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PostPosted: Wed February 21st, 2018, 16:48 GMT 

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Just wondering if he (his voice) would benefit more from a much lighter touring schedule? Maybe focus more time working in the studio/writing? However, I do appreciate touring is all he knows and this makes him the great troubadour he is.

Just a thought....


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PostPosted: Wed February 21st, 2018, 20:44 GMT 
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Well, his singing has been superb these past few years. What's the problem?


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PostPosted: Wed February 21st, 2018, 20:49 GMT 
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Voice With Restraint wrote:
Well, his singing has been superb these past few years. What's the problem?

Agreed.
Perhaps Aylong hasn’t witnessed a live show?
Ey? Aylong?


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PostPosted: Wed February 21st, 2018, 20:59 GMT 
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Voice With Restraint wrote:
Well, his singing has been superb these past few years.


Relative to what?


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PostPosted: Wed February 21st, 2018, 21:40 GMT 

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I saw him last year at Wembley arena....really enjoyed it. Like a lot of you, many times down the years too.
I just wondered if a more subtle setup (in the same vein as his performance at the White House) could mean the diction of lyrics could be heard a bit better. Sometimes I struggle to make out what he is singing when I see him live.


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PostPosted: Wed February 21st, 2018, 22:16 GMT 
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Well, diction has never been a Bob Dylan strong point, especially according
to the masses over the years, so it’s possible your point may be moot.

Three things have happened over the past few years that may have
influenced my agreement above:
1. Better audio/sound equipment & setup
2. Occasionally locating a few rows back, instead of rows 1-3
3. Damn, I got a phone call and now I forgot the 3rd thing!

Anyhow, I think this past year, both Summer & Fall, especially Fall,
he sounded great and diction seemed fine. Maybe knowing the
lyrics creates a bias, too. I notice many fair weather fans, including
friends, tell me they understood nothing when we were standing right
next to each other!

Glad you enjoyed Wembley!


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PostPosted: Wed February 21st, 2018, 23:02 GMT 
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Rows 1-3, even 1-5, are not the best for audio/hearing (becoming worst as time passes) and is not only in Bob's world. It's a real statement since quite a lot of years.

Saludos,

Ramón


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PostPosted: Thu February 22nd, 2018, 04:21 GMT 
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In all honesty, I'm always so excited to actually be at the concert that all my senses merge into one big ball of awe and I sit there in a state of bliss.
After the show, I go home and hope someone taped the concert so I can listen to it.


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PostPosted: Thu February 22nd, 2018, 05:12 GMT 

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Not when so many people go to see him play still.

I'm hoping for a Japan tour later this year or next year.


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PostPosted: Thu February 22nd, 2018, 06:57 GMT 
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Last time I saw him was in Copenhagen's Opera House, and from where I was (first floor, row 2, quite center) the sound was superb and the diction excelent.

Hope in Madrid (Auditorio Naconal, Philharmonic Hall) and Barcelona's Opera (Gran Teatre del Liceu) will be the same, from Salamanca's Pabellón Multiusos I don't have the same expectations.

Saludos,

Ramón


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PostPosted: Thu February 22nd, 2018, 12:17 GMT 
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yopietro wrote:
Voice With Restraint wrote:
Well, his singing has been superb these past few years.


Relative to what?


Relative to whatever you care to mention.


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PostPosted: Thu February 22nd, 2018, 15:15 GMT 

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"Give up or reduce"? Hell, no! I take comfort in the fact that Bob's still going strong. And I will until he can't. Just like Willie, I can't imagine there will ever be a Bob retirement tour. He's gonna go till he stops. (And let's hope Willie's back out there soon!)


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PostPosted: Thu February 22nd, 2018, 15:51 GMT 
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The correct answer is absolutely No. NO.


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PostPosted: Thu February 22nd, 2018, 18:03 GMT 

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Why should he? Because he has been playing excellent concerts in 2014, 2015 and 2017? The answer my friend, that is blowin' in the wind, is: no.


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PostPosted: Thu February 22nd, 2018, 21:19 GMT 

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If Dylan's Voice was to become any better than The Last Concerts I have seen and heard This Past Fall it would just be too much ....... Way Too much

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZN3SEgPtg8


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PostPosted: Fri February 23rd, 2018, 00:21 GMT 
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alias_what wrote:
If Dylan's Voice was to become any better than The Last Concerts I have seen and heard This Past Fall it would just be too much ....... Way Too much

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZN3SEgPtg8


I never get tired of this video


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PostPosted: Fri February 23rd, 2018, 07:12 GMT 
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Hasn't Bob reduced his touring schedule in the last couple of years? He used to do close to one hundred shows a year, now it's down to around eighty. And I guess Bob feels quite comfortable with that number.
So for me, I just hope he keeps up this level of touring.


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PostPosted: Fri February 23rd, 2018, 08:25 GMT 
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WrittenInMySoul wrote:
Hasn't Bob reduced his touring schedule in the last couple of years? He used to do close to one hundred shows a year, now it's down to around eighty. And I guess Bob feels quite comfortable with that number.
So for me, I just hope he keeps up this level of touring.


I think hes on the road slightly less.

The shows I caught last year were too of my best, yep and that includes the standards


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PostPosted: Sun February 25th, 2018, 01:51 GMT 

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WrittenInMySoul wrote:
Hasn't Bob reduced his touring schedule in the last couple of years? He used to do close to one hundred shows a year, now it's down to around eighty. And I guess Bob feels quite comfortable with that number.
So for me, I just hope he keeps up this level of touring.


Yes, exactly


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PostPosted: Sun February 25th, 2018, 04:12 GMT 
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I'd prefer he tone it down to small intimate clubs and venues with seating of no more than 500.


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PostPosted: Sun February 25th, 2018, 20:27 GMT 
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alias_what wrote:
If Dylan's Voice was to become any better than The Last Concerts I have seen and heard This Past Fall it would just be too much ....... Way Too much

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZN3SEgPtg8


Good to see Phil Spector's syrup has landed a new gig.


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PostPosted: Sun February 25th, 2018, 21:00 GMT 
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dylanswife wrote:
I'd prefer he tone it down to small intimate clubs and venues with seating of no more than 500.


Yes I'm all for smaller venues as well. I'm really happy that Bob is touring at all to be honest.
I still get a buzz from his concerts, long may they continue.

moab


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PostPosted: Thu June 14th, 2018, 12:13 GMT 
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alias_what wrote:
If Dylan's Voice was to become any better than The Last Concerts I have seen and heard This Past Fall it would just be too much ....... Way Too much

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZN3SEgPtg8

Thanks for sharing this, first time I've seen it! What is the tune they are playing?


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PostPosted: Thu June 14th, 2018, 12:30 GMT 

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The Palace Theatre (Chicago) shows of 2014, Milwaukee Riverside in 2015, and WinTrust (Chicago) last October tell a tale of an artist in very fine form indeed. Wonderful concerts. Looking forward to Dylan's return to Chicago by year's end. Don't you dare miss it! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu June 14th, 2018, 14:09 GMT 
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His voice is fine now.
I don't know enough about music to be able to describe the changes but I don't like them. I preferred his County/Rock sound around the turn of the century. I just don't like the sound now.


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