Bob Dylan’s best songs: Every Grain of Sand

That was an inspired song that came to me. I felt like I was just putting down words that were coming from somewhere else, and I just stuck it out. ~Bob Dylan (“Biograph” notes) “That’s an excellent song, very painless song to write,… It took like 12 seconds – or that’s how it felt.” ~Bob Dylan (to Robert Hilburn – …

Bob Dylan’s best songs: She’s Your Lover Now

Pain sure brings out the best in people, doesn’t it? – Bob Dylan (She’s Your Lover Now) ..‘She’s Your Lover Now’, a gleeful masterpiece more redolent of its era than most things that came out at the time.. ~Michael Gray (The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia) On January 21, 1966 @ Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios, NYC Dylan tried this song 19 times. It …

Jan 17: Bob Dylan released Planet Waves

“Planet Waves” marks Dylan’s return as a committed artist, the first time since “John Wesley Harding” that he has truly allowed an album-in-progress to be an open canvas for the expression of whatever he is seeing, thinking, and feeling as he works on it. ~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986) I particularly like the …

Jan 14: Bob Dylan – The Second Recording Session for “Bringing It All Back Home” in 1965

….Bringing It All Back Home, that was like a break through point, it’s the kind of music I’ve been striving to make and I believe that in time people will see that. It’s hard to explain it, it’s that indefinable thing.. ~Bob Dylan (Paul Gambaccini Interview, Jun. 1981) The first session didn’t result in any master versions… but on the second session Dylan …

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