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Bob Dylan unspools The Song, and more

The Philosophy of Modern Song is an affectionate romp full of surprises; an ode to the universal appeal of mus...

Calcutta's ode to 'Dylan dadu'

And in the end, as they knocked on heaven's door, the ale house roared in unison: I shall be released...
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Dylan and his many versions

Asked why he didn't perform his songs the same way twice, Bob said he couldn't 'even if I tried'...

Encomium to a genius

To call him a legend would be an understatement - Bob Dylan's superlative prowess over music knows no bounds. ...

Ballad of a thin man

On his 80th, a fireside appraisal; but we still don’t know what it is do we?...

Dylan shines in the shadows

His first broadcast since MTV 1995, Shadow Kingdom was concert noir if ever there was such a genre; mysterious...

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Music  /  Published 24.05.21

‘Jokerman’ in Rajasthani

A Bob Dylan tribute like no other, the album by producer Alain Weber features musicians from across the globe; our very own Purna Das Baul and Gazi Khan are in it...
By Shantanu Datta

Music  /  Published 22.05.21

Here's to Bob, our way

The Telegraph Online invited musicians from all across to present their favourite Zimmerman song. And now we have our own ‘best of’ album!...
By Our Music Desk

Music  /  Published 22.05.21

Songs of our time

To commemorate the rock star Nobel Laureate’s 80th birthday, here are 10 songs dedicated to the heroes and villains of 2021...
By Shantanu Datta

Music  /  Published 22.05.21

Ballad of a thin man

On his 80th, a fireside appraisal; but we still don’t know what it is do we?...
By Shantanu Datta

Music  /  Published 21.05.21

Nobel: literature in song

‘The words in Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be acted on the stage. Just as lyrics in songs are meant to be sung, not read on a page’...
By Our Music Desk

Culture  /  Published 04.05.21

When Bob went electric

Meet Jonathan Taplin, writer-mentor and film & music producer at whose house the seminal benefit gig was ideated; an observer of popular culture, he has found himself in the orbit of several luminarie...
By Shantanu Datta

Arts  /  Published 06.03.21

Scarlet's violin, his song

I believe I opened the door for many other players who hear and do things differently, says the lady with the bow on Desire and Rolling Thunder...
By Shantanu Datta

Arts  /  Published 29.08.20

The man behind their music

Richard Alderson has recorded over a thousand albums for others, namely, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Harry Belafonte; now he’s writing his memoir...
By Shantanu Datta

Arts  /  Published 19.06.20

His new album of 'multitudes'

Listening to the album from start to end is like spending 70 minutes learning at a premier arts school. Far from being rough or rowdy, the experience is rather smooth...
By Jaimin Rajani

Arts  /  Published 15.06.20

You, me and a masterpiece

Singer-songwriter says he ‘sleeps with life and death in the same bed’ while the past speaks to him in the present moment...
By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta


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