The superlative release Tempest is Bob Dylan’s 35th studio recording has reawakened my passion for Dylan’s 50 year library of work. Rolling Stone Magazine recently asked its readers to vote on the best Bob Dylan album of all time. I cast my vote without provocation for Blood on the Tracks. The readers of Rolling Stone Magazine validated my choice by choosing Blood on the Tracks as that best Dylan album of all time.
Playing Blood on the Tracks is like spending time with an old friend that you haven’t seen in a while and it feels like no time has passed. I love the feeling that comes over me when Blood on the Tracks unfolds on the car or home audio system. Bob Dylan’s stream of consciousness inside his series of songs is acute, articulate, piercing and truly memorable. The common thread through all the songs is the pain that comes when love dies.
I am eager to read the Rolling Stone interview with Bob Dylan conducted by Mikal Gilmore. All the quotes I’ve read so far tells me we are in for another insightful session with Mr. Dylan, poet extraordinaire.
- Bob Dylan Working on a Sequel to ‘Chronicles’ (rollingstone.com)