A new drummer and a new guitarist, Dylan on guitar, Lenny Bruce, and mannequins in formal wear! Bob Dylan kicked off the autumn leg of his tour this past Friday, and there have been quite a few surprises! So this week on Definitely Dylan Live, Laura and Robert discuss some of the recent changes, the return of Lenny Bruce, and of course play some tunes!
If you’re interested in checking out the recent, truly truly gorgeous version of Lenny Bruce, you can listen to it here. In the words of the person standing next to the taper, “wow!”. One thing that wasn’t mentioned on air is that Dylan has also changed some of the lyrics to the song, for example the first verse, which now includes the words “Never did make it to the Promised Land, never made it out of Babylon”.
You can also check out the new arrangement of Not Dark Yet here. It’s incredibly powerful!
Here’s a picture of the mannequins that are surrounding the band on stage.
Let us know what you make of the recent changes, and tell us whether you’d like to hear a Definitely Dylan Live about Dylan’s choruses!
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Beyond Here Lies Nothing
Lenny Bruce (Live at Earl's Court, London, June 27, 1981)
Not Dark Yet
In The Summertime (Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, October 21, 1981)