Original full text CD, no CDR copy
Dylan's disappointment with the public grew during this controversial period
and he decided to stop performing. Between November 21, 1981 and the 28th of May
1984 he didn't give a single full length performance! It is as if he wanted to
be certain his heart's convictions alone were understood by the public. 1984
arrived and the time came to move forward. Although he no longer stressed his
faith, it didn't mean that it had lost any importance in his life. Remember the
Rome 2001 Interview? Dylan was asked "Do you read the bible" He replied "Of
course". You can imagine him thinking, "Pay attention, I already told you that
20 years ago". Now you can go back in time, and hear what he told them 20 years
ago, press that play button...
INTERVIEW I, December 12, 1978
FISK004 begins on December 12, 1978 and a quick glance at the topics tells
you that it promises to be a wild ride, covering a lot of ground. On this cd
Dylan is first interviewed by Lynne Allen and Tony Paris. The first section on
this cd was recorded backstage at the Omni coliseum in Atlanta, GA. Lynne begins
the interview but after irritating both Dylan and her listener, Paris then takes
It becomes clear that hardly anyone at this time could really understand Dylan's new found faith in Jesus Christ.
INTERVIEW II, December 7, 1979
Dylan's interest in God was sparked initially by a dialogue with his
background singers. Later e picked up a metal cross on stage during a November
17, 1978 concert and placed it in his pocket.
A year later Dylan begins performing only newly written Christian songs. All the oldies are ignored from November 1, 1979 until the 9th of November 1980. On December 7, 1979, Dylan speaks clearly about his new found faith in God. This was a very important exchange, the sole Dylan interview of 1979. It was conducted by Bruce Heiman of Tucson radio station KMGX.
INTERVIEW III, November 18, 1980
Paul Vincent, from San Francisco Bay Area radio station KMEL, interviews
Dylan in this third segment. This meeting takes place backstage, just before the
INTERVIEW IV, November 21, 1980
Dylan didn't just preach anymore, but songs of faith continued to be featured
in his performances. The very day he is interviewed by Ernest Bladden for San
Diego's KPRI-FM radio station the evening concert included "Just Like Tom
Thumb's Blues". The actual taping of this cd's fourth interview was just several
days after the last segment.
INTERVIEW V + VI, June 12, 1981
In 1981, the press is telling us that Dylan is back! He's playing his old
songs again. Dylan clearly states in all these interviews he is doing the same
thing as he always did. He is very disappointed in the bad publicity around his
christianity. He is getting sick of it and soon after this very controversial
period of his musical career, he stops performing. Between November 21, 1981 and
28th of May 1984, he won't give a full length performance at all! As if he wants
to make clear he has now said what he wanted to say.
The last collection of interviews took place on the same day. These dialogues are conducted by phone for two different radio stations.