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PostPosted: Sun March 5th, 2017, 14:34 GMT 
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I think many people were taken in (and overpraised Shadows) because he actually put his mind to singing like a human instead of exploring his instrument's tonal limits like he had been on tour (and sometimes on record) for quite a while. I thought it was a good album then and I'm not ashamed to feel the same way now. Fallen Angels didn't have the focus and didn't work as well. We'll see what this new one brings. I'm sure, at worst, it will add some good stuff to our Great American Songbook (GAS) playlists.


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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 00:31 GMT 
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And now Stardust is available on iTunes.


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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 01:59 GMT 
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ClaudioEz22 wrote:
And now Stardust is available on iTunes.

Listening to the preview, it sounds more in line with Willie Nelson's version, rather than Sinatra or Nat King Cole, which for me is a shame; this song sounds better with a slow, mournful rendition, not a jumpin' jazz vibe.


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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 06:24 GMT 
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It's on Spotify too. And it's another heavy rotation hit from Dignitas FM.


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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 13:21 GMT 

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Weakest of the 3 preview tracks for me. Vocal a bit strained and not as commanding as the other two.


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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 13:58 GMT 
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Trying so hard to be open-minded, but must accept reality.
I really really want to like this shit.

Priest is usually spot-on, so I don't think I will even attempt to go any further and even bother listening to Stardust or the rest.

I'm sad about this. Sorry to mourn & grieve here yet again.
I only made it Halfway through each of the other 2 "new" Songs and felt like my time was wasted.
Anyone else fighting this grief?

Unless I hear about something unusual in the 2nd half of those songs, or any other ones, I think I'm done with Triplets.
It'll be the first Bob album I don't own.
Can't keep justifying being a completist.
Ouch.


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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 14:00 GMT 
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MrJudasPriest wrote:
Weakest of the 3 preview tracks for me. Vocal a bit strained and not as commanding as the other two.


Neither of them are 'commanding' mate, unless you mean 'commanding me to jump out the window'.

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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 14:02 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Trying so hard to be open-minded, but must accept reality.
I really really want to like this shit.

Priest is usually spot-on, so I don't think I will even attempt to go any further and even bother listening to Stardust or the rest.

I'm sad about this. Sorry to mourn & grieve here yet again.
I only made it Halfway through each of the other 2 "new" Songs and felt like my time was wasted.
Anyone else fighting this grief?

Unless I hear about something unusual in the 2nd half of those songs, or any other ones, I think I'm done with Triplets.
It'll be the first Bob album I don't own.
Can't keep justifying being a completist.
Ouch.


Yeah - it's clear that nobody bar a few sad cases gives a flying f*ck for this release. Remember how many pages of comments we used to get when Bob pre-released snippets of his new albums, let alone whole songs?


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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 15:21 GMT 
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Only got through a minute of it. It's quite awful.


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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 15:25 GMT 
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Million years old carbon. :?


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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 15:33 GMT 

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McG wrote:
MrJudasPriest wrote:
Weakest of the 3 preview tracks for me. Vocal a bit strained and not as commanding as the other two.


Neither of them are 'commanding' mate, unless you mean 'commanding me to jump out the window'.

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Just meant commanding purely in the vocal sense- reflective of that late 2015 live voice which may even have improved upon the Shadows sessions. Stardust seems to me to vocally lapse into the more awkward moments of Shadows/FA whereas the 1st two from Triplets do seem confident and effortless in the vocal dept.


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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 20:30 GMT 

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McG wrote:
Yeah - it's clear that nobody bar a few sad cases gives a flying f*ck for this release.
count me in as
one of the sad cases that gives a flying f*uck for this release,
but i don't think it's clear that there are only a few of us,
you can't say anything is "clear"
based on what gets typed hERe


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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 20:56 GMT 
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Its actually quite nice.


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PostPosted: Fri March 10th, 2017, 21:04 GMT 

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juststepintothearena wrote:
McG wrote:
Yeah - it's clear that nobody bar a few sad cases gives a flying f*ck for this release.
count me in as
one of the sad cases that gives a flying f*uck for this release,
but i don't think it's clear that there are only a few of us,
you can't say anything is "clear"
based on what gets typed hERe


Like what you like. The name calling is ridiculous. Plus if you enjoy some of the songs you will eventually hear some other versions and that may have been some of the intent any way. For example, Aaron Neville does a fun doo-wopish take on Stardust.


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PostPosted: Sat March 11th, 2017, 15:23 GMT 
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waiting for this preordered
Thank you Bob Dylan :!:
Wow, so much beautiful music you have given us
long may you run


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PostPosted: Sat March 11th, 2017, 17:00 GMT 

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I'm more inclined to buy this in order to defy the self-appointed arbiters of taste. Usually these diktats are a guarantee of quality.


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PostPosted: Sat March 11th, 2017, 17:05 GMT 
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Mickvet wrote:
I'm more inclined to buy this in order to defy the self-appointed arbiters of taste. Usually these diktats are a guarantee of quality.


Unless you don't understand your own senses, isn't everyone a self-appointed arbiter of taste?


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PostPosted: Sun March 12th, 2017, 15:42 GMT 

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McG wrote:
Mickvet wrote:
I'm more inclined to buy this in order to defy the self-appointed arbiters of taste. Usually these diktats are a guarantee of quality.


Unless you don't understand your own senses, isn't everyone a self-appointed arbiter of taste?


of their own taste, obviously, and the writer meant self-appointed arbiter (diktator) for everybody, curator in other words. And that's aesthetics, the coalescing into clubs for the purpose of calling other people names. Look at me, I'm the real Dylan fan. The rest of y'all are Philistines.


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PostPosted: Mon March 13th, 2017, 01:31 GMT 
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dik·tat /dikˈtät/ noun
1. an order or decree imposed by someone in power without popular consent

Cool. A new word.


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PostPosted: Mon March 13th, 2017, 06:36 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
dik·tat /dikˈtät/ noun
1. an order or decree imposed by someone in power without popular consent

Cool. A new word.


dick·tat /dickˈtät/ noun
1. an order or decree imposed by....

Sorry, thought this was the politics section.


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PostPosted: Tue March 14th, 2017, 01:34 GMT 
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Fuck it all. Pre-ordered.


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PostPosted: Wed March 15th, 2017, 23:27 GMT 
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smoke wrote:
Fuck it all. Pre-ordered.

Power to ya Smoke.
I foolishly kicked in for Xmas, & Fallen Shadows when those dropped.
Had ta draw the line at this one.
I know the world thinks this is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I gotta stay true to myself.


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PostPosted: Wed March 15th, 2017, 23:52 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
smoke wrote:
Fuck it all. Pre-ordered.

Power to ya Smoke.
I foolishly kicked in for Xmas, & Fallen Shadows when those dropped.
Had ta draw the line at this one.
I know the world thinks this is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I gotta stay true to myself.


I don't even know the release date.

I'll buy it some time to keep my album collection complete but not sure if I will even listen to it all once.

One listen each was about what I've given Shadows and Fallen. Just never cared to listen again.


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PostPosted: Thu March 16th, 2017, 00:00 GMT 
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Actually the wrapper is still on Fallen Angels. I just used the Autorip on Amazon to listen once...


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PostPosted: Wed March 22nd, 2017, 08:47 GMT 

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Somebody mentioned Rod Stewart upthread. I find it curious that Stewart's renditions of the Great American Songbook standards are dull and disposable - but his interpretations of Dylan songs are virtually all excellent (in some cases, definitive).


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