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Bob Dylan releases first original album in almost a decade

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Going to a Bob Dillion concert is like going to a ventures show. All nostalgia, he is not a contemporary anymore.

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How so? It is not like he plays a lot of his older songs. Perhaps if you actually went to one of his concerts, you would think differently.

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Looks like he needs some end of life cash. Great lyricist and cultural icon from the 60's and 70's but disappeared after that period. Grab some cash and go back to your house in Mexico.

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Going to a Bob Dillion concert is like going to a ventures show. All nostalgia,

I went to one in Tokyo a few years back. He played a lot of tracks from his Tempest album. I think he did maybe two of his older tracks.

About 10% nostalgia if you the maths.

@Hawkeye

Dylan didn’t disappear after the 70s. He released award-winning albums in the decades after the 70s.

Why do people post demonstrably incorrect things like this?

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How so? It is not like he plays a lot of his older songs. Perhaps if you actually went to one of his concerts, you would think differently.

I am in the music business and have been to many of his concerts. My opinion has not changed.

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Whoopee!!

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I am in the music business and have been to many of his concerts

Are you sure? Where did you get ‘all nostalgia’ from? Did he play his old tracks only at the concerts you went to? It didn’t seem to be his habit in the concerts I went to although I think some would have liked ‘all nostalgia’.

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"Legendary"?? Who made this decision? Agree with Hawkeye...More cash during retirement and more money in your bank account. The trigger is always MONEY and GREED. Look at the state of the world today and you realize that these musicians and celebrities NEVER donate a single cent.

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hes a phoney ─ talking about being shocked at the manslaughter of Mr. Floyd from his Malibu home says it all , his social protest image is simply a sales pitch

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Looks like his ‘social protest image’ isn’t one that appeals to many posters here. Not good marketing. Maybe he should start singing about Jesus again.

you realize that these musicians and celebrities NEVER donate a single cent

What is going on here? Is it post demonstrably false stuff day.

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Been listening and going to his concerts for more than 50 years and never tire. Play some Dylan most days when I'm in my studio painting.

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Some performers just don't know when to hang up their cleats!

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Some performers just don't know when to hang up their cleats!

When should they do that? I’d say nobody going to their concerts or buying their records could be a sign. That’s not happening with Dylan.

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Whilst Dylan could not sustain the level of adulation he sustained in the early years of his career (how could he?). He has never gone away and he has released some excellent records throught the 6 decades he has been active. His lifetime output is pretty staggering and he remains an icon of popular music. Many of you here are displaying your ignorance.

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Play some Dylan most days when I'm in my studio painting.

Sounds like a great way to spend a day!

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"Legendary"?? Who made this decision? 

Audiences, critics, other musicians over the last 55 years. It's a great achievement to have a career of that length, to still be filling venues, and to still be creating.

What Dylan achieved above and beyond that is changing the course of popular music, primarily aimed (in the early years at least) at young audiences, and massively boosting the importance of the performer-songwriter within it. And like the Beatles, greatly expanding the form and the subject matter.

No one's asking you to like Dylan - certainly not me. It's valid to loathe him, or just to be indifferent to him, as I am, at least in terms of the amount of time I spend listening to them, to Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra. But as with them, it's impossible to belittle the achievement, and the place in the history of popular music.

Dylan's is unassailable. A filmmaker of Scorsese's stature thought enough of Dylan to make two long documentaries about him. His music has been used in countless films, from bad to good to great. The long - absurdly long - list of people who have recorded Dylan covers, and the number of songs covered, is even more impressive. It's artistic endorsement. Who else has managed that, and what more would he possibly need to prove?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_artists_who_have_covered_Bob_Dylan_songs

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Talking about being shocked at the manslaughter of Mr. Floyd from his Malibu home says it all

Why ? Dylan has never seen himself as a protest singer and dropped out of politics sixty years ago. It reminds me of the Phil Ochs documentary There but a fortune in which he wouldn't talk about their relationship despite repeat requests by the film's makers. I'm sure it would have been nothing but carefully crafted complements but he would still have come off looking like the bad guy.

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@yakyak... I think your comment and response, are fair assessment.

I too, find myself in the music business. I sell vintage vinyl. Focused on 60's and British Invasion. Do offer Dylan's earlier work in only the finest play graded condition. though myself, only a very casual Dylan fan. Very much enjoy his songs; 'Neighborhood Bully', and 'Sundown on the Union'. Still relevant.

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