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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 06:13 GMT 

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It really would work a lot better singing-wise a couple notes lower..


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 06:42 GMT 
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Bloodworm Baltimore French Fry wrote:
Too bad he didn't play it while Tom was still alive. He was a great songwriter, a soulman, and a bad ass. The great american songbook composers knew how to construct catchy ear-candy, but they were still conformist, sentimental primates. Their songs, while well-crafted, were songs and nothing more. Later on, people used them as fertilizer to grow songs that weren't merely emotion-flavored product. "Learning to Fly" was written by a real man, not some nerd with a way with words and a knowledge of music theory.

Too little, too late.


Most of the songs covered on the last few albums are classics, theres a fair chance even Tom Petty grew up listening to them.

If hed have released an album of Tom Petty covers people would be moaning because Bob is known as a songwriter and people think he should just be performing his own songs. The fact that the likes of Tom Petty and Bob must have swallowed up a hell of a lot more influences and listened to a lot of music from other people before they probably even wrote one song seems to be missed by lots of people.

Does anyone think that the people who influenced Bob such as Buddy Holly, Hank Williams, or Woody Guthrie just listened to one genre of music?

Can you hear The Beatles in say Motorhead and yet seeing the Beatles in concert was Lemmys biggest influence in picking up a bass guitar?


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 06:59 GMT 
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Maybe Triplicate was self indulgent but I think its the best of the last three records and if hed left a lot of Triplicates songs on the cutting room floor and there had been a Bootleg series regarding them, fans would actually want to hear this stuff because Bob Dylan fans are fickle, theyve changed their minds on lots of albums Bob has recorded because he often leaves them bewildered and it takes a while to catch up.

Of course Im not hailing the last few albums alongside his major work but I think in say twenty years time when we havent got any new Bob albums to look forward to covers or originals people would have warmed to this era a bit more.


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 07:04 GMT 

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wow
like a transfusion

thank you
thank you camera man and crew

thank you musicians



8)

hi to eve in her garden


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 07:17 GMT 
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I had to check out the You Tube vid before making a comment, but wow! Learning To Fly a superb tribute. It's high time that Sony got their heads together and made an official Bob Dylan / Tom Petty release available!


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 07:32 GMT 

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Welling up...


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 07:38 GMT 
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Really nice to hear this cover.


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 08:44 GMT 

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Bloodworm Baltimore French Fry wrote:
Too bad he didn't play it while Tom was still alive. He was a great songwriter, a soulman, and a bad ass. The great american songbook composers knew how to construct catchy ear-candy, but they were still conformist, sentimental primates. Their songs, while well-crafted, were songs and nothing more. Later on, people used them as fertilizer to grow songs that weren't merely emotion-flavored product. "Learning to Fly" was written by a real man, not some nerd with a way with words and a knowledge of music theory.

Too little, too late.


I see where you are coming from, but considering that they co-wrote a bunch of songs, toured the US, Oceania, Asia and Europe only to then form a band together, I think it's fair to say that Bob's appreciation of Tom Petty has been well-documented since the mid-80s.

Same goes for George Harrison. Bob didn't really need to cover George songs for people to realize that they were buddies.


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 09:40 GMT 
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i was just falling asleep and heard in my head
even the bridge. the bridge the bridge.


never found a four leaf clover to bring good luck to me
no rabbit's foot, no lucky star, no magic wishing tree

i'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
coming down, is the hardest thing

got no rainbow around my shoulder, no horseshoe on my door
well the good ol' days may not return, the rocks might melt, the sea (it) may burn
- so won't you tell me that you love me, hurry up and name the day
i get there
and then I'll know that my good luck, is really here to stay

i'm learning, i got lucky babe
When I found you


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 10:15 GMT 
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Probably my favourite Petty song. And to see Bob doing it this well, with such heart is truly amazing.

Band and Bob sound superb. What a song. Thanks, Tom.


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 11:04 GMT 
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It's on YouTube now, and it's great!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DFUrBPu4EaA

Fantastic news.
Nice to hear!
Cheers to those who made it.


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 11:25 GMT 
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Very nice. Pleased he acknowledged Tom, who was there for him when he really was all over the place.


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 11:35 GMT 
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I watched this first https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p_f7Df2-oM

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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 13:32 GMT 
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...c'mon, that's so frickin' sweet


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 15:16 GMT 
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Set List, for posterity:


Broomfield, Colorado
1STBank Center
October 21, 2017

1. Things Have Changed
2. It Ain't Me, Babe
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. Why Try To Change Me Now
5. Summer Days
6. Melancholy Mood
7. Honest With Me
8. Tryin' To Get To Heaven
9. Once Upon A Time
10. Pay In Blood
11. September Of My Years
12. Tangled Up In Blue
13. Early Roman Kings
14. Soon After Midnight
15. Desolation Row
16. Thunder On The Mountain
17. Autumn Leaves
18. Long And Wasted Years

(encore)
19. Blowin' In The Wind
20. Ballad Of A Thin Man
21.
Learning To Fly (song by Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty)

Boblinks.com

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Learning to Fly link:
mysterytramp82 wrote:
It's on YouTube now, and it's great!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DFUrBPu4EaA


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 15:31 GMT 
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...and it's great and it's magic and it's Bob Dylan and his Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFUrBPu ... ata_player


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 15:32 GMT 
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Why this song ?.....and why this night ?

Wouldnt u love to know this ?


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 16:13 GMT 

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chester drawers wrote:
Why this song ?.....and why this night ?

Wouldnt u love to know this ?



Friday 20th das Tom's birthday


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 16:57 GMT 
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The Bard wrote:
Very nice. Pleased he acknowledged Tom, who was there for him when he really was all over the place.


This.


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 17:03 GMT 

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JackaRoe61 wrote:
...and it's great and it's magic and it's Bob Dylan and his Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFUrBPu ... ata_player



It's great. Bob's really putting some care into his singing. And likely a one-off so it's extra special.


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 17:58 GMT 
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Bloodworm Baltimore French Fry wrote:
Too bad he didn't play it while Tom was still alive. He was a great songwriter, a soulman, and a bad ass. The great american songbook composers knew how to construct catchy ear-candy, but they were still conformist, sentimental primates. Their songs, while well-crafted, were songs and nothing more. Later on, people used them as fertilizer to grow songs that weren't merely emotion-flavored product. "Learning to Fly" was written by a real man, not some nerd with a way with words and a knowledge of music theory.

Too little, too late.


He didn't have to do anything, the fact that he did is very appreciated by many, I'm sure. Sorry you're so hard to please, but for the rest of us, we'll enjoy this one.


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 18:27 GMT 

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Imagine what'll happen if Jeff Lynne goes before Bob. I'd love to hear Dylan's take on Mr. Blue Sky.


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 20:04 GMT 
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I was there, told my girlfriend it was over after Ballad. But whoops, they didn't move, then tore into Learning to Fly. The crowd was ecstatic. Sustained standing O then the band stood at the back of the stage and watched the ovation. Rock numbers were great...shades of the old days. New standards were very short, seemed like interludes. I've probably seen 50 shows...this was one of the best in years.


Marvin's debut ER post from over in General Discussions;
‘Dylan just sang Learning to Fly’ thread.
Welcome Marvin! Glad you were able to witness this one!


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 21:29 GMT 
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Bloodworm Baltimore French Fry wrote:
Too bad he didn't play it while Tom was still alive. He was a great songwriter, a soulman, and a bad ass. The great american songbook composers knew how to construct catchy ear-candy, but they were still conformist, sentimental primates. Their songs, while well-crafted, were songs and nothing more. Later on, people used them as fertilizer to grow songs that weren't merely emotion-flavored product. "Learning to Fly" was written by a real man, not some nerd with a way with words and a knowledge of music theory.

Too little, too late.


Wow. I think it was a great tribute to Tom Petty. Bob clearly had a lot of respect for Tom and his music. The short but poignant quote from Bob shortly after Tom's death says everything: "It's shocking, crushing news. I thought the world of Tom. He was a great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him." And there's another quote from Bob in which he says that Tom is one of the great storytellers, but I've forgotten where / when Bob said that.


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 21:57 GMT 
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Wowsers, Bob. Glad you at least remember your friends.


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