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‘ Not Dark Yet ‘ is many folks’ favourite song on Dylan’s 1997 album, and for sure it pushes all the right buttons: a gorgeous vocal, a brooding melody, the darkling worldview and that seemingly effortless way he captured the dusk in his veins.
~Clinton Heylin (Still On The Road)[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]
|Released||August 25, 1997|
“Not Dark Yet” was released on his 1997 album Time Out of Mind and also as the first single on August 25, 1997. The song appears on the album The Passion of the Christ: Songs Inspired by The Passion of the Christ, and also features on the Wonder Boys soundtrack. It is also played in the ending part of the documentary Why We Fight.
In our poll: Bob Dylan’s best songs from the 90s it finished on top.
- Dylan has played “Not Dark Yet” 152 times live
- First time was @ Columbus Civic Center, Columbus, Georgia – October 30, 1997.
- Last performance was @ Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT – Sept 8, 2012
- Peak year: 1999 he played it 57 times
Here are 3 great live versions:
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
30 June 1999
Meadows Music Theater
24 July 1999
13 July 2001
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
- Charlie Sexton (guitar)
- Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
- Tony Garnier (bass)
- David Kemper (drums & percussion)