Regular readers will recall my fondness for – nay, my championing of – “Forgetful Heart”, from Bob Dylan’s latest album, Together Through Life. Critics aside, “Forgetful Heart”, along with a handful of other songs from that album, shows without doubt that Dylan is still an engaged and engaging songwriter.
Hat-tip to Gardener is Gone, then, for pointing out that Dylan performed this song live for the first time on the first of this month.
On the Expecting Rain forums, Nappy suggests that “I can firmly say after hearing “Forgetful Heart”, that Dylan still has it.” That seems fairly to cover it: this version is sublime – menacing, regretful and serpentine – and one of which any live artist could be proud. Think he’s over the hill? Think he’s passed his prime? Get your head looked at.