Thursday 19 October 2006

Podcast: Bob Dylan, "Rock of Ages"

Since hundreds of people listened to the last Bob Dylan podcast, I thought I’d do another one here.

Dylan has often opened his concerts with old hymns and gospel songs. In 1997 – the same year that he released the darkly brooding album Time out of Mind – his concerts were featuring songs like “Hallelujah, I’m Ready to Go,” “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour,” “Somebody Touched Me,” “I Am the Man, Thomas,” and “Wait for the Light to Shine.”

In particular, many of his concerts that year were opening with a beautiful rendition of Augustus Toplady’s great hymn, “Rock of Ages.” So here’s an unofficial live recording of “Rock of Ages” from 1997. You can listen to it here, or you can get the podcast feed here.


Anonymous said...

Another Dylan podcast special... I’ve been listening with immense pleasure since the last until today. Thank you for the fine contributions!

::aaron g:: said...

Dylan is performing in my old San Diego this week!

Steve Page said...

Very cool. Thank you.

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