Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki takes a musical road trip across the U. S. in Elvis Presley's 1963 Rolls Royce during the 2016 presidential election, comparing Elvis's transition from country boy to "The King" to America's transformation into an empire.
But the visceral account of President Kennedy's assassination in 1963, gives way to a contemplation of America and music.
"The back is an unreleased song that we have recorded, for a while, that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay alert, and may God be With You . "
He gave no further information about its vintage, but the delicate, almost chatting, the singing is reminiscent of his recent live shows.
Musically, it is spacious and haunting, with a dusting of the piano, a sad violin, and slow, brushed drums, and in the Interpretation of the texts would require weeks of scholarship, two lines in, Dylan could have chosen to release The Song now as a comment on the US policy.
as well as Kennedy's assassination, The Song makes allusions to pop culture, from the Nightmare on Elm Street and The Merchant of Venice to The Beatles ' I Wanna Hold Your Hand, and even Billy Joel Only The Good Die Young .
for The Last Five Minutes are almost a catalogue of his favorite music, references to Stevie Nicks , Nat King Cole , The Eagles , Cole Porter 's Anything Goes , Beethoven's moonlight Sonata, and jazz greats such as Stan Getz and Charlie Parker .
According to Dylan ologists, Murder Most Foul " is the longest song that Dylan released ever, with its Running Time of 16 minutes, 57 seconds narrow country darkens in 1997, which ran for 16 minutes, 31 seconds.
It is unclear whether The Song is connected to a larger piece of work, but the 78-year-old not released an album with original songs since 2012's Tempest.
this record's title-track was also an extended song about a historical event, the sinking of The Titanic .
He has also released the new versions of his ongoing Bootleg Series collecting unreleased studio sessions of his career. The Most recent volume focuses on The Years 1967-69, and his appearances on the Johnny Cash TV show.
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