Dylan Mixtape

Bob Dylan's 70th birthday was yesterday. For the occasion I did a mixtape of Dylan songs that was featured on Faroese youth portal Röddin.fo. Here's what I wrote in Faroese translated to English:

Bob Dylan turns 70 today. Since Bob is my biggest musical influence in the whole world I got this urge to do something to mark the occasion. This "something" resulted in this mixtape which hereby is shared with you, dear Röddin.fo reader/listener.

In addition to the 70th birthday this year Bob also celebrates 50 years as a recording artist. All in all he has released 34 studio albums, 58 singles, 13 live albums, 9 bootleg series releases, and 14 compilations. And he's still going strong. Crazy!

I decided that the mixtape should be about 1 hour. Thus the 15 songs included are only the tip of the iceberg. I chose to use only "album tracks", which means no outtakes, rarities, b-sides, soundtracks or live recordings. These are all songs from albums. Good songs. From good albums.

It's impossible to do a fully representable mixtape while keeping it relatively short and listenable at the same time. But I've tried to select some fitting songs for the purpose.

Known and unknown, obvious and idiosyncratic, calm and excited, new and old, acoustic and electric, bright and dark, happy and sad. In chronological order. When "play" is pressed a journey begins through 50 years of music history. 50 years together with Bob.

Happy birthday Bob!

Have a good listen.

1. “Song To Woody” Bob Dylan (1962)
2. “Blowin’ In The Wind” The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)
3. “Like A Rolling Stone” Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. “Visions of Johanna” Blonde on Blonde (1966)
5. “All Along The Watchtower” John Wesley Harding (1967)
6. “The Man In Me” New Morning (1970)
7. “Meet Me In The Morning” Blood On The Tracks (1975)
8. “Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)” Street Legal (1978)
9. “Gotta Serve Somebody” Slow Train Coming (1979)
10. “Saved” Saved (1980)
11. “Every Grain Of Sand” Shot Of Love (1981)
12. “Everything Is Broken” Oh Mercy (1989)
13. “Love Sick” Time Out Of Mind (1997)
14. “High Water (for Charley Patton)” “Love and Theft” (2001)
15. “When The Deal Goes Down” Modern Times (2006)

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