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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 08:20 GMT 

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I think we could all do with a break from Sinatra covers after the last three albums. If Bob still doesn't have the urge to record his own original songs, what kind of covers album would you like him to do next?

I was listening to some Johnny Cash albums last night and thinking about all the times Bob has covered Cash songs over the years. I was thinking an album of covers based on Cash's "Hymns" and his other religious albums might actually be cool and work for Bob live too.

What would you guys like him to cover?


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 18:21 GMT 

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An album of songs by the Clancy Brothers.


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 18:31 GMT 
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Frank Sinatra Jr


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 18:35 GMT 
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Nancy Sinatra.

I'm sure Bob could turn out a mean Summer Wine.


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 18:44 GMT 
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No Cover albums. At this point he can't do anybody's song better than they themselves did it. No matter what it is.

Original Songs or just write Chronicles Vol. 2 instead.


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 18:56 GMT 
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I want to hear Bob singing Elton John songs with a full orchestra.


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 19:01 GMT 
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His own, re-recorded.

Or... Warren Zevon?

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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 19:22 GMT 
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Anyone see him on the last UK tour, vocally he was as clear as a bell and its probably tackling other peoples songs that helped him kind of respect his own. Just like World Gone Wrong is now hailed as kind of inspiring him to find his own muse again.

Most of the people who diss the last three albums usually admit to never liking the American Songbook in the first place so they were always going to have a closed mind.

Bob said in an interview when Triplicate was coming out that this particular phase was over, so if there is more covers it wont be this genre. We keep having threads like this that lay into the last few albums and Im thinking hes already said that its over can nobody on Expecting rain read?


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 19:33 GMT 
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Desolation Row wrote:
World Gone Wrong is now hailed as kind of inspiring him to find his own muse again.


Nobody hails WGW for that reason. WGW is hailed for being WGW.

It was also four years from WGW to TOOM. Yes, I know, it's been longer now since Tempest.


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 19:35 GMT 
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I'd like to hear him nail some 90s cover songs.
He can start by changing all the arrangements and the lyrics


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 20:31 GMT 
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I would think Beatles or Grateful Dead would be really cool


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 20:42 GMT 
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Wish he would do something with Shane


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 20:46 GMT 
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goodmeats wrote:
I would think Beatles or Grateful Dead would be really cool


Maybe an album with Bob Weir. Weir's Blue Mountain is good. Better than anything Dylan's done in the last 15 years.


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 20:52 GMT 
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Another covers album?

As someone said: "If ye cannot bring good news, then don't bring any".


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 23:01 GMT 

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Music from the Monty Python movies


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 23:16 GMT 
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An album of Mark E Smith covers.


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PostPosted: Fri January 26th, 2018, 06:40 GMT 
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I'd love to hear a new recording of his debut album.


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PostPosted: Fri January 26th, 2018, 06:52 GMT 

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I've always thought an album of the songs he wrote but hasn't recorded could also be interesting.

Wanted Man
Love is just a Four Letter Word
Sign Language
Wagon Wheel (not just a demo/jam)
The Painting by Van Gogh
The songs from the BOTT notebook

and all the others that don't come to mind immediately.


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PostPosted: Fri January 26th, 2018, 07:46 GMT 
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I hope you all realise Bob's last 3 albums are his way of giving his more 'well upholstered' fans a message about the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle?

SITNFAT


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PostPosted: Fri January 26th, 2018, 10:03 GMT 

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Classical. Schubert's Winterreisse, Strauss's Four Last Songs, and a selection of Puccini arias.

Either that or Alan Sherman's greatest hits.


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PostPosted: Fri January 26th, 2018, 10:56 GMT 
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Covers of songs he’s recently written.


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PostPosted: Fri January 26th, 2018, 11:14 GMT 

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I can't help but feel SITN's critical stock has fallen a tad because of FA (far less substantial) and Triplicate (has something to it but too uneven) which is a shame as Shadows is a wonderful work. In time I'm sure it will rise again but I always felt any more standards post Shadows should have been left for future Bootleg Series releases. That all said, if the the standards era has helped the miraculous recovery of his live voice then that's reason enough to justify its existence (and then some). Still, time to move on from covers- 7 years since his last original collection is too long.


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PostPosted: Fri January 26th, 2018, 12:50 GMT 

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MrJudasPriest wrote:
I can't help but feel SITN's critical stock has fallen a tad because of FA (far less substantial) and Triplicate (has something to it but too uneven) which is a shame as Shadows is a wonderful work. In time I'm sure it will rise again but I always felt any more standards post Shadows should have been left for future Bootleg Series releases. That all said, if the the standards era has helped the miraculous recovery of his live voice then that's reason enough to justify its existence (and then some). Still, time to move on from covers- 7 years since his last original collection is too long.


While it has been a while (but I wouldn't have thought as long as seven), Tempest is a difficult act to follow.


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MrJudasPriest wrote:
I can't help but feel SITN's critical stock has fallen a tad because of FA (far less substantial) and Triplicate (has something to it but too uneven) which is a shame as Shadows is a wonderful work. In time I'm sure it will rise again but I always felt any more standards post Shadows should have been left for future Bootleg Series releases. That all said, if the the standards era has helped the miraculous recovery of his live voice then that's reason enough to justify its existence (and then some). Still, time to move on from covers- 7 years since his last original collection is too long.

I am in total agreement with this statement. As a 'one off' SITN is a great addition to Dylan's catalogue but unfortunately someone should have said enough is enough. Still, Trouble No More was much better than expected so I suppose it's swings and roundabouts. I'm hoping against hope that a follow up to Teppest has been started, but it will indeed be a hard act to follow!


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PostPosted: Fri January 26th, 2018, 13:20 GMT 
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dvdunplugged wrote:
MrJudasPriest wrote:
7 years since his last original collection is too long.

As a 'one off' SITN is a great addition to Dylan's catalogue but unfortunately someone should have said enough is enough.

Well, it probably had to do with his recording contract.
Release so many albums per year and we’ll pay you this...

Bob says he doesn’t really enjoy recording, so he goes in and plows through tons of the oldies, finds a groove and figures out a way to satisfy several albums at once. Boom. Factory efficiency with writing expectations & pressure off.

Now it’s time to spew out anything that comes off the pen.
We’ll eat it up, complain about it, love it, then want more!


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