Blood on the Tracks: Canonizing Bob Dylan's Human Opus

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Nov 16 2018 30 mins   17

Presenting The Opus: an exploration of legendary albums and their ongoing legacy - beginning with Bob Dylan's 1975 record Blood on the Tracks; the gold standard of sharp, heart-wrenching songwriting, that spawned classics like “Tangled Up in Blue”. Join host Paula Mejia and a roster of critics, artists, filmmakers, and scholars as they examine how this masterpiece has continued to evolve.To begin the dialogue of this season, and the series at large, Mejia is joined by Jill Sternheimer, the Director of Public Programming at Lincoln Center and Ann Powers, NPR Music’s critic and correspondent. Together they decode the notion of an "opus" in popular music and share personal reflections on Dylan’s songwriting, his legacy, and canon. Maybe you’re a longtime fan who wants to go deeper. Maybe you’re a first-time listener curious to hear more – either way, you’re in the right place.