Dylanology No 4 (preview): Shadow Kingdom ·…

In the fourth issue of Dylanology, Eyolf Østrem discusses the recently live-streamed show Shadow Kingdom from a musical perspective, with the claim that it may well be Dylan's most interesting work in a very long time, musically speaking, not because of the arrangements or the songs, but because of the transitions between the songs.Jakob Brønnum dissects the seeminly light-weight nonsense verse You Ain’t Going Nowhere from the Basement Tapes (1967), and finds in it a carefully crafted programme for the good life.As a prelude to a series of articles about Mr Tambourine Man, Brønnum also presents this classic, written during the time when Dylan left the political folk movement, as Dylan’s Ars poetica.But first, Eyolf Østrem reflects upon the Dylanological project: what is it and why do we do it? He finds an answer in a Swedish children’s movie.This is a preview of the full issue.

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