Bob Dylan | Full Moon and Empty Arms

Bob Dylan certainly contains many multitudes. The caustic Dylan, heard in his most recent album “Tempest”, in majestic songs like “Tin Angel” and “Pay In Blood”, gives way to the softness of a cover of the love ballad, “Full Moon and Empty Arms” (written by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman), best associated with the likes of Frank Sinatra and the inimitable Sarah…

Bob Dylan | Tempest

Review: by David D. Robbins Jr. Artist: Bob Dylan “Tempest” (2012) Release: 09/11/12 Label: Columbia Records Bob Dylan already shot down reviewers’ notions that his 35th studio record, “Tempest”, has anything to do with a Shakespearean-styled Prospero farewell to magic and music. But leave it to Dylan to try to slyly ‘dissociate’ the record from…

BOB DYLAN | Amnesty International

This collection is massive. Amnesty International is releasing a record of Bob Dylan covers, “Chimes of Freedom”, featuring four CDs with 75 songs by as many artists. You can stream minute-long samples of all the songs at Amnesty’s facebook page, as long as you click on “like”. Raphael Saadiq covers “Leopard-Skin Pillbox-Hat”, Steve Earle “One…

BOB DYLAN | The Gospel of Bob

By David D. Robbins Jr. | Their Bated Breath Bob Dylan is the greatest songwriter on the planet. Period. Call him the voice of a generation. Or the Poet Laureate of Rock n Roll. Just know that he views those superlatives as shackles. It’s the burden of expectation he’d eventually learn was better answered with…