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RE: Bob Dylan - 11/3/2008 3:54:37 PM   
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The compilation is made out of songs from the show, but unfortunately doesn't feature any of the commentary from Dylan that went along with the songs.




Obviously there will be some good songs on this but Bob Dylan's commentary is the thing that makes the show, without this commentary it becomes a bit pointless, I don't think i'll be getting this

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RE: Bob Dylan - 12/3/2008 12:52:00 PM   
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It would have been good for those who didn't catch the show to hear exactly why he picked them, but this has got to be alot better than those crap 'The Roots Of Bob Dylan' compilations that make up their track-listing based on what he's said in interviews and the like. These songs were hand-picked by Dylan, so I think it'll be interesting to hear what he actually likes instead of what people heard he likes.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 11/5/2008 3:00:45 PM   
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Bob Dylan artowrk to go on display in London:

http://www.nme.com/news/bob-dylan/36506

As I am going to be on holiday in London during the exhibition... Good times.


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RE: Bob Dylan - 11/5/2008 3:47:18 PM   
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any idea how long the exhibition is going to be on for as I will be in London for a little while a little later in June. Or I could go on the 14th I guess.... It is tempting, as I will have a free day then. 

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RE: Bob Dylan - 11/5/2008 3:58:26 PM   
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Everywhere I looked just says 'Opening 14 June'. I would  have liked to have seen those up close, but too far away for me.

Dylan also recived a Pulitzer Prize citation recently as well: click

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RE: Bob Dylan - 11/5/2008 3:58:51 PM   
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Hopefully for at least a month, as I'm in London in early July. The gallery's website says that there'll be more information soon.


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RE: Bob Dylan - 11/5/2008 10:54:16 PM   
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Bought No Direction Home today so i'll watch it after i'm done with my bloody exams   

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RE: Bob Dylan - 11/5/2008 11:14:55 PM   
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I hope that's not the first time you'll be watching that. If it is, then shame on you sir!

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RE: Bob Dylan - 11/5/2008 11:28:04 PM   
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I'm afraid it is Larry, i wasn't a fan of Dylan when it was first released so i finally decided to get it,also didn't realize it's nearly 3 and a half hours long!

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RE: Bob Dylan - 11/5/2008 11:36:26 PM   
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Well, you're in for a treat in any case. The running time is actually quite manageable as well, being spread on the two discs. There's also a few gems on the soundtrack if you don't have it, which is part of the Bootleg series along with Live '66, Live '75 etc. Some interesting live tracks and out-takes.

Enjoy it when you see it.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 12/5/2008 5:40:41 PM   
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The CD soundtrack is great - his version of "Man Of Constant Sorrow" is worth the price alone.


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RE: Bob Dylan - 12/5/2008 5:46:56 PM   
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I actually think No Direction Home might be Marty's best movie.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 22/5/2008 11:01:51 PM   
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This might have been discussed before but what's everyone's favourite Dylan album? Mine has to be Blood on the tracks, it gave us tangled up in blue and simple twist of fate,two of my favourite Dylan songs.I have heard the No Direction Home soundtrack and it is indeed excellent so i'm looking forward to watching Marty's film.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 22/5/2008 11:21:00 PM   
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Mine was always Bringing It All Back Home, for years. Recently though its been all about Blonde on Blonde, which I think is absolutely staggeringly good. Blood on the Tracks, Highway 61 and Desire are all in with a shout as well. I also really love The Freewheelin' which was the first Dylan album I truely loved, and Love and Theft out of his new ones.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 23/5/2008 1:03:48 AM   
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Crikey, it's like choosing favourite children, there's good stuff on so many. Blood On The Tracks was the first of his albums I ever bought, and so it's kind of evocative of a certain time. It helps that it's amazing, and Simple Twist Of Fate and Shelter From The Storm are contenders for my favourite song. The Bootleg version of some songs from the album I can't recommend highly enough, and those are the ones he left off the finished album. I'd agree about "Love & Theft" as well, and it's probably the one I listen to most, and have done consistently since I bought it. There's something about his voice I like on the later albums, all croakey like he's smoked a million cigarettes (which he probably has). I've said it before as well - the lyrics have a humour about them, and are less surreal than his early stuff, more clever. It also has that mix of styles as well, blues, bluegrass, big band, waltz.

I don't half ramble on this thread.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 24/5/2008 12:51:23 PM   
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For me, it's between Blood On The Tracks and Time Out Of Mind. And Highway 61 Revisited. And "Love And Theft". And John Wesley Harding. And Desire...One of those six...

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RE: Bob Dylan - 24/5/2008 6:28:16 PM   
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I still have to get New Morning, I've only heard 'If Not For You' and 'The Man In Me' (from The Big Lebowski), which is quite bad for me. I wish they'd hurry up and remaster it, they did a whole bunch of remastered albums in 2003 but left that album out for some reason.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 24/5/2008 9:49:18 PM   
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I bought it a while back (just for The Man In Me, if I'm being honest), I'd highly recommend it. Some of his best work is on it - "Sign On The Window" is outstanding 

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RE: Bob Dylan - 25/5/2008 11:35:49 AM   
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Will do. I just wish they'd hurry up with the remaster if they're doing it. The first Dylan albums I bought in '01, Blood On The Tracks and Blonde On Blonde, were old versions first released on CD in 1986, still doing the rounds somehow. One of those releases that tells you how a CD works in the liner notes and everything. When I bought the remasters I didn't know what I was missing.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 26/5/2008 6:09:35 PM   
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My copy of BotT isn't quite that old but it's not the remastered version - is the SACD box set still available? I bought the Blonde On Blonde remaster and it blew me away.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 26/5/2008 11:29:45 PM   
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I'd imagine you could have a look on Amazon from the marketplace for the boxset, don't imagine it would be cheap though. I'd really recommend getting a remastered version of Blood On The Tracks. I don't know how yours sounds, but my old version was quite sparse next to the remaster, the newest version was alot warmer sounding. To be honest, all the Dylan albums I had that weren't up-to-date sounded alot better when I re-bought them.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 28/5/2008 10:30:01 PM   
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I have a question for any Bob fans here - my local record shop has Saved and Shot Of Love, together for 15. I don't know if it's worth it, considering what I've heard about these two albums, but they're so damn cheap! Could anybody give me their opinions on these two or if they're worth the cash?

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RE: Bob Dylan - 28/5/2008 10:53:54 PM   
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Saved is kind of rubbish if you take as a Bob Dylan album, but if you take it as a collection of live outakes and demos and things - basically as a bootleg - then its ok. I'm the kind of person who would have to own something like that though, I own The Doors 'Other Voices'....

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RE: Bob Dylan - 28/5/2008 11:44:35 PM   
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I reckon you'd have to scrutinize your Dylan collection as it is to check which other albums you don't have. There are quite a few other Dylan albums more deserving of your attention.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 1/6/2008 12:51:02 AM   
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I'm not sure if it's been mentioned, but I was just having a browse through a Dylan book (a very good one actually, this is what it looks like) and came across a song no one really talks about in magazines or even as fans to my knowledge - When I Paint My Masterpiece. It was written in the late-'60s/early'70s and was only ever released on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II (The Band covered it on their Cahoots album as well). Has anyone heard it? It was on the book's Top 100 Dylan Songs list so I'd imagine it's pretty good.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 1/6/2008 1:56:20 AM   
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You can get it from the iTunes store - it's a great tune, wouldn't be too far out of place on New Morning or the Pat Garrett soundtrack.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 3/6/2008 10:30:32 PM   
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Just downloaded When I Paint My Masterpiece along with I'm Not There (1956) which I'll give a listen to now. Another obscure song I'd like to hear as well is Hero Blues (an outtake from the Freewheelin' sessions), which I hear has some amazing guitar playing on it. Not sure where to get it though.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 4/6/2008 4:00:15 PM   
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I've always wanted to delve into the 80s stuff but to be honest,the reputation has put me off.Just as a matter of interest,what is everyone's favourite stage of Dylan's career? what i mean by this is,do you like his proteseting stage,when he went electric,the christian years (thought i might as well put that out there anyway ), the graceful acceptance of ageing from Time Out of Mind or his most recent venture.

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RE: Bob Dylan - 4/6/2008 4:17:22 PM   
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I'm not sure if it's been mentioned, but I was just having a browse through a Dylan book (a very good one actually, this is what it looks like) and came across a song no one really talks about in magazines or even as fans to my knowledge - When I Paint My Masterpiece. It was written in the late-'60s/early'70s and was only ever released on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II (The Band covered it on their Cahoots album as well). Has anyone heard it? It was on the book's Top 100 Dylan Songs list so I'd imagine it's pretty good.

Yes, I've heard it, as my Dad used to play the record a lot when I was growing up. It's really good, especially the closing couplet - "Someday everything is gonna be different/When I paint my masterpiece", which is so simply sad without being naive or idiotic (please see Forever Young). A Top 100 songs list is such a subjective thing (I really like Restless Farewell, a rip-off of The Parting Glass though it is, which never makes such countdowns), but great fun to read, of course.
 
My favourite Dylan phase is that "wild mercury" period - '65 and '66 - though I like the protest stuff and the transitional records that came between too. And Time Out of Mind is probably my favourite of his records (Live '66 excepting) - that's a stage all by itself! His Christian records are alright. They're heavyhanded in spots, and dud-heavy, but Every Grain of Sand (particularly the version that ended up on Bootleg 3) is as good as anything he ever wrote, and I like Gotta Serve Somebody too. That's Sinead O'Connor's favourite song, incidentally.
 
I was wondering if many of you have seen Dylan live - when and where, favourite memories, stand-out songs, etc...?

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RE: Bob Dylan - 4/6/2008 4:27:13 PM   
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I can't say I have - but there's still a few unfilled gaps in his summer schedule this year...here's hoping! 

Did anybody else hear that Bob is in the middle of writing Chronicles Vol. 2? I hope this is true, Vol. 1 was brilliant.




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