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Review of Bob Dylan’s Tempest – 5 Stars

Dylan is OK, but I never bought any of his albums – until now.  Tempest is a fantastic album and will probably make it on to my all time favorites list.  Bob’s voice is only a growl, but growl he does as his voice becomes just another instrument in these sad and reflective songs.

Duquesne Whistle –  My favorite song on the album. I listened to it on a walk along the river and it has the perfect rhythm for a nice walk.  I guess Bob thinks so too because the video for this song is Bob and a scraggly group walking around a city.

I wonder if they’ll know me next time around
I wondered if that old oak tree’s still standing
That old oak tree, the one we used to climb
Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing
Blowing like she’s blowing right on time

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Christmas Music – Bah, Humbug!

I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of Christmas music.  There are a few exceptions, like Mannheim Steamroller’s Stille Nacht (Silent Night) from their 1984 album Christmas.

Pentatonix, the last winner of the discontinued show the Sing Off, has a Christmas EP that is fantastic.  They are an acapella group, so just the 5 voices with no instruments, but an amazingly big sound.  Below is their video for Carol of the Bells and following that is a link to AOL stream of the EP.

AOL Stream