When asked by Alternative Addiction
if he came in to the studio with songs ready to go for Glad All Over
, Dylan explained that most of the album was written as a group. "I went in with just a couple of songs really," he said. "I had written most of my lyrics, but the band had talked about really getting in there performing these songs rather than me coming in with songs designed already. We were just kind of going to shape them there. But that's only possible for me if I bring all the lyrics with me and I hadn't really set them in music yet. The band wanted to be more involved with writing and I wanted some help with in that regard. Having to write fifteen songs is a burden at times to go in to get started. I went in with just a couple and a stack of lyrics. We just sorted it all out there; everybody came with great ideas and lots of enthusiasm. We kept it in the rehearsal space and shaped it all on the spot."