“The Times They Are a-Changin '” ( Russian Times, they are changing ) is a Bob Dylan song recorded by him in 1964 for his album The Times They Are a-Changin' . The song was ranked 59th on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of “ 500 Greatest Songs of All Time ”. The song was performed by many artists, including Blackmore's Night (the first single of the project), which was included on the third studio album of the group Fires at Midnight .
|The Times They Are a-Changin '|
|Album||The Times They Are a-Changin '|
|Date of issue||1964|
|Date Recorded||October 24, 1963|
|Track List for The Times They Are a-Changin '|
|R s||Position # 59 in the list|
500 greatest songs of all time according to Rolling Stone magazine
Create and Burn
Dylan apparently wrote the song in September-October 1963. He recorded it as a demo of Witmark that same month. This version, which was released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 . The song was then recorded at Columbia Studios in New York on October 23 and 24 and became the title track of Dylan’s third album   .
As Dylan recalled, writing the song was a deliberate attempt to create a hymn to the changes taking place at the moment. In 1985, he told Cameron Crowe : “It was certainly a song with a specific purpose. It, of course, was influenced by Irish and Scottish ballads ... 'Come All Ye Bold Highway Men', 'Come All Ye Tender Hearted Maidens'. I wanted to write a great song with short and concise verses that interact with each other in a hypnotic way. The civil rights movements and the folk music movement have been very close to me for some time. ” 
Dylan’s biographer Clinton Heilin recalls how Tony Glover, who was visiting Dylan’s apartment in September 1963, took a page with the lyrics that Dylan worked on and read a line from it: “Come senators, congressmen, please heed the call ...” (“Come senators, congressmen, please listen to the call "), then turning to Dylan, Glover said:" What is this shit? " Dylan shrugged and answered: “Well, you know, this seems to be what people want to hear.”
November 22, 1963, less than a month after Dylan recorded the song, US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas . The following evening, Dylan opened the concert with the song “The Times They Are a-Changin '.”
|Peter Paul & Mary||In concert||1964|
|Simon and garfunkel||Wednesday Morning, 3 AM||1964|
|The beach boys||Beach Boys' Party!||1965|
|The byrds||Turn! Turn! Turn!||1965|
|Odette||Odetta sings dylan||1965|
|& Scruggs||Nashville airplane||1968|
|Cher||With love, Cher||1968|
|Burle Ives||The Times They Are A-Changin '||1968|
|The hollies||Hollies sing dylan||1969|
|Nina Simon||To love somebody||1969|
|Josephine Baker||Joséphine Baker recorded live at Carnegie Hall||1973|
|James Taylor and Carly Simon||No Nukes benefit concert||1978|
|Tracy Chapman||The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration||1992|
|Richie havens||Cuts to the chase||1994|
|Phil Collins||Dance into the light||1996|
|Judy Collins||Both sides now||1998|
|Manfred mann's earth band||Best of Manfred Mann's Earth Band 2 1972–2000||2000|
|Blackmore's night||Fires at midnight||2001|
|Me First and the Gimme Gimmes||Turn japanese||2001|
|Joan Baez||This Land Is Your Land: Songs of Freedom||2002|
|Keb 'Mo'||Peace ... Back by Popular Demand||2004|
|Billy Joel||My lives||2005|
|Forest Fradkin||If Memory Serves You Well||2006|
|A whisper in the noise||Lady in the water||2006|
|Damien leith||Catch the wind: songs of a generation||2008|
|Bruce springsteen||The Kennedy Center ||2008|
Single "Blackmore's Night"
|The Times They Are A Changin '|
|Single Blackmore's Night|
|Released||June 11, 2001|
|Blackmore's Night Singles Timeline|
- “The Times They Are A Changin '” - 3:31
- Sake Of Song - 5:06
- “The Times They Are A Changin (Video Clip)” - 3:12
The song was used as the soundtrack for the film " Keepers ".
- Bjorner, Olof. The Times They Are A-Changin 'sessions . Bjorner.com (October 8, 2004). Date of treatment January 10, 2009. Archived March 11, 2012.
- Gray, 2006, The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia , p. 662.
- Biograph , 1985, Liner notes & text by Cameron Crowe .
- Bob Dylan Honored at Kennedy Center , MTV.com, accessed on 2008-06-24