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PostPosted: Fri November 17th, 2017, 01:02 GMT 
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Finally got the box and am listening my way through it back to front (literally) and starting with San Diego. The sound to my ears is far superior to any of the bootlegs I have heard from this era, although I'm not sure if the performance quality is as strong as other shows, I was listening to the Santa Monica, Nov 19 show, and I think that performance is on another level to San Diego, but very impressed with the sound quality and if this is supposed to be the worst of it, then very excited to hear the best of it!


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PostPosted: Sat November 18th, 2017, 20:32 GMT 
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I'm back to from where I started - When He returns in the studio, the outtake here even trumps the album take - and Cover down on the DVD extras.

I can't care about the other Slow train coming/Saved songs. Well, I'd want to like Solid rock and Covenant woman but to my ears they never quite find the right formula. Saving grace and What can I do for you? are always dragged down by the stop/start arrangements.

But, while none of the known versions are ideal what an album Shot of love should have been with a bit of discipline;
Shot of love
Heart of mine
Groom
Angelina
Yonder comes sin
Dead man
In the summertime
Caribbean wind
Let's keep it between us
Every grain of sand


Well, since then I've fallen for the Covenant woman studio outtake and the DVD performances of Solid rock and What can I do for you?


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PostPosted: Sun November 19th, 2017, 08:35 GMT 
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Ok, we've all had it for years; but, because of the nature of the box set, I'm listening to it far more now; just how good is Yonder Comes Sin? It's one of those songs that takes no time whatsoever to get going.

I'm also very fond of the way his voice sounds on the line "never did get the message" from the live Groom's Still Waiting. It sounds like something off Hard Rain.


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PostPosted: Sun November 19th, 2017, 12:01 GMT 

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I have a spare copy of disc 4 with a few minor jumps on a couple of tracks (You Changed My Life, Shot Of Love, Dead Man), may just have been my CD player, but I got a replacement from Sandbag so if anyone who only got the 2CD edition would like it. Let me know.
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PostPosted: Mon November 20th, 2017, 00:55 GMT 
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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 09:25 GMT 
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I have a confession: I'm enjoying Dylan's religious material so much that my heart sinks a little bit when Like A Rolling Stone kicks in on Disc 7.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 09:29 GMT 
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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 11:38 GMT 

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My conclusion after listening to this stuff for a while: the vocals are often awesome, but to be perfectly honest, many of the songs on this release are pretty weak. The energetic performances by the band and the stellar singing goes a long way to adress this problem, but it's really hard to make something great out of filler material like Do Right, Man Gave Names, Blessed Is The Name etc. I'm glad we have it, but I don't think I will return to it all that often..


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 17:13 GMT 
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I have to say, the reggae version of Knocking on Heaven's door is a very odd way to end the set.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 18:54 GMT 

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Just got onto disc 4. Wow.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 19:07 GMT 

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Just listened to the complete box set.

My favourites are disc 1 - 6, I loved them right when I heard them but 7 and 8 I will have to listen again, I didn´t get warm with them only with the sacred songs.

And the DVD is fantastic even love the preachers sermons between the songs.

I hope I´ll find me way through the book tonight, loved what I´ve seen.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 19:20 GMT 
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I rather like 'Man gave names to all the animals" - it sits right next to 'Wiggle Wiggle' as an exercise in humorous innocent fun. It may be hard to believe it is written by the same guy who gave us Visions Of Johanna or Desolation Row, but I enjoy them for what they are, and a three year old would get much more from them than from the serious stuff.

I can't say that this release will get repeated play from me though, and it certainly hasn't brought me any closer to the rather narrow vision of 'God' portrayed in the so called Gospel stuff. In fact the God in the other songs sounds like a really uptight prick.

Thank goodness he moved on lyrically.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 19:25 GMT 
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I rather like 'Man gave names to all the animals" - it sits right next to 'Wiggle Wiggle' as an exercise in humorous innocent fun. It may be hard to believe it is written by the same guy who gave us Visions Of Johanna or Desolation Row, but I enjoy them for what they are, and a three year old would get much more from them than from the serious stuff.


Man Gave Names is a great light hearted song. Everyone needs to lighten up occasionally, even The Bobster. I like the improvisational twists he adds live including the “flubbed” rhymes which I find laugh out loud funny.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 20:34 GMT 

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... and at the end of Man gave names the background singers say " Ssssssss " on the live versions on the box set, like a snake do. :D


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 20:38 GMT 
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Man Gave Names is a great light hearted song. Everyone needs to lighten up occasionally, even The Bobster. I like the improvisational twists he adds live including the “flubbed” rhymes which I find laugh out loud funny.


:) I was just thinking this today.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 20:52 GMT 

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Somebody Naked wrote:
I have a confession: I'm enjoying Dylan's religious material so much that my heart sinks a little bit when Like A Rolling Stone kicks in on Disc 7.


Definitely. It's nice to have a complete concert with mixed songs, but but after you are in a roll, listening to everything, the secular songs just sound meh.


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Somebody Naked wrote:
I have a confession: I'm enjoying Dylan's religious material so much that my heart sinks a little bit when Like A Rolling Stone kicks in on Disc 7.


Agree, don't really need any old songs here. (Maggie's Farm is amazing, though.)


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 22:00 GMT 

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Man Gave Names - sorry, but no. I always skip it on STC, but I have dutifully sat through the live versions on BS13, just to give it a chance. Verdict? On future plays, it'll be the only song to get skipped here, too. Horrible. Beyond shit.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 22:19 GMT 
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four-armed phone wrote:
the secular songs just sound meh.


Who'da thunk it? But yes. This, exactly.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 22:33 GMT 
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Haven't attempted the DVD yet.
Gonna hafta buy a DVD player?
And a TV? Shit.


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PostPosted: Wed November 22nd, 2017, 22:49 GMT 
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Haven't attempted the DVD yet.
Gonna hafta buy a DVD player?
And a TV? Shit.


Mysterious ways of the Barefoot, indeed.

LOL


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Anybody else have misplaying issues with their set? My disc 4 (the best of the nine, imo) skips in several places, and is going back to Amazon UK for replacement. Hoping this is just an isolated case, and not an issue on a whole production run.


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PostPosted: Fri November 24th, 2017, 00:05 GMT 
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Anybody else have misplaying issues with their set? My disc 4 (the best of the nine, imo) skips in several places, and is going back to Amazon UK for replacement. Hoping this is just an isolated case, and not an issue on a whole production run.


Me too... Disc 4 track 2 is not playing . Haven't listened to all the tracks yet, I hope it's the only one that won't play. :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri November 24th, 2017, 00:20 GMT 
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All the discs worked fine for me.


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