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An essential DVD charting Dylan's transition from folk to rock.
on 27 October 2007
This is an absolutely fascinating documentary by American film-maker Murray Lerner with stunning footage of Bob Dylan at various Newport Folk Festivals in the mid-60s showing how his music evolved from acoustic folk to electric rock. Much of the chronologically edited footage has never been seen before and Dylan's performances are utterly mesmerising.
Murray Lerner has said, "The music is a clear, lucid, isolated expression of Dylan - that's all you need". He's right, and quite simply, this magnificent 80-minute DVD is essential viewing for anyone with the slightest interest in Bob Dylan's music.
Could we now please have a DVD release of Howard Alk's brilliant NBC-TV film of Dylan's legendary 'Hard Rain' concert at Colorado State University on May 23, 1976.