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PostPosted: Wed October 8th, 2014, 12:57 GMT 

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fatherofnight wrote:
Well I ordered from Amazon DE a la Mr Egbert, I'll wait a year to get it at that price. Mmm thinking about it, I suppose it might be that price anyway this time next year. Ah well nothing ventured and all that jazz.


As have I. We can only hope the delivery date is a mistake.
But if it it we'll have a pleasant surprise a year from now.


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PostPosted: Wed October 8th, 2014, 14:02 GMT 
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I wish there was a way to tell Bob of ca. 1962. He'd probably call you a liar before you'd even have a chance to say Judas.


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PostPosted: Wed October 8th, 2014, 18:21 GMT 
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It's possible someone has already asked this: but will the new Lyrics include those put to music on Lost on the River?


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PostPosted: Wed October 8th, 2014, 18:24 GMT 
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Maybe Lost on the River was the reason that it went from 700+ pages to 900+ pages.

Or maybe not.


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PostPosted: Wed October 8th, 2014, 19:47 GMT 

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I clicked on that link on today's front page thinking it was some kind of competition and that Bob was offering all his fans a chance to win a limited edition signed book...and then I saw the price tag :shock:
To be fair, this is less egregious to me than the BS11 pricing. Anybody who would pay 5 grand for a book needs that money even less than Dylan does, I'm happy for him to fleece such people (he'll probably put the money to better use, at least).


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PostPosted: Thu October 9th, 2014, 06:19 GMT 
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Tree arising! O pure ascendance!
Orpheus Sings! Towering tree within the ear!
Everywhere stillness, yet in this abeyance:
seeds of change and new beginnings near.

Creatures of silence emerged from the clear
unfettered forest, from dens, from lairs.
Not from shyness, this silence of theirs;
nor from any hint of fear,

simply from listening. Brutal shriek and roar
dwindled in their hearts. Where stood a mere
hut to house the passions of the ear,

constructed of longing darkly drear,
haphazardly wrought from front to rear,
you built them a temple at listening's core.


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PostPosted: Thu October 9th, 2014, 11:24 GMT 
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summerteeth wrote:
Maybe Lost on the River was the reason that it went from 700+ pages to 900+ pages.

Or maybe not.


Or maybe only the 5000 in the limited edition run will be this length. Every other run will be 750 pages. I hope I'm being too pessimistic


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PostPosted: Thu October 9th, 2014, 16:55 GMT 
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How can we be this close to the publishing date and have no more concrete details than what we have? The NPR link on the front page is most disturbing: "Only 3,000 copies will be printed, and they'll sell for $200 each at bookstores. Fifty signed copies of the book will also go for $5,000 each."

Here is what I have found so far:
Book Depository lists three versions:
-$44.70, 768 pages, October 2015 (apparently I ordered this version back in July, since canceled)
-$179.00, 960 pages, October 28, 2014
-$181.43, 1034 pages, November 8, 2014

Amazon U.S.
-$128.00, 960 pages, October 28

If anyone can add to this, please do. No way am I paying $5k for the super special edition, but how do I make sure that I am getting the 1,034 edition?


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PostPosted: Thu October 9th, 2014, 19:16 GMT 
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summerteeth wrote:
.... If anyone can add to this, please do. No way am I paying $5k for the super special edition, but how do I make sure that I am getting the 1,034 edition?

If this really remains "a printing of 3,500 copies (500 are for the British market)", it is worth getting I would say, so I have ordered my copy from amazon.co.uk.
£81.25 (including free shipping to Ireland)
RRP: £125.00
You Save: £43.75 (35%)
Hardcover: 1034 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (6 Nov 2014)
ISBN-10: 1471137090
ISBN-13: 978-1471137099


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PostPosted: Thu October 9th, 2014, 19:42 GMT 

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Thanks, Bobschool for reminding me that I could always find a complete Rilkes poems in a second hand shop for ten quid and get a lot! Of pleasure out of it. Because I simply cannot afford the Complete Annointed Lyrics...


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PostPosted: Thu October 9th, 2014, 21:19 GMT 
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-$44.70, 768 pages, October 2015 (apparently I ordered this version back in July, since canceled)


Strange one this, I had originally ordered mine from Amazon at £30. This is supposedly the one that was later cancelled. I mailed Amazon last week to ask about this & got the following reply:

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I've checked your order and can see that the "The Complete Annotated Lyrics" is on pre-order and isn’t due to be released until November 6, 2014.

Please note that the release date is subject to change. If we’re informed of any changes to this date, we’ll update the website accordingly.

We still expect to deliver your order by the date listed in Your Account: between November 13, 2014 - November 15, 2014.

Once your order is sent you'll receive an e-mail confirming the date, contents and method of delivery.

If you don't get your e-mail confirmation by November 10, 2014 please let us know by replying to this e-mail and we'll investigate.


Still not sure what is happening here.


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PostPosted: Thu October 9th, 2014, 21:36 GMT 
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-$44.70, 768 pages, October 2015 (apparently I ordered this version back in July, since canceled)


Strange one this, I had originally ordered mine from Amazon at £30. This is supposedly the one that was later cancelled. I mailed Amazon last week to ask about this & got the following reply:

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Hello,

I've checked your order and can see that the "The Complete Annotated Lyrics" is on pre-order and isn’t due to be released until November 6, 2014.

Please note that the release date is subject to change. If we’re informed of any changes to this date, we’ll update the website accordingly.

We still expect to deliver your order by the date listed in Your Account: between November 13, 2014 - November 15, 2014.

Once your order is sent you'll receive an e-mail confirming the date, contents and method of delivery.

If you don't get your e-mail confirmation by November 10, 2014 please let us know by replying to this e-mail and we'll investigate.


Still not sure what is happening here.


The Amazon is a long, mysterious and deep river. You're not supposed to know where the shallows are and you cant go back up river if you hit rapids.


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PostPosted: Thu October 9th, 2014, 22:29 GMT 
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It is written!
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PostPosted: Fri October 10th, 2014, 05:15 GMT 
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The chosen few. :roll:



Also, can they just not ask him? We'll see what there is. :arrow:
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Karp claimed that Dylan provided notebooks and manuscripts to Ricks for the project, though Ricks demurred when the Times asked about the singer-songwriter's involvement in the project. "I think the right thing for us is not to go into the question of the particular kinds of help and assistance and advice that we were in a position to receive," he said.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... z3FiSHEIu0


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PostPosted: Fri October 10th, 2014, 07:54 GMT 
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I love the cheeky lyre and and the laurel wreath on the slipcase and the spine - the iconography of the poet through the ages. I hope Bob had a say in that! :)


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The Poet's Inspiration - Nicolas Poussin (1630)


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PostPosted: Fri October 10th, 2014, 08:25 GMT 
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I love the cheeky lyre and and the laurel wreath on the slipcase and the spine - the iconography of the poet through the ages. I hope Bob had a say in that! :)


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The Poet's Inspiration - Nicolas Poussin (1630)


"Cheeky lyre" is a wonderful concept. Nice homophone in that collocation too. Charles, pat yourself on the back


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PostPosted: Fri October 10th, 2014, 09:21 GMT 
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The medal for the Nobel Prize in Literature features a lyre and a laurel tree.


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PostPosted: Fri October 10th, 2014, 11:03 GMT 
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charlesdarwin wrote:
I love the cheeky lyre and and the laurel wreath on the slipcase and the spine - the iconography of the poet through the ages. I hope Bob had a say in that! :)


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The Poet's Inspiration - Nicolas Poussin (1630)


"Cheeky lyre" is a wonderful concept. Nice homophone in that collocation too. Charles, pat yourself on the back


And I'll bet that if he indeed had a say in that, he said it with just that expression... ;-}


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PostPosted: Fri October 10th, 2014, 11:36 GMT 
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Release date: October 28, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/147679 ... FLIBUOJWWP


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PostPosted: Fri October 10th, 2014, 12:52 GMT 
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and... http://www.bobdylan.com/us/news/lyrics- ... -available


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PostPosted: Fri October 10th, 2014, 12:58 GMT 
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PostPosted: Fri October 10th, 2014, 13:07 GMT 

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Trev wrote:
The medal for the Nobel Prize in Literature features a lyre and a laurel tree.


Good point, and of course, this "book" is coming out just as the Nobel
prize in Literature is handed to - someone else.

And from the Bob Dylan website, some of the promo for this "book" -

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"As it was well put by Al Kooper (the man behind the organ on “Like a Rolling Stone”), “Bob is the equivalent of William Shakespeare. What Shakespeare did in his time, Bob does in his time.” Christopher Ricks, editor of T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, Tennyson, and The Oxford Book of English Verse, has no argument with Mr. Kooper’s assessment, and Dylan is attended to accordingly in this authoritative edition of his lyrics.

In the words of Ricks: “For fifty years, all the world has delighted in Bob Dylan’s books of words and more than words: provocative, mysterious, touching, baffling, not-to-be-pinned-down, intriguing, and a reminder that genius is free to do as it chooses. And, again and again, these are not the words that he sings on the initially released albums.”

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________


Seems to me the people on Bob's own site are putting a VERY LITERARY SPIN on his work, but then again, the MANY genius's on this site, who tell us over and over again that this isn't literature - well, they must be right, right?


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PostPosted: Fri October 10th, 2014, 13:10 GMT 
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Kooper read Shakespeare?


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PostPosted: Fri October 10th, 2014, 13:21 GMT 

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Kooper read Shakespeare?


Who knows, but the more telling sentence is this - "Christopher Ricks, editor of T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, Tennyson, and The Oxford Book of English Verse"

Ricks is portrayed as a chronicler of some of the greatest literary figures in history, so for those who claim Bob Dylan has no interest in being hailed as a literary genius, you are completely and quite obviously WAY off track and dead wrong. Those words are from his own website! Kindly wake the F up.


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PostPosted: Fri October 10th, 2014, 13:37 GMT 

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some Facebook comments on the book -

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=724269644302662&set=gm.701172216587980


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