Somehow he has managed to add an octave to his range. In the early s, critics charged that Dylan's output was varied and unpredictable. Rolling Stone writer Greil Marcus asked "What is this shit? Dylan's surprise appearance at Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh attracted media coverage, reflecting that Dylan's live appearances had become rare.
For many, the single was a surprising return to protest material, mourning the killing of Black Panther George Jackson in San Quentin State Prison that year.
In , Dylan signed to Sam Peckinpah 's film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid , providing songs and backing music for the movie, and playing "Alias", a member of Billy's gang with some historical basis. Also in , Dylan protested the move to deport John Lennon and Yoko Ono , who had been convicted of possessing cannabis, by sending a letter to the U. Let them stay and live here and breathe. The country's got plenty of room and space.
Let John and Yoko stay! Dylan began by signing with a new label, David Geffen 's Asylum Records when his contract with Columbia Records expired.
In January , Dylan, backed by the Band, embarked on a North American tour of 40 concerts—his first tour for seven years. A live double album, Before the Flood , was released on Asylum Records.
Soon, according to Clive Davis , Columbia Records sent word they "will spare nothing to bring Dylan back into the fold. After the tour, Dylan and his wife became estranged. He filled a small red notebook with songs about relationships and ruptures, and recorded an album entitled Blood on the Tracks in September Released in early , Blood on the Tracks received mixed reviews. In the NME , Nick Kent described "the accompaniments [as] often so trashy they sound like mere practice takes.
For the Salon website, journalist Bill Wyman wrote: " Blood on the Tracks is his only flawless album and his best produced; the songs, each of them, are constructed in disciplined fashion. It is his kindest album and most dismayed, and seems in hindsight to have achieved a sublime balance between the logorrhea-plagued excesses of his mids output and the self-consciously simple compositions of his post-accident years. In the middle of that year, Dylan wrote a ballad championing boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter , imprisoned for a triple murder in Paterson, New Jersey , in After visiting Carter in jail, Dylan wrote " Hurricane ", presenting the case for Carter's innocence.
Despite its length—over eight minutes—the song was released as a single, peaking at 33 on the U. Billboard chart , and performed at every date of Dylan's next tour, the Rolling Thunder Revue. Running through late and again through early , the tour encompassed the release of the album Desire , with many of Dylan's new songs featuring a travelogue -like narrative style, showing the influence of his new collaborator, playwright Jacques Levy.
The tour with the Revue provided the backdrop to Dylan's nearly four-hour film Renaldo and Clara , a sprawling narrative mixed with concert footage and reminiscences. Released in , the movie received poor, sometimes scathing, reviews. Martin Scorsese 's cinematic chronicle of the concert, The Last Waltz , included about half of Dylan's set.
In , Dylan embarked on a year-long world tour , performing shows in Japan, the Far East, Europe and North America, to a total audience of two million. Dylan assembled an eight-piece band and three backing singers. I put a lot of money into the movie, built a big house In the late s, Dylan converted to Evangelical Christianity ,   undertaking a three-month discipleship course run by the Association of Vineyard Churches ;   and released three albums of contemporary gospel music.
Wexler said that Dylan had tried to evangelize him during the recording. He replied: "Bob, you're dealing with a year-old Jewish atheist. Let's just make an album. Years ago they I used to say, "No I'm not a prophet", they say "Yes you are, you're a prophet.
Now I come out and say Jesus Christ is the answer. They say, "Bob Dylan's no prophet. Dylan's Christianity was unpopular with some fans and musicians. In late , Dylan briefly played concerts billed as "A Musical Retrospective", restoring popular s songs to the repertoire.
Shot of Love , recorded early the next year, featured his first secular compositions in more than two years, mixed with Christian songs. In the s, reception of Dylan's recordings varied, from the well-regarded Infidels in to the panned Down in the Groove in Michael Gray condemned Dylan's s albums for carelessness in the studio and for failing to release his best songs. Baker said he felt he was hired to make Dylan's album sound "a little bit more contemporary.
Backed by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood , he performed a ragged version of "Hollis Brown", his ballad of rural poverty, and then said to the worldwide audience exceeding one billion people: "I hope that some of the money In April , Dylan made a foray into rap music when he added vocals to the opening verse of "Street Rock", featured on Kurtis Blow 's album Kingdom Blow.
One reviewer commented that "the record follows too many detours to be consistently compelling, and some of those detours wind down roads that are indisputably dead ends. By , such uneven records weren't entirely unexpected by Dylan, but that didn't make them any less frustrating.
In and , Dylan toured with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers , sharing vocals with Petty on several songs each night.
Dylan would continue to tour with a small, changing band for the next 30 years. In , Dylan starred in Richard Marquand 's movie Hearts of Fire , in which he played Billy Parker, a washed-up rock star turned chicken farmer whose teenage lover Fiona leaves him for a jaded English synth-pop sensation played by Rupert Everett.
The film was a critical and commercial flop. Dylan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January , with Bruce Springsteen's introduction declaring, "Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body. He showed us that just because music was innately physical did not mean that it was anti-intellectual. The album Down in the Groove in May sold even more poorly than his previous studio album.
Here was a further devaluing of the notion of a new Bob Dylan album as something significant. Dylan finished the decade on a critical high note with Oh Mercy produced by Daniel Lanois. Michael Gray wrote that the album was: "Attentively written, vocally distinctive, musically warm, and uncompromisingly professional, this cohesive whole is the nearest thing to a great Bob Dylan album in the s.
The record received bad reviews and sold poorly. In and Dylan was described by his biographers as drinking heavily, impairing his performances on stage. I can drink or not drink. I don't know why people would associate drinking with anything I do, really.
He then made a short speech: "My daddy once said to me, he said, 'Son, it is possible for you to become so defiled in this world that your own mother and father will abandon you. If that happens, God will believe in your ability to mend your own ways.
Over the next few years Dylan returned to his roots with two albums covering traditional folk and blues songs: Good as I Been to You and World Gone Wrong , backed solely by his acoustic guitar.
He said his wish to perform traditional songs was overruled by Sony executives who insisted on hits. With a collection of songs reportedly written while snowed in on his Minnesota ranch,  Dylan booked recording time with Daniel Lanois at Miami's Criteria Studios in January The subsequent recording sessions were, by some accounts, fraught with musical tension.
His scheduled European tour was cancelled, but Dylan made a speedy recovery and left the hospital saying, "I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon. The Pope treated the audience of , people to a homily based on Dylan's lyric "Blowin' in the Wind".
With its bitter assessment of love and morbid ruminations, Dylan's first collection of original songs in seven years was highly acclaimed. One critic wrote: "the songs themselves are uniformly powerful, adding up to Dylan's best overall collection in years.
In December , U. President Bill Clinton presented Dylan with a Kennedy Center Honor in the East Room of the White House , paying this tribute: "He probably had more impact on people of my generation than any other creative artist. His voice and lyrics haven't always been easy on the ear, but throughout his career Bob Dylan has never aimed to please.
He's disturbed the peace and discomforted the powerful. Recorded with his touring band, Dylan produced the album himself under the pseudonym Jack Frost. The film polarised critics: many dismissed it as an "incoherent mess";   a few treated it as a serious work of art. Confounding expectations,  Dylan devoted three chapters to his first year in New York City in —, virtually ignoring the mids when his fame was at its height. He also devoted chapters to the albums New Morning and Oh Mercy Dylan earned another distinction when a study of US legal opinions found his lyrics were quoted by judges and lawyers more than those of any other songwriter, times versus 74 by the Beatles, who were second.
The most widely cited lines included "you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" from "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and "when you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose" from "Like a Rolling Stone".
Dylan's career as a radio presenter commenced on May 3, , with his weekly radio program, Theme Time Radio Hour for XM Satellite Radio , with song selections on chosen themes. Cool J and the Streets. The show was praised by fans and critics, as Dylan told stories and made eclectic references, commenting on his musical choices. Dylan released his Modern Times album in August Despite some coarsening of Dylan's voice a critic for The Guardian characterised his singing on the album as "a catarrhal death rattle"  most reviewers praised the album, and many described it as the final installment of a successful trilogy, embracing Time Out of Mind and "Love and Theft".
In August , the award-winning film biography of Dylan I'm Not There , written and directed by Todd Haynes , was released—bearing the tagline "inspired by the music and many lives of Bob Dylan. On October 1, , Columbia Records released the triple CD retrospective album Dylan , anthologising his entire career under the Dylan 07 logo. This became evident in , when Dylan appeared in a TV advertisement for Victoria's Secret lingerie.
The Bootleg Series Vol. The set contains live performances and outtakes from selected studio albums from Oh Mercy to Modern Times , as well as soundtrack contributions and collaborations with David Bromberg and Ralph Stanley. In a conversation with music journalist Bill Flanagan, published on Dylan's website, Dylan explained that the genesis of the record was when French film director Olivier Dahan asked him to supply a song for his new road movie , My Own Love Song ; initially only intending to record a single track, "Life Is Hard," "the record sort of took its own direction.
In its first week of release, the album reached number one in the Billboard chart in the U. This meant that Dylan currently holds the record for the longest gap between solo number one albums in the UK chart. The album received generally favorable reviews. These songs are part of my life, just like folk songs. You have to play them straight too. It comprised 47 demo recordings of songs taped between and for Dylan's earliest music publishers: Leeds Music in , and Witmark Music from to One reviewer described the set as "a hearty glimpse of young Bob Dylan changing the music business, and the world, one note at a time.
The CDs were housed in miniature facsimiles of the original album covers, replete with original liner notes. The set was accompanied by a booklet featuring an essay by music critic Greil Marcus.
The tape was discovered in the archive of music writer Ralph J. Gleason , and the recording carries liner notes by Michael Gray , who says it captures Dylan "from way back when Kennedy] was President and the Beatles hadn't yet reached America.
It reveals him not at any Big Moment but giving a performance like his folk club sets of the period This is the last live performance we have of Bob Dylan before he becomes a star. The extent to which his work was studied at an academic level was demonstrated on Dylan's 70th birthday on May 24, , when three universities organized symposia on his work.
The University of Mainz ,  the University of Vienna ,  and the University of Bristol  invited literary critics and cultural historians to give papers on aspects of Dylan's work. Other events, including tribute bands, discussions and simple singalongs, took place around the world, as reported in The Guardian : "From Moscow to Madrid, Norway to Northampton and Malaysia to his home state of Minnesota, self-confessed 'Bobcats' will gather today to celebrate the 70th birthday of a giant of popular music.
On May 29, , U. At the ceremony, Obama praised Dylan's voice for its "unique gravelly power that redefined not just what music sounded like but the message it carried and how it made people feel. Dylan's 35th studio album, Tempest was released on September 11, The box set also included a live recording of Dylan's performance with the Band at the Isle of Wight Festival in Another Self Portrait received favorable reviews, earning a score of 81 on the critical aggregator, Metacritic, indicating "universal acclaim.
Columbia Records released a boxed set containing all 35 Dylan studio albums, six albums of live recordings, and a collection, entitled Sidetracks , of non-album material , Bob Dylan: Complete Album Collection: Vol. One , in November The interactive video, created by director Vania Heymann , allowed viewers to switch between 16 simulated TV channels, all featuring characters who are lip-synching the lyrics of the year-old song.
Dylan appeared in a commercial for the Chrysler car which was screened during the Super Bowl American football game played on February 2, At the end of the commercial, Dylan says: "So let Germany brew your beer, let Switzerland make your watch, let Asia assemble your phone.
We will build your car. In and , auction house sales demonstrated the high cultural value attached to Dylan's mids work and the record prices that collectors were willing to pay for artefacts from this period. The book was edited by literary critic Christopher Ricks , Julie Nemrow and Lisa Nemrow, to offer variant versions of Dylan's songs, sourced from out-takes and live performances.
The album, The Basement Tapes , had contained just 24 tracks from the material which Dylan and the Band had recorded at their homes in Woodstock, New York in Subsequently, over recordings and alternate takes had circulated on bootleg records. In February , Dylan released Shadows in the Night , featuring ten songs written between and ,   which have been described as part of the Great American Songbook. They've been covered enough. Buried, as a matter a fact. What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them.
Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day. Shadows In the Night received favorable reviews, scoring 82 on the critical aggregator Metacritic, which indicates "universal acclaim". The sale of Dylan's extensive archive of about 6, items of memorabilia to the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa was announced on March 2, The archive comprises notebooks, drafts of Dylan lyrics, recordings, and correspondence.
Dylan released Fallen Angels —described as "a direct continuation of the work of 'uncovering' the Great Songbook that he began on last year's Shadows In the Night "—in May. They're memory songs now, intoned with a present sense of commitment. Released just four days ahead of his 75th birthday, they couldn't be more age-appropriate.
Dylan released a triple album of a further 30 recordings of classic American songs, Triplicate , in March Dylan's 38th studio album was recorded in Hollywood's Capitol Studios and features his touring band. No I wouldn't say that. It's not taking a trip down memory lane or longing and yearning for the good old days or fond memories of what's no more. A song like " Sentimental Journey " is not a way back when song, it doesn't emulate the past, it's attainable and down to earth, it's in the here and now.
Critics praised the thoroughness of Dylan's exploration of the great American songbook, though, in the opinion of Uncut : "For all its easy charms, Triplicate labours its point to the brink of overkill. After five albums' worth of croon toons, this feels like a fat full stop on a fascinating chapter. The next edition of Dylan's Bootleg Series revisited Dylan's "Born Again" Christian period of to , which was described by Rolling Stone as "an intense, wildly controversial time that produced three albums and some of the most confrontational concerts of his long career".
Dylan's unmistakable fervor, his sense of mission. The studio albums are subdued, even tentative, compared with what the songs became on the road. Dylan's voice is clear, cutting and ever improvisational; working the crowds, he was emphatic, committed, sometimes teasingly combative.
And the band tears into the music. The box set album received an aggregate score of 84 on the critical website Metacritic, indicating "universal acclaim". The song has previously been recorded by Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. Also in April , The New York Times announced that Dylan was launching Heaven's Door, a range of three whiskeys: a straight rye, a straight bourbon and a "double-barreled" whiskey.
Dylan has been involved in both the creation and the marketing of the range. The Times described the venture as "Mr. Dylan's entry into the booming celebrity-branded spirits market, the latest career twist for an artist who has spent five decades confounding expectations. The set comprises five full Dylan performances from the tour and recently discovered tapes from Dylan's tour rehearsals. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you.
This was the first time that Dylan had scored a number one song on a pop chart under his own name. Rough and Rowdy Ways , Dylan's 39th studio album and his first album of original material since , was released on June 19 to favorable reviews. On Rough and Rowdy Ways , Dylan is exploring terrain nobody else has reached before—yet he just keeps pushing on into the future. Dylan commented on the killing of George Floyd : "It was beyond ugly. Let's hope that justice comes swift for the Floyd family and for the nation.
There are numerous ways you can think about this virus. I think you just have to let it run its course. The Never Ending Tour commenced on June 7, ,  and Dylan has played roughly dates a year for the entirety of the s and s—a heavier schedule than most performers who started out in the s. Critics such as Richard Williams and Andy Gill have argued that Dylan has found a successful way to present his rich legacy of material.
Dylan's performances in China in April generated controversy. Some criticised him for not making any explicit comment on the political situation in China, and for, allegedly, allowing the Chinese authorities to censor his set list. There's no logical answer to that, so we sent them the set lists from the previous 3 months. If there were any songs, verses or lines censored, nobody ever told me about it and we played all the songs that we intended to play.
In , Dylan undertook two tours in Europe. In October , Dylan's touring company indicated that he would play 14 concerts in Japan in April The cover of Dylan's album Self Portrait is a reproduction of a painting of a face by Dylan. The exhibition coincided with the publication of Bob Dylan: The Drawn Blank Series , which includes reproductions from the series.
In July , a leading contemporary art gallery, Gagosian Gallery , announced their representation of Dylan's paintings. The show consisted of thirty paintings, transforming and satirizing popular magazines, including Playboy and Babytalk. In November , the Halcyon Gallery in London mounted Mood Swings , an exhibition in which Dylan displayed seven wrought iron gates he had made. In a statement released by the gallery, Dylan said, "I've been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid.
I was born and raised in iron ore country, where you could breathe it and smell it every day. Gates appeal to me because of the negative space they allow. They can be closed but at the same time they allow the seasons and breezes to enter and flow. They can shut you out or shut you in. And in some ways there is no difference. In November , the Halcyon Gallery featured a collection of drawings, watercolors and acrylic works by Dylan.
The works consisted of Dylan hand-written lyrics of his songs, with each song illustrated by a drawing. Since , Dylan has published eight books of paintings and drawings. Dylan has published Tarantula , a work of prose poetry ; Chronicles: Volume One , the first part of his memoirs; several books of the lyrics of his songs, and eight books of his art.
He has also been the subject of numerous biographies and critical studies. Dylan's first serious relationship was with artist Suze Rotolo , a daughter of American Communist Party radicals.
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