Below are links to my commentaries on all the tracks on Bob Dylan’s album Tempest. They don’t pretend to offer comprehensive analyses, just my responses to some very complex and resonant songs.
Tempest is a magisterial work — a sweeping, disquieting, profound survey of our world and times. There has never been anything quite like it in American art, and there may never be anything quite like it again. As far as I’m concerned it takes its place with Moby Dick and Leaves Of Grass and Huckleberry Finn as a classic work in the national canon.
Click on the titles of the songs for the commentaries.