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Down the Tracks: The Music That Influenced Bob Dylan

3 out of 5

$5.58

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This fascinating program tells the story of the music and artists that have influenced Bob Dylan throughout his career. Although his reputation as a songwriter stands supreme, Dylan has often covered tracks from vintage blues, folk and country performers or incorporated elements from them into…

Reviews

  1. L. Bullock

    Not a single song is allowed to play all the way through and there is decidedly too much talking and not very interesting talking at that.Much of the Dylan footage looks as though it was copied from a television (except for the home movies, which were brief). The Leadbelly footage was interesting (if disturbing) as was the Pete Seeger footage.It is basically an illustrated essay, which is fine, but please, at least allow one person to finish a song, maybe?Good at moments, overall disappointing.

  2. James Capaldi

    Not a single song is allowed to play all the way through and there is decidedly too much talking and not very interesting talking at that.Much of the Dylan footage looks as though it was copied from a television (except for the home movies, which were brief). The Leadbelly footage was interesting (if disturbing) as was the Pete Seeger footage.It is basically an illustrated essay, which is fine, but please, at least allow one person to finish a song, maybe?Good at moments, overall disappointing.

  3. Michael Anson Wright

    While there isn’t a note of Bob Dylan singing in this documentary, it is still worthwhile. It gives a thorough background on what influenced Bob Dylan as he grew into one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Worth the price, for me, was rare footage of Pete Seeger and Leadbelly. The Pete Seeger footage dates from 1955 when he was hauled before the House Un-American Committee (history proved that they were the unamericans, not Pete Seeger). And the Leadbelly clips consist of most of the historic 1935 March of Time newsreel. Most of the musical perfomances by other folks in this DVD are pretty good, too.

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