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Masked and Anonymous

Masked and Anonymous
This movie that has come out on DVD in february. Dylan appears as Jack Fate, a singer, whose career has gone on a downward spiral, is forced to make a comeback to the performance stage for a benefit concert.

The movie features an all star cast, with John Goodman, Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange and others. For more info on the movie check out the internet movie database.

There will be two different version of the soundtrack released. The Regular soundtrack and a limited edition digipack. The limited-edition package contains a hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) featuring seven tracks from the newly remastered catalog in standard audio, super audio and 5.1 surround sound. Hop over to the official Dylan site for a complete track listing.

Sony has put up some trailers for this movie, there is a highband width version and one for those with a slower internet connection.

Simple twist of fate

Twist of Fate Dylan's Blood on the Tracks album is widely regarded as the best album on love, longing, and loss. This book tells the story on how the album was recorded and under which circumstances. The authors have drawn upon first-hand information and interviews with the musicians, producers, industry insiders, as well as Dylan's friends, associates, and relatives. A Simple Twist of Fate is an engaging chronicle of how one artist transformed his personal pain and confusion into great art.

Bootleg Series V

Live 1975 Sony has released a new episode of the Bootleg Series. It's a Rolling Thunder compilation of the Worcester, Cambridge, Boston, and Montreal shows from 1975. The music on this set is mindblowing, and Sony did an excellent job remixing and mastering this set, the sound quality is simply wonderful.
You can order this set from, it's a special edition that comes with a dvd featuring 2 songs from Ronaldo & Clara, Tangled up in blue and Isis.

New Book

Stealing Homepress has released Like a complete unknown, the poetry in Bob Dylan's music '61 - '69.
"A sincere, in-depth, nonacademic look at a fascinating subject. Hinchey's thoughtful and clear sharing of what he hears in these songs will offer many readers stimulating reminders of and insights into their own relationships with this songwriter's poetry."

--Paul Williams, author of Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, vols. 1 & 2.

For more info and orders visit the Stealing Homepress website

Bob in the movies

There is a new Dylan song on the soundtrack of the movie Divine secrets of the Ya Ya sisterhood . You can order the soundtrack from The soundtrack of Gods and Generals features a new Dylan song called Cross the green mountain. You can get it from It even comes with a bonus DVD !

New Books

World Alanac Library has released a new book in their Trailblazers of the Modern World series. The subject is the life and influence of Bob Dylan ! It's a very nice book filled with photos and offers a good overview of Dylan's career and his place in history. The book is geared towards children aged 9 - 12. Great book to introduce Bob to your children. It's available in Hardcover and Softcover. You can contact the publisher at [email protected].

Formative Dylan: Transmission and Stylistic Influences, 1961-1963 by Todd Harvey. The book examines the musical roots of 70 songs from Dylan's early career, namely from his first three Columbia LPs, officially released out takes from those sessions, and his Broadside session recordings released by Folkways. Each of these songs is presented in a short article that details melodic and lyric roots and describes contemporaneous performances to show the process by which Dylan learned or composed his formative repertoire. Three appendices help the reader to understand this repertoire not only in the continuum of American music, but as a reflection of Dylan's own compositional development.

A new book titled The Nightingale s Code A Poetic Study Of Bob Dylan by John Gibbens with photographs by Keith Baugh was published on Monday 29th October 2001 and is available online at the new shopping site It's an excellent book, that provides new insights on Dylan's lyrics. The photos are very nice as well. Many have not yet been published before.
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Bob Dylan on tour

Bob is almost always on tour. He has played the USA and Europe the 1st half of this year and has played Canada and USA in the summer and fall. As always check Bill Pagel's Bob Dylan Tour Dates for setlists and tour dates. And ofcourse the official site.