Bob Dylan: 1975-1981 Rolling Thunder and The Gospel Years (2006) If you can handle the four-hour length and filmmaker Joel Gilbert's Dylan obsession, this "totally unauthorized" doc Bob Dylan: 1975-1981 Rolling Thunder and The Gospel…
DVD Review

Bob Dylan: 1975-1981 Rolling Thunder and The Gospel Years (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 04, 2006; DVD Release Date: Apr 04, 2006; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Documentary; With: Bob Dylan

If you can handle the four-hour length and filmmaker Joel Gilbert's Dylan obsession, this ''totally unauthorized'' doc Bob Dylan: 1975-1981 Rolling Thunder and The Gospel Years illuminates a peculiar time in Dylan's career. Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Scarlet Rivera recount the Rolling Thunder Revue and Dylan's ''Vegas entertainer'' era. The bits on Dylan's born-again phase are a jaw-dropping look back at when he lost himself in a new faith — or completely lost it.

COOL CURIO Audiotapes of Bob chastising an audience about Judgment Day.

Originally posted Mar 31, 2006 Published in issue #871 Apr 07, 2006 Order article reprints