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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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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.


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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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PostPosted: Mon March 12th, 2018, 04:33 GMT 
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Merle....you know, The Strangers....they put out a solo record...
maybe Jack White knows how to do double layer vinyl
where you either hear the song from the male or the female point of view
depending on which groove you strike...

I mean Jack White dropped a needle in SpACE!

i like these people who do the things with the stuff.....


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PostPosted: Mon March 12th, 2018, 08:36 GMT 
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Don Was mentioned working with Bob on something recently while saying that he saw Under the red sky as a missed opportunity and then went on to praise Bobs recent work yes guys even the last three albums and then saying he couldnt talk any further about what hed done with Bob.


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PostPosted: Mon March 12th, 2018, 16:01 GMT 
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Desolation Row wrote:
Don Was mentioned working with Bob on something recently while saying that he saw Under the red sky as a missed opportunity and then went on to praise Bobs recent work yes guys even the last three albums and then saying he couldnt talk any further about what hed done with Bob.


WOOT! 28th ALBUM OF SINATRA COVERS CONFIRMED!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon March 12th, 2018, 17:28 GMT 
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McG wrote:
Desolation Row wrote:
Don Was mentioned working with Bob on something recently while saying that he saw Under the red sky as a missed opportunity and then went on to praise Bobs recent work yes guys even the last three albums and then saying he couldnt talk any further about what hed done with Bob.


WOOT! 28th ALBUM OF SINATRA COVERS CONFIRMED!!!!


I'm gonna keep it real with you chief. I think this literally confirms nothing


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PostPosted: Mon March 12th, 2018, 17:50 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.


:) yoo hoo, ooh ooh ooh (I think it is)


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PostPosted: Mon March 12th, 2018, 18:41 GMT 

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I think a cool option would for Bob to do what Van Morrison has been up to recently -- releasing albums with one or two new originals as they come, and the rest split evenly between reimagined arrangements of his old tunes and covers of the stuff that has inspired him.


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PostPosted: Tue March 13th, 2018, 23:49 GMT 
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PaxViri wrote:
I think a cool option would for Bob to do what Van Morrison has been up to recently -- releasing albums with one or two new originals as they come, and the rest split evenly between reimagined arrangements of his old tunes and covers of the stuff that has inspired him.


Oh, no! Van Morrison is far from what he was. I hope Bob doesn't fall down the same way.


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PostPosted: Wed March 14th, 2018, 06:31 GMT 
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McG wrote:
Desolation Row wrote:
Don Was mentioned working with Bob on something recently while saying that he saw Under the red sky as a missed opportunity and then went on to praise Bobs recent work yes guys even the last three albums and then saying he couldnt talk any further about what hed done with Bob.


WOOT! 28th ALBUM OF SINATRA COVERS CONFIRMED!!!!



Its a shame some Dylan fans cant read or they could read the interview with Bill Flanaghan that came out when Triplicate was released in which he told people that this phase was finished.


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PostPosted: Wed March 14th, 2018, 06:34 GMT 
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PaxViri wrote:
I think a cool option would for Bob to do what Van Morrison has been up to recently -- releasing albums with one or two new originals as they come, and the rest split evenly between reimagined arrangements of his old tunes and covers of the stuff that has inspired him.


The funny thing is that Bob Dylan and Van morrison forums are pretty much the same moans that are on here about Bob recording other peoples songs, its a really good chuckle.


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PostPosted: Wed March 14th, 2018, 08:57 GMT 

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I think it's the respective genres chosen; in Van's case jazz, in Bob's the Great American Songbook. If you don't enjoy/appreciate/like those genres (delete as applicable) you won't enjoy what the artist is doing. I would have no issue at all with an album of folk and blues covers from either of those artists.


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PostPosted: Wed March 14th, 2018, 11:10 GMT 
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bobfan wrote:
I think it's the respective genres chosen; in Van's case jazz, in Bob's the Great American Songbook. If you don't enjoy/appreciate/like those genres (delete as applicable) you won't enjoy what the artist is doing. I would have no issue at all with an album of folk and blues covers from either of those artists.


Yeah, don't look back Bob Dylan! Oops.


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PostPosted: Mon March 19th, 2018, 07:03 GMT 
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For a spring release, shouldn't there have been an announcement by now?

I bet there'll be a release in September.


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PostPosted: Mon March 19th, 2018, 11:02 GMT 
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SirDogg wrote:
For a spring release, shouldn't there have been an announcement by now?

I bet there'll be a release in September.

Hmm, that might get eclipsed by the BS14 release of
the Blood box. Do we think Dylan, Inc. would release
both in the same half of the year?


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PostPosted: Mon March 19th, 2018, 13:31 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
SirDogg wrote:
For a spring release, shouldn't there have been an announcement by now?

I bet there'll be a release in September.

Hmm, that might get eclipsed by the BS14 release of
the Blood box. Do we think Dylan, Inc. would release
both in the same half of the year?

Should have been by now yes. That's what I've been thinking.
Whether a live album or a studio album, Dylan Inc would
like there to be at least 5 or 6 months between the two releases.
I'm still holding out for it, but you'd say the announcement would
be February or first half of March :| One possibility is that mixing
is taking longer than anticipated.


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PostPosted: Mon April 2nd, 2018, 21:55 GMT 
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I had a dream that Bob announced new album kinda like triplicate except it was all covers from a single, very obscure song writer. If that happens we can all say I predicted it!


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