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PostPosted: Fri August 13th, 2010, 07:41 GMT 

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Been feeling a little heartbreak lately and have been listening to Time Out Of Mind a good deal.
And this song (along with all the blues songs from that one) has really stuck out with some dark moody lyrics that I hadn't really listened to in a long time having dismissed it as a minor for years now.

Well, my nerves are exploding and my body’s tense
I feel like the whole world got me pinned up against the fence
I’ve been hit too hard, I’ve seen too much
Nothing can heal me now, but your touch
I don’t know what I’m gonna do
I was all right ’til I fell in love with you

Well, my house is on fire, burning to the sky
I thought it would rain but the clouds passed by
Now I feel like I’m coming to the end of my way
But I know God is my shield and he won’t lead me astray
Still I don’t know what I’m gonna do
I was all right ’til I fell in love with you

Boys in the street beginning to play
Girls like birds flying away
When I’m gone you will remember my name
I’m gonna win my way to wealth and fame
I don’t know what I’m gonna do
I was all right ’til I fell in love with you

Junk is piling up, taking up space
My eyes feel like they’re falling off my face
Sweat falling down, I’m staring at the floor
I’m thinking about that girl who won’t be back no more
I don’t know what I’m gonna do
I was all right ’til I fell in love with you

Well, I’m tired of talking, I’m tired of trying to explain
My attempts to please you were all in vain
Tomorrow night before the sun goes down
If I’m still among the living, I’ll be Dixie bound
I just don’t know what I’m gonna do
I was all right ’til I fell in love with you

Just a true honest to God surrealist blues song of the highest order.

Live, I haven't heard too many that have lived up to the studio cut EXCEPT a couple from its first year out. At the end of 97, Bob, Bucky, Larry and the gang hit LA for a residency at the El Rey where all the new TOOM songs (especially this one) got some amazing outings.
Here's my absolute hands-down favorite of the bunch:

December 19 1997
http://www.sendspace.com/file/bp4dk4

Anyone else got any great renditions for me? Or any thoughts??


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PostPosted: Fri August 13th, 2010, 11:19 GMT 
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I can't think of a better live version than the one you posted. It's not my favorite song from Time Out of Mind, but then again it's not my least favorite either. I heard a pretty bad version of this song on a boot from July 2007, I think it was Sterling Heights, Michigan.


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PostPosted: Sat August 14th, 2010, 10:22 GMT 
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This is a song whose standard was set by the album. The 1997 performances were really good... right up through early 2000s... sadly, the more time we put between Time Out of Mind and the performance(s) in question, the more the song suffers.


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PostPosted: Sat August 14th, 2010, 13:04 GMT 

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My favourite version:

Zürich, 13.11.2005 (with two fantastic solos, first Donnie's pedal steel and then Denny's electric guitar)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/0zsm77

Other performances I like:

Lincoln, 25.10.2006
http://www.sendspace.com/file/mvwck3

Boston, 12.11.2006
http://www.sendspace.com/file/540pi6

Salzburg, 11.6.2008 (includes an harmonica solo)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/41mz20


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PostPosted: Sat August 14th, 2010, 13:05 GMT 
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My favorite is Dublin 2005 (same show as visions, in fact this is right before or after it).


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PostPosted: Sat August 14th, 2010, 13:19 GMT 

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smoke wrote:
My favorite is Dublin 2005 (same show as visions, in fact this is right before or after it).


27.11.2005, Dublin
http://www.sendspace.com/file/insenw


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PostPosted: Sat August 14th, 2010, 14:16 GMT 
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Thanks, TruthIsObscure, I'll check these out!


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PostPosted: Sat August 14th, 2010, 21:42 GMT 

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Unusual to hear Bob so candid about past or present narcotic issues:

"Junk's piling up, taking up space
Feel like my Is are falling off my face."

Sweat pouring down - cold turkey for someone.

That omnipresent eye/I pun. (Another one spotted recently - Conceit gives you an evil I).

"Nothin' can heal me now, but your touch". Again that ambiguity whether this is sexual healing or the miraculous touch of the Saviour - "tomorrow night, before the Son goes down".

Can't get away from the Son on TOOM. The scars He failed to heal, His midnight land, not the same Son it used to be.

I was alright 'til I fell in love with you. Just how desperate is that? Lovesick, indeed.

To me the O2 2009 performance was a revelation. Howlin' Wolf reincarnated. In hindsight an early showing for those wonderful shamanic, centre stage, trance-like, harp-driven confrontations he's been giving us, especially in 2010.


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PostPosted: Sun August 15th, 2010, 22:15 GMT 

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Thanks for the live versions of this. It's such a direct and coherent blues compared to say the magnificent but scattershot Lonesome Day Blues. I really like "Love & Theft", but I feel maybe Time Out Of Mind was the last Dylan album which featured Dylan himself centre-stage, even if playing a role, on songs like this and Not Dark Yet and Highlands.


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PostPosted: Mon August 16th, 2010, 22:18 GMT 

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Yeah, thanks for those live versions TruthIsObscure. That Dublin is incredible! And Zurich! Wow!!


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PostPosted: Mon December 3rd, 2012, 02:59 GMT 

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ntrain wrote:

To me the O2 2009 performance was a revelation. Howlin' Wolf reincarnated. In hindsight an early showing for those wonderful shamanic, centre stage, trance-like, harp-driven confrontations he's been giving us, especially in 2010.


Yeah, I gotta say I've been listening non-stop to another concert from 09 & this song is a stand-out.
I've always had a less than interested reaction as the song & Bob have gotten older, but here it sounds more intimate and much more desperately alone. His blues harp solo is soo smooth, and blends perfectly right into the groove the band is kicking up.
Check it out:

Rothbury MI
July 5 2009
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ipzsa2


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PostPosted: Mon December 3rd, 2012, 06:31 GMT 

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Well my house is on fire burning to the sky
I thought it would rain but the clouds passed by

= neat inversion of cliches since houses usually burn to the ground and rain would be the expected trope of such a blues song


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PostPosted: Mon December 3rd, 2012, 10:56 GMT 
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one the record i find it rather pedestrian, but live it has (at times) really come alive. great uploads here.


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PostPosted: Mon December 3rd, 2012, 17:33 GMT 

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wow that rothbury 09 one is a scorcher.. 8) ..always liked this song...esp live.. i was at the 05 dublin one mentioned above and i had at the time never heard the song before so it was like a kick to the gut (in a good way)


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PostPosted: Mon December 3rd, 2012, 18:39 GMT 

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I always thought it was: Gonna win my way to the welfare pay


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PostPosted: Mon December 3rd, 2012, 19:58 GMT 
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theunwavedhand wrote:
I always thought it was: Gonna win my way to the welfare pay


I heard welfare in there too.
He sings "wealth and fame" a bit bittersweetly, tailing right off, none of the hunger for - or savouring of - the phrase you might expect, just like a wealthy and famous person who wants to win his way to modest anonymity.
It's interesting to hear its flat pronouncement when compared with Tom Thumb's treatment of "fortune or fame". In Til I Fell In Love With You the words are ebullient and belicose but the voice is knowing and sad; in Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues the words are a little defeated - "neither of them are to be what they claim" - but the voice radiates undimmed enthusiasm.


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PostPosted: Mon December 3rd, 2012, 23:55 GMT 
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Til I Fell In Love With You is a wonderful track from a wonderful album... and it is a track that would not be out of place on the new Tempest album, either.

I am taken by how similar Time Out Of Mind and Tempest feel... both albums make me want to dance all slow, sultry and seductively... with understated circular grinding thrusts of my hips in tempo to the throbbing, pulsating back beat of the music.


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PostPosted: Tue December 4th, 2012, 00:10 GMT 

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Thickboy, It's thought-provoking posts like that illuminate your Dylan fandom far above the rest.
Excellent insight & analysis.
Now THAT'S a Senior Contributor!!!


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PostPosted: Thu August 22nd, 2013, 20:29 GMT 

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When Bob first introduced this new arrangement of Til I Fell In Love With You in 2005,
I was regularly underwhelmed by it...
He made it a regular fixture all throughout 2006 but with some exceptions, it was relatively boring...
As many here agree, 2007 brought a more assured approach to the shows all round with Bob playing guitar,
and coming center stage with some awesome performances...

Here's a great example of how a song can mature over a long period of time and finally get footing after
a few years on the road...Bob sounds very connected, Denny delivers some crunchy guitar, and Bob delivers a scorching harmonica solo...

Check it out:
Birmingham England
April 17 2007
http://www.sendspace.com/file/r6dqlt

And as an interesting comparison, here's an amazing video of the song from New York almost 10 years earlier!!! You can truly see and hear how excited Bob and Tony are to be jammin on this one!!!
Thanks Johanna!!
http://johannasvisions.com/bob-dylan-ti ... 997-video/


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PostPosted: Thu August 22nd, 2013, 20:35 GMT 
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Gonna give the Birmingham and Dublin one a re-listen. CC has a good boot of the Birminghan '07 show!


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PostPosted: Thu August 22nd, 2013, 20:42 GMT 
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In general the '07 shows just don't do it with the circus organ drowning out whatever beauty the band and Bob's voice produced together... until Bob strapped on the guitar and moved center stage... and on those songs the light did shine brightly. 'Til I Fell In Love with You is about as fine a song as Bob ever wrote and most of its live performances have been praiseworthy. But the official release is still a tough one to beat.


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PostPosted: Thu August 22nd, 2013, 22:46 GMT 
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Just listening to Birmingham 2007 now - oh my god, what a great version of this song - and not only that, this whole bootleg is completely amazing! It must have been atleast 2-3 years ago since I heard it, but I'm falling in love with it!


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PostPosted: Thu November 19th, 2015, 07:35 GMT 

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Another example of 1999 being the best year of the NET.
Perfect voice, perfect band all working in perfect alignment with some of the finest songs that were about 2 years old.
It's weird how perfect this performance is.
If you're into this song, listen up.

Binghamton NY
February 19 1999
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/pv9d3r3 ... th_You.mp3


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PostPosted: Thu November 19th, 2015, 09:49 GMT 
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[quote="marker"]Another example of 1999 being the best year of the NET.

YES!


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PostPosted: Thu November 19th, 2015, 10:26 GMT 
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Check out Salzburg 2008, very good version of this superb TOOM song!
http://www.mediafire.com/download/37nnf ... h_you.flac


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