When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky (written by Bob Dylan)

by Jerry David DeCicca

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I recorded this Bob Dylan song to be included on a tribute to Jim Shepard titled "Spirit Dominates Matter". Any money you donate towards this track will go to helping my friend manufacture copies of this multi-disc package.

This song, one of my favorites, is from Empire Burlesque, a record that gets a bad rap despite its endless charms.

I sang and picked it into a major key (as Dylan does on the version from the Bootleg Series I-3 with the E Street Band) and slowed it down into more a meditation than a song.

It was recorded in June 2013 in a near empty apartment in Ohio as I was transitioning to Texas.

My debut solo album, Understanding Land, will be released in early 2014. It features, among others, Spooner Oldham (Dylan, Neil Young, Muscle Shoals), Kelley Deal (The Breeders), and Will Oldham (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy).

Hope you enjoy this home recording in the meantime.

Take care,



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released October 14, 2013
JDD- guitar & vocal



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Jerry David DeCicca New Braunfels, Texas

JDD is the singer/songwriter for The Black Swans. The band has earned high marks from Mojo, Pitchfork, Dusted, SPIN, Popmatters, American Songwriter, Paste, among many others.

He is also the producer of fantastic albums by some of his favorite songwriters from the 60s/70s: Larry Jon Wilson, Ed Askew, and Bob Martin.

DeCicca's solo debut will be released in early 2014.
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