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Bob Dylan: New Morning (CBS KC 30290)

Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 23 October 1970

Update, 2019. EMERGING FROM Hibbing to New York's Village. His pilgrimage to Woody Guthrie. The protest songs sung like a crow that are now a national legacy. The romance with Joan Baez. Going electric with the Hawks, who became The Band. 'Like a Rolling Stone', which remains his most astonishing number. Making a screen test with Andy Warhol at The Factory, and taking off with a painting of Elvis Presley. The mysterious motor cycle crash in Woodstock. DA Pennebaker's movie Don't Look Back, in which he enacts 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' using cue cards, with Allen Ginsburg in the background. A new dark brown voice and 'Blue Moon'. Touching the dark side of the US West on John Wesley Harding. Going country with Johnny Cash. The Isle of Wight Festival, where I compared him with a Hasidim.

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