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Behind the scenes of Bob Dylan’s “Bootleg Series Vol 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)”

Written by admin on August 26, 2013 – 9:55 pm -

Columbia Records has released a documentary short chronicling Bob Dylan’s “Self Portrait” sessions and the songs collected on the new “Bootleg Series Vol 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)” set, which is released today.

The documentary includes exclusive interviews with “Self Portrait” producer Bob Johnston, guitarist Dave Bromberg, and organist Al Kooper.

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Bob Dylan – “The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)”

Written by admin on July 18, 2013 – 7:41 am -

The latest volume in Bob Dylan’s “Bootleg” series will be released on August 27. “The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)” will feature 35 previously unreleased recordings, including alternate takes and demos from the sessions that produced the “Self Portrait” and “New Morning” albums, and several live performances.

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Bob Dylan voted into American Academy of Arts and Letters

Written by admin on March 12, 2013 – 7:52 pm -

Bob DylanBob Dylan has become the first rock musician to be voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which recognises excellence in music, literature and visual art.

Dylan will be inducted as an honorary member as the Academy were unable to decide whether he belonged for his words or his music.

The Academy’s executive director, Virginia Dajani, told the Associated Press:

“The board of directors considered the diversity of his work and acknowledged his iconic place in the American culture. Bob Dylan is a multi-talented artist whose work so thoroughly crosses several disciplines that it defies categorization.”

The induction ceremony will take place in May, with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivering the keynote speech. Dylan has accepted the honour but it is not clear whether or not he will attend.


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The 25 greatest Christmas albums of all time

Written by admin on December 20, 2012 – 2:07 pm -

“A Christmas Gift For You from Phil Spector” has topped Rolling Stone’s list of the 25 greatest Christmas albums of all time.

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Bob Dylan’s “Tempest” preview campaign

Written by admin on August 27, 2012 – 9:11 pm -


Tempest - Bob Dylan Columbia Records has announced an international line-up of events that will enable Bob Dylan fans to preview his new album “Tempest” before its official release date of September 11.

Today saw the album’s opening track, “Duquesne Whistle,” receive its world premiere on NPR Online.

The video for “Duquesne Whistle” debuts at 9 a.m. GMT (4 a.m. EDT) on August 29 on The Guardian website. The video was directed by Nash Edgerton, who previously directed the video for “Beyond Here Lies Nothing” from Dylan’s “Together Through Life” album.

Two days later, on August 31, the website listentobobdylan.com will feature a map of locations in the U.S. and nine other countries (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom) where selected songs from “Tempest” will be streamed to mobile devices. The tracks will be randomly streamed when users are within the Tempest-tagged geographic areas, utilising the free web-based Sound Graffiti app.

Special Bob Dylan Tempest stores will open for a seven-day period in New York, Los Angeles and London on September 10, giving fans the chance to buy the album one day ahead of its official release date. The stores will also feature other Bob Dylan releases and exclusive merchandising. The Bob Dylan Tempest stores will be located at:

  • 819 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014
  • 7763 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
  • 47 Beak Street, London, W1F 9SE.

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