Bob Dylan as You’ve Probably Never Seen Him Before

This isn’t new, but I’d never seen this video before. In 2003 Dylan wrote a song for the soundtrack of the Civil War movie, Gods and Generals. ‘Cross the Green Mountain is one of the great songs Bob has written since the turn of the century, and it’s only available on the Bootleg Series Vol. 8 – Tell Tale Signs set. (Amazon.com, Amazon UK)

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In this video, Dylan is nearly unrecognizable.

Unfortunately, the video has an edited version of the song, which is over 8 minutes long. But watch it anyway; it’s a stark depiction of the Civil War.

14 thoughts on “Bob Dylan as You’ve Probably Never Seen Him Before

  1. Or ever want to…?

    One day, Kirk, I’d be interested in reading your justification for certain personal posts (I can only speak for myself here) on Shakespear, Dylan and The Grateful Dead.
    Lay it out. What’s so special about these particular creatives?
    I’m (clearly) yet, but not entirely not, to be convinced, but am eager to learn…

    • Do you mean what’s so interesting about them? That’s a long project… For music, you have to take the time to listen and see if you like them. If you get hooked, then it all makes sense. As for Shakespeare, the best thing is to see a few plays (as opposed to simply reading), or films of plays, such as some of those that I’ve reviewed. Again, you might like them, and get hooked.

      • Makes sense!

        I saw Dylan at the Brixton Academy, London, some years back. I went out of a combination of curiosity and obligation.
        I was bewildered by the fandom, but accepted I was a newbie along for the ride.
        2 related things struck me about the gig… I couldn’t fathom a word he said or sang, and, the 2 (much) younger guys behind me knew and sang along to every word. It was rather bewildering.

  2. Or ever want to…?

    One day, Kirk, I’d be interested in reading your justification for certain personal posts (I can only speak for myself here) on Shakespear, Dylan and The Grateful Dead.
    Lay it out. What’s so special about these particular creatives?
    I’m (clearly) yet, but not entirely not, to be convinced, but am eager to learn…

    • Do you mean what’s so interesting about them? That’s a long project… For music, you have to take the time to listen and see if you like them. If you get hooked, then it all makes sense. As for Shakespeare, the best thing is to see a few plays (as opposed to simply reading), or films of plays, such as some of those that I’ve reviewed. Again, you might like them, and get hooked.

      • Makes sense!

        I saw Dylan at the Brixton Academy, London, some years back. I went out of a combination of curiosity and obligation.
        I was bewildered by the fandom, but accepted I was a newbie along for the ride.
        2 related things struck me about the gig… I couldn’t fathom a word he said or sang, and, the 2 (much) younger guys behind me knew and sang along to every word. It was rather bewildering.

  3. I have seen him 5 times and each time it is a side of him I have never seen or heard before.I have been hearing him for fifty years and i am glad he is still walking the
    earth

    • Saw him in Oct 1965 at Carnegie Hall. Most memorable concert I’ve been to. Second set was with the Hawks. Talk about good luck!

  4. I have seen him 5 times and each time it is a side of him I have never seen or heard before.I have been hearing him for fifty years and i am glad he is still walking the
    earth

    • Saw him in Oct 1965 at Carnegie Hall. Most memorable concert I’ve been to. Second set was with the Hawks. Talk about good luck!

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