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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 07:37 GMT 
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I note there are quite a few 'radio broadcasts' available but which is the best? I think some of them have been reviewed here before but I can't really remember which came up as a 'must have'.
Whilst writing, isn't it about time Sony thought about releasing a show by the duo, it would surely make a good contender for BS Vol. 14 and would be an improvement on Dylan and The Dead!


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 08:27 GMT 

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dvdunplugged wrote:
I note there are quite a few 'radio broadcasts' available but which is the best? I think some of them have been reviewed here before but I can't really remember which came up as a 'must have'.
Whilst writing, isn't it about time Sony thought about releasing a show by the duo, it would surely make a good contender for BS Vol. 14 and would be an improvement on Dylan and The Dead!


I think the earlier in their cooperation the better. Farm Aid & the '86 tour were
quite good. I saw four shows in the 1987 tour and Bob was obviously in the slumps.
The last Wembley show was awesome though.


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 09:33 GMT 
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Its very hard to beat the Hard To Handle special of Bob and Tom in Sydney, 1986. Dylan in full command!


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 09:35 GMT 
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There's a 2CD set on Amazon 'Across The Borderline' - how does that rate?


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 10:01 GMT 

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dvdunplugged wrote:
There's a 2CD set on Amazon 'Across The Borderline' - how does that rate?


At best, no better than many of the equivalent recordings available for download on this site.


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 10:26 GMT 
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"Got My Mind Made Up" on "Knocked Out Loaded." That's their best official release.


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 10:36 GMT 

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dvdunplugged wrote:
There's a 2CD set on Amazon 'Across The Borderline' - how does that rate?
I like it, a lot.

Features a fantastic version of "Positively 4th Street", where Bob sneers it just like the original, but the band play like the Clarence White-era Byrds.


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 12:01 GMT 
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mjmooney wrote:
dvdunplugged wrote:
There's a 2CD set on Amazon 'Across The Borderline' - how does that rate?
I like it, a lot.

Features a fantastic version of "Positively 4th Street", where Bob sneers it just like the original, but the band play like the Clarence White-era Byrds.


Thanks, sounds just up my street, but I just noticed it is out of stock there at the moment!


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 12:03 GMT 
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The Westwood One radio show in all its various incarnations is as good as anything Ive heard. Great quality. Solid performance.

I prefer '87 stuff but it's way more spotty. I just love the energy and the inconsistency!


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 13:48 GMT 
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mjmooney wrote:
dvdunplugged wrote:
There's a 2CD set on Amazon 'Across The Borderline' - how does that rate?
I like it, a lot.

Features a fantastic version of "Positively 4th Street", where Bob sneers it just like the original, but the band play like the Clarence White-era Byrds.


Isn't that the same gig as Hard to Handle?


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 14:26 GMT 

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Anr Bjotk wrote:
mjmooney wrote:
[quote="dvdunplugged"]There's a 2CD set on Amazon 'Across The Borderline' - how does that rate?
I like it, a lot.

Features a fantastic version of "Positively 4th Street", where Bob sneers it just like the original, but the band play like the Clarence White-era Byrds.


Isn't that the same gig as Hard to Handle?[/quote]I believe so, yes.


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 15:06 GMT 
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mjmooney wrote:
dvdunplugged wrote:
There's a 2CD set on Amazon 'Across The Borderline' - how does that rate?
I like it, a lot.

Features a fantastic version of "Positively 4th Street", where Bob sneers it just like the original, but the band play like the Clarence White-era Byrds.


mjmooney wrote:
I believe so, yes.


I have that edition. The mix is really..."trebly" and awful... Sounds like it's being played on a cheap cassette player. The "Hard to Handle" boot has excellent audio quality, so there must be a version that has the full track list with better audio, no?


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 16:53 GMT 
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These are the Bob Dylan & Tom Petty releases listed on Amazon UK:

This Land Is Your Land: The Classic 1986 Buffalo, NY Broadcast (2 CD SET)
Live On The Radio ‘86 - 1 CD
Across The Borderline – (2 CD SET - Sydney) (Currently Out Of Stock)
Live On Air – Radio Broadcast 1986 -1 CD

Reviews of most of them are pretty 'mixed'! Surely Sony have something in the vaults that would make an interesting release?


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 17:05 GMT 
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Artwork? Dylan & Petty On The Radio


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 17:07 GMT 
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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 17:09 GMT 
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Across The Borderline.


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 17:13 GMT 
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Live On Air - Radio Broadcast 1986


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 09:47 GMT 
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There was a recently unearthed soundboard tape from Minneapolis 86 that should become the go to 86 recording. A bit flatter mix but I think the transfer and clarity is superior than Sydney. I'd also give it the edge performance wise.

Unfortunately the 87 tour is much better but no top quality boots exist. Dortmund is pretty decent though.


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 13:45 GMT 
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Hi,

Modena 87' & Wembley 87' (better recording than Dormund or Modena) are both "must haves".

Cheers,

Ramón


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PostPosted: Thu October 26th, 2017, 08:12 GMT 
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I have the True Confessions disc somewhere but I just think that it's a shame if Sony have recordings of the shows in their vaults that we have to rely on dodgy radio broadcasts and copies of boots. I do hope Sony make an official release of one of the shows sometime.


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PostPosted: Sat October 28th, 2017, 08:04 GMT 
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True Confessions. My copy isn't to brilliant but I think that's down to the equipment that it was copied by.
Track listing:
1 Positively 4th Street
2 All Along The Watchtower
3 Masters Of War
4 I'll Remember You
5 I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
6 Bye Bye Johnny
7 Breakdown
8 Just Like A Woman
9 Blowin' In The Wind
10 Lucky Old Sun
11 So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
12 Spike
13 Like A Rolling Stone
14 Knockin' On Heaven's Door
The artwork I have is different as well. Suppose there are lots of different formats?


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PostPosted: Sat October 28th, 2017, 14:33 GMT 
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True Confessions


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PostPosted: Sat October 28th, 2017, 15:12 GMT 
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"Got My Mind Made Up" on "Knocked Out Loaded." That's their best official release.


Right


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PostPosted: Sat October 28th, 2017, 15:28 GMT 
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A) "Hard To Handle" film

• TV broadcast in the US on HBO, 20 June 1986
• released internationally on VHS and on Laserdisc (Japan) and the rare VHD disc format (Japan)
• unauthorized copies of the Laserdisc were released on DVD in Brazil and South Korea in the early 2000s

In The Garden – Sydney 24 February 1986 (spoken introduction from 25 February)
Just Like A Woman – Sydney 24 February 1986
Like A Rolling Stone – Sydney 25 February 1986
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) – Sydney 25 February 1986
Girl From The North Country – Sydney 24 February 1986
Lenny Bruce – Sydney 25 February 1986
When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky – Sydney 24 February 1986
Ballad Of A Thin Man – Sydney 24 February 1986
I'll Remember You – Sydney 24 February 1986
Knockin' On Heaven's Door – Sydney 25 February 1986

B) radio broadcasts

Westwood One US radio broadcast, 31 August 1986*:

Positively 4th Street – Sydney 24 February 1986

All Along The Watchtower – Tacoma, WA 31 July 1986
Masters Of War – Sydney 24 February 1986
I'll Remember You – Sydney 24 February 1986
I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know – Sydney 24 February 1986
Bye, Bye, Johnny (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
Breakdown (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)

Just Like A Woman – Sydney 24 February 1986
Blowin' In The Wind – Sydney 25 February 1986
That Lucky Old Sun – Sydney 24 February 1986
So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
Spike (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)

Like A Rolling Stone – Sydney 25 February 1986
Knockin' On Heaven's Door – Sydney 25 February 1986

broadcasts outside of the US (and the Westwood One US re-broadcast in February 1999) included additional songs:

Girl From The North Country – Sydney 24 February 1986
It Ain't Me, Babe – Tacoma, WA 31 July 1986
When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky – Sydney 24 February 1986

*The best releases of the 1986 Westwood One US radio broadcast are the "True Confessions" CD on Swingin' Pig TSP-CD-107 and the "True Confessions" 2 LP set on Royal Sound RS 007 (both unauthorized).

The recent "Live on the Radio '86" CD/LP on Rox Vox was copied off vinyl (or copied off a tape that was copied off vinyl) and runs too fast. Avoid.

The recent "Across The Borderline" 2 CD set on Sonic Boom was compiled from a bootlegged soundboard tape of the 24 February Sydney show and tapes of the "Hard To Handle" film and the Westwood One radio broadcast. They also added "All Along The Watchtower" from Tacoma (but failed to include the Tacoma "It Ain't Me, Babe"). Due to different sources having been used, the quality across the tracks varies, but is mediocre at best. Avoid.


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PostPosted: Sun October 29th, 2017, 08:14 GMT 
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My Echo, My Shadow And Me wrote:


*The best releases of the 1986 Westwood One US radio broadcast are the "True Confessions" CD on Swingin' Pig TSP-CD-107 and the "True Confessions" 2 LP set on Royal Sound RS 007 (both unauthorized).

The recent "Live on the Radio '86" CD/LP on Rox Vox was copied off vinyl (or copied off a tape that was copied off vinyl) and runs too fast. Avoid.


Yeah I made the mistake of getting that. I didn't even know it was running too fast, I just thought "God, Bob's voice sounds awful - so thin and nasal, more than on anything I've ever heard."
I threw out $12.99 there. It's garbage.


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