Dylan, after a reinvigorating immersion in his music's sources with two albums of folk and blues covers, made one of his many "comebacks" with 1997's Time Out of Mind, a moodily evocative album full of dark portents and intimations of mortality, and the official release of his epochal 1966 Manchester, England, concert. Simon experienced one of his rare failures with the critical savaging and quick closure of his Broadway musical The Capeman, but the album Songs from The Capeman, with its engaging mix of Latin, doo-wop and country, contains some of his finest songs ("Bernadette," "Trailways Bus"), although many depend on their narrative context for full emotional resonance.
Reviews in other cities indicate that the double bill is divided into two 75-minute solo sets with a three-song interlude during which Dylan and Simon duet. With their immense back catalogs, the pair will undoubtedly offer plenty of old favorites, but unlike other dinosaur rockers, their constant evolution will ensure new and surprising approaches.
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