Yup, just a couple of years after the rather great actually Modern Times, Bob Dylan has made the opening track on his new album Together Through Life available for just twenty-four hours. It’s called
So, what does it sound like? Well, I rate Dylan and if he dipped in the eighties (an accusation that was also levelled at Neil Young and David Bowie, amongst others), he’s certainly still continued to produce great stuff as the years have gone by. He may be of pensionable age, but his talent sure as heck isn’t.
A friend said they thought this sounded like ‘Black Magic Woman’ by Santana, but ‘in a good way.’ I hear an element of this. It’s certainly got quite…well, not a European feel per se , but certainly not just American. According to Uncut’s Allan Jones, “Dylan had been asked by the French film director Olivier Dahan, who made the Edith Piaf biopic, La Vie En Rose…to write some songs for his new movie, My Own Love Song. Dylan duly came up with a ballad called “Life Is Hard”, and was so inspired the next thing anyone knew he’d written nine more new songs and not long after that – bingo! – here’s Together Through Life in all its rowdy glory.”
so see what you think of this.
Bob Dylan -’Beyond Here Lies Nothin.’ mp3
Together Through Life is out on April 27.