeff Thiessen examines Bob Dylan and The Band's sprawling 1975 album, 'The Basement Tapes', and finds, underneath all its seeming looseness, a surprising sense of structure and deliberateness


Features

Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll
October 2012 Miscellaneous - October 2012

Ben Howarth in 'Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll' looks at critical reaction towards Bob Dylan in recent years


Soundtrack of Our Lives
Baptism, Dylan and A Musical Education Miscellaneous - Baptism, Dylan and A Musical Education

In 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' series, in which our writers write about the personal impact of music on their lives, r. fisher writes of his Baptist upbringing and how a lifelong passion for music was sparked after hearing Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' in the Wind' at summer camp







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