Thursday, June 20, 2024

Listen (Watch) to Chrissie Hynde’s Gorgeous 7 Minute Take on Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight”


While we wait for a new Pretenders album this Friday. Chrissie Hynde and guitarist James Walbourne have released their 7th song in their “Dylan Lockdown” series on YouTube. “Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight” is the closing masterpiece on Bob Dylan’s “Infidels” album. Chrissie has a way of making her records flow. This is a beautiful take. I do hope one day all these Lockdown performances are put in a collection of their own.

Meanwhile, no one– at BMG, at the Pretenders management– can supply information on Friday’s release of “Hate for Sale.” I’ve sent all the emails I can. No one involved with it seems to care one way or another. So we’ll just wait til Friday and see if it pops up on Spotify. This is the new NEW. And you wonder why music sales are so low. Don’t get me wrong. The album could be the talk of the town. Or just a mystery achievement.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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