3.7 (7 votes)
DVDylan ID: D611
Recording type: ProShot
  • SINGS DYLAN (40 mins)
    - All I Really Wanna Do by The Byrds (wrongly listed on menu as Mr Tambourine Man) (b/w)
    - Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Eric Clapton
    - Masters Of War by Julie Felix
    - This Wheel's On Fire by Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger (b/w)
    - Gotta Serve Somebody by Pops Staples
    - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue by Brian Ferry
    - Mr Tambourine Man by Lulu
    - It Ain't Me, Babe by Joan Baez (b/w)
    - The Mighty Quinn by Manfred Man (b/w)
    - All Along The Watchtower by XTC
    - Blowin' In The Wind by Peter, Paul & Mary (b/w)
    - Track 1: Top Of The Pops (TOTP), August 1965
    - Track 2: Old Grey Whistle Test, June 1977
    - Track 3: Tonight in Person, May 1970
    - Track 4: TOTP, June 1968
    - Track 5: Later with ... Jools Holland, July 1994
    - Track 6: TOTP, March 2002
    - Track 7: It's Lulu, November 1973
    - Track 8: Joan Baez In Concert, June 1965
    - Track 9: TOTP, February 1968
    - Track 10: Sight & Sound In Concert, March 1978
    - Track 11: Tonight in Person, January 1966
    - BOB DYLAN'S LEGENDS (48 mins)
    - SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES (10 mins)
Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:38
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating

Perhaps like you, there is a certain limit to how much interest I am able to generate in a DVD which showcases others showcasing Dylan material - I'd just as soon get it from the horses mouth. That being said, this DVD is fun to watch. The section featuring others singing Bob's tunes is notable for clear, crisp, professional sound and footage. Pop Staples' version of 'Serve Somebody' absolutely smokes. It's fun to watch Crosby and McGuinn just starting to let their hair down on 'All I really want to do'. Beware of watching Lulu sing Mr. Tanbourine Man - you may need an antiemetic when you realize that Bob inadvertantly helped usher in the era of disco. Joan Baez is beautiful. 'Blowing in the wind' by Peter, Paul, and Mary, recorded in January, 1966, is notable as a contrast between the table scraps that that others were still serving up based on Dylan's older material even as Dylan was cooking up his own fresh, hot, American gumbo with his band on their now legendary world tour.

Watching the short bio of Woody Guthrie is of equal parts interest for the poignant portrait it paints of Woody as for the backdrop to the stage that a young Bob Dylan walked out onto all those years ago...The section on Hurricane Carter, while no less compelling, is just slightly more tangential to the trajectory of Dylan's star. It was a revelation to me that, while Dylan was traveling to Britian in the 60's to help shape pop culture, Lenny Bruce was banned from that fair island for the brutal honesty with which he skewered the underpinnings atop which sit popular culture.

Interesting viewing. Thanks to Jim.

Reviewed by c6sailer on 27th November 2005