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Re: Bob Dylan!
« Reply #460 on: April 20, 2014, 11:50:58 PM »

My top:

1. Live at 'Royal Albert Hall' '66
2. John Wesley Harding
3. Blonde on Blonde
4. Highway 61 Revisited
5. Basement Tapes
6. Bringing It All Back Home
7. Live at the Philharmonic Hall '64
8. Freewheelin'
9. Another Side
10. Nashville Skyline
11. Times They Are A-Changin'
12. Bob Dylan

They're all amazing though.

To add another fan's perspective, my top 3 are:

1. Blood On The Tracks
2. Slow Train Coming
3. Live at Budokan
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Re: Bob Dylan!
« Reply #461 on: April 21, 2014, 12:36:40 AM »

To add another fan's perspective, my top 3 are:

1. Blood On The Tracks
2. Slow Train Coming
3. Live at Budokan

I see Budokan get mentioned a lot. As I said earlier Dylan's idiosyncratic approach to performing his own material has made me reluctant to get into his live recordings. Is this one different or just an example if it coming off better than usual?
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« Reply #462 on: May 03, 2014, 02:27:31 AM »

I see Budokan get mentioned a lot. As I said earlier Dylan's idiosyncratic approach to performing his own material has made me reluctant to get into his live recordings. Is this one different or just an example if it coming off better than usual?

It's kind of lackluster, Moog, but better than later live performances.  I don't know why he messes up some of his great original recordings the way he does.
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Re: Bob Dylan!
« Reply #463 on: May 03, 2014, 02:34:11 AM »

It's kind of lackluster, Moog, but better than later live performances.  I don't know why he messes up some of his great original recordings the way he does.

He's an enigma wrapped in a something wrapped in another something.

I'm happy listening to his studio albums anyway.
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Re: Bob Dylan!
« Reply #464 on: May 03, 2014, 02:52:25 AM »

Me too, Moog.  I like the 1966 Royal Albert Hall performance though...

Visions Of Johanna

https://vimeo.com/63997505



I also like how he tells the band to "Play it f***ing loud!" and then flips off whoever that was in the audience who yelled "Judas!"


Bob Dylan (Judas) Like a Rolling Stone 1966 Londres Acervo: Cláudio Cruz)
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« Reply #465 on: May 03, 2014, 02:59:02 AM »

Me too, Moog.  I like the 1966 Royal Albert Hall performance though...

Visions Of Johanna


I also like how he tells the band to "Play it f***ing loud!" and then flips off whoever that was in the audience who yelled "Judas!"


That is a great concert moment.

That's a lovely version of Visions of Johanna. Haven't heard that.

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« Reply #466 on: May 03, 2014, 03:16:20 AM »

That's a lovely version of Visions of Johanna. Haven't heard that.


It's on the Live 1966 "The Royal Albert Hall Concert" The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 CD Set

So is Desolation Row...


Bob Dylan - Desolation Row - The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4 : Bob Dylan Live 1966



You'd like that CD set.
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« Reply #467 on: May 03, 2014, 03:23:41 AM »

The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert

Disc 1 (solo acoustic)
1."She Belongs to Me" – 3:27
2."4th Time Around" – 4:37
3."Visions of Johanna" – 8:08
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" – 5:45
5."Desolation Row" – 11:31
6."Just Like a Woman" – 5:52
7."Mr. Tambourine Man" – 8:52

Disc 2 (with The Hawks)
8."Tell Me Momma" – 5:10
9."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" – 6:07
10."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" (Eric von Schmidt. Arr. Dylan) – 3:46
11."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" – 6:50
12."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" – 4:50
13."One Too Many Mornings" – 4:22
14."Ballad of a Thin Man" – 7:55
15."Like a Rolling Stone" – 8:01


The Hawks
Rick Danko – bass guitar, vocal
Garth Hudson – organ
Mickey Jones – drums
Richard Manuel – piano
Robbie Robertson – electric guitar
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« Reply #468 on: May 03, 2014, 05:30:34 AM »

The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert

Disc 1 (solo acoustic)
1."She Belongs to Me" – 3:27
2."4th Time Around" – 4:37
3."Visions of Johanna" – 8:08
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" – 5:45
5."Desolation Row" – 11:31
6."Just Like a Woman" – 5:52
7."Mr. Tambourine Man" – 8:52
 ;)
Disc 2 (with The Hawks)
8."Tell Me Momma" – 5:10
9."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" – 6:07
10."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" (Eric von Schmidt. Arr. Dylan) – 3:46
11."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" – 6:50
12."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" – 4:50
13."One Too Many Mornings" – 4:22
14."Ballad of a Thin Man" – 7:55
15."Like a Rolling Stone" – 8:01


The Hawks
Rick Danko – bass guitar, vocal
Garth Hudson – organ
Mickey Jones – drums
Richard Manuel – piano
Robbie Robertson – electric guitar

Ta. And even available on itunes. Bootlegs aren't what they used to be  ;)
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« Reply #469 on: May 04, 2014, 11:01:15 PM »

I see Budokan get mentioned a lot. As I said earlier Dylan's idiosyncratic approach to performing his own material has made me reluctant to get into his live recordings. Is this one different or just an example if it coming off better than usual?

Sorry, moog, that it's taken some time for me to reply.  In my opinion, it's a little bit of both.  He's in good form vocally and the band is in top form.  He does change around some of the arrangements but it seems to be in an effort to keep the songs rolling along at an uptempo pace.  I really think he did a great job with Mr. Tambourine Man (with a soaring flute accompaniment no less!) and I love his reggae inflected "Don't Think Twice It's Alright".  His performance of "Like A Rolling Stone" is stellar to my ears (and the guitar solo building to a sax crescendo is awesome).  One of my favorite moments is when he introduces "Is Your Love In Vain?" by saying, "Here's an unrecorded song. See if you can guess which one it is."

I'd load some of the tracks here but I'm not sure how to link them from my pc's media player.  If anyone would like to share some pointers, I'd be happy to add some tracks.  :-[


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« Reply #470 on: May 06, 2014, 07:16:13 PM »

I saw 'Blonde on Blonde' in a supermarket for £3 at the weekend, i.e. less than a pint of beer.

It got me wondering how many pints of beer would have to have been sacrificed to buy the original double-LP in '66?
I'm going for about 20, but if anyone can give the actual answer.....
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« Reply #471 on: May 06, 2014, 09:00:04 PM »

Sorry, moog, that it's taken some time for me to reply.  In my opinion, it's a little bit of both.  He's in good form vocally and the band is in top form.  He does change around some of the arrangements but it seems to be in an effort to keep the songs rolling along at an uptempo pace.  I really think he did a great job with Mr. Tambourine Man (with a soaring flute accompaniment no less!) and I love his reggae inflected "Don't Think Twice It's Alright".  His performance of "Like A Rolling Stone" is stellar to my ears (and the guitar solo building to a sax crescendo is awesome).  One of my favorite moments is when he introduces "Is Your Love In Vain?" by saying, "Here's an unrecorded song. See if you can guess which one it is."

I'd load some of the tracks here but I'm not sure how to link them from my pc's media player.  If anyone would like to share some pointers, I'd be happy to add some tracks.  :-[

Thanks for that review Fab4fan. I think I recall hearing a couple of the tracks you mention and in the deep dark recesses of my memory I think I had a cassette tape of at least some of the songs.  I might give some if the highlights you mention a relisten.

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« Reply #472 on: May 06, 2014, 09:21:57 PM »

I saw 'Blonde on Blonde' in a supermarket for  at the weekend, i.e. less than a pint of beer.

It got me wondering how many pints of beer would have to have been sacrificed to buy the original double-LP in '66?
I'm going for about 20, but if anyone can give the actual answer.....

I bought my stereo Blonde On Blonde double LP in 1966.  I remember 45s being 75 cents and stereo LPs selling for $3.50 (50 cents less for mono).  So my best guess is that I paid about $6.50 for Blonde On Blonde.  The exchange rate in those days was £1 =  4 USD
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« Reply #473 on: May 06, 2014, 09:42:52 PM »

Thanks for that review Fab4fan. I think I recall hearing a couple of the tracks you mention and in the deep dark recesses of my memory I think I had a cassette tape of at least some of the songs.  I might give some if the highlights you mention a relisten.


You can refresh your memory here, Moog:  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_seeall_13?rh=k%3Abob+dylan+Live+at+Budokan%2Ci%3Adigital-music&keywords=bob+dylan+Live+at+Budokan&ie=UTF8&qid=1399412194
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« Reply #475 on: May 06, 2014, 11:26:02 PM »

And you can preview the The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert CD set here:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Bootleg-Series-Vol-Concert/dp/B00000D9TO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399418511&sr=8-1&keywords=bob+dylan+royal+albert+hall

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« Reply #476 on: May 07, 2014, 06:40:24 AM »

Nice one Hello Goodbye.
So if 'Blonde on Blonde' retailed for about £1.60, and a pint in old money was about 9p, that's 18 pints!

£1.60 is also considerably more than a West Ham game would have cost in 1966.
In 2014 the cheapest West Ham adult ticket is a staggering £42, and yet a newly released Coldplay or U2 CD will probably be £6 in Tesco's.   

I suggest that pop music was more cherished in the 50s and 60s as a result.
We know for instance that it wasn't uncommon for someone of Paul or John's age being able to recite whole sleeve notes of a Chuck or Buddy LP, purely because they probably all only owned about 3 albums!
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« Reply #477 on: May 10, 2014, 05:45:55 AM »

Records were expensive then.  It took me three weeks of delivering newspapers to earn enough to buy a single LP.
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« Reply #478 on: May 10, 2014, 05:50:52 AM »

Nice one Hello Goodbye.
So if 'Blonde on Blonde' retailed for about £1.60, and a pint in old money was about 9p, that's 18 pints!

£1.60 is also considerably more than a West Ham game would have cost in 1966.
In 2014 the cheapest West Ham adult ticket is a staggering £42, and yet a newly released Coldplay or U2 CD will probably be £6 in Tesco's.   

I suggest that pop music was more cherished in the 50s and 60s as a result.
We know for instance that it wasn't uncommon for someone of Paul or John's age being able to recite whole sleeve notes of a Chuck or Buddy LP, purely because they probably all only owned about 3 albums!

I think you're right. New records were Christmas and birthday things in our house in the late sixties and early seventies. And any bought for themselves were a significant outlay from part time jobs for my older brothers.

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« Reply #479 on: May 10, 2014, 05:53:19 AM »

Records were expensive then.  It took me three weeks of delivering newspapers to earn enough to buy a single LP.

Even in the early 80s when I first started full time work a record in Oz was I think $10 to $20 dollars. Quite a chunk out of $100 a week. Then when CDs came out in the late 80s they were $30 a pop.
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