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PostPosted: Thu August 30th, 2012, 17:00 GMT 
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The Masked & Anonymous cut of this song. It's really good.


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PostPosted: Mon April 1st, 2013, 08:57 GMT 
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My god this is a great performance!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPpn8GbDRIY


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PostPosted: Mon April 1st, 2013, 16:32 GMT 
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^ very good. I enjoyed watching that. Thanks for sharing the link!

For me, the best version remains the one in Masked & Anonymous. The tension in that & the barely-contained chaos. It's. Sublime.


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PostPosted: Mon April 1st, 2013, 19:52 GMT 
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^ very good. I enjoyed watching that. Thanks for sharing the link!

For me, the best version remains the one in Masked & Anonymous. The tension in that & the barely-contained chaos. It's. Sublime.

I agree! To me that sits right up there with some of his greatest performances.


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PostPosted: Sat July 20th, 2013, 00:46 GMT 

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The reason that M&A version works so well is that bad-ass arrangement of
the song.... Though he had adopted it directly prior to the shooting of Masked & Anonymous,
for me that arrangement and song was owned by Freddy Koella when he arrived in 2004....

Here's the quintessential Freddy Koella rendition of CIB...
just tears the roof off!!

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PostPosted: Mon July 22nd, 2013, 19:16 GMT 

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I wasn't a huge fan of the album version, but I didn't think it was a bad track. The bassline is good but very familiar - I have to check again, but I think it comes from Jimmy Garrison's bassline for "Greensleeves" on the recordings made by John Coltrane's legendary quartet in the '60s. Augie's loud feedback-laced fills are great. But overall, it was a little monotonous and dragged after a few minutes.

What Dylan and his band did with it in concert was amazing. The definitive version is the more-or-less studio recording made in 2002 for the Masked & Anonymous film. It's on the soundtrack, and it's a slightly different band than the one that cut it for Time Out of Mind. Larry Campbell and Tony Garnier are still on it, but the drummer's now George Receli, who's still with them, and Charlie Sexton's also on lead guitar. (Too bad David Kemper didn't stick around for the film, he left shortly before they started production. He was the one who inspired the song when he improvised the basic drum pattern in front of Dylan, but Receli does good work regardless.) This is the version that I slotted in for my iPod - even though it's recorded 5 years after the fact, it fits nearly seamlessly (you just need to tone down the volume a shade) and it helps shore up the second half of the album, which always sagged for me. (This version of "Cold Irons Bound," "Red River Shore" instead of "Make You Feel My Love," and the Tell Tale Signs demo of "Can't Wait" with the chatter edited out works great, and that's how I listen to Time Out of Mind, with these three tracks slotted in instead.)

When they released the 2003 live cut from Bonnaroo on Tell Tale Signs, Sexton was replaced by someone else but otherwise it was nearly the same band. It's a great version, but it's basically a more violent-sounding performance of the same arrangement. Greil Marcus praised this in his feature-length piece on Tell Tale Signs.


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PostPosted: Mon July 22nd, 2013, 21:09 GMT 
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I think the M&A arrangement (more or less) was tighter and better sung in fall 2000 with David Kemper handling the drums and no guitar solos by Dylan, in fact none at all if I remember, just scorching harp breaks. A marvel of rock and roll in that marvel of a year. I picked out one as my favorite years ago but I've since forgotten which :lol: it might have been one of the Wembley shows, which are so well recorded they may as well be official releases.

I'm glad this song got a bit of a break, and at the same time look forward to it's return. Like Highwater it seems capable of supporting however many arrangements and vocal stylings Dylan cares to try.


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PostPosted: Mon July 22nd, 2013, 21:41 GMT 

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oh yea. Saw Dylan and his band play that arrangement in Dayton 1997 Hare Arena and in Cincy I think in 98 w/Sexton. That is some awesome music


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PostPosted: Tue July 23rd, 2013, 04:05 GMT 
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One of my absolute favorites from Time out of Mind.


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PostPosted: Tue July 23rd, 2013, 05:10 GMT 
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I think the song is really good, and I think the Masked & Anonymous version is a million times better than the Time Out Of Mind version, the latter's production just doesn't fit the song for me.


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PostPosted: Tue July 23rd, 2013, 19:15 GMT 
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SirDogg wrote:
My god this is a great performance!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPpn8GbDRIY


That was awesome!!!


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PostPosted: Thu July 25th, 2013, 01:42 GMT 
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I've seen Bob perform this song 5 times and my favorites are the Red Bluff 2002 performance and the version from Masked and Anonymous. I also loved the Berkeley 2009 performance. The Monterey 2010 performance, the Davis 2004 performance and the Sacramento 2002 performance were all good, too. This song is wonderful.


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PostPosted: Thu July 25th, 2013, 08:35 GMT 

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I concur, one of the best songs from one of Bob's best albums in years.
I have seen Bob do this many times. I think one of my favorite versions was at the Tabernacle in Atlanta many years ago. He played three nights in a row.... A slice of pure bliss!
I was standing right at the stage Bob, Larry, and I think maybe Freddy and George and Tony.
Man, this used to be such a killer years back, but always a great song.
I absolutely love TOOM completely.
I used to have the LP sealed.... But I opened it up and got Lanois to sign the cover!
He played a small club in Atlanta. Also got Oh Mercy signed too.
Now... If I could just get Bob to sign it.


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PostPosted: Sun September 1st, 2013, 07:52 GMT 

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Dylan holds the center of 'Cold Irons Bound' down with his drawled vocal, elongating some words past their breaking point and snapping off others as if he can taste the bile inside of them. His character here is chained to a doomed love, destroying any semblance of joy or comfort. The 20 miles he mentions in the chorus seems like a distance he will never surmount...

An impeccable version from:

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http://www.sendspace.com/file/oowul9


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PostPosted: Fri July 11th, 2014, 19:19 GMT 

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From 2000, this monstrous performance is Bob conjuring the ghost of Muddy Waters
like never before...& Larry Campbell is a Jedi Master of lead guitar.
So much fun to listen to him rock like this!!!

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PostPosted: Fri July 11th, 2014, 22:44 GMT 
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I'd be OK with him bringing this one back out and dusting it off.


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PostPosted: Sat July 12th, 2014, 03:49 GMT 

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I love the line, "I thought some of ’m were friends of mine, I was wrong about ’m all." Just noticed how clever that is the other day. : )


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PostPosted: Sat July 12th, 2014, 05:21 GMT 
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The video of this song from Masked And Anonymous is quite possibly the coolest thing ever.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hO-83CIVKM


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PostPosted: Sat July 12th, 2014, 09:39 GMT 
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Wow, "thanks ev'rybodyee", what a load of great links ...
I gotta admit it gets harder and harder to remember which are the versions of things that I like
and then remember where they're stored and on what !!
People's choices like this are handy dandy :)


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PostPosted: Sat July 12th, 2014, 10:32 GMT 
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rolling_thunder wrote:
SirDogg wrote:
My god this is a great performance!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPpn8GbDRIY


That was awesome!!!

Agreed.


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PostPosted: Sat July 12th, 2014, 14:29 GMT 

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Cardiff 2000 is the one I've always included in my Time Out Of Mind live playlists.


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PostPosted: Sun July 13th, 2014, 05:36 GMT 

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I was looking at some info on learning how to sail the other day and came across the phrase "in irons" which, in sailing terminology, means a ship has tried to sail too close to the direction the wind is coming from and stalls out. Once this happens it can be pretty difficult to get going again because a sailboat can only turn when it's moving.

I then searched for the phrase "cold irons" in a boating context and learned that "cold ironing" is a term used for shutting down a ships engines (letting them go "cold") and running the ship via shore based electric power. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_ironing)

I don't know whether Dylan had this in mind or not, though I could see some ways that it might serve as an apt metaphor. Just thought I'd share!


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PostPosted: Sun July 13th, 2014, 13:28 GMT 

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marker wrote:
From 2000, this monstrous performance is Bob conjuring the ghost of Muddy Waters
like never before...& Larry Campbell is a Jedi Master of lead guitar.
So much fun to listen to him rock like this!!!

London England
October 6 2000
https://www.sendspace.com/file/yb1r2k



Agreed. This show is probably my favourite 2000 show and the CIB arrangement they employed around that time deserves all the kudos that the M&A version tends to take instead.


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PostPosted: Wed August 6th, 2014, 23:11 GMT 

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Bob's last stop of the year 1997 was a 5 night residency at the El Rey in LA.
It's a glorious set of shows that truly highlights the Time Out Of Mind material beautifully....
The first night brought us a Cold Irons Bound that we hadn't heard yet. I like a lot of shows from 97 but
regarding the TOOM stuff, it was generally a mixed bag. You could feel Bob and the band still working these songs
up even into November.

But this Cold Irons Bound is monstrous. Confidently blistering rock n roll of the highest order,
you know upon hearing this version that this song will be around for quite a while. Bob swallows the song whole
and the band follows suit. By the instrumental, the band takes off!!

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PostPosted: Mon September 22nd, 2014, 01:23 GMT 
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Reality has always...had too many heads...


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