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 Post subject: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Sat October 7th, 2017, 10:41 GMT 

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Happened upon this song again after years, put on the Nick Cave version and reminded myself how unusual a song it is and how great it is as well.

https://bobdylan.com/songs/death-not-end/

Honestly, this song should have been included on Infidels and glad Bob saw the light and released it on Down in the Groove.

Its a strange sort of uplifting song considering it's title.

I've often wondered if it may have been influenced by the death of Howard Alk at Rundown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao0lyPjYQw0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59cA_Rj22lY


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Sat October 7th, 2017, 11:25 GMT 

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Thanks for that. An underestimated gem. Dylan sings it in a very restrained manner, which I like myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Sat October 7th, 2017, 14:54 GMT 

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trevgibb wrote:
Its a strange sort of uplifting song considering it's title.

And here's the uplifting version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzA_-GBBtlI


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Sat October 7th, 2017, 23:48 GMT 
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I’ve always loved it

Continue to find underappreciated, still awaiting its time for appreciation in full context of his ‘gospel’ work throughout his career, quite possibly ominent and alive post Shot of Love as many have pointed out hERe

Been taking advantage of open jam alwayness of new Herzog Music in Cincinnati (where Hank Williams, The Delmore Brothers, Henry Glover, and songs like ‘This World Can’t Stand Long’ by King’s Sacred Quartette were recorded between ‘45-‘55) and recording with iPhone voice memo impromptus...

Did ‘Death Is Not The End’ last month
https://soundcloud.com/sydnatanist/deat ... nd-hm-mh-8

Thanks for sharing the other versions


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Sun October 8th, 2017, 07:31 GMT 
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People will bash triplicate but say this is a good song. At least it doesn't have a child choir in it


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Mon October 9th, 2017, 09:54 GMT 

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trevgibb wrote:
Happened upon this song again after years, put on the Nick Cave version and reminded myself how unusual a song it is and how great it is as well.

https://bobdylan.com/songs/death-not-end/

Honestly, this song should have been included on Infidels and glad Bob saw the light and released it on Down in the Groove.

Its a strange sort of uplifting song considering it's title.

I've often wondered if it may have been influenced by the death of Howard Alk at Rundown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao0lyPjYQw0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59cA_Rj22lY


Much like yourself i like the song but the nick cave version re-introduced it me recently, who does a great version.


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Mon October 9th, 2017, 21:15 GMT 
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goodmeats wrote:
People will bash triplicate but say this is a good song. At least it doesn't have a child choir in it

Hilarious!
This, of course, blows Triple out of the water.


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Tue October 10th, 2017, 00:26 GMT 

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I discovered this song only recently on a podcast I listen to. Really enjoy it.


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Tue October 10th, 2017, 07:41 GMT 
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Is 'Death is not the End' Bob's attempt at writing a Leonard Cohen song?


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Tue October 10th, 2017, 07:48 GMT 

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kerouacrimbaud wrote:
I discovered this song only recently on a podcast I listen to. Really enjoy it.


Welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Tue October 10th, 2017, 10:38 GMT 
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Of course, there's always the chance that death is, indeed, the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Tue October 10th, 2017, 12:48 GMT 

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panther wrote:
Of course, there's always the chance that death is, indeed, the end.


Indeed. Like every other fundamental facet of this universe, uncertainty is built into it. Leaving everyone free to decide.


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Tue October 10th, 2017, 14:00 GMT 
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panther wrote:
Of course, there's always the chance that death is, indeed, the end.

:lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Tue October 10th, 2017, 14:43 GMT 
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Death Is Not The End would be a great closer for his shows.


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Tue October 10th, 2017, 15:02 GMT 
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Strange that he's never played it live. I've always loved this song.


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Tue October 10th, 2017, 22:56 GMT 
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Untrodden Path wrote:
Death Is Not The End would be a great closer for his shows.

Death is not the end is the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Wed October 11th, 2017, 02:09 GMT 
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Forget the death bit...

The Tree of Life is growing where the Spirit never dies
And the bright Light of Salvation shines in dark and empty skies

A couple of genius lines from the man who knows his stuff. Is there really anything left to say? On any subject?


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 Post subject: Re: Death Is Not The End
PostPosted: Wed October 11th, 2017, 16:15 GMT 
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I don't like the production of the song. None of the productions from that period worked. Here's what would work - This song, done as an uptempo folk ballad with just vocal, acoustic guitar and harmonica. Maybe there's a demo like that.


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