Thursday, July 06, 2006

He's Back

'Thunder on the mountain, fires on the moon, There's a ruckus in the alley and the sun will be here soon,'

Dylan’s back! Above is what is reported to be the opening lines of his new album. Like the Dylan of old it’s the words that pull you right in! Dylan is a master poet and when the final account is taken it may well be that Dylan is seen to be the best of his generation. Today the weaving of random images and words into a cohesive whole are gone, but they have been replaced by a new earthier dare I say “American” sensibility. His last two albums were and still are masterpieces. They rank along side his best work. If the opening lyrics and the advance reports are any indication, then this Dylan fan will be smiling until at least Christmas!