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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Tue March 6th, 2012, 07:17 GMT 
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"Dignity"

The beat, the words, the message, the quest....it all starts and ends within, never been photographed.

Here's a chunk of that tune always gives the shivers:

Englishman stranded in the blackheart wind
Combin' his hair back, his future looks thin
Bites the bullet and he looks within
For dignity


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Tue March 6th, 2012, 08:12 GMT 
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4th Time Around from the 1966 bootleg series, my favourite dylan song. and one of my favourite bob performances. theres just so much emotion in it.. and his voice makes me feel i've died and gone to heaven.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Tue March 6th, 2012, 08:31 GMT 
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Southside wrote:
"Dignity"

The beat, the words, the message, the quest....it all starts and ends within, never been photographed.

Here's a chunk of that tune always gives the shivers:

Englishman stranded in the blackheart wind
Combin' his hair back, his future looks thin
Bites the bullet and he looks within
For dignity


I also really like this song, but this line always made me laugh as I thought Dylan was intentionally making light of someone struggling with vanity over their thining hair, which can be simply exasperating on a windy day.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Tue March 6th, 2012, 09:45 GMT 
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That moaning, groaning harmonica intro to Stuck Inside of Mobile...The Last Train to Bobsville lurching into life, hauling those boxcars out of the switching yards on their surreally picaresque journey to the Unpromised Land. Gets me every time.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Tue March 6th, 2012, 11:46 GMT 

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Well it could be so many and I have to stop myself from waxing lyrical over a selection of nearly choices but the poster asked for one so one they shall get!

ISIS (albmum version from Desire)

I just love everything about this performance. It sounds so fresh to this day, the piano tingles the spine, it grooves like no other Dylan song up to that point, the lyrics are great but it's Bob's vocal performance that really does it for me. The rhythm, timing and melodic variety of his delivery turns what could have been a 7 minute four chord dirge into a thing of startling power and beauty. If this song comes on I am empowered to stop whatever it is I'm doing, an inane grin usually spreads over my face and I can't help but to get on my feet, dance and sing along.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Tue March 6th, 2012, 13:42 GMT 
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Brownsville Girl... makes me laugh.. love the bit about the corrupt sales and the fading seat covers..


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Wed March 7th, 2012, 00:09 GMT 
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Ballad in plain D....for reasons unknown :shock: .


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Wed March 7th, 2012, 00:49 GMT 
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John B. Stetson wrote:
I went back and forth. Blind Willie McTell--the piano one on Bootleg Series vol.3--always comes through for me.

But I'm gonna go with Lay Down Your Weary Tune from the Carnegie Hall show in 1963. It moves me every time I hear it--his voice sounds spectacular-- and there is just something cool about Bob delivering this song that seems about the futility and ineffectiveness of man--made song to communicate the mysteries and depths of the natural universe--just as Bob Dylan was on the brink of a career attempting to do just that. It's almost as if he was saying--"here I go--I'm gonna do my best, but know that my feeble metaphors are not the real thing, and at best, only point toward a direction of the real thing. Better off listening to the sound of the ocean. But this is what I am called to do, so I'll be doing it."


Perfect.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Wed March 7th, 2012, 23:31 GMT 
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I'm with the guy on the first page that picks the version of "Tonight I'll be Staying Here With You" from the official release of Bootleg Series Vol. 5, I just remember being hit with an overwhelming feeling that this was the most magnificent Live performance I'd ever heard. To put it simply, for me Bob Dylan is religion, and The Rolling Thunder Revue is the word


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Thu March 8th, 2012, 11:01 GMT 
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Every single time I see the title of this thread I hear this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vua4KXDO58I&feature=youtube_gdata_player


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Thu March 8th, 2012, 17:59 GMT 

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'one for the road' from TreeWithRoots
the sorrow in his voice gets me every time; does it again on 'still in town' and 'rock salt and nails' among others


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Thu March 8th, 2012, 18:06 GMT 
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When I first heard the Tonight, I'll Be Staying Here with You"(the live boot version the rev referred to at the beginning of this thread) I too was blown away. I couldn't even get on to the rest of the cd for awhile just blown away by theabsolute glee in Dylan's performance!!

The other one is and always has been Shelter fron the Storm from Hard Rain.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Mon April 2nd, 2012, 04:59 GMT 
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Trev may be unorthodox to the point of criminal incompetence in his loft insulation, but he's pretty much on trend in his appreciation of Dylan's greatest songs - Visions, Tangled, McTell. However, the one song that I feel all fevered and fetishistic about is Angelina.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
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"Like a Rolling Stone," studio version. No need to explain.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Mon April 2nd, 2012, 09:37 GMT 
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'One More Cup Of Coffee'.

It's a constant reminder to me how fucking beautiful and unknowable women are.


Same for me, but for different reasons!


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Mon April 2nd, 2012, 22:49 GMT 

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oldmanemu wrote:
"Love Minus Zero" I can not pick a version I have heard many over time. It is one of the most complete songs he ever wrote.


Agreed.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Mon April 2nd, 2012, 23:30 GMT 
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Different everyday.
Today: Baby, Let Me Follow You Down, from Last Waltz, including the reprise.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Tue April 3rd, 2012, 00:07 GMT 
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Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Tue April 3rd, 2012, 07:26 GMT 

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Visions of Johanna from the Bootleg series, thin - wild mercury gone mad. Boots of Spanish Leather and She Belongs to me take some beating, but this particular Visions is stunning.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Tue April 3rd, 2012, 11:56 GMT 
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crocadee wrote:
Well it could be so many and I have to stop myself from waxing lyrical over a selection of nearly choices but the poster asked for one so one they shall get!

ISIS (albmum version from Desire)

I just love everything about this performance. It sounds so fresh to this day, the piano tingles the spine, it grooves like no other Dylan song up to that point, the lyrics are great but it's Bob's vocal performance that really does it for me. The rhythm, timing and melodic variety of his delivery turns what could have been a 7 minute four chord dirge into a thing of startling power and beauty. If this song comes on I am empowered to stop whatever it is I'm doing, an inane grin usually spreads over my face and I can't help but to get on my feet, dance and sing along.


If you want me to, YES!


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Tue April 3rd, 2012, 19:14 GMT 
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Isis_ wrote:
4th Time Around from the 1966 bootleg series, my favourite dylan song. and one of my favourite bob performances. theres just so much emotion in it.. and his voice makes me feel i've died and gone to heaven.


fabulous! it's soooo great, it's unbelievable.

that whole concert is my favourite...at the moment i'm just in love with the version of desolation row


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Wed April 4th, 2012, 10:25 GMT 
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tellmemomma1966 wrote:
Isis_ wrote:
4th Time Around from the 1966 bootleg series, my favourite dylan song. and one of my favourite bob performances. theres just so much emotion in it.. and his voice makes me feel i've died and gone to heaven.


fabulous! it's soooo great, it's unbelievable.

that whole concert is my favourite...at the moment i'm just in love with the version of desolation row

That's a great Desolation.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Wed April 4th, 2012, 21:28 GMT 
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Idiot Wind, New York version.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Fri April 6th, 2012, 00:24 GMT 
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Mr. Tambourine Man wrote:
Idiot Wind, New York version.

Idiot Wind, almost any version.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 Song
PostPosted: Fri April 6th, 2012, 01:39 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Mr. Tambourine Man wrote:
Idiot Wind, New York version.

Idiot Wind, almost any version.


I was talking to my son last night....middle child (26) and he said that Idiot Wind is his favorite song, by any artist, ever. I can not argue with that.


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