Leave it to Mister Dylan to create big music news with a nod to the past, tried and true. I don’t know about you, but I never saw this coming….If, while dining out with friends, someone said, ” I think Bob Dylan should do an album full of romantic pop tunes, already covered by artists like…..oh….I don’t know,….. maybe Frank Sinatra,” I would be shaking my head, laughing, while trying to recover from a major spit-take.
Hard to imagine this scenario, but, yes, it is true. Why? Jeez…I don’t have a clue. Is it any good? Honestly…….I don’t have a clue. I do not think I have recovered from figuring out “why” long enough to properly digest the songs and their content.
I will say that whoever was involved with pairing down what would normally be a large “big band” orchestra to a 5 piece touring band deserves some kind of music award! I think the success with that very fact has allowed Dylan to at least attempt to pull off what might seem to be the impossibly absurd .
This video released by CBS has me equally tongue tied. I suppose the 73 year old troubadour should be able to do whatever he damn well chooses . And so he has………………….