I had a birthday recently and was kindly given Tell Tale Signs by Bob Dylan. Series 8 of the Bootleg Series. Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006.
First time I’ve confessed this on the blog – but if I had to listen to one singer / songwriter for the rest of my life it would happily be the man from Minnesota. No competition.
The best song on the album? Red River Shore. A magnificent ballad, unreleased from Time out of Mind.
My internet sleuthing skills aren’t up to finding a version online to link to, so instead here’s an audio link to probably my favourite song by the bard, Brownsville Girl from the otherwise undistingushed Knocked Out Loaded album.
Includes a great line for blogging, teaching and writing…
“if there’s an original thought out there, I sure could use it now”
Not an obvious choice maybe, but if you don’t like it, you must be dead already.