Video: Bob Dylan Sings ‘Pressing On’ – Toronto, 1980


The video isn’t great but still it’s cool to actually see Bob Dylan sing “Pressing On” in 1980. Sound is good.

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2 thoughts on “Video: Bob Dylan Sings ‘Pressing On’ – Toronto, 1980

  1. Wow! Whatever anyone thinks about Bob’s conversion no one can deny the supreme conviction and shattering intensity of his singing here – the whole concert must be officially issued! Regards Thom.

  2. Why doesn’t anyone in Dylanland acknowledge that Dylan is happier, clear-eyed, more articulate, gentle, happy, and forthcoming during these so called Gospel years. The guy had a legitimate awakening. He met the risen Savior Jesus Christ. He’s the only one that could have made this change in the otherwise, introverted, arrogant, confused and standoffish Dylan of the previous 20 years.

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