No word from the Sarah
Palin camp on whether she’s going to queue up for her copy on Oct.28 or simply
ask for a promo….
By Fred Mills
OMG, PTL! En route from Highway 61/MVD is the extremely odd DVD artifact Inside Bob Dylan’s Jesus Years: Busy Being Born…
And with a title like that, you know it’s gotta be awesome. It’s a 120
minute DVD due to drop Oct. 28. In addition to the main program, bonus
materials will include a photo gallery spanning 1978-81, clips from the ’78
world tour, material on the legendary summit between Dylan and Hurricane Carter
(when the boxer was in prison, no less) in ’76, and MP3s of the complete
soundtrack. Hey, does Dylan know this is coming out?
At any rate, here’s the scoop from the label, below. Now get down on your
knees and repent for blowing all that dough on those Dylan bootlegs from the
Once called “Dylan’s God Awful Gospel” by his most loyal fans, Bob
Dylan’s “Jesus Years” are today regarded as among the best of his
career. Finally, here is an insiders view into Bob Dylan’s “Born
Again” transformation, and its affect on his life and music. In late 1978,
Bob Dylan fell into the Arms of the Lord through the Vineyard Christian
In his first-ever interview, Dylan’s Bible class teacher, Pastor Bill Dwyer,
details Bob Dylan’s embrace of Jesus Christ and Christianity. Dylan then made
three Gospel albums, winning a “Grammy for Gotta Serve Somebody.”
radical new direction alienated fans and enraged critics as he preached
evangelical messages from the Book of Revelation. Director/Producer Joel
Gilbert weaves the story of Bob Dylan’s Jesus Years through revealing insider
interviews, including legendary Slow Train Coming producer Jerry Wexler, background singer Regina McCrary, keyboardist
Spooner Oldham, iconic San Francisco Chronicle rock reporter Joel Selvin,
award-winning songwriter Al Kasha, and Dylanologist AJ Weberman.
Included are rare
photos and exclusive live concert footage from 1978-1981, while Bob Dylan himself
explains the impact of Jesus on his life and art in a recently unearthed
interview from 1981. Visits to the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, the Vineyard Church, and the Fox Warfield Theatre all
help tell the intimate tale of Bob Dylan’s Jesus Years.