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PostPosted: Fri January 1st, 2016, 16:01 GMT 
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Along_Came_Jones wrote:
Though I don't see any way the studio version can be improved upon, I do tend to favor the demo-recording first released on the Bootleg Series, Vol. 7. Maybe it's the way the lack of harmonica forces you to pay more attention to the delicate, plaintive strumming of the guitar, maybe it's the unsubtle twang of the last chord jerking you out of a reverie of a song, but man, it's a beautiful thing.


Yeah, the studio take is just perfect but man the demo recording is exquisite.


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PostPosted: Fri January 1st, 2016, 22:24 GMT 
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Some of the NET versions from '99 are among my favorites.


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PostPosted: Sat January 2nd, 2016, 01:24 GMT 
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I rarely say this, but I like the Peter Paul & Mary cover...one of the few songs that didn't suffer from their saccharinization. It seems to have stemmed from the demo mentioned above.


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PostPosted: Mon January 4th, 2016, 13:51 GMT 
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Any version with Larry Campbell contributing is going to rank in the top tier. He helped bring out the best in Bob's performing...


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PostPosted: Mon January 4th, 2016, 15:38 GMT 
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shitjoy wrote:
Some of the NET versions from '99 are among my favorites.


yeah, like anything from '99
still my favorite NET year


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PostPosted: Tue January 5th, 2016, 06:33 GMT 
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Don't Think Twice It's Alright, is one of my all-time favorites. Great song and I love it.


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PostPosted: Tue January 5th, 2016, 19:02 GMT 

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Don't Think Twice It's Alright, is one of my all-time favorites. Great song and I love it.


Great song.. not much else to say.


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PostPosted: Thu March 2nd, 2017, 06:04 GMT 

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I can't really explain why but I find the Oldchella shows delightful.
They're totally old-school Bob circa 2007-11, when he was playful with his material and it sounded like
he never rehearsed, but with his new found voice and a tighter sound musically, Oldchella turned out to be something special.
Couple that with a completely indifferent crowd and you have vintage Bob.

But this particular rendition from the second week just makes me smile. I love how he sings it:)

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http://www.mediafire.com/file/0bger724o ... _Right.mp3


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PostPosted: Thu March 2nd, 2017, 11:24 GMT 

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The version of Before the Flood is one of my favourite versions of any Bob song. Definitely one of my favourites.


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PostPosted: Thu March 2nd, 2017, 16:02 GMT 
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My favorite rendition, though there are many with this classic, with another God of rock, Mr. Clapton -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCC4VkGvs1U


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PostPosted: Tue April 11th, 2017, 16:55 GMT 
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Grand Ballroom (San Francisco) 2004 is good for a chuckle. Jazzy... It's on the Rochester 2004 boot.


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PostPosted: Wed April 12th, 2017, 09:53 GMT 

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I want to know whether you like The Wonder Who? (the Four Seasons) version of this song which became hit in America. Do you like/dislike it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QG3NPCtErk


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PostPosted: Wed April 12th, 2017, 14:00 GMT 
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^ Well, that goes to show just how flexible the song is. It isn't really to my taste, though.

marker wrote:
I can't really explain why but I find the Oldchella shows delightful.
They're totally old-school Bob circa 2007-11, when he was playful with his material and it sounded like
he never rehearsed, but with his new found voice and a tighter sound musically, Oldchella turned out to be something special.
Couple that with a completely indifferent crowd and you have vintage Bob.

But this particular rendition from the second week just makes me smile. I love how he sings it:)

Indio CA
October 14 2016
http://www.mediafire.com/file/0bger724o ... _Right.mp3



I thought the song was a bit of a disaster the first week, and the second week he fluffs right at the beginning as he finds a rhythm and then...soars just a little bit like the days of old. Very nice, indeed. Chicago 1999 is my favorite NET version, which I probably mentioned pages ago but 1999 keeps coming up. He seemed to find a sweetness in the song at that time, as if he were singing to the audience and saying that it really was alright.


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PostPosted: Sun July 2nd, 2017, 20:14 GMT 

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Has this "borrowing" been noted before:

William Carlos Williams' translation of a Spanish poem, "Una Nina Bonita" or "A Pretty Girl".

A pretty girl
Showed herself at the balcony
Asked me for my soul
I gave her my heart
Asked me for my soul
I said good-bye


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PostPosted: Sun December 17th, 2017, 19:46 GMT 
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The "live at Didsbury Studios, Manchester 1964-05-14" version made me cry yesterday. Sooooooo moving and beautiful.
I'll have to listen to it again ten times or so now.


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PostPosted: Mon June 11th, 2018, 09:55 GMT 
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Thought I'd never get to like this song but then I hadn't heard the Carnegie Hall version properly until now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZZFock7eMU

(Talking WW3 is also dynamite)


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