Noble prize in Literature winner Bob Dylan is dropping a new box set, and there’s a good chance it will be a nod to his Christian music years which ran from 1979-1981.
The two year time period was inspired by the Oscar winner’s conversion to Christianity from Judaism, the faith he was born into.
So far people on his team are speaking out about it. More from Rolling Stone:
“Personally I think the gospel set is more interesting,” says a source close to the Dylan camp. “Blood on the Tracks is similar to The Cutting Edge in what you’re hearing is different version of the same thing. You’re hearing process. The gospel is a lot of stuff that people ignored. Bob continued to tweak the gospel stuff on the road for a couple of years. It kept mutating.”
The album Slow Train Coming and the 1980 tour speaks to this and gave Dylan a platform to openly talk about his faith.
“I know not too many people are gonna tell you about Jesus. I know Jackson Browne’s not gonna do; it he’s running on empty. I know Bruce Springsteen’s not gonna do it, cause he’s born to run and he’s still running. And Bob Seger’s not gonna do it cause he’s running against the wind. Somebody’s got to do it, somebody’s got to tell you you’re free! You’re free because Jesus paid for ya!”
Rolling Stone Magazine reported that, Bob Dylan’s new box set The 1966 Live Recordings will be available November 11th and that this will be the 13th edition.
(h/t Rolling Stone)