Hardinge Simpole

Olof's Files 4
A Bob Dylan Performance Guide
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By Bjoerner, Olof
ISBN 1843820404
SERIES Bob Dylan all alone on a shelf
Paperback  474 pages
Subject [Music ] [Folk music ] [Contemporary popular music ] [Rock & pop ] [Performing music ]
Published May 2003
UK Price £27.95   
US Price $49.50   

Bob Dylan - a man out of time. First the uncompromising born-again period, then a long period of searching. Searching for his lost muse that abandoned him when the divine inspiration faded, searching for a place and a role in contemporary popular music. From 1981 and for a number of years to follow, Bob Dylan spent a lot of time in recording studios, jamming and writing new songs. The quality of these songs varied from embarrassing ditties like Straight A's In Love to profound songs like Every Grain Of Sand and I And I. The net result of all these efforts was three albums, Shot Of Love, Infidels and Empire Burlesque, none of them very successful in terms of sales figures or critics' and fans' appreciation. It is perhaps telling that Bob Dylan's most applauded release of the period was the retrospective box Biograph.

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