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With many of his early songs, Dylan adapted or "borrowed" melodies from traditional songs. In the case Заноза - Би-2 - Spirit "Nottamun Town", however, the arrangement was by veteran folksinger Jean Ritchie. Unknown to Dylan, the song had been in Ritchie's family for generations, and she wanted a writing credit for her arrangement. Dylan first recorded "Masters of War" in January, for Broadside magazine, which published the lyrics and music on the cover of its February issue.
He also played it at an afternoon workshop at his first Newport Folk Festival appearance on July After 's performances, Dylan did not play an acoustic version of "Masters of War" for 30 years, until his Hiroshima concert in Japan in In the album notes to The Freewheelin' Bob DylanNat Hentoff wrote that Dylan startled himself with this song, and quotes Dylan saying: "I've never written anything like that before. I don't sing songs which hope people will die, but I couldn't help it with this one.
The song is a sort of striking out Critic Andy Gill described the song as "the bluntest condemnation in Dylan's songbook, a torrent of plain speaking pitched at a level that even the objects of its bile might understand it. According to Todd Harvey, in this song Dylan "allows the listener no opportunity to see the issue from the masters' eyes. The repetitive text and accompaniment's droning single harmony work in tandem to drive home relentlessly the singer's perspective.
On January 17,President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his farewell address from the Oval Office. In this speech, he warned that "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
Masters of Vain elämää - Various - Listoilla 1 is supposed to be Masters Of War - Bob Dylan - The Bob Dylan 60s Collection pacifistic song against war.
It's not an anti-war song. It's speaking against what Eisenhower was calling a military-industrial complex as he was making his exit from the presidency. That spirit was in the air, and I picked it up. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This article is about the Bob Dylan song. For other uses, see Master of War. See also: Jack Landron. October 17, Retrieved December 6, Eisenhower Farewell Address". USA Presidents. Archived from the original on May 13, Retrieved February 16, Retrieved Schirmer Inc. Bjorner, Olof. Masters Of War - Bob Dylan - The Bob Dylan 60s Collection Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Media notes. Bob Dylan. New York: Columbia Records. Heylin, Clinton Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited.
Harper Entertainment. Hentoff, Nat Freewheelin' Bob Dylan liner notes. Columbia Records. Shelton, Robertreprint of original.
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