Micheal Gray wrote the first serious critical book on Bob Dylan’s work in 1972’s Song and Dance Man, and for the 50 years since has remained one of the most respected and important voices even in the very large world that joined him in that effort.
He’s expanded Song and Dance Man twice, wrote The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, and his latest work is Outtakes on Bob Dylan – a collection of writing from 1967 to 2021. He’s also the author of books on Frank Zappa and Blind Willie McTell, and has written for RollingStone, The Guardian, Melody Maker and many more. The University of York conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Letters in English and Related Literature.
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Today Micheal revisits and updates his thoughts on Time Out Of Mind, first expressed in Dylan fanzines and then Song And Dance Man III. He demonstrates his nuanced approach to evaluating and illuminating Dylan’s work, and criticizing it when he feels it appropriate.
Micheal Gray on Twitter : @1michaelgray1
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