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PostPosted: Fri August 18th, 2017, 20:03 GMT 
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Shot Of Love. I've read many times where he states it's an album
he is fond of and likes (strange that 'Lenny Bruce' was the only track
he played live consistently for a period of time)
He said it has ''that 40s & 50s sound''.
I'm not sure i agree that it sounds anything like it could have been
released in the era he suggests, but i too have a soft spot for the album.
'Shot Of Love', 'Dead Man Dead Man', 'The Grooms Still Waiting At The Alter',
and 'Every Grain Of Sand' are songs i return to a lot.
Are there any folks with contrasting thought's on this album?


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PostPosted: Fri August 18th, 2017, 23:39 GMT 
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But if I was guessing, I would put money on Highway 61 and Love and Theft as his faves, with a little bit of Freewheelin' too just because it must baffle even him that he did that.


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PostPosted: Fri August 18th, 2017, 23:47 GMT 
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PostPosted: Sat August 19th, 2017, 00:56 GMT 
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^ :lol:
Weren't those comments about Shot of Love made within a few years of the album being released?

He did mention Freewheelin in an interview on the 1984 tour - wait, didn't we just talk about this "what's his favorite" thing?

Anyway, it's not like he'd give a straight answer. He probably remembers some groupie from a mixing session better than what any of these albums sound like, anyway.

I like Shot of Love...if that's what you're asking, and I think production-wise it's quite good, if that's what you're asking.


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PostPosted: Sat August 19th, 2017, 02:19 GMT 
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“You listen to these modern records, they’re atrocious, they have sound all over them”


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PostPosted: Sat August 19th, 2017, 07:35 GMT 
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a great SOL reminiscence
https://damienlove.com/writing/a-hole-full-of-light-inside-bob-dylans-shot-of-love/


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PostPosted: Sat August 19th, 2017, 14:32 GMT 
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Bob probably couldn't name all of his albums, and doesn't even remember some of them. Fans keep much better track of his career than he does.


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PostPosted: Sat August 19th, 2017, 15:19 GMT 
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I could imagine that Shot Of Love is an album Bob is very fond of. He had the chance to work with Robert "Bumps" Blackwell on that one. Blackwell produced many of Little Richards hits in the fifties, and wasn't it one of Bob's ambition as a teenager to play in Little Richards band? So maybe there is a connection there.


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PostPosted: Sat August 19th, 2017, 17:53 GMT 
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Maybe he has a tendency to be most fond of the one he's working on right now or at least the one he's finished most recently. I'm sure a lot of Artists think in a similar way. The next project is the only project.


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PostPosted: Sat August 19th, 2017, 18:12 GMT 
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Ron Sexsmith, who is no mean songwriter, has often cited 'Shot of Love' as his favorite Dylan album.

It's an album I like listening to in the Summer?


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PostPosted: Sat August 19th, 2017, 19:31 GMT 
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McG wrote:
FFS


I'm sorry if my discussing an album recorded by the artist whom this site is dedicated
caught you off guard so much to irritate you, perhaps you're better served on other threads
that interest you? I thought this site would be a step up from the childish rubbish encountered
on youtube but it would appear that rude obnoxious vexations to the soul exist here too. sigh.


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PostPosted: Sat August 19th, 2017, 19:37 GMT 
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Thank's for that link AndoDoug


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PostPosted: Sat August 19th, 2017, 19:41 GMT 
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^ :lol:
Weren't those comments about Shot of Love made within a few years of the album being released?

He did mention Freewheelin in an interview on the 1984 tour - wait, didn't we just talk about this "what's his favorite" thing?

Anyway, it's not like he'd give a straight answer. He probably remembers some groupie from a mixing session better than what any of these albums sound like, anyway.

I like Shot of Love...if that's what you're asking, and I think production-wise it's quite good, if that's what you're asking.


I was looking for contrasting opinions on the album, i like it, but i noticed
on another thread how many people straight up disliked Street Legal, an
album i think is far superior to Shot Of Love, so i wanted to see how much
love or lack of it there is for the album. Dylan does hold it in high regard,
or at least did when he was last asked about the albums he's proud of.


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PostPosted: Sat August 19th, 2017, 19:45 GMT 
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LibraChild1980 wrote:
McG wrote:
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I'm sorry if my discussing an album recorded by the artist whom this site is dedicated
caught you off guard so much to irritate you, perhaps you're better served on other threads
that interest you? I thought this site would be a step up from the childish rubbish encountered
on youtube but it would appear that rude obnoxious vexations to the soul exist here too. sigh.


Instead of starting interesting threads, McG would rather dump on the ones other people start.


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PostPosted: Mon August 21st, 2017, 19:07 GMT 
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Another thing i wanted other peoples opinions on was what Dylan is
now famous for, the songs he leaves off albums.
With Shot Of Love there is Angelina and Caribbean Wind that Dylan
left off the record, but wondered if anyone held any of the other
songs in high regard, like maybe working tracks from the 'Between Saved & Shot Of Love'
sessions, or tracks like Need A Woman and You Changed My Life.


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PostPosted: Mon August 21st, 2017, 19:15 GMT 
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LibraChild1980 wrote:
Another thing i wanted other peoples opinions on was what Dylan is
now famous for, the songs he leaves off albums.

Oh FFS :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon August 21st, 2017, 19:24 GMT 
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I think Shot Of Love is one of his very worst albums - 90% pap. It wouldn't even be a good album by someone else, but by Dylan it is an absurd waste of talent. One and a half good songs, maybe, and they were better in other settings/versions.

Just my ten cents. But to anyone who likes the album, that'll cost you a whole buck.


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PostPosted: Mon August 21st, 2017, 20:03 GMT 
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^ granted, it's not great and by no means essential.

It's lurifying (can't that be a word?) anyhow, being what sounds more or less like live in the studio.

First problem is, as you point out, that the material is terribly uneven even if there are sporadic interesting lyrics spread around.
Second though, also the known outtakes of lyrically superior songs are still performed lovelessly.

I doubt there will ever be a satisfactory alternate Fix of love.

(I think that's mostly down to shrinking to within the limits of ones immediate surroundings.)


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PostPosted: Mon August 21st, 2017, 20:52 GMT 
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effort wrote:
It's lurifying (can't that be a word?)


Yes. And in my opinion you have just improved the album by 5%


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PostPosted: Mon August 21st, 2017, 22:20 GMT 
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I think Shot Of Love is one of his very worst albums - 90% pap. It wouldn't even be a good album by someone else, but by Dylan it is an absurd waste of talent. One and a half good songs, maybe, and they were better in other settings/versions.

Just my ten cents. But to anyone who likes the album, that'll cost you a whole buck.

I pretty much agree with this. Groom's Still Waiting and of course Every Grain Of Sand aside, I rarely ever listen to this album. Pretty terrible and low-tier Bob. I can't even make it through the dreadful Property of Jesus.


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PostPosted: Tue August 22nd, 2017, 13:17 GMT 
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Nightingale's Code wrote:
slimtimslide wrote:
I think Shot Of Love is one of his very worst albums - 90% pap. It wouldn't even be a good album by someone else, but by Dylan it is an absurd waste of talent. One and a half good songs, maybe, and they were better in other settings/versions.

Just my ten cents. But to anyone who likes the album, that'll cost you a whole buck.

I pretty much agree with this. Groom's Still Waiting and of course Every Grain Of Sand aside, I rarely ever listen to this album. Pretty terrible and low-tier Bob. I can't even make it through the dreadful Property of Jesus.


Interesting, thanks for the feedback.
Maybe it's because the first two electric albums i heard by Dylan
were 'Street Legal' and 'Shot Of Love' from my fathers vinyl collection
in the late 80s i have a fondness for both albums. He had both on cassette too
and his first four acoustic albums. To me, they'll always be linked.


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PostPosted: Tue August 22nd, 2017, 21:33 GMT 
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LibraChild1980 wrote:

Interesting, thanks for the feedback.
Maybe it's because the first two electric albums i heard by Dylan
were 'Street Legal' and 'Shot Of Love' from my fathers vinyl collection
in the late 80s i have a fondness for both albums. He had both on cassette too
and his first four acoustic albums. To me, they'll always be linked.


I too am a fan of SoL, Libes - I've always had a soft spot for it, plus I think the vocals are some of Bob's absolute best in the studio.

Plus it's apparently Bono's favourite Dylan album, though I'm not sure that helps our cause...


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