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Bob Dylan: The Comeback Kid

Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, September 2006

Following Chronicles, the Martin Scorsese documentary and his satellite radio show Bob Dylan's stock in 2006 couldn't be higher. But it's been a long time coming. As the world waits for Modern Times, Phil Sutcliffe analyses the singer's twenty-year long comeback, a hard-won journey out of "the bottomless pit of cultural oblivion", via lack-lustre albums, horrible gigs and crippling self doubt, in a quest for new goals, new listeners, and a whole new beginning.

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