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PostPosted: Sat October 6th, 2018, 03:50 GMT 

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Such an amazing string of songs. In my opinion, this three song run is one of the best on any Dylan album.

Any of these tunes crack your personal top ten Dylan songs? Which do you like best?


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PostPosted: Sat October 6th, 2018, 04:12 GMT 

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1. "Mr. Tambourine Man"
2. "Gates of Eden"
3. "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"
4. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"


1-3 or 2-4 beat your choice easily. Well, that's like my opinion man.


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PostPosted: Sat October 6th, 2018, 04:15 GMT 
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Ring Them Bells and Most Of The Time are great. If What Good Am I? was between them, that'd be a true three-peat of perfection. Long Black Coat has wonderful lyrics and is almost always a powerhouse when played live, but the album cut falls way flat for me. The vocals make me cringe, with that constant, cut-short delivery "Crickets...are chirping...and the water...is high." It grates on me very quickly, so the studio version is something I rarely ever listen to.


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PostPosted: Sat October 6th, 2018, 04:33 GMT 

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TheBoiledGutsofBirds wrote:
1. "Mr. Tambourine Man"
2. "Gates of Eden"
3. "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"
4. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"


1-3 or 2-4 beat your choice easily. Well, that's like my opinion man.


One of the best run of songs, my friend. Never said it was the best.

But while we're on that subject, I think the songs you mentioned from Bringing it All Back Home are fantastic. I prefer other live versions of It's All Over to the album version, though.

Blood On The Tracks has a killer opening three songs, you can really say any three songs from that album can work. As I Went Out One Morning/I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine/All Along the Watchtower is also a perfect trio of songs.

I really like the pacing on Man in the Long Black Coat on Oh Mercy. The choppy singing works great to me, but I know a lot of people like the live versions. The album cut frequently visits my top ten favorite Dylan songs, as do the other two songs. These songs, in my opinion, are the first time the music, the lyrics, and Dylan's voice all work perfectly together since 1975 (live or the two studio albums), with the exception of a few songs between '75 and '89. Wonderful stuff.


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PostPosted: Sat October 6th, 2018, 07:39 GMT 

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They're all great songs, the best, in my opinion, being Ring Them Bells. I hadn't thought of them as a trio before, but they certainly form a special sequence.

What do you think of the trio on Tempest of Narrow Way, Long And Wasted Years and Pay In Blood?


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PostPosted: Sat October 6th, 2018, 07:48 GMT 
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I would say the whole of Oh mercy consititutes one of the most amazing string of songs every released by anyone.
All killer, no filler. Yes, including Disease of conceit.
Add in Series of dreams and Born in time, and you get a perfect, untouchable dozen of beauties.


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PostPosted: Sat October 6th, 2018, 11:16 GMT 
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Am I misremembering or is that "run" pf songs actually the end of side 1 and beginning of side 2? No fair cheating. It's a nice group of songs, though, for sure.


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TheBoiledGutsofBirds wrote:
1. "Mr. Tambourine Man"
2. "Gates of Eden"
3. "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"
4. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"


1-3 or 2-4 beat your choice easily. Well, that's like my opinion man.


The best side of vinyl anyone ever laid down and it's not even close.


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PostPosted: Sat October 6th, 2018, 12:17 GMT 
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^You're tellin’ the truth!


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PostPosted: Sat October 6th, 2018, 13:24 GMT 
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The Bard wrote:
TheBoiledGutsofBirds wrote:
1. "Mr. Tambourine Man"
2. "Gates of Eden"
3. "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"
4. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"


1-3 or 2-4 beat your choice easily. Well, that's like my opinion man.


The best side of vinyl anyone ever laid down and it's not even close.

It may very well be, but this to me is close

Sunday morning
I'm waiting for the man
Femme fatale
Venus in furs
Run run run
All tomorrow's parties

Also side 2 Of H61R is pretty darn close. Side 1 would be too if not for From a buick 6


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PostPosted: Sat October 6th, 2018, 13:36 GMT 

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Mickvet wrote:
They're all great songs, the best, in my opinion, being Ring Them Bells. I hadn't thought of them as a trio before, but they certainly form a special sequence.

What do you think of the trio on Tempest of Narrow Way, Long And Wasted Years and Pay In Blood?


I forgot to mention that, thank you for reminding me. Absolutely, though I think Long and Wasted Years to Scarlet Town could work as a trio too


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PostPosted: Sun October 7th, 2018, 13:53 GMT 
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As I Went Out One Morning/I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine/All Along the Watchtower is also a perfect trio of songs. [/quote]

I clicked on this post to specifically go to bat for those very three and you beat me to it.

I have been into OM of late however.


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PostPosted: Sun October 7th, 2018, 16:22 GMT 

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I have to say, at a certain stage on Oh Mercy, there are a succession of slow-ish songs that cause my eyelids to droop towards the end, someplace during Disease of Conceit. Okay, I can go through the 3 songs in the OP alright, but then What Good Am I, then DoC, and I begin to doze. I dunno if it's Lanois' production or whatever. I know that Bob deliberately wrote faster songs for L&T because he felt there were too many slow songs on TOOM. The songs themselves are fine, but all in a row? :shock:

The 3 in a row in the OP were originally broken up when you had to flip the cassette/record, when Oh Mercy was released, so although they're sequential, I'd consider them to be off different sides of the record. A great 4 in a row from the same side of a record, however, is side one of Street_Legal - Changing of the Guards, New Pony, No Time To Think, and Baby Stop Crying...

TheBoiledGutsofBirds wrote:
1. "Mr. Tambourine Man"
2. "Gates of Eden"
3. "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"
4. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"


1-3 or 2-4 beat your choice easily. Well, that's like my opinion man.


Well, this is true, too...


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PostPosted: Sun October 7th, 2018, 16:29 GMT 
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^The OP about OM, huh? :lol:

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The vocals make me cringe, with that constant, cut-short delivery "Crickets...are chirping...and the water...is high."

Your point is well-taken. I could do without the "African trees" line, too.


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PostPosted: Wed October 17th, 2018, 03:58 GMT 

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ShotofMercy wrote:
Such an amazing string of songs. In my opinion, this three song run is one of the best on any Dylan album.

Any of these tunes crack your personal top ten Dylan songs? Which do you like best?


I agree these three on Oh Mercy are a superb string of songs.

Another run of three songs I always enjoy is: Trying To Get To Heaven / ‘Til I Fell In Love With You / Not Dark Yet on his album Time Out Of Mind.


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PostPosted: Wed October 17th, 2018, 15:18 GMT 
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wormington wrote:
I would say the whole of Oh mercy consititutes one of the most amazing string of songs every released by anyone.
All killer, no filler. Yes, including Disease of conceit.
Add in Series of dreams and Born in time, and you get a perfect, untouchable dozen of beauties.



Can't argue with that. All the throw-away songs he put out in the 80's was so he could deliver a masterpiece. Oh Mercy is one of my favorite albums of all time. Most of the time still takes me to that place where I think about "her".


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PostPosted: Thu October 18th, 2018, 22:19 GMT 
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The album has had a profound impact on the "confessional" singer-songwriter scene. That -- and interpretive rock. By the time he did his faux-Lanois philosophical album, Joe Cocker had covered both "Dignity" and "Ring Them Bells." As regards covering the latter, as well as "Most of the Time," who hasn't?

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PostPosted: Fri October 19th, 2018, 01:14 GMT 
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I'll go for the "tombstone blues/groom's still waiting/most likely you'll go your way" menage a trois jam on Biograph.


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PostPosted: Sat November 3rd, 2018, 13:31 GMT 
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When the dust settles on the man in the long black coat, many will come to realize the richness of the E major harmonica used on this track, as well as on the final track.

Bob was playing a harmonica that has much larger reeds than your run-of-the-mill diatonic harmonica, like the Marine Band. The larger reeds and larger body of the harmonica really help to have a richer sound.

It all depends on what sort of price bracket are you looking at -- per se, how much that you wish to spend on a harmonica.


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My fav top three from an album is actually from the very much underrated Together Through Life.

Shake Shake Momma

I Feel A Change Coming On

It's All Good


.... Album as a whole is simply a fun listen that I find myself going to more & more as the years go by.

Those closing three songs roll together so well. .. Elevates thy mood & keeps me coming back.

Loves it


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PostPosted: Sat November 3rd, 2018, 19:29 GMT 
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I hear the final two as a send-up to the Grateful Dead. Viva Jerry!


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PostPosted: Sat December 8th, 2018, 15:06 GMT 

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My favourite is Lay Lady Lay, One More Night and Tell Me That It Isn't True.


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PostPosted: Sat December 8th, 2018, 16:54 GMT 
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TimEdgeworth1 wrote:
My favourite is Lay Lady Lay, One More Night and Tell Me That It Isn't True.

I couldn´t even tell you what "One more night" sounds like :|


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PostPosted: Sat December 8th, 2018, 18:32 GMT 

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It's a nice little song, I recently found this lovely live version on YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rvxkdsHqhP8


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