Dylan double pass to win
Yes folks, the rumour mill was spot on when it predicted an imminent return to NZ of the incomparable Bob Dylan. Better still we have a double pass up for grabs for you to witness first hand the enchantment, the entertainment and the enigma that is Bob Dylan.
In a career spanning six decades, Bob Dylan’s impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable. He is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, including The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde, and his socially and politically charged singles, Blowin’ In The Wind and The Times They Are A-Changin’ are widely considered among the most important songs in modern music. The ‘voice of a generation’ boasts an unparalleled repertoire, including timeless classics, Like A Rolling Stone, Tangled Up In Blue, Knockin’ On Heavens Door, Girl From The North Country and Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right
Much has been said about Dylan’s current performances – a fan Lyndon (middle name James not Baines) Johnson who has seen Dylan a dozen times, put it like this: “He continues to reinvent himself and present the same lyrics in a different manner. You just feel you’re standing in front of greatness. I want to be there as long as I can. Absolutely seize every opportunity you can get,” Johnson said, noting that Dylan’s best years were about a half-century ago. “I’m sure that the Dylan of 1966 is different than the Dylan of 2017, but the core is still there.” Reviewers have noted that like other veteran musicians, Dylan has turned to the standards. “It sounded more like he was wrestling “Stormy Weather” than singing it, but when he ended the pre-encore portion of the night with “Autumn Leaves” he set a cool, mysterious (albeit slightly creepy) mood. Dylan crooning standards isn’t quite Sid Vicious singing “My Way,” but it’s in the ballpark” said Brent Hallenbeck who went on to add.
“Dylan and the band came out for the encore with a slow, contemplative take on perhaps his best-known song, “Blowin’ in the Wind.” Much as Leonard Cohen did in his later years, Dylan is essentially covering his own songs, giving them a spin that reflects who he is now, not who he was then.
Don’t miss out on what promises be a performance for the ages.
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Competition by Fill The House Tickets project — proudly supporting families of children with cancer. Email your name, address and daytime telephone number(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘Bob Dylan’ in the subject, by midday Friday June 22.