Saturday, June 25, 2011
Bob Dylan proves he's still got it in Tel Aviv
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Those who cast doubt on Bob Dylan's ability to perform were forced to eat their words after his excellent performance on Monday night.
What hasn't been said about the old-timer's performance skills? They said that he was tired, they warned that his voice has gone, they predicted a catastrophe similar to his 1987 performance, but all their warnings were unfounded.
It was not a perfect performance, but it exceeded the expectations of the most optimistic of Dylan's fans.
The first positive surprise was Dylan's voice: Hoarse and rusty, but in the best sense of the words. He sang powerfully, potently, relatively clearly and above all, there was a real vitality in his singing, one may even say joy.