The Next Track, Episode #209 – Sean Latham, Director of the Institute for Bob Dylan Studies, on Bob Dylan at 80

Sean Latham, Director of the Institute for Bob Dylan Studies, talks about the Bob Dylan archive, the Bob Dylan Center, and about Bob Dylan at 80.

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The Next Track, Episode #208 – Jeff Slate on Bob Dylan at 80

Musician and journalist Jeff Slate has written about, and for, Bob Dylan, and has recently released an album with one disc of Dylan covers. We discuss Dylan at 80, and choose our top five Dylan albums.

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The Next Track, Episode #207 – Yes. I mean, no, really, but Yes.

Setting out to discuss the 1971 album by Yes, The Yes Album, Doug and Kirk end up discussing all of Yes’s core output, released over a period of a couple of years, that the band – or what’s left of it – still plays 50 years later. Sort of.

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The Next Track, Episode #206 – Two Guys in a Pub Rambling about Audio Gear

We offer a free-form episode, where we ramble about audio equipment, music, and more.

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The Next Track, Episode #205 – Iconic Album Covers

In our first multimedia podcast episode, we look at iconic album covers. Depending on your podcast player, you may be able to see the albums we discuss as the podcast progresses. If not, the album covers are shown below.

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The Next Track, Episode #204 – Oh, by the way, which one’s pink?

In another album deep dive, we discuss Wish You Were Here, Kirk’s favorite Pink Floyd album.

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The Next Track, Episode #203 – Keith Miles on Bob Dylan in London

Dylanologists Jackie Lees and Keith Miles have written a book about Bob Dylan it London, highlighting the importance of the city to Dylan’s career and growth as an artist. Keith Miles joins us to discuss this book, and tell some tales of the troubadour in the city.

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The Next Track, Episode #202 – Guitarist Gerard Cousins on His New Album of Music by Phillip Glass

There haven’t been many transcriptions of Philip Glass’s music for guitar, and Gerard Cousin’s new album, Escape, shows just how ideal Glass’s music is for this instrument. We talk with Gerard Cousins about the classical guitar, its repertoire, and the long process of transcription necessary to create this recording.

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The Next Track, Episode #201 – Kurt Andersen on Why Music Hasn’t Changed in Decades

In his recent book Evil Geniuses, Kurt Andersen noted that people have dressed the same for decades, and that music has barely changed since the 1980s. We discuss this decades long stasis, and why it may have happened.

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The Next Track, Episode #200 – This Was the Year that Wasn’t

Another year is gone, and what a year. Four the 200th episode of The Next Track, we take stock of what 2020 meant for us musically, talk about some of the wonderful musicians we were able to interview in lockdown, and mention a couple of musical discoveries we have made.

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