Bob Dylan is not only one of the greatest musicians in rock history, he also stands for a constant questioning of his own role and position like no other. As an artist, he hides his true self behind constantly changing masks, not only trying out musical styles like clothes, but also constantly searching for a new identity to present to his audience as "Bob Dylan". On the occasion of his 80th birthday, eclipsed decided not to write another comprehensive tribute to a great career, but to go into the most important phases of his creative period one by one, because only in this way is it possible to understand this mysterious artist - who says himself in one of his most recent songs that a multitude of personalities unite in him - and his multi-layered work. In addition, we asked some great musicians, companions and a representative of the new generation of songwriters for their opinion of the jubilarian.
Bob Dylan's back. Eight years after "Tempest", his last album with his own songs, the Nobel Prize winner presents, seemingly out of nowhere, a new work that hardly anyone had expected. After three tiring American Songbook albums, "Rough And Rowdy Ways" is also a qualitative surprise: a multi-layered, thoroughly successful late work by someone who has remained young forever.
From Minnesota, he moved out into the world at the beginning of the sixties to reshape the music scene to his liking - which he did impressively. He will influence people who are not even born today with his work and his life just as he influenced his contemporaries with it. Bob Dylan celebrates his 75th birthday on May 25th. eclipsed celebrates and summarizes 75 magical moments of an unprecedented career.
In the over 55 years of his career, Bob Dylan has shaped popular music like no other. Originally coming from the traditional folk movement, which was strongly politicized in the sixties, Dylan began early on to sound out boundaries, not infrequently to cross them and to change not only his own art, but rock music as a whole time and again. He shocked the folk disciples by turning abruptly and consistently to rock music.
Shelter From The Storm
Bob Dylan is entering the eighth decade of his life. With the experiences and impressions of the 70 years that lie behind him since May 25th, one could well equip ten lives, and none of them would be uneventful. We recall stations in the life and career of the ingenious and enigmatic US artist and decorate the whole thing with a "special shopping list".
Moving Images of a Moving Raceway
PETER GABRIEL External Blood
After eight years Peter Gabriel presents a new studio album. For the Englishman known as a ponderous inventor, this is a blink of an eye. After all, he didn't stop writing fresh songs either, but reinterpreted important pieces by well-known colleagues like David Bowie, Neil Young or Lou Reed. To eclipsed he reveals what drove him to it.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.