Bob Dylan - Changing Times

Episodes

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Episode 1: 1969 - Nashville Skyline20110524 (6M)
20201216 (6M)
Another chance to hear a series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, exploring the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Part 1: 1969 - Nashville Skyline.
Having been out of the public eye for quite some time, Dylan returned with a new album, a new sound and new look in 1969. The album Nashville Skyline surprised many with its simple country-tinged songs. He appeared on Johnny Cash's TV show and chose to return to the concert stage not at Woodstock, but at the Isle of Wight Festival.

In this programme we hear from Judy Gascoyne, who was housekeeper for Bob and Sara Dylan while they stayed at a farm on the island to rehearse with The Band in a barn. Bob entertained his friends The Beatles at the farm and played tennis with them. We also hear from Dylan biographer Howard Sounes and musician and Dylan chronicler Sid Griffin as well as former England cricket captain Bob Willis, who added the name Dylan to his forenames and has seen Dylan live around fifty times.

Bob Dylan - Changing Times: 1969 Nashville Skyline.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

Another chance to hear a series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, exploring the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Bob Dylan - Changing Times: 1969 Nashville Skyline.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

Episode 1: 1969 - Nashville Skyline20110524 (6M)
20201216 (6M)
Another chance to hear a series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, exploring the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Part 1: 1969 - Nashville Skyline.
Having been out of the public eye for quite some time, Dylan returned with a new album, a new sound and new look in 1969. The album Nashville Skyline surprised many with its simple country-tinged songs. He appeared on Johnny Cash's TV show and chose to return to the concert stage not at Woodstock, but at the Isle of Wight Festival.

In this programme we hear from Judy Gascoyne, who was housekeeper for Bob and Sara Dylan while they stayed at a farm on the island to rehearse with The Band in a barn. Bob entertained his friends The Beatles at the farm and played tennis with them. We also hear from Dylan biographer Howard Sounes and musician and Dylan chronicler Sid Griffin as well as former England cricket captain Bob Willis, who added the name Dylan to his forenames and has seen Dylan live around fifty times.

Bob Dylan - Changing Times: 1969 Nashville Skyline.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

Episode 2: 1979 - Slow Train Coming20110525 (6M)
20201216 (6M)
John Wilson looks back to 1979 when once again Bob Dylan marked the end of a decade by making some major changes in his life and career. He embraced Christianity, spent several months in Bible School and recorded a Gospel album, Slow Train Coming. When he tried to evangelize Jerry Wexler in the studio, the wily producer replied 'Bob, you're dealing with a sixty-two-year-old confirmed Jewish atheist. I'm hopeless. Let's just make an album'.

To the frustration of some of his fans, subsequent concerts were all-Gospel events. Dylan refused to play any of his old material, tended to give sermons between songs - even dismissing hecklers who demanded rock-n-roll with the words. 'You wanna rock-n-roll you can go down and rock-n-roll. You can go see Kiss and you rock-n-roll all your way down to the pit.'

John Wilson looks back to 79 when Dylan embraced Christianity & released a Gospel album

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

John Wilson looks back to 1979 when once again Bob Dylan marked the end of a decade by making some major changes in his life and career. He embraced Christianity, spent several months in Bible School and recorded a Gospel album, Slow Train Coming. When he tried to evangelize Jerry Wexler in the studio, the wily producer replied 'Bob, you're dealing with a sixty-two-year-old confirmed Jewish atheist. I'm hopeless. Let's just make an album'.

John Wilson looks back to 79 when Dylan embraced Christianity & released a Gospel album

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

Episode 2: 1979 - Slow Train Coming20110525 (6M)
20201216 (6M)
John Wilson looks back to 1979 when once again Bob Dylan marked the end of a decade by making some major changes in his life and career. He embraced Christianity, spent several months in Bible School and recorded a Gospel album, Slow Train Coming. When he tried to evangelize Jerry Wexler in the studio, the wily producer replied 'Bob, you're dealing with a sixty-two-year-old confirmed Jewish atheist. I'm hopeless. Let's just make an album'.

To the frustration of some of his fans, subsequent concerts were all-Gospel events. Dylan refused to play any of his old material, tended to give sermons between songs - even dismissing hecklers who demanded rock-n-roll with the words. 'You wanna rock-n-roll you can go down and rock-n-roll. You can go see Kiss and you rock-n-roll all your way down to the pit.'

John Wilson looks back to 79 when Dylan embraced Christianity & released a Gospel album

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

Episode 3: 1989 - Oh Mercy
Episode 3: 1989 - Oh Mercy20110526 (6M)
20201217 (6M)
John Wilson continues to explore Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, assesses the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Tonight John looks back at 1989 and the album Oh Mercy, which was seen as a comeback and was the first album Dylan had written entirely himself for four years. Recorded in an imposing house in New Orleans and produced by Daniel Lanois (who had been recommended to Dylan by Bono), it was a return to form.

Dylan also stepped up his touring schedule, clocking up ninety nine concerts - an average he has kept up more or less every year since then on what he described as his 'never-ending' tour.

Bob Dylan - Changing Times: 1989 Oh Mercy. Presented by John Wilson.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

John Wilson continues to explore Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, assesses the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Tonight John looks back at 1989 and the album Oh Mercy, which was seen as a comeback and was the first album Dylan had written entirely himself for four years. Recorded in an imposing house in New Orleans and produced by Daniel Lanois (who had been recommended to Dylan by Bono), it was a return to form.

Bob Dylan - Changing Times: 1989 Oh Mercy. Presented by John Wilson.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

Episode 3: 1989 - Oh Mercy20110526 (6M)
20201217 (6M)
John Wilson continues to explore Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, assesses the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Tonight John looks back at 1989 and the album Oh Mercy, which was seen as a comeback and was the first album Dylan had written entirely himself for four years. Recorded in an imposing house in New Orleans and produced by Daniel Lanois (who had been recommended to Dylan by Bono), it was a return to form.

Dylan also stepped up his touring schedule, clocking up ninety nine concerts - an average he has kept up more or less every year since then on what he described as his 'never-ending' tour.

Bob Dylan - Changing Times: 1989 Oh Mercy. Presented by John Wilson.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

011969: Nashville Skyline20090000 (6M)
20161213 (6M)
In 1969, Dylan returned with a new album, a new sound and new look.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

021969: Nashville Skyline20090000 (6M)
20161214 (6M)
In 1969, Dylan returned with a new album, a new sound and new look.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

02Episode 1: 1969 - Nashville Skyline20110524 (6M)
20210518 (6M)
Another chance to hear a series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, exploring the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Part 1: 1969 - Nashville Skyline.
Having been out of the public eye for quite some time, Dylan returned with a new album, a new sound and new look in 1969. The album Nashville Skyline surprised many with its simple country-tinged songs. He appeared on Johnny Cash's TV show and chose to return to the concert stage not at Woodstock, but at the Isle of Wight Festival.

In this programme we hear from Judy Gascoyne, who was housekeeper for Bob and Sara Dylan while they stayed at a farm on the island to rehearse with The Band in a barn. Bob entertained his friends The Beatles at the farm and played tennis with them. We also hear from Dylan biographer Howard Sounes and musician and Dylan chronicler Sid Griffin as well as former England cricket captain Bob Willis, who added the name Dylan to his forenames and has seen Dylan live around fifty times.

Bob Dylan - Changing Times: 1969 Nashville Skyline.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

031979: Slow Train Coming20090000 (6M)
20161215 (6M)
John Wilson looks at 1979, when Dylan embraced Christianity and released a gospel album.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

03Episode 2: 1979 - Slow Train Coming20110525 (6M)
20210518 (6M)
John Wilson looks back to 1979 when once again Bob Dylan marked the end of a decade by making some major changes in his life and career. He embraced Christianity, spent several months in Bible School and recorded a Gospel album, Slow Train Coming. When he tried to evangelize Jerry Wexler in the studio, the wily producer replied 'Bob, you're dealing with a sixty-two-year-old confirmed Jewish atheist. I'm hopeless. Let's just make an album'.

To the frustration of some of his fans, subsequent concerts were all-Gospel events. Dylan refused to play any of his old material, tended to give sermons between songs - even dismissing hecklers who demanded rock-n-roll with the words. 'You wanna rock-n-roll you can go down and rock-n-roll. You can go see Kiss and you rock-n-roll all your way down to the pit.'

John Wilson looks back to 79 when Dylan embraced Christianity & released a Gospel album

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

041979: Slow Train Coming20090000 (6M)
20161216 (6M)
John Wilson looks at 1979, when Dylan embraced Christianity and released a gospel album.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

04Episode 3: 1989 - Oh Mercy20110526 (6M)
20210518 (6M)
John Wilson continues to explore Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, assesses the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Tonight John looks back at 1989 and the album Oh Mercy, which was seen as a comeback and was the first album Dylan had written entirely himself for four years. Recorded in an imposing house in New Orleans and produced by Daniel Lanois (who had been recommended to Dylan by Bono), it was a return to form.

Dylan also stepped up his touring schedule, clocking up ninety nine concerts - an average he has kept up more or less every year since then on what he described as his 'never-ending' tour.

Bob Dylan - Changing Times: 1989 Oh Mercy. Presented by John Wilson.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

051989: Oh Mercy20161220 (6M)John Wilson looks back on 1989, when Dylan worked with Daniel Lanois in New Orleans.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.

061989: Oh Mercy20161221 (6M)John Wilson looks back on 1989, when Dylan worked with Daniel Lanois in New Orleans.

A series assessing Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989.