Singer says Murder Most Foul, ‘recorded a while back’, is a gift to fans for their support and loyalty over the years
Fri 27 Mar 2020 08.28 GMTLast modified on Fri 27 Mar 2020 17.36 GMT
Bob Dylan has released his first original music in eight years, a 17-minute long song about the JFK assassination.
Bob Dylan: Murder Most Foul review – a dark, dense ballad for the end times4 out of 5 stars.
A ballad set to piano, strings and light drums, Murder Most Foul retells the 1963 killing in stark terms, imagining Kennedy “being led to the slaughter like a sacrificial lamb … they blew off his head while he was still in the car / shot down like a dog in broad daylight.” He paints an epic portrait of an America in decline ever since, but offered salvation of a sort in pop music: the Beatles, Woodstock festival, Charlie Parker, the Eagles and Stevie Nicks are all referenced in its lyrics.