Thanks For Everything, Chuck.

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March 31, 2017

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The Wilburys Have Travelled On…

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Thanks to everyone for tuning in and taking part in our Wilbury Weekend!  Those wandering minstrels are sure to return in the not too distant future, but for now, back to Bob!

Welcome To Another Wild #WilburyWeekend!

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Time for another Wilbury Weekend!  Tune in all weekend long and request your faves by those crazy wandering minstrels, Nelson, Spike, Otis, Clayton, Charlie T Jr, Muddy, Lefty, Lucky & Boo!

You can also tune in to the BBC Program “The Traveling Wilburys Revisited” that will play a number of times throughout the weekend:  Friday at 3pm Atlantic (2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, 11am Pacific, 7pm London, 6am Sydney), Saturday at 2am (1am Eastern, 12am Central, 10pm Pacific, 6am London, 5pm Sydney) and again at 8pm (7pm Eastern, 6pm Central, 4pm Pacific, 12am London, 11am Sydney), and Sunday at 5pm (4pm Eastern, 3pm Central, 1pm Pacific, 9pm London, 8am Sydney).

The Weekend is Coming…

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Happy New Year Dylan Fans!

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Happy New Year to everyone, and thanks for making this a fantastic year celebrating Bob Dylan here at DylanRadio.com!  It’s the commitment of the fans who really made 2016 The Year of Bob!

2016: The Year of Bob

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2016 was an AMAZING year for Bob, and DylanRadio.com has been overjoyed to be along for the ride.  Celebrating Bob’s 75th birthday and our 10th anniversary in May, I thought that was going to be the high point of the year, and BOY was I wrong!  Every time you try to set a high-water mark for Bob Dylan, the levee breaks and you go down in the flood!

So let’s have one final fling with a marathon of BBC’s “The Bob Dylan Story” on New Year’s Eve starting Dec 31 at 3pm Atlantic (2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, 11am Pacific, 7pm London, 6am Sydney).  it’s a great opportunity to reflect on a life well-lived, and the music he’s shared along the way.

2016 Listening Party: Fallen Angels (May 20, 2016)

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Tune in tonight at 7pm Atlantic for Tonight’s Listening Party Album: Fallen Angels
(6pm Eastern, 5pm Central, 3pm Pacific, 11pm London, 10am Sydney)

Fallen Angels is the thirty-seventh studio album by Bob Dylan, released by Columbia Records on May 20, 2016.  The album features covers of twelve classic American songs chosen by Dylan from a diverse array of writers such as Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn and Carolyn Leigh. Much like the album’s predecessor, Shadows in the Night, every song on the album, except for “Skylark”, was once recorded by Frank Sinatra.

The album has received generally favorable reviews from critics, with particular praise for Dylan’s vocal performance, production quality, and the arrangements of his band.

2016 Listening Party: Shadows in the Night (Feb 3, 2015)

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Tune in tonight at 7pm Atlantic for Tonight’s Listening Party Album: Shadows in the Night
(6pm Eastern, 5pm Central, 3pm Pacific, 11pm London, 10am Sydney)

Shadows in the Night is the thirty-sixth studio album by Bob Dylan, released by Columbia Records on February 3, 2015. The album consists of covers of traditional pop standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, chosen by Dylan.  The album has received universal acclaim from critics for its unexpected and strong song selection and for the strength of Dylan and his band’s performance and arrangements. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, making Dylan the oldest male solo artist to chart at number one in the UK.

2016 Listening Party: Tempest (Sept 11, 2012)

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Tune in tonight at 7pm Atlantic for Tonight’s Listening Party Album: Tempest
(6pm Eastern, 5pm Central, 3pm Pacific, 11pm London, 10am Sydney)

Tempest is the thirty-fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on September 10, 2012 by Columbia Records. The album was recorded at Jackson Browne’s Groove Masters Studios in Santa Monica, California. Dylan wrote all of the songs himself with the exception of the track “Duquesne Whistle”, which he co-wrote with Robert Hunter.

Tempest received universal acclaim from music critics, who praised its traditional music influences and Dylan’s dark lyrics. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200.

2016 Listening Party: Christmas in the Heart (Oct 13, 2009)

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Tune in tonight at 7pm Atlantic for Tonight’s Listening Party Album: Christmas in the Heart
(6pm Eastern, 5pm Central, 3pm Pacific, 11pm London, 10am Sydney)

Christmas in the Heart is the thirty-fourth studio album and first Christmas album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on October 13, 2009 by Columbia Records. The album comprises a collection of hymns, carols, and popular Christmas songs. All Dylan’s royalties from the sale of this album benefited the charities Feeding America in the USA, Crisis in the UK, and the World Food Programme.

Dylan said that, although Jewish, he never felt left out of Christmas during his childhood in Minnesota. Regarding the popularity of Christmas music, he said, “… it’s so worldwide and everybody can relate to it in their own way.”  The album opened at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday and Billboard’s Folk Album Chart, #10 on Rock Album charts and #23 on overall album charts.

2016 Listening Party: Together Through Life (Apr 28, 2009)

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Tune in tonight at 7pm Atlantic for Tonight’s Listening Party Album: Together Through Life
(6pm Eastern, 5pm Central, 3pm Pacific, 11pm London, 10am Sydney)

ogether Through Life is the thirty-third studio album by singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on April 28, 2009, by Columbia Records. The album debuted at number one in several countries, including the U.S. and the UK. It is Dylan’s first number one in Britain since New Morning in 1970.

Dylan wrote all but one of the album’s songs with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, with whom he had previously co-written two songs on his 1988 album Down in the Groove. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Dylan commented on the collaboration: “Hunter is an old buddy, we could probably write a hundred songs together if we thought it was important or the right reasons were there… He’s got a way with words and I do too. We both write a different type of song than what passes today for songwriting.” The only other writer Dylan has ever collaborated with to such a degree is Jacques Levy, with whom he wrote most of the songs on Desire in 1976.

The album received two Grammy Award nominations in Best Americana Album category and “Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance” category for “Beyond Here Lies Nothin'”.

2016 Listening Party: Modern Times (Aug 29, 2006)

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Tune in tonight at 7pm Atlantic for Tonight’s Listening Party Album: Modern Times
(6pm Eastern, 5pm Central, 3pm Pacific, 11pm London, 10am Sydney)

Modern Times is the thirty-second studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on August 29, 2006 by Columbia Records. The album was Dylan’s third straight (following Time Out of Mind and Love and Theft) to be met with nearly universal praise from fans and critics. It continued its predecessors’ tendencies toward blues, rockabilly and pre-rock balladry, and was self-produced by Dylan under the pseudonym “Jack Frost”. Despite the acclaim, the album sparked some debate over its uncredited use of choruses and arrangements from older songs, as well as many lyrical lines taken from the work of 19th-century poet Henry Timrod.

Modern Times became the singer-songwriter’s first #1 album in the US since 1976’s Desire. It was also his first album to debut at the summit of the Billboard 200, selling 191,933 copies in its first week. At age 65, Dylan became the oldest living person at the time to have an album enter the Billboard charts at number one. It also reached #1 in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Switzerland, debuted #2 in Germany, Austria and Sweden. It reached #3 in the UK and the Netherlands, respectively, and had sold over 4 million copies worldwide in its first two months of release. As with its two studio predecessors, the album’s packaging features minimal credits and no lyric sheet. In the 2012 version of Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, Modern Times was ranked at number 204.

2016 Listening Party: Love and Theft (Sept 11, 2001)

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Tune in tonight at 7pm Atlantic for Tonight’s Listening Party Album: Love and Theft
(6pm Eastern, 5pm Central, 3pm Pacific, 11pm London, 10am Sydney)

“Love And Theft” (generally referred to as Love and Theft) is the thirty-first studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on September 11, 2001; by Columbia Records. It featured backing by his touring band of the time, with keyboardist Augie Meyers added for the sessions. It peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified with a gold album by the RIAA.

In a glowing review for his “Consumer Guide” column published by The Village Voice, Robert Christgau wrote: “If Time Out of Mind was his death album—it wasn’t, but you know how people talk—this is his immortality album.”

2016 Listening Party: Time Out of Mind (Sept 30, 1997)

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Tune in tonight at 7pm Atlantic for Tonight’s Listening Party Album: Time Out of Mind
(6pm Eastern, 5pm Central, 3pm Pacific, 11pm London, 10am Sydney)

Time Out of Mind is the thirtieth studio album by the American musician Bob Dylan, released on September 30, 1997, by Columbia Records. It was his first double studio album (on vinyl) since Self Portrait in 1970. It was also released as a single CD.

For some fans and critics, the album marked Dylan’s artistic comeback after he appeared to struggle with his musical identity throughout the 1980s; he had not released any original material for seven years, since Under the Red Sky in 1990. Time Out of Mind is hailed as one of Dylan’s best albums, and it went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year in 1998. It was also ranked number 408 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003.

The album has an atmospheric sound, the work of producer (and past Dylan collaborator) Daniel Lanois, whose innovative work with carefully placed microphones and strategic mixing was detailed by Dylan in his memoir, Chronicles: Volume One. Although Dylan has spoken positively of Lanois’ production style (especially for his 1989 album Oh Mercy), he expressed dissatisfaction with the sound of Time Out of Mind. Dylan has self-produced his subsequent albums.