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When Bob was Bobby: Memoir offers insider's look at enigmatic Dylan

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By Maggy DONALDSON

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Dylan's always been such a semi-mythical beast to people of my generation who've idolized him from when we were young, so it should be interesting to get a more personal perspective on the guy. As long as Kemp, as a self-declared best friend, doesn't dish any dirt or disrespect. That's the job of an objective biographer, not a pal.

And if there are any Dylan fans out there who still haven't read it, Dylan's "Chronicles" is fascinating on his early years and on making "Oh Mercy."

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And if there are any Dylan fans out there who still haven't read it, Dylan's "Chronicles" is fascinating on his early years and on making "Oh Mercy."

Great read. And for me, Oh Mercy is his last great LP. I couldn't really get into anything he did after that.

The recent Scorsese doc is so michievous, though. That gets a thumbs up, for sure.

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Oh Mercy is great. But then again, I even think Knocked Out Loaded is alright.

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These days I usually play the 1960's/70's recordings but there isn't an album I don't like (except maybe the Christmas one, Christmas in the Heart. But praise be, Dylan donated all the profits.

Feeding America received Dylan's royalties from sales in the USA, while two further charities, the United Nations'World Food Programme and Crisis in the UK, received royalties from overseas sales.

Dylan said: 

"That the problem of hunger is ultimately solvable means we must each do what we can to help feed those who are suffering and support efforts to find long-term solutions. I'm honoured to partner with the World Food Programme and Crisis in their fight against hunger and homelessness."

Have them all except the last one, Triplicate

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And for me, Oh Mercy is his last great LP.

I agree Oh Mercy was his last real classic but I quite like what comes after it, especially Time Out of Mind. That's the one with the track Highlands on it, with the off-the-wall digression in the middle involving a waitress, a sketch and some hard-boiled eggs.

Yup, he's one out of the box. Gotta serve somebody.

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Saw him live in Tokyo a few years ago when he played a lot of his later stuff. My piano-playing wife thought he was good but he should have stayed off the bloody keyboard on the side of the stage.

Dylan wrote Love Minus Zero/No Limit. One of the most beautiful things. Just gorgeous.

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