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Favourite track 5
Tryin to Get toHeaven 26%  26%  [ 11 ]
Lonesome Day Blues 31%  31%  [ 13 ]
Someday Baby 12%  12%  [ 5 ]
Forgetful Heart 31%  31%  [ 13 ]
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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 12:11 GMT 
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So this one is more difficult. But it is time to focus on the fact that we are comparing the 4 studio versions not asking which is the greatest song - in which case Tryin would probably win. But it doesn't get my vote, the arrangement here or the voice just don't work. In fact, Dylan sounds pissed (drunk). If he'd used the autumn (fall) 2000 arrangement which worked so well...

Forgetful Heart is also a great song, but the album version feels rushed. The live debut was stunning and demonstrated the song's majesty.

Someday Baby has a mediocre Muddy Waters thing going on, but the outtake on TTS was extraordinary.

The only truly successful studio version here for Track 5 is Lonesome Day Blues, where the ghost of Howlin Wolf gargles razor blades. Great stuff.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 12:23 GMT 
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chauncey wrote:
So this one is more difficult. But it is time to focus on the fact that we are comparing the 4 studio versions not asking which is the greatest song - in which case Tryin would probably win. But it doesn't get my vote, the arrangement here or the voice just don't work. In fact, Dylan sounds pissed (drunk). If he'd used the autumn (fall) 2000 arrangement which worked so well...

Forgetful Heart is also a great song, but the album version feels rushed. The live debut was stunning and demonstrated the song's majesty.

Someday Baby has a mediocre Muddy Waters thing going on, but the outtake on TTS was extraordinary.

The only truly successful studio version here for Track 5 is Lonesome Day Blues, where the ghost of Howlin Wolf gargles razor blades. Great stuff.


Yes, Lonesome Day Blues is easily the best song, even if the lyrics are complete bollocks. Dylan at least sings the thing with bite and venom and the band have the common sense to play Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat behind him.

Trying To Get To Heaven is probably the biggest dropped ball of the released TooM - imagine how good that could have sounded compared to the pissweak version they put out. That lessthanonenotedroneofaharmonicasolo alone earns Lanois a kick in the nads for not manning up to Dylan and saying "Bob, you're taking the piss, right?'

Someday Baby is plain old arse - boring dribbly bottom water of a song. The TTS outtake was ok except 4 times too long.

Forgetful Heart was ok but mastered too loud on TTL compared to the other tracks. Might seem like a minor quibble, but its a major ballache. Otherwise, nice enough little song but nothing that the Bob Dylan of olden days couldnt have tossed off between lines.... If he does it nicely live, thats more testament to it being a slow arrangement and having only 8 words than it is to his being able to sing properly or it being a great song.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 12:37 GMT 
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One word....'mowa'. (more)


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 14:44 GMT 
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Lonesome Day Blues might be my favourite thing ever, it's just x badass.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 14:54 GMT 
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I think I agree with you, gibsona.

Lonesome Day Blues makes my head feel like it is going to explode every time I listen to it.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 15:01 GMT 
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I think I agree with you, gibsona.

Lonesome Day Blues makes my head feel like it is going to explode every time I listen to it, LIVE
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to this end, I agree


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 15:04 GMT 
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I've never heard it live (or anything. YET) I would be ecstatic if he played this at my first show!

btw, I absolutely LOVE his vocals on this album. Seriously.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 15:12 GMT 
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the great live renditions, like Cry Awhile, are passed.

check out some of these if you can get your hands on them:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=57723&hilit=lonesome+day+blues

this thread made me laugh ... this goes back to when ER waters really were dangerously rough...:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=49487&hilit=lonesome+day+blues


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 15:18 GMT 
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i'd also like to go on record here saying, i haven't enjoyed a live performance of Forgetful Heart more so than on the album....if someone would like to recommend a performance, i'm all ears.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 15:18 GMT 
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Saw/heard him do LDB live once - at Docklands, 2002.

It was pretty good - sounded like the song, leastways.


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raging_glory wrote:
I think I agree with you, gibsona.

Lonesome Day Blues makes my head feel like it is going to explode every time I listen to it.


It does that to me too - but not in a good way!


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 15:25 GMT 
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Troubadour64 wrote:
the great live renditions, like Cry Awhile, are passed.

check out some of these if you can get you hands on them:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=57723&hilit=lonesome+day+blues

this thread made me laugh ... this goes back to when ER waters really were dangerously rough...:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=49487&hilit=lonesome+day+blues


Thanks!

gah...none of the links in that thread are valid :evil:

The entire Rochester show is also gone also :cry:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=66778&hilit=rochester+november


This Toronto show, however, is still working so I'm downloading the first one now.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=69016&p=1125288&hilit=march+toronto+04#p1125288


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 15:26 GMT 
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chauncey wrote:
So this one is more difficult. But it is time to focus on the fact that we are comparing the 4 studio versions not asking which is the greatest song - in which case Tryin would probably win. But it doesn't get my vote, the arrangement here or the voice just don't work. In fact, Dylan sounds pissed (drunk). If he'd used the autumn (fall) 2000 arrangement which worked so well...

Forgetful Heart is also a great song, but the album version feels rushed. The live debut was stunning and demonstrated the song's majesty.

Someday Baby has a mediocre Muddy Waters thing going on, but the outtake on TTS was extraordinary.

The only truly successful studio version here for Track 5 is Lonesome Day Blues, where the ghost of Howlin Wolf gargles razor blades. Great stuff.




trying to get to heaven. hands down. just when you thought youve lost everything........


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 15:32 GMT 
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Bennyboy wrote:
Saw/heard him do LDB live once - at Docklands, 2002.

It was pretty good - sounded like the song, leastways.


Today I drink Champagne!!!

EDIT: who will stand forward and fistbump me for picking Someday Baby?


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 15:43 GMT 
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Troubadour64 wrote:
Bennyboy wrote:
Saw/heard him do LDB live once - at Docklands, 2002.

It was pretty good - sounded like the song, leastways.


Today I drink Champagne!!!

EDIT: who will stand forward and fistbump me for picking Someday Baby?


Um, yeah, is it news that I used to follow live Dylan? Even back in 2009, while undergoing my complete mental breakdown, I thought he was still worth listening to.

That, of course, swiftly changed as my healing cells regenerated and sense returned. But back in 2002, and in spite of the appearance of the upsinging nonsense, he could still put on a decent spread....


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 15:46 GMT 
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no, not news, but any day that you are bold enough to disclose that information and appear civil and balanced is a day worth celebrating!!!

i have a compilation you made in 2009. it's pretty sweet. (he did have some good singing moments that tour). that's the year i came back after about a 4 year hiatus. i was on the Last Violin Tour prior to that, and before that the Zevon Cover Tour (i have my own names for them) and i tragically regret missing the last great period - the Turn of the Century Years...


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 16:03 GMT 
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Troubadour64 wrote:
no, not news, but any day that you are bold enough to disclose that information and appear civil and balanced is a day worth celebrating!!!

i have a compilation you made in 2009. it's pretty sweet. (he did have some good singing moments that tour). that's the year i came back after about a 4 year hiatus. i was on the Last Violin Tour prior to that, and before that the Zevon Cover Tour (i have my own names for them) and i tragically regret missing the last great period - the Turn of the Century Years...


Maybe one day I will have the strength to face my demons and listen to that comp again.

Heartbreak Hotel indeed.

So, you didnt get to see him in 2000? Man, those 2 Wembley shows, pheweee....last time the old git repaid my ticket cost.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 16:09 GMT 

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'Lonseome Day Blues' by some distance.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 16:11 GMT 
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i'm still slapping myself on the wrist for diverting all my tour funds towards this scene (of course i was still into having company at the concerts i went to, so it's not entirely my fault - nobody would go to see dylan!):

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uh, what is that?


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 17:17 GMT 
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The last picture looks like several men sitting on/in a giant hot dog. Please tell me I am seeing that wrong. :o


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 17:20 GMT 
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1. Forgetful heart
2. Someday baby
3. Lonesome day blues
4. Tryin' to get to heaven


(my points, 4 for 1st-3 for 2nd-2 for 3rd-1 for 4th: TOOM-13; TTL-13; L&T-12; MT-12)


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 17:23 GMT 
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raging_glory wrote:
The last picture looks like several men sitting on/in a giant hot dog. Please tell me I am seeing that wrong. :o


yes four men in a hot dog, spot on! - that hot dog is also in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdK0fO_N ... re=related

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ph ... r_versions

they were riding the hot dog to the stage for a performance that was to begin at midnight and continued until 7am...portopotties were on stage....


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wow


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PostPosted: Tue May 15th, 2012, 19:50 GMT 
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Geez LDB is on 35%!

Dylan was fantastic around 2000. Saw him in Cardiff. Stood at the front, beaming with joy for the entire gig. Tryin to Get to Heaven knocked me out at this show.


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