Bob Dylan – Don’t Look Back

March 28, 2007  |  movies

Wind Blows

So much has been written about DA Pennebaker’s seminal 1967 documentary, Don’t Look Back, it’s nearly impossible for someone, especially this someone who wasn’t even alive when Bob Dylan was really stirring things up, to write something that hasn’t already been said. Fortunately for me, earlier this past month the film was lovingly remastered and re-released on DVD so there’s all sorts of new stuff to talk about.

Don’t Look Back Tour Deluxe EditionThe two-disc 1965 Tour Deluxe Edition includes not only the remastered film, but also commentary by the filmmaker and Dylan’s road manager, Bob Neuwirth, plus five additional audio tracks and the original companion book edited by the director to coincide with the film’s release. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also an alternate version of the “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video and a flip-book taken from the video. But wait! There’s more! There’s also a new Pennebaker documentary called Bob Dylan 65 Revisited.

Needless to say it’s pretty spectacular.

For the younger folks unfamiliar with Dylan’s earlier work, you may recognize “Subterranean Homesick Blues” as the video that INXS shamelessly ripped off for their video for “Mediate.”

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Here’s one of my favorite scenes from the movie, when Dylan has a little fun with Time magazine writer, Horace Judson.

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For you indie fans out there, here’s a track to get you further in the mood.

Buy the 1965 Tour Deluxe Edition of Don’t Look Back
from the Public Radio Music Source.

2 Comments


  1. Thanks, Graig. When’s the new album coming out? I still listen to Hard Grammar every now and then, “Virgo’s Merlot” is a great song.

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