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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Tomorrow Is A Long Time


Watching Martin Scorcese's Bob Dylan documentary on Friday night was a bolt from the blue. I'd seen it before but not for a long time and it's ages since I've properly listened to any Dylan. There doesn't seem much doubt to me that he completely changed the form of popular music in the early 60s and carried on doing so through to late 60s, more so (single-handedly) than anyone else- the words mainly (but not only) and what a song could be about, the fusing of street poetry and beat poetry to firstly folk music and then to rock music (for want of a better term). He set the standards and in 1965 and 1966 he looked sharp as fuck too (which is not the only thing but is important). This song was recorded live in April 1963 at New York Town Hall but not released until the strangely compiled Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume II in 1971. I've loved it since I first heard it sometime in the late 80s.

Tomorrow Is  A Long Time

It sure is.

9 comments:

The Swede said...

An impeccable way to start a Sunday.

Marie said...

Sheer coincidence - I posted Bob yesterday. (Not only that, but I used the same pic, which caught my eye immediately on the Swede's blogroll.)

This is a track I haven't heard too often, so that's a treat! Have you heard Elvis's version?

Swiss Adam said...

Not yet but read about it when looking for the date of the recording of Bob's. On my list of things to listen to when I get a minute.

The Swede said...

Are you open for business again Marie? Elvis' version is incredible and is one of Bob's own favourites.

Marie said...

Yes, Mr. S, I've thrown open the doors again. See you soon. I love Elvis's version!

Anonymous said...

Yeah Dylan 65/66, two Lp's and a double, extraordinary and revolutionary. amazing what a pot of amphetamines and a head full of Baudelaire can do. cheers Bob

Unknown said...

The Fall, Bob Dylan, The Beatles. Sorry, nope. Don't get it.

Swiss Adam said...

That's fine Unknown. Different strokes for different folks etc

thenewvinylvillain said...

Took me until well into my 40s to appreciate Bob Dylan. Most of my life I'd lumped him in with the hippies and old-skool brigade that us post-punk new wavers had to despise by law. Still don't have all that much by hime beyond the hits and songs that have been covered by others, but I'm liking things.