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PostPosted: Thu February 1st, 2018, 03:13 GMT 
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TheBoiledGutsofBirds wrote:
I'd rather he did blues/folk/country covers than these songs.

He's been there, done that. I'm thankful for Dylan's current incarnation and enjoy all five discs he's released since 2015; Shadows in the Night and Triplicate still receive regular rotation on my end.

Of course I'm yearning for another set of originals like everyone else, and I believe — perhaps delusionally so — that we'll see it this year.

The words "gone is every joy and inspiration" do ring through my head though.


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PostPosted: Thu February 1st, 2018, 07:12 GMT 

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Plus these songs are nowhere near as good as songs Bob himself has written. Bob might have a great respect for them and they might be "the American songbook" but none of the songs even compare to Dylan at his best (whatever you think that is).
I disagree. The best examples of the American Songbook are every bit as good as prime Dylan (albeit in a very different context). My only problem with the Dylan quintet is that his pitching is occasionally off, which can be a bit wince-inducing.


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PostPosted: Thu February 1st, 2018, 07:58 GMT 
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Handsomeinthefog wrote:
Personally, I don't think there will be another Dylan album of original unless something significant happens, something he just had to write about. Kind of like Leonard Cohen suddenly returned to writing and releasing albums.

I tend to agree and I found your reasoning for coming up with that statement very interesting. So my biggest concern is what is going to happen to the live sets during the next few tours or however long he decides to keep going on the road. For me the four shows I saw in Europe last year that included all that American Songbook stuff were just getting boring. I was hoping against hope that he would drop the lot and do some of the better songs from BS13 during the last tour of the US but he didn't so with no new product what are those live shows going to consist of? A few years ago he was including up to seven songs from Tempest per night, and bloody good they were to. Surely he would want some form of 'new product' to sell, even reworkings of some of the classics would be better than nothing?


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PostPosted: Thu February 1st, 2018, 10:04 GMT 

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Surely the most recent leg offered plenty of freshening up? Like them or not, tonnes of rearranging going on there.


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PostPosted: Thu February 1st, 2018, 11:57 GMT 
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MrJudasPriest wrote:
Surely the most recent leg offered plenty of freshening up? Like them or not, tonnes of rearranging going on there.

Yes. Really enjoy it immensely when he does that.


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PostPosted: Thu February 1st, 2018, 19:52 GMT 

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For me, the NET performances of the '60s material is incredible... the way it was officially released in the '60s unnecessary and forgettable if not regrettable.

Quite frankly, from Before the Flood to the present, the live performances of the '60s material (as well as everything else) has been consistently very good to excellent. Again, this is my opinion and it isn't shared by many but there isn't a single nanosecond from his '60s officially released or live performances that I care to ever suffer through again. Life is too short. For those who love it and support it, that is good. Its that kind of diversity in tastes and interests that keep life interesting.[/quote]


Wow, that is...SO different from how I feel. But fascinating (agree on last sentence).


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PostPosted: Fri February 2nd, 2018, 02:53 GMT 
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i hope we finally get an LP of instrumentals....


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PostPosted: Fri February 2nd, 2018, 03:08 GMT 
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i hope we finally get an LP of instrumentals....

Imagine there's no vocals
It's easy if you try
No growling low notes
No wheezing notes up high
Imagine Bob's piano
Plonking out the tunes
Ah - ah
Imagine instrumentals
I wonder if you can
No need for borrowed lyrics
Or rhyming words, hey man
Imagine Charlie Sexton
Soloing for real
You hoo ooh ooh
Baltimore is a dreamer
But he's not the only one
He hopes someday Dylan gives us
Silent Bob Volume One.


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PostPosted: Fri February 2nd, 2018, 17:58 GMT 

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movin_after_midnight wrote:
Baltimore wrote:
i hope we finally get an LP of instrumentals....

Imagine there's no vocals
It's easy if you try
No growling low notes
No wheezing notes up high
Imagine Bob's piano
Plonking out the tunes
Ah - ah
Imagine instrumentals
I wonder if you can
No need for borrowed lyrics
Or rhyming words, hey man
Imagine Charlie Sexton
Soloing for real
You hoo ooh ooh
Baltimore is a dreamer
But he's not the only one
He hopes someday Dylan gives us
Silent Bob Volume One.


Bravo, Midnight. You had me laughing with this!


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PostPosted: Sat February 3rd, 2018, 13:42 GMT 
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Baltimore wrote:
i hope we finally get an LP of instrumentals....


Or even a compilation of NET instrumentals?
Slightly off track, but covers would be ok for that!

These two immediately come to mind:
Bob Dylan & His Band playing Freebird (Clip) - 06/09/16 - Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... c19CAYLlk4

Chicago, Illinois
November 9, 2012
1. Sweet Home Chicago (Instrumental - Bob on guitar)


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