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Bob Dylan’s Best Songs: Queen Jane Approximately

When your mother sends back all your invitations
And your father to your sister he explains
That you’re tired of yourself and all of your creations
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

E/E: Who is Queen Jane?
Bob Dylan: Queen Jane is a man.
-Nora Ephron & Susan Edmiston Interview (late summer 1965)

“Queen jane Approximately” is an underrated song, modest in what it tries to do lyrically and musically, brilliant in what it achieves. .. The musical achievement of “Queen Jane Approximately” is harder for me to point to – it has to do with the deceptive simplicity of its sound. The melody is sweet and appealing, with an insistent build-up and release of rhythmic tension underlying it that is striking, surprising, full of vengeance, violence, suppressed power.
– Paul Williams (Bob Dylan Performing Artist I: The Early Years 1960-1973)


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November 6: Bob Dylan: Rome, Italy Atlantico, 2013 (Videos)

bob dylan rome 2013

The day the setlist changed….

“Yesterday I got out home with a quiet feeling that i would be
experiencing the standard selection of songs in this european fall tour that, although unchanged since the beginning of this leg of the tour, it’s a stellar selection composed of songs of one my favourite album: tempest! So i entered the ballroom with a relaxed mood, just like visiting the Gioconda in the Louvre, that you’ve never seen in your life, but, you know, it stands in your mind as a fixed image…the stage is ready and i appreciated the six big hollywood vintage lowpowered spotlights as crown from above. The lights went out on time and soon magic fills the air because unexpectedly LEOPARD skin pill box opens the show…”
Read more from Claudio Manara over at Boblinks…

Rome, Italy
November 6, 2013

  • Bob Dylan – piano, harp
  • Tony Garnier – bass
  • George Recile – drums
  • Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
  • Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
  • Donnie Herron – banjo, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

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