Bob Dylan’s Christmas In the Heart, track by track . . .
Dylan’s vocal on this classic carol starts out softly. Note the difference in the way he sings the word “king” in the first line here from the way he spits it out on “Do You Hear What I Hear”, when he’s speaking in the voice of a shepherd boy chastising pomp. He’s talking about a different kind of king now, a king of mercy mild. But then he comes to “joyful all ye nations rise” . . . there’s a little pause before “rise” and Dylan’s voice soars (roughly) on the word. It becomes a command.
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