August 26, 2009

"'Christmas In The Heart' will be the 47th album from Bob Dylan."

"Songs performed by Dylan on this new album include, 'Here Comes Santa Claus,' 'Winter Wonderland,' 'Little Drummer Boy' and 'Must Be Santa.'"


Joan said...

I'm waiting for the hoofbeats signaling the approach of the other three horsemen.

kent said...

What... no "All Along the Toy Shop?"

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Nothing says "Christmas" like Bob Dylan.

Chase said...

Fingers crossed for:

"Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer"


"Please Daddy, Don't Get Drunk This Christmas"

LoafingOaf said...



MadisonMan said...

Soon to be the answer to the trivia question: Which Bob Dylan album sold the fewest copies?

It might be buyable if he sings Grandma got run over by a Reindeer

MadisonMan said...

Chase, you're too fast for me.

LoafingOaf said...

Soon to be the answer to the trivia question: Which Bob Dylan album sold the fewest copies?

A lot of those Christmas albums sell really well.

chickenlittle said...

Is this a sequel to Slow Train Coming?

Sheepman said...

The cover art is lame, it looks like a run of the mill Xmas card.

I heard he might include, "Sleigh lady sleigh" or "A hard Reindeer's a-gonna Fall".

Widmerpool said...

Bound to be better than Self Portrait.

traditionalguy said...

Give Dylan a break. He has tried to heed his creative muse better than any one else has in my memory. And he was also a believer in Christian scriptures once, and may still be one, so his Christmas album for the benefit of widows and orphans seems to be a genuine offering coming from him in his 68th year on this beautiful planet.

Chip Ahoy said...

Silly me, I would have guessed Zimmerman a Jewish name.

Widmerpool said...

traditionalguy, all kidding aside, I couldn't agree more. Easily the most consistently interesting and rewarding musician of my lifetime. Far and away the biggest congtributor to my iPod.

LonewackoDotCom said...

What if Bob Dylan had been female and attractive and had, you know, a voice? It would sound something like this.

Freeman Hunt said...

You don't need a new Bob Dylan album.

You only need this video.


rhhardin said...

I played lute for Joan Baez once, in a snack bar.

MadisonMan said...

A lot of those Christmas albums sell really well.

My theory on that is that people are desperate to give gifts. Don't know what to get an old Boomer!? Have we got an album for you!

vw: coffies

MadisonMan said...

Freeman, I don't know whether to laugh or cry at that.

traditionalguy said...

Of course Bob Zimmerman is Jewish. The Christian scriptures are all of the collected Jewish scriptures plus the writings after 33 AD by the Jewish followers of the Jewish Prophet Jesus, called Christ-ians for their claim that the crucified Prophet Jesus was alive and was the long expected Jewish Messiah (Messiah in the Greek language is translated Christ). They decided to let the rest of us non-Jews in, but the Jewish believers were there first and many free thinkers have found an easy way to return.

chickenlittle said...

Additional songs include:
Snow Blowin' in the Wind
The Chimes They Are A-Jinglin'
Tangled Up in Blue Christmas
Girl from the North Pole Country
Shelter from the Snow Storm

Freeman Hunt said...


He loves you when you laugh
He loves you when you cry

That song was obviously a harbinger of the future of that genre.

NKVD said...

Knockin' on Santa's Door.

I Pity the Poor North Pole Elf.

Subterranean Homesick Blue Christmas.

Ballad of a Fat Man.

Masters of Toys.

Santa's Farm.

jag said...

Good God. What will he do next, a Sweatin' to the Oldies DVD?

Lem said...

This is the 47th time I have spoken to you from a recording studio ;)

wv; gacksped = John Glenn

BJK said... least this way, I'll be able to figure out the words he's supposed to be singing, so there's that.

Paddy O. said...

I would like to take this moment, as a regular commenter, to advertise my wife's Christmas CD: That Holy Night. On sale now at CD Baby.

If enough people buy it today, it might distract her from my news that her laptop needs a new hard-drive.

(Do I need to add something like "Great post, I'd love to hear more on this subject from you" for these kinds of comments?)

WV: peativer

Nothing says Christmas like a peat fire freshly fed by the the community peativer.

Chip Ahoy said...

... and many free thinkers have found an easy way to return.

And to hold hand around the cash register singing "What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

You left out of your review, Jesus himself was Jewish, and that generally they felt claiming to be son of God was going too far.

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Paddy O. said...

link exchanges are so 2004

Methadras said...

Okay. This Bob Dylan thing is getting out of hand.

Michael said...

I just happened to hear Bobby Darin's version of Dylan's I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, a truly amazing work of counterculturectomy which turns a Dylan song into a Rudy Vallee ukulele number completely devoid of any 1960s flavor. Highly recommended.

AllenS said...

Thanksgiving in Turkey
the 48th album
Bob Dylan and AllenS

Blows on harmonica: ♪ ♫

"There must be some way out of here," said the Dylan to the Turk,
"There's too much confusion, all I wanted was a turkey dinner.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth, which doesn't make a damn bit of sense to me, I'm hungry."

"No reason to get excited," the Turk, he kindly spoke,
"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.
But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate,
So let us not talk falsely now, you need to look up the word Turkey,
The hour is getting late, which basically means you were late to dinner."

All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.

Blows on harmonica: ♪ ♫

Meade said...

Someone got a gift for me,
they thought I'd like a cake with fruit.
Whoever it is I wish they'd take it back.
candied cherries only make me toot.

They say I shot a red-nosed deer
and robbed his pals of all their gear.
They flew off with some fat old dude
who dropped his bag from altitude

I can catch it, if I'm lucky.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Crap. I thought he'd do a Festivus album. Lost that bet.

I am going to buy "Christmas In The Heart", though. And the Springstein Hannukah album.

And probably the Tom Waits First Holy Communion album, I suppose. I'm a sucker for these kinds of things. I have a copy of the Lorena Bobette album "Songs For Your Briss".

kentuckyliz said...

The answer, my friend, is snowing in the wind.

WV lyismal
dismal lyrics
what you don't want on a Christmas CD

BJM said...

Michael @3:35 Then there's this.

Now I'm totally weirded out.