NME.COM

Bob Dylan : Stirling Castle

Just when you think it's safe to discount him, Dylan comes up with a triumphant performance that reminds you just how relevant he is...

It is said that Marlon Brando and Orson Welles got fat because they got bored. There was nothing that could stretch them so they laid down and set about making unrecognisable monsters of themselves, attempting to challenge conventional wisdom of how great men should be.



And so it was for Dylan. So complete and utter was his influence and so complete were his songs, that for more than two decades he toured the world deconstructing his tracks to the point where they were rendered unrecognisable. Things have changed. Following a heart infection that almost killed him and a recent 60th

birthday, Dylan has gone back to his great records (particularly 'Blonde On

Blonde'), realised just how good they were, and got excited. Tonight he sounds like Bob Dylan singing the songs of

Share This

More Reviews

'I Saw The Light' - Film Review

There was more to country music legend Hank Williams than boozing and a difficult marriage, y’know

Movie

Anohni - 'Hopelessness' Review

Antony of Antony & The Johnsons is now Anohni, and she makes relevant, uncringey protest music

Album

Drake - 'Views' Review

Drake’s fourth album sticks to his trademark murky sound – but his downbeat introspection remains gripping

Album
Tickets
Connect With Us
This Week's Magazine