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Bob Dylan: Planet Waves (January 17, 1974)




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“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 song ‘Something There Is About You’,….. It completes a circle for me, about certain things running through my pattern.
~Bob Dylan (John Rockwell Interview, Jan 1974)

Something there is about you that strikes a match in me
Is it the way your body moves or is it the way your hair blows free?
Or is it because you remind me of something that used to be
Somethin’ that crossed over from another century?

Something There Is About You:

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November 14: Bob Dylan recorded Forever Young in 1973

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May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

– Forever Young by Bob Dylan

Here is a great live version.
Bob Dylan – Forever Young – 12/04/88 – Oakland Coliseum Arena

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November 9: Bob Dylan recorded Wedding Song in 1973

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I love you more than ever, more than time and more than love
I love you more than money and more than the stars above
Love you more than madness, more than waves upon the sea
Love you more than life itself, you mean that much to me

 

 Bob Dylan wrote this great love song 42 years ago today! 

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Bob Dylan’s Planet Waves covered


Planet Waves covered

Bob Dylan’s Planet Waves covered

I love this album, and I think there are many wonderful songs on it. Every time I play it the lesser known songs (if that can be said about a Bob Dylan album) really amazes me.

The originals are better, I agree, but I love to hear what other artists can do with such great material.

It is hard to find good cover versions of songs that are so dear to you, and sometimes you just can not find a decent one. This time I couldn’t find a good cover of Never Say Goodbye so please help me if you know of one.

My favorites here are Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia Band, Norah Jones and John Doe with Lucy Schwartz

Other entries in the series:

Highway 61 Revisited covered
Blood on the Tracks covered
Oh Mercy covered
Street Legal covered

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Happy 60th Birthday Steve Earle

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“If I can get me out of the way, I can do anything”
– Steve Earle

“I don’t really think in terms of obstacles. My biggest obstacle is always myself.”
~Steve Earle

All we do as songwriters is rewrite the songs that have impressed us till we find our own voice. It’s part of learning the craft.
~Steve Earle

One of Alldylan’s Greatest heroes

Fort Worth Blues:

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