The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan, Read by a Full Cast
Seven Decades of Pop Songs
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Bob Dylan’s momentous work, The Philosophy of Modern Song, takes listeners deep inside the emotional narratives and cultural ethos behind 60 pop songs from the past seven decades. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile contributor Alan Minskoff discuss Dylan’s raspy and compelling narration, as well as the all-star cast called upon to voice his essays. Almost as one voice, the narrators create a flow of energy that adds immeasurably to the impact of Dylan’s poetic writing.