Shelter from the Storm

"Shelter from the Storm" is a song by Bob Dylan, released on his 15th studio album, Blood on the Tracks, in 1975. Along with "Tangled Up in Blue", "Shelter from the Storm" was one of two songs from Blood on the Tracks to be re-released on the 2000 compilation The Essential Bob Dylan. The song also appears on two live albums by Bob Dylan — Hard Rain (from a May 1976 performance) and At Budokan (recorded in February 1978). A first take of the song, from the same recording session that produced the album track, was first featured on the soundtrack to the 1996 motion picture Jerry Maguire. The same take was also featured on The Best of Bob Dylan the following year.

"Shelter from the Storm"
Song by Bob Dylan
from the album Blood on the Tracks
Released January 1975
Recorded September 17, 1974 at A&R Recording in New York City
Genre Folk rock
Length 5:02
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Bob Dylan
Producer(s) Bob Dylan
Blood on the Tracks track listing

In popular culture

In addition to Jerry Maguire, Shelter from the Storm was also featured in the 2013 film Warm Bodies, used as the ending credits theme in the 2014 film St. Vincent, and featured in the 2015 film Steve Jobs, including as the film's ending credits theme.

The song's appearances on television include in the Alias episode "Trust Me", the Criminal Minds episode "The Instincts", and the FlashForward episode "Believe".[1] The Criminal Minds episode also includes several notations about Dylan and the quote, "I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay," read by the fictional character Spencer Reid (played by Matthew Gray Gubler).[2] The song also appeared in the Numb3rs second season finale, "Hot Shot", and in the third episode of the National Geographic Channel's 2016 miniseries Mars.

Other versions

Jimmy Lafave recorded the song on his 1992 live record Austin Skyline. The song was covered by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, released on their 1996 studio album Soft Vengeance. The song has also been covered by jazz singer Cassandra Wilson on Belly of the Sun released in 2002. Soul Flower Union as 嵐からの隠れ家 (Arashi kara no Kakurega) covered the song on their 2002 studio album Love ± Zero. Rodney Crowell covered the song, with EmmyLou Harris for Crowell's 2005 album The Outsider. In 2006, English singer-songwriter Steve Adey reinterpreted the song, slowing it down to a funeral pace. Adey's version made The Times top songs of 2006.[3] Pakistan's Sachal Jazz Ensemble[4], with guest Becca Stevens, recorded the song with sitar and other traditional instruments for their album Song of Lahore (Universal, 2016).


  1. ^ Music of Criminal Minds, Season 4
  2. ^ Criminal Minds Season 4 quotes
  3. ^ Songs of the year - Times Online
  4. ^ Pakistan's Sachal Jazz Ensemble rises above the risks in 'Song of Lahore'

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