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PostPosted: Sun October 1st, 2017, 16:37 GMT 
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kfb2112 wrote:

hey I would love to get these tickets from ya but i don't have messaging privileges yet. if anyone can message on my behalf and let dpam know that I'm interested I would super appreciate it. Otherwise I hope this gets noticed!


Hey kfb2112 - if you want to post an email or some other way to contact you besides DM, I'll reach out.

(Otherwise, if anyone else wants to buy a pair of tix to Monday movie in NYC, face value, DM me...)


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PostPosted: Sun October 1st, 2017, 16:40 GMT 
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Yes, Paul Williams never wrote with any academic pretensions. He was an unabashed Dylan fan, and wrote his books primarily from the perspective of a fan. He could occasionally seem over-gushing in his praise, but I found his books to be a valuable resource when I was just getting started in collecting live Dylan.


Any Dylan fan who hasn't consumed the Paul Williams books is missing out. THE BEST way to further unlock and enjoy Bob. Miss him often. We're all worse off not having his thoughts and reactions for the last 15 or so years... RIP


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PostPosted: Mon October 2nd, 2017, 16:16 GMT 

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dpam wrote:
kfb2112 wrote:

hey I would love to get these tickets from ya but i don't have messaging privileges yet. if anyone can message on my behalf and let dpam know that I'm interested I would super appreciate it. Otherwise I hope this gets noticed!


Hey kfb2112 - if you want to post an email or some other way to contact you besides DM, I'll reach out.

(Otherwise, if anyone else wants to buy a pair of tix to Monday movie in NYC, face value, DM me...)


hey! I ended up getting a ticket to the next sunday show. hope someone ends up getting to use those tickets today.


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PostPosted: Mon October 2nd, 2017, 19:35 GMT 

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The pre-order from bobdylan.com includes the 2 disc San Diego '79 set. Anyone know if this is included if pre-ordered from Amazon?


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PostPosted: Mon October 2nd, 2017, 19:40 GMT 

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Exclusive only to Bobs official site according to his site.


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PostPosted: Tue October 3rd, 2017, 03:56 GMT 
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Ya'll are gonna love the DVD. Saw the film tonight in NYC. Fantastic beautiful footage - stunning sound. All highlights....

The 'preaching' scenes are well done, interesting, but who cares - the Bob is just outstanding.

They didn't play the extras but there was some discussion. They're gonna be great too.


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PostPosted: Tue October 3rd, 2017, 11:14 GMT 

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saturn.de has a special "get 3 pay for 2"-promotion this weekend. And it works with Trouble No More. I just ordered three copies for just 270 euros


Not bad. I could do that. Anybody wanna share?

Erm, yes, if it's not too late?


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PostPosted: Tue October 3rd, 2017, 11:17 GMT 
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dpam wrote:
Ya'll are gonna love the DVD. Saw the film tonight in NYC. Fantastic beautiful footage - stunning sound. All highlights....

The 'preaching' scenes are well done, interesting, but who cares - the Bob is just outstanding.

They didn't play the extras but there was some discussion. They're gonna be great too.



Nice, thanks for the review.


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PostPosted: Tue October 3rd, 2017, 13:09 GMT 
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dpam wrote:
Ya'll are gonna love the DVD. Saw the film tonight in NYC. Fantastic beautiful footage - stunning sound. All highlights....

The 'preaching' scenes are well done, interesting, but who cares - the Bob is just outstanding.

They didn't play the extras but there was some discussion. They're gonna be great too.


Sounds great, thanks for sharing that with us! :D Which songs are used in the film?


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PostPosted: Tue October 3rd, 2017, 13:12 GMT 
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Was it pretty much just concert footage?


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PostPosted: Tue October 3rd, 2017, 13:43 GMT 

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Uuuh, I just can´t wait. :D


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PostPosted: Tue October 3rd, 2017, 14:32 GMT 
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escapeedrifter wrote:
Was it pretty much just concert footage?


The film has:

1) Song I've never heard at Santa Monica Rehearsal Space (apparently whole thing filmed for some potential promo or tv thing, more of it (but not all) is on bonus DVD

2) 7-8 Songs from mostly Buffalo (if I understood her correctly). Sounds like they know Toronto is out (in less than perfect quality) and wanted to use rarer stuff

3) new filmed actor/preacher scenes (about 3-6 minutes) between most but not all songs. There are 6 of them

4) An amazing post-credits single camera shot across piano of Dylan and Clydie (?) singing 'Abraham, Martin & John' - perhaps the highlight of the whole thing. Hard to tell if it was in concert or in rehearsal, I'd guess rehearsal given lack of applause at end and Dylan wanders off after in 'not on stage' way.

5) Audio only of 'Every Grain of Sand' over actual credits.

Director said the DVD has bonus of more concert and more rehearsal - film was 59 minutes. Not sure how much Bonus.


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PostPosted: Tue October 3rd, 2017, 17:22 GMT 
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dpam wrote:
escapeedrifter wrote:
Was it pretty much just concert footage?


The film has:

1) Song I've never heard at Santa Monica Rehearsal Space (apparently whole thing filmed for some potential promo or tv thing, more of it (but not all) is on bonus DVD

2) 7-8 Songs from mostly Buffalo (if I understood her correctly). Sounds like they know Toronto is out (in less than perfect quality) and wanted to use rarer stuff

3) new filmed actor/preacher scenes (about 3-6 minutes) between most but not all songs. There are 6 of them

4) An amazing post-credits single camera shot across piano of Dylan and Clydie (?) singing 'Abraham, Martin & John' - perhaps the highlight of the whole thing. Hard to tell if it was in concert or in rehearsal, I'd guess rehearsal given lack of applause at end and Dylan wanders off after in 'not on stage' way.

5) Audio only of 'Every Grain of Sand' over actual credits.

Director said the DVD has bonus of more concert and more rehearsal - film was 59 minutes. Not sure how much Bonus.



Just take my money, Sony. Here. Have all of it. :( :)


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PostPosted: Tue October 3rd, 2017, 18:44 GMT 

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First song is Jesus Met the Woman at the Well, with Dylan playing bass guitar


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PostPosted: Tue October 3rd, 2017, 18:54 GMT 

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Amazon price for the deluxe edition down to $129.99. No San Diego, though!


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PostPosted: Tue October 3rd, 2017, 19:19 GMT 
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First song is Jesus Met the Woman at the Well, with Dylan playing bass guitar

Nice!


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PostPosted: Tue October 3rd, 2017, 23:27 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:
dpam wrote:

Just take my money, Sony. Here. Have all of it. :( :)



co-sign.
I'm in for a monthly direct debit. #DylanTax


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PostPosted: Wed October 4th, 2017, 00:00 GMT 

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dpam wrote:
escapeedrifter wrote:
Was it pretty much just concert footage?


The film has:

1) Song I've never heard at Santa Monica Rehearsal Space (apparently whole thing filmed for some potential promo or tv thing, more of it (but not all) is on bonus DVD

2) 7-8 Songs from mostly Buffalo (if I understood her correctly). Sounds like they know Toronto is out (in less than perfect quality) and wanted to use rarer stuff

4) An amazing post-credits single camera shot across piano of Dylan and Clydie (?) singing 'Abraham, Martin & John' - perhaps the highlight of the whole thing. Hard to tell if it was in concert or in rehearsal, I'd guess rehearsal given lack of applause at end and Dylan wanders off after in 'not on stage' way.



Thanks so much for this info.

Can you elaborate on if these were complete start-to-finish songs, or truncated / edited versions of each?

~ L.F.


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PostPosted: Wed October 4th, 2017, 07:53 GMT 
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Trouble No More review by Ben Grillot

So I impulsively took a bus trip up to NYC to see Trouble No More last night. Left DC at 12:30p, read Commonwealth on a gorgeous blue-sky early-fall afternoon up through NJ. Had a quick dinner with BL (Thai in Chelsea, 5 tables, not good, not bad, just food and good conversation), then the C train up to Lincoln Center. It was a clear, cool night. Not cold. Just perfect. I queued up in line with my book, remembering why I was always able to finish so many books when I lived in NYC.
I was early enough in line that when they opened the doors I got great seats. It started a little late, a speech from the director. A shout out to Jeff Rosen (seated a few rows up from me). And then the lights came down.
I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew it wasn't a concert film - but had concert footage. I vaguely knew that Luc Sante had written "sermons" for the film. And I knew it was short (an hour). But that was it.
So the lights went down and the film opened with a shot of a door. And then the camera moved through it and upstairs and we're in a rehearsal studio in LA in 1980, with Bob and that amazing band (and choir) running through a rough, ragged, slightly aggressive version of Jesus Met the Woman at the Well, that old traditional gospel song he did so well in the 60's -- reborn here. The camera is tight, the band is sweating, and it feels alive.
From there we jump to concert footage that I'd never seen (Buffalo '79?). Dylan looking somewhat tired, the stage small, the crowd pressed in tight. I'd forgotten these were theater-sized shows. But the band is on fire - and his voice is alive and urgent. And the way he moves. Throws his head to the side between lines. Captivating.
Then he walks off stage as the band keeps playing and the film neatly segues to Michael Shannon playing a 30's preacher, walking into a church, and giving a sermon - on removing the plank from your eye before pointing out the mote in your neighbor's eye - a standard text. But I found the delivery compelling. Having grown up hearing sermons like these, they ring true. But they also fit the film. They're plain-spoken, simple, but not condescending.
This rhythm keeps up through the film. Some amazing performances - Solid Rock, Pressing On, Ain't Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody, What Can I Do For You?, Precious Angel - interlaced with sermons. Some better than others. Some performances better than others. Generally fitting in the theme. And then, over the closing credits, a real treat - Bob and Clydie King rehearsing Abraham, Martin, and John. A perfect way to bring it all together.
All in all, somewhat to my surprise, I thought it worked incredibly well. It seemed as though they had a pile of 79-80 footage and weren't sure what to do with it. And they had two easy options and a third, more-interesting, option. The easy ways out would have been to do a full concert film of, say, Toronto (either 80 or 81 - or both) - 1-2 hours of pure music. Or they could have done a narrative-style No Direction Home type piece - telling the story of the Gospel Era with some combination of music and interview and voice-over.. But this approach worked even better, I think, and I'm glad they went with it.
And yes, we could quibble for days / months / years about what was left out and why (both here and in the box set). No Tucson '79. No New Orleans '81 (that Lanois mixed!). But I'm incredibly grateful that this exists at all. It was worth the bus ride. I missed the Q&A, alas, to catch the 11p bus back to DC, falling asleep almost instantly, feet dangling across the aisle. Out cold all the way home..


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PostPosted: Wed October 4th, 2017, 08:58 GMT 
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Thank you dpam and gerard. Great reviews.


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The free San Diego CD loophole hasn't worked. Just got a refund from bobdylan.com


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PostPosted: Wed October 4th, 2017, 14:57 GMT 
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Lonesomefetter wrote:
Can you elaborate on if these were complete start-to-finish songs, or truncated / edited versions of each?

~ L.F.


Full songs start-to-finish for every one. (Yes!)


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PostPosted: Wed October 4th, 2017, 15:08 GMT 

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Thanks gerardv for posting my review! I'm very rarely on here, but found out I _do_ have an account, so fired it up.

If you'd like to read my review in the original, head here: http://lonesomeace.blogspot.com/2017/10 ... -more.html

And if you have any questions - send me a DM or post here..

It was pretty special stuff.

gerardv wrote:
Trouble No More review by Ben Grillot

So I impulsively took a bus trip up to NYC to see Trouble No More last night. Left DC at 12:30p, read Commonwealth on a gorgeous blue-sky early-fall afternoon up through NJ. Had a quick dinner with BL (Thai in Chelsea, 5 tables, not good, not bad, just food and good conversation), then the C train up to Lincoln Center. It was a clear, cool night. Not cold. Just perfect. I queued up in line with my book, remembering why I was always able to finish so many books when I lived in NYC.
I was early enough in line that when they opened the doors I got great seats. It started a little late, a speech from the director. A shout out to Jeff Rosen (seated a few rows up from me). And then the lights came down.
I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew it wasn't a concert film - but had concert footage. I vaguely knew that Luc Sante had written "sermons" for the film. And I knew it was short (an hour). But that was it.
So the lights went down and the film opened with a shot of a door. And then the camera moved through it and upstairs and we're in a rehearsal studio in LA in 1980, with Bob and that amazing band (and choir) running through a rough, ragged, slightly aggressive version of Jesus Met the Woman at the Well, that old traditional gospel song he did so well in the 60's -- reborn here. The camera is tight, the band is sweating, and it feels alive.
From there we jump to concert footage that I'd never seen (Buffalo '79?). Dylan looking somewhat tired, the stage small, the crowd pressed in tight. I'd forgotten these were theater-sized shows. But the band is on fire - and his voice is alive and urgent. And the way he moves. Throws his head to the side between lines. Captivating.
Then he walks off stage as the band keeps playing and the film neatly segues to Michael Shannon playing a 30's preacher, walking into a church, and giving a sermon - on removing the plank from your eye before pointing out the mote in your neighbor's eye - a standard text. But I found the delivery compelling. Having grown up hearing sermons like these, they ring true. But they also fit the film. They're plain-spoken, simple, but not condescending.
This rhythm keeps up through the film. Some amazing performances - Solid Rock, Pressing On, Ain't Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody, What Can I Do For You?, Precious Angel - interlaced with sermons. Some better than others. Some performances better than others. Generally fitting in the theme. And then, over the closing credits, a real treat - Bob and Clydie King rehearsing Abraham, Martin, and John. A perfect way to bring it all together.
All in all, somewhat to my surprise, I thought it worked incredibly well. It seemed as though they had a pile of 79-80 footage and weren't sure what to do with it. And they had two easy options and a third, more-interesting, option. The easy ways out would have been to do a full concert film of, say, Toronto (either 80 or 81 - or both) - 1-2 hours of pure music. Or they could have done a narrative-style No Direction Home type piece - telling the story of the Gospel Era with some combination of music and interview and voice-over.. But this approach worked even better, I think, and I'm glad they went with it.
And yes, we could quibble for days / months / years about what was left out and why (both here and in the box set). No Tucson '79. No New Orleans '81 (that Lanois mixed!). But I'm incredibly grateful that this exists at all. It was worth the bus ride. I missed the Q&A, alas, to catch the 11p bus back to DC, falling asleep almost instantly, feet dangling across the aisle. Out cold all the way home..


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PostPosted: Wed October 4th, 2017, 15:22 GMT 

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gibsona07 wrote:
The free San Diego CD loophole hasn't worked. Just got a refund from bobdylan.com


Yes, they refunded my 10 copies too.


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PostPosted: Wed October 4th, 2017, 15:26 GMT 
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lonesomeace wrote:
Thanks gerardv for posting my review! I'm very rarely on here, but found out I _do_ have an account, so fired it up.

If you'd like to read my review in the original, head here: http://lonesomeace.blogspot.com/2017/10 ... -more.html

And if you have any questions - send me a DM or post here..

It was pretty special stuff.

gerardv wrote:
Trouble No More review by Ben Grillot

So I impulsively took a bus trip up to NYC to see Trouble No More last night. Left DC at 12:30p, read Commonwealth on a gorgeous blue-sky early-fall afternoon up through NJ. Had a quick dinner with BL (Thai in Chelsea, 5 tables, not good, not bad, just food and good conversation), then the C train up to Lincoln Center. It was a clear, cool night. Not cold. Just perfect. I queued up in line with my book, remembering why I was always able to finish so many books when I lived in NYC.
I was early enough in line that when they opened the doors I got great seats. It started a little late, a speech from the director. A shout out to Jeff Rosen (seated a few rows up from me). And then the lights came down.
I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew it wasn't a concert film - but had concert footage. I vaguely knew that Luc Sante had written "sermons" for the film. And I knew it was short (an hour). But that was it.
So the lights went down and the film opened with a shot of a door. And then the camera moved through it and upstairs and we're in a rehearsal studio in LA in 1980, with Bob and that amazing band (and choir) running through a rough, ragged, slightly aggressive version of Jesus Met the Woman at the Well, that old traditional gospel song he did so well in the 60's -- reborn here. The camera is tight, the band is sweating, and it feels alive.
From there we jump to concert footage that I'd never seen (Buffalo '79?). Dylan looking somewhat tired, the stage small, the crowd pressed in tight. I'd forgotten these were theater-sized shows. But the band is on fire - and his voice is alive and urgent. And the way he moves. Throws his head to the side between lines. Captivating.
Then he walks off stage as the band keeps playing and the film neatly segues to Michael Shannon playing a 30's preacher, walking into a church, and giving a sermon - on removing the plank from your eye before pointing out the mote in your neighbor's eye - a standard text. But I found the delivery compelling. Having grown up hearing sermons like these, they ring true. But they also fit the film. They're plain-spoken, simple, but not condescending.
This rhythm keeps up through the film. Some amazing performances - Solid Rock, Pressing On, Ain't Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody, What Can I Do For You?, Precious Angel - interlaced with sermons. Some better than others. Some performances better than others. Generally fitting in the theme. And then, over the closing credits, a real treat - Bob and Clydie King rehearsing Abraham, Martin, and John. A perfect way to bring it all together.
All in all, somewhat to my surprise, I thought it worked incredibly well. It seemed as though they had a pile of 79-80 footage and weren't sure what to do with it. And they had two easy options and a third, more-interesting, option. The easy ways out would have been to do a full concert film of, say, Toronto (either 80 or 81 - or both) - 1-2 hours of pure music. Or they could have done a narrative-style No Direction Home type piece - telling the story of the Gospel Era with some combination of music and interview and voice-over.. But this approach worked even better, I think, and I'm glad they went with it.
And yes, we could quibble for days / months / years about what was left out and why (both here and in the box set). No Tucson '79. No New Orleans '81 (that Lanois mixed!). But I'm incredibly grateful that this exists at all. It was worth the bus ride. I missed the Q&A, alas, to catch the 11p bus back to DC, falling asleep almost instantly, feet dangling across the aisle. Out cold all the way home..


Can't wait to see it :) 30 days


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