Very stylish. Nice to see Gill given a lead role and she delivers an excellent performance. Can't say i'm too fussed about the song or Bob in general, but given what they have to work with the screen shadow effect is put to good use and the other ladies put in a classy backing dance to Gills solo spots.
Nothing like a bit of Dylanesque misery as far as I'm concerned. Actually this ode to female despair is relatively upbeat compared to some of his output. I wonder what Flick Colby thought when handed this one! Nevertheless the result is terrific. Sue, Lulu, Patti and Pauline look to be improvising rather than choreographed, and whether in silhouette or lit they create a fascinating backdrop to Gill's solo. This one hasn't scored well, so I'll attempt to redress the balance by giving it a suitably forlorn 10/10. I loved Lulu's moves, but DOTD has to be the lady in red, Gill.
Ooh another semi-solo Gill routine only discovered this gem thanks to the 'On this day' feature. Wow red is really Gill's colour and in this routine I think she looks even more beautiful than usual. Although there isn't much excitement I still like this routine.
Rating: 8.5/10 DOTD: Gill
Despite Bob Dylan being held in such high regard by so many people, and considered one of music's genius's alongside the likes of Lennon and McCartney, I have to say I've never been a fan of his, possibly because he's not particularly mainstream and I haven't sought out his music, but having said all that, this one isn't too bad. What a fantastic routine to this track, with Gill obviously taking centre stage and looking absolutely stunning in red, and the other girls looking equally beautiful in blue and also putting in a fine performance, and although they spend most of the routine in either silhouette or behind the screens, on this occasion it works well and fits in with the mood of the song. Just a shame Rosie's still on holiday this week.
This is quite a depressing song from Dylan. It’s about suicide, a possible suicide pact, infidelity, mental distress and rejection. Not the normal subject matter for L&C to deal with.
But OMG Wow! This routine absolutely has a wow factor, and it’s goldie locked Gill and that jaw dropping moment when she first appears as the blond haired sexual temptress in the red dress – so dramatic, dominant and alluring.
It’s classic freestyle contemporary dance moves with the addition of the screen silhouettes, respectfully presented in an artistic and captivating dance sequence.
DOTD: Gill. She gives this 110% an she looks beautiful
I never liked Bob Dylan and I hated this song even more. His songs did nothing for me whatsoever. He just had his fan base and they stuck by him. This really was a difficult song in my opinion to interpret as it is about the dark side of life. I never liked it. It is not one I could go back to but maybe it is the song. If you don't like the song, the dance is not going to change your mind. Gill's hair looked lovely in it but the red dress was not. She did give a good performance though and her performance is the one I remember the most from when she danced to it in 1978 whenever I heard the song thereafter so she does get my best dancer award. The dance itself gets seven out of ten.
They made the most out of a horrid song.
Everywhere, wherever you look, manipulation rearing it's head.