Writing of a Concert Review

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Writing of a Concert Review

Bob Dylan’s songs are filled with inspirational messages. The songs were composed with inspiration and creativity being the main elements of the song. The obvious messages that are presented in the songs make them some of the most inspiring and creative pieces that have ever been produced. While he was performing in the Aver Fish Hall, Dylan presented a performance of 22 songs that were performed by 21 different groups. The performance was meant to be a non-profit show, with the main focus being to raise money for educational purposes (Pareles 1).

Although Mr. Dylan was not in attendance during the show, many performances were conducted by other individuals who understood his artworks and shared the same concept with the singer. The songs were performed in their original versions although transposing was heavily employed in the performance (Pareles 1). This was influenced by the singers’ knowledge of the various aspects present in Dylan’s songs, which enabled them to present them in such a manner that they appeared similar to the original compositions.

One of the performances included that of Kirk Douglas, which was played in a different manner from the original version. In their performance, they presented the song ‘masters of war’, in which Kirk Douglas plays the guitar as an accompaniment. In the second performance, the Roots performed the song ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’, which they turned into a hard-rock (Pareles 1). The performance attracted the audience of many other individuals that came to witness the different performances at the show. At the performance, the show was sorrowful and one filled with different emotions. This was influenced by the different themes that were presented in the son...

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...ect of mimicking Dylan’s performance instead of producing a creative version of his songs. The mimicked versions lacked creativity and left the audience unsatisfied.

There were some annoying incidences from some performers who targeted at overshadowing Dylan’s performances. This did not go well with the audience, who considered the show as Dylan’s. They vehemently opposed such individuals and their sympathizers.

Works Cited

O'Strange, Eddie. “[Nz-folk] Rolling Across the Decades with Dylan.” Kiwi Folk. n.p., 2006. Web. 22 Oct. 2011.

Pareles, Jon. “Music Review; Rolling Across the Decades with Dylan.” The New York Times. New York Times, 2006. Web. 22 Oct. 2011.

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Wilson, Jenny. “From TIME's Archives: Dylan Through the Decades.” Time. Time, 2011. Web. 22 Oct. 2011
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