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All Things Reconsidered: Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks'

Pitch Deadline: 10 March 2010

Final Deadline: 5 April 2010

Contact: Rodger Jacobs / Anthony Lombardi / Sarah Zupko

Email: jacobs AT popmatters.com / lombardi AT popmatters.com / editor AT popmatters.com

Building from our ongoing feature series All Things Reconsidered, where we go back and examine a cultural product from the past, we are expanding this concept into regular special sections that cover the gamut of pop culture. We'll follow a similar format with each album, film, TV show, book, or video game we select and give it our patented in-depth treatment with voices from multiple writers. The idea is to cast a wide lens on the subject and encompass various viewpoints to produce both a comprehensive and interesting whole.

We're kicking things off with Bob Dylan's seminal album Blood on the Tracks, which is 35 years old this year. The aim is a complete examination of this work of art from as many angles as possible. The section will include the elements listed below.

All Things Reconsidered Sections

Please send in essay pitches based on these general concepts...

  Audio File: Essays on the album's place in history, within its genre, and within the artist's career.

  Echoes: Essays on the lingering influences of the record... discuss the musical outgrowths the album engendered.

  In Practice: Performance and production... Essays on the musicianship and record production and the technology involved as well as live performance of the music.

  Words and Music: Songwriting... Essays on the lyrics and composition, both content and process.

  The Auteur: Essays on the artist(s) and his/their body of work.

Pitch Deadline: 10 March 2010

Final Deadline: 5 April 2010

Contact: Rodger Jacobs / Anthony Lombardi / Sarah Zupko

Email: jacobs AT popmatters.com / lombardi AT popmatters.com / editor AT popmatters.com

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