Bob Dylan and Dave Stewart – Happy 68th Birthday Dave Stewart

AK: What’s made you come to London to work with Dave Stewart?
Dylan: Well, I just wanted to work with Dave.
AK: For what particular reason; what attracted you to Dave?
Dylan: I think he’s great.
AK: Did you decide to work with Dave because you felt you’d been going wrong in the past
decade?
Dylan: No, I think Dave understands my music, you know.
–> Bob Dylan to Andy Kershaw, London – November 1985

David Allan Stewart (born 9 September 1952) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer, best known for Eurythmics, his successful professional partnership with Annie Lennox. Normally credited as David A. Stewart, he won Best British Producer at the 1986, 1987 and 1990 Brit Awards.

Dave Stewart on Meeting Bob Dylan


Dave Stewart about favorite Dylan songs, albums, or lyrics

“I loved every song on Blonde on Blonde. I still play it to this day on acoustic guitar in my house. “Tangled Up In Blue.” I love the way he’d use sort of weird rhyming couplets and yet the payoff was the last line. “When she bent down to tie the laces of my shoe, tangled up in blue.” “You’re A Big Girl Now.” “With a pain that stops and starts, like a corkscrew to my heart, ever since we’ve been apart.” “Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands.” “With your mercury mouth in the missionary times.” That’s a great opening line. You immediately think of Joan Baez, the Mona Lisa… it’s all in a couple of words, all this imagery. “Like a Rolling Stone,” obviously. I like the line in “Positively 4th Street” that says “I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes. You’d know what a drag it is to see you.”

Yeah, I could go on and on. There’s just so many great songs and so many great lines and when you delve back in them you even find new ones. And then you start realizing the subtext underneath the subtext, like “You don’t need a weather man to know which way the wind blows,” which when I was like 15 years old I just took it as one thing. When I turned 21 I started to understand who the Weathermen were.”
-> Dave Stewart (Evan Schlansky interview 2012 – American Songwriter)

Dave Stewart playing with Bob Dylan

Hammersmith Apollo
London, England
9 February 1993

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • David Stewart (electric guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

Under Your Spell

Recorded in November 1985 in London, overdubbed May 1986 and later released on Knocked Out Loaded.
Dave Stewart plays guitar.

Dave Stewart and Bob Dylan have been friends for many, many years, from Dave producing tracks for Bob, filming him in Camden, to Vegas playing as support to Bob in Japan for a few shows, Dave gave his home over to the recording of The Travelling Willbury’s album and on Dave’s soon to be released Blackbird Diaries, there is a track, Worth The Waiting For, co-written with Dylan.
–> Ultimate Eurythmics

Worth the Waiting For

Written by Dave Stewart & Bob Dylan

Camden, London 1993

Blood in My Eyes

Filmed by Dave Stewart in London

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One thought on “Bob Dylan and Dave Stewart – Happy 68th Birthday Dave Stewart

  1. Really like Worth the Waiting for, a tonic for me after Stewart’s disappointing last “blues” effort with Thomas Lindsey.

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