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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 17:41 GMT 
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...what would it be? If you got the choice to pick just one album and change something about it. I know many seem to say his albums are perfect the way they are, which is true in a sense, but...

I would say I'd have Abandoned Love instead of Joey on Desire.

Or the production of Under the Red Sky. Weirdly, I find the material itself had incredible potential, at least conceptually, but it was wasted on a nonsensical half-assed, arse-sounding record that it is.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 17:46 GMT 
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Lay Down Your Weary Tune as the album closer on Times They are a Changin'. As was originally planned. Though I do like Restless Farewell (and Times), I love Weary Tune, and it'd be an even better closer.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 17:49 GMT 
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Ah, good choice, I'd personally just add Seven Curses there, which is a terrific song, I'm fine with Restless Farewell.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 18:36 GMT 
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Taken Rainy Day Women off of BOB and put a better song there, or opened with PMT and maybe filled the space with one / two of the ot's like SYLN and MS.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 18:37 GMT 

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Drop 'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' from "Blonde on Blonde". It wouldn't make the album perfect, but it will improve it. I think the track would have been better suited to one of the "Bootleg Series" albums.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 18:47 GMT 
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I'd pull "Groom" off the CD version of "Shot of Love", one should not tamper with offical releases.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 18:58 GMT 
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Union Sundown from Infidels, just plain wrong...


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 19:10 GMT 
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I'd make Live 1975 a proper full show... in a box set.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 19:18 GMT 

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John B. Stetson wrote:
Lay Down Your Weary Tune as the album closer on Times They are a Changin'. As was originally planned. Though I do like Restless Farewell (and Times), I love Weary Tune, and it'd be an even better closer.

that was the original plan? :shock:
wow, that would have been great.
i like restless farewell, but I like the fully strummed version dylan did on the "quest" show a lot more than the album version.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 19:51 GMT 

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I'd destroy the master tapes for Christmas in the Heart before it was ever released.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 20:09 GMT 

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I agree that Joey should be replaced with Abandoned Love on Desire.

I would also drop Disease of Conceit for Born in Time on Oh Mercy.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 20:38 GMT 
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Blind Willie McTell should not have been left off Infidels.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 20:58 GMT 
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greenville wrote:
Drop 'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' from "Blonde on Blonde". It wouldn't make the album perfect, but it will improve it. I think the track would have been better suited to one of the "Bootleg Series" albums.


If there was a 'Self Ban' button, I'd be urging you to press it right now.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 21:00 GMT 
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Tommy_ wrote:
I agree that Joey should be replaced with Abandoned Love on Desire.


Seems there are some songs on Desire with really bad, unBob-like lyrics.
How about dropping Mozambique, Joey, Sara or Hurricane & adding Golden loom or Abandoned Love?


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 21:01 GMT 
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Alouette wrote:
Tommy_ wrote:
I agree that Joey should be replaced with Abandoned Love on Desire.


Seems there are some songs on Desire with really bad, unBob-like lyrics.
How about dropping Mozambique, Joey, Sara or Hurricane & adding Golden loom or Abandoned Love?


See my post above.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 21:06 GMT 
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Isn't diversity of opinion Desire-able?
Some songs on Desire are kinda cheesy, just saying


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 21:29 GMT 

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Hungryhoss wrote:
greenville wrote:
Drop 'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' from "Blonde on Blonde". It wouldn't make the album perfect, but it will improve it. I think the track would have been better suited to one of the "Bootleg Series" albums.


If there was a 'Self Ban' button, I'd be urging you to press it right now.


You may not agree with me here or in the best vocal performance thread, but that's Dylan for you.
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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 22:04 GMT 
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Answer can only be Blind Willie McTell for Union Sundown. End of story. It has to be an 80s album for me.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 22:07 GMT 
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greenville wrote:

You may not agree with me here or in the best vocal performance thread, but that's Dylan for you.
:D


No, it's you for you.

How could a human brain malfunction so badly that it would seek to obliterate a whole universe of beauty?


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 22:38 GMT 
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greenville wrote:
Drop 'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' from "Blonde on Blonde". It wouldn't make the album perfect, but it will improve it. I think the track would have been better suited to one of the "Bootleg Series" albums.

You've thrown a double gauntlet down here, Marquis de Greenville.
Every one has their own view on "the Lady" and the other ladies on BOB.
But the centrality of "the Lady" for Dylan's album's main theme: growing up and out of bachelorhood; is that the guy has just got married to "this Lady" and she's just had their first child. He's made a commitment, saying goodbye to his sexually wildest years. It is totally irrelevant what you think of the song, without it the whole point of this collection of songs vanishes.
Secondly which of the Bootleg Series did you have in mind? 11:23 bang in the middle of BS 2 or 7. Is that going to work? You have to leave off three tracks in either collection.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 22:47 GMT 
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I guess I'd add "Abandoned Love" to Desire instead of "Joey", but even as it is Desire is one of my all time favorite Dylan albums, and is pretty much perfect to me.


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 22:49 GMT 
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TheGunfighter wrote:
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I would say I'd have Abandoned Love instead of Joey on Desire.



YES. My god, I agree with this one most definitely - though I can't say I've listened to Joey that much in all honesty, so perhaps my problem lies there.

John B. Stetson wrote:
Lay Down Your Weary Tune as the album closer on Times They are a Changin'. As was originally planned. Though I do like Restless Farewell (and Times), I love Weary Tune, and it'd be an even better closer.


I had no idea about this - but yeah, agreed. I love Restless, but Weary Tune is something else completely.

And as for my own; I'd substitute the slower version of Forever Young for Nobody 'Cept You on Planet Waves. :o


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 23:08 GMT 
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Include 'call letter blues' on BOTT


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 23:16 GMT 
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camilla's house wrote:
John B. Stetson wrote:
Lay Down Your Weary Tune as the album closer on Times They are a Changin'. As was originally planned. Though I do like Restless Farewell (and Times), I love Weary Tune, and it'd be an even better closer.

that was the original plan? :shock:
wow, that would have been great.
i like restless farewell, but I like the fully strummed version dylan did on the "quest" show a lot more than the album version.


Yep. Then the Newsweek article came out exposing Dylan's tall tales about his past. He quickly wrote Restless Farewell in response and swapped it out with Lay Down Your Weary Tune as the album closer. Lay Down Your Weary Tune was likely already planned for the live 1963 Carnegie album, so maybe he figured it would get its official release that way--the live version might even be better. The Carnegie album didn't come out, of course.

The Times might possibly be my favorite Dylan album with Weary Tune in that closing spot. As it is, I still love it. Especially in mono on that slab of 180g vinyl that I am listening to right now. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri November 28th, 2014, 23:35 GMT 
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Why swap one song for another song when you can just add said song with the other songs without removing any songs, whatsoever? So, you end up just having more great songs on the album. Well, you catch my song, I mean, my drift?


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