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PostPosted: Tue February 19th, 2013, 17:01 GMT 
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PostPosted: Tue February 19th, 2013, 19:53 GMT 
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I've heard quite a few people sing it, nobody ever nails it like Bob for me. I like it a lot.


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PostPosted: Sun November 17th, 2013, 20:14 GMT 

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A gorgeously rendered and recorded version from its opening year on the road....
What a beautiful song and one in which, as Rolling Thunder says above, no can nail it quite like Bob can...

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Bob says at the end that he wrote the song for Garth Brooks....is that true??


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PostPosted: Sat November 23rd, 2013, 14:56 GMT 
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Despite my usual aversion to Bob's valentine songs (ugghhh nearly everything on New Morning and Planet Waves), this is just too good. Really simple and straightforward. Not sure it fits in with the album, but I don't know where else it'd go - Bootleg Series, maybe? I'd be ok with that.


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PostPosted: Sat November 23rd, 2013, 15:06 GMT 
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hmmmm.....Planet Waves is kind of an unraveling valentine, I believe.


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PostPosted: Mon January 20th, 2014, 10:14 GMT 
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Just found what may be the first ever live performance of this song by Billy Joel on the David Letterman show.

He tells a familiar Dylan story in the interview afterward. Worth checking out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rSs017qgUk


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PostPosted: Mon January 20th, 2014, 21:41 GMT 
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Can anyone repost their favorite version of this song? I went to a wedding last night, and the bride and groom used Make You Feel My Love as their song. (the Adele version of course) I hadn't listened to the song it quite awhile, and I definitely teared up hearing it again.


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PostPosted: Mon January 20th, 2014, 21:44 GMT 
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My grandparents were watching a live Garth Brooks concert on TV a few weeks ago and he performed Make You Feel My Love towards the end. I didn't think he did the song any justice at all. But then again, it's nearly impossible to top Dylan's delivery.


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PostPosted: Mon January 20th, 2014, 21:57 GMT 
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Nightingale's Code wrote:
My grandparents were watching a live Garth Brooks concert on TV a few weeks ago and he performed Make You Feel My Love towards the end. I didn't think he did the song any justice at all. But then again, it's nearly impossible to top Dylan's delivery.


Very true, Dylan nails it. I just found this live version from 1998. Probably the best version I've heard: http://grooveshark.com/s/Make+You+Feel+ ... A0f4?src=5


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PostPosted: Tue January 21st, 2014, 02:59 GMT 

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Jal015 wrote:
Can anyone repost their favorite version of this song? I went to a wedding last night, and the bride and groom used Make You Feel My Love as their song. (the Adele version of course) I hadn't listened to the song it quite awhile, and I definitely teared up hearing it again.


Here's a re-post of the one I shared above. It's a really gorgeous version.

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http://www.sendspace.com/file/fvka7n


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PostPosted: Tue January 21st, 2014, 12:57 GMT 
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Jal015 wrote:
Nightingale's Code wrote:
My grandparents were watching a live Garth Brooks concert on TV a few weeks ago and he performed Make You Feel My Love towards the end. I didn't think he did the song any justice at all. But then again, it's nearly impossible to top Dylan's delivery.


Very true, Dylan nails it. I just found this live version from 1998. Probably the best version I've heard: http://grooveshark.com/s/Make+You+Feel+ ... A0f4?src=5

Woah. :shock: :shock: :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue January 21st, 2014, 17:07 GMT 
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marker wrote:
Jal015 wrote:
Can anyone repost their favorite version of this song? I went to a wedding last night, and the bride and groom used Make You Feel My Love as their song. (the Adele version of course) I hadn't listened to the song it quite awhile, and I definitely teared up hearing it again.


Here's a re-post of the one I shared above. It's a really gorgeous version.

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http://www.sendspace.com/file/fvka7n


Thanks!!


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PostPosted: Tue January 21st, 2014, 17:15 GMT 
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Very true, Dylan nails it. I just found this live version from 1998. Probably the best version I've heard: http://grooveshark.com/s/Make+You+Feel+ ... A0f4?src=5

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Woah. :shock: :shock: :shock:


I know hahaha


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PostPosted: Tue January 21st, 2014, 19:56 GMT 

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For me the only version that comes close is Neil Diamond.


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PostPosted: Thu January 23rd, 2014, 07:27 GMT 
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goodnitesteve wrote:
Just found what may be the first ever live performance of this song by Billy Joel on the David Letterman show.

He tells a familiar Dylan story in the interview afterward. Worth checking out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rSs017qgUk


haha 'I really can't read them on stage, but it just feels good to know they're there'


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PostPosted: Mon June 16th, 2014, 21:32 GMT 

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I've been thinking about this song today and thought I'd share a few of my thoughts that I typed up:

This sounds like such a simple love song at first, but when I really look at it there are a lot of hidden layers.

Maybe a key to understanding what Dylan is trying to express is to actually take the auxiliary verbs that he uses seriously rather than assuming that they are lazy hyperbolic cliche's [a la "If you vote for me, I will make all of your wildest dreams come true" :D ].

He says "I COULD offer you a warm embrace"; "I COULD hold you"; "I [would] go hungry..."; "I COULD make you happy..." So, the narrator (A) wants the beloved to feel his love for her ("I would") and (B) claims that it is within his power to make her feel his love ("I could"). There is, however, an implied "BUT..."; something is preventing Him from doing what he wants to do and even what He is able to do.

[In all honesty, is it even possible for anyone to do something that they truly don't want to do? Sure, sometimes we do things that we don't "feel" like doing, but from a rational standpoint, every deliberate action is a result of wanting to do A rather than B, right?]

If He "would" and "could" why hasn't He? Because no matter how powerful Love is, nobody can be "made" to feel it. Love invites, it calls, it draws, but it never demands. The moment love demands to be recognized or forces itself upon another it has become something else. Something evil and self-centered.

She cannot feel His love because she refuses to let him embrace her until after all her doubts have been erased. Love must be received and welcomed BEFORE one knows that it is true.

The reality is that he is able to (and will) "make" her feel his Love, but not until after she has chosen to believe that it is true despite the absence of proof. (To feel loved is to have faith that you are loved, not to know that you are loved.

He has chosen to promise his love (and life) to her based on nothing except a fleeting moment's meeting. He has chosen to Love her based on nothing but hope that she will hear and believe his word, and faith that there is something good, pure, and strong in her that will enable her to trust Him. His promise is made knowing that until she chooses to have faith in His love for her they will both suffer alone.

At the heart of this deceptively simple love song then, I think, is the idea that Love (whether human or divine) cannot be proven to be true until the beloved chooses to believe that it's true without any proof. Love is fundamentally a union between two based on promise and faith rather than feelings and proof. By promising the strength of His love, the Lover becomes powerless. By pledging his life to the beloved he places it in her hands. The strength of Love is its weakness, it's deference to the other, and its patience rather than it's ability to impose it's will over the feelings of the other.

Love better be all you need, because to love another is to give away everything you have--based on nothing but hope that your Word of love will be believed--and to receive Love is to surrender everything you have into the other's hands without any certain proof that their Word is true.


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PostPosted: Tue June 17th, 2014, 05:35 GMT 
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I always thought this song was beautiful. I was actually shocked to see how little support there is for this track here. it also reminds me a lot of a friend I once knew that played it at a charity event we both performed at. precious memories....


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PostPosted: Wed June 18th, 2014, 00:00 GMT 
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marker wrote:
A gorgeously rendered and recorded version from its opening year on the road....
What a beautiful song and one in which, as Rolling Thunder says above, no can nail it quite like Bob can...

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http://www.sendspace.com/file/hbgxz3

Bob says at the end that he wrote the song for Garth Brooks....is that true??

Wrote it for Garth Brooks? Funny.


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PostPosted: Wed June 18th, 2014, 00:35 GMT 
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I've always liked this song. But I guess I see it differently than a lot of people. It doesn't strike me as a powerful long song, more like one of Dylan's anti-love songs, more in the vein of She Belongs to Me than Love Minus Zero. Love as ownership and coercion rather than love as reciprocal, true, and without violent demonstrations. It's about a traditional, romantic, hollywood, hallmark valentine kind of love. I recall Rolling Stone called it a song with "greeting card lyrics" in its initial review. I agree, but always heard that as intentional on Dylan's part. And the better for it. It fits right in with the stark landscape of Time Out of Mind--the narrator, while earnest, is looking for a kind of love that the world says we should want (in movies, magazines, lingerie ads, pop music), but will ultimately be hollow. In the context of the record, it works beautifully. The tune supports it--it's the sound of a hit--it's no surprise it has been covered by so many people. And when Dylan said he wrote it for Garth Brooks, I took that as kind of a joke but also as kind of true and without judgment.


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PostPosted: Wed June 18th, 2014, 19:11 GMT 
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I've always liked this song. But I guess I see it differently than a lot of people. It doesn't strike me as a powerful long song, more like one of Dylan's anti-love songs, more in the vein of She Belongs to Me than Love Minus Zero. Love as ownership and coercion rather than love as reciprocal, true, and without violent demonstrations. It's about a traditional, romantic, hollywood, hallmark valentine kind of love. I recall Rolling Stone called it a song with "greeting card lyrics" in its initial review. I agree, but always heard that as intentional on Dylan's part. And the better for it. It fits right in with the stark landscape of Time Out of Mind--the narrator, while earnest, is looking for a kind of love that the world says we should want (in movies, magazines, lingerie ads, pop music), but will ultimately be hollow. In the context of the record, it works beautifully. The tune supports it--it's the sound of a hit--it's no surprise it has been covered by so many people. And when Dylan said he wrote it for Garth Brooks, I took that as kind of a joke but also as kind of true and without judgment.


Hollow? True love and suffering are inseparable . The narrator declares his willingness to suffer (I'd go hungry... etc.). Or is the narrator not "earnest"?


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PostPosted: Wed June 18th, 2014, 20:33 GMT 
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Not hollow in the moment, hollow in the end. But you're right, hollow is not the right word. This character's way is just one way of doing it.


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PostPosted: Wed June 18th, 2014, 21:20 GMT 
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^ Uncouthly naive, perhaps? Although, in my opinion nothing could be further from the truth regarding this Narrator. Whatever, this song seems to offer so many levels it renders to absurdity the bulk of the covers of the song, but I like Adele's version.


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The last time he pulled this out was for those two unique Rome shows in 2013...shows that I've returned to
quite often since they were such anomalies at this point as well as being very well performed by Bob and the boys.
The first one is by far the better one. Bob comes out strong and he and the audience both obviously falls in love with the song right away. His heartfelt delivery is emotional and warm and the brief harp that caps it off gives me the chills every time....
The second night misses that magic strangely. This song is like that. It's something that catches you in the throat if you let it. It's not a great song by Dylan standards but John Stetson is right...it fits perfectly on Time Out Of Mind. It's at the right moment following the dark nightmare of Cold Irons Bound and leading onto Can't Wait which grooves us home to the Highlands.

Check out the first night's offering:

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PostPosted: Sat May 16th, 2015, 16:42 GMT 
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This may make everyone's blood boil but I quite like the Billy Joel cover. Of course Adele does well with it, she has a great voice.

Bob's original still might be the best - it was my wedding first dance song.


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I'd go black and blue is a fantastic bit of phrase-making.


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