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PostPosted: Wed July 18th, 2018, 18:36 GMT 
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Now, I know this sounds ludicrous. 1986 is now known to be
the nadir, the rock-bottom point of his lowest decade.

But how differently things looked on the ground back in the day.
1 Bob made a televised and acclaimed appearance before 80.000
at Farm-Aid, which was initiated due to his comments.
2 Dylan embarked on a 60 date stadium tour, the biggest of his
career, and the biggest of that year, earning him another Rolling
Stone cover. Petty & Dylan played to 520.000 face to face, which
was even more than the 1974 tour with the Band. Add to that
another 200.000 tickets in Asia and Australia, and you get the
idea.
3 The tour earned Dylan & the Heartbreakers rave reviews. The
band complemented Dylan superbly, and he sounded better than
he had in years.
4 He had a top 30 single with Band Of The Hand after years of
absence on the Billboard singles’ charts.

Compare that to how 1986 is remember now. We see ‘86 almost
entirely through the prism of the dismal ‘Knocked Out Loaded’.
1986 Was anything but Knocked Out Loaded. Recently I got a
copy of the Decades Live ‘61-‘94 box and was surprised by how
great Bob sounded during those summer concerts, probably the
last year with that range & those dynamics. If Sony decides to
revisit the 1980s, a lot more people may be surprised too.


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PostPosted: Thu July 19th, 2018, 04:28 GMT 
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gerardv wrote:
If Sony decides to revisit the 1980s, a lot more people may be surprised too.


They will and they will.


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