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PostPosted: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 15:50 GMT 
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Besides the album version I have grown fond of the two I found from 2004, very expressive and powerful...the piano works well.

Anyone have any recommendations?


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PostPosted: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 15:55 GMT 
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i saw one in Sydney this year which was great! there's a tape in the rare recordings section


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PostPosted: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 15:58 GMT 
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I hadn't heard it until I heard it live. The album version isn't half bad


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PostPosted: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 16:10 GMT 
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tellmemomma1966 wrote:
i saw one in Sydney this year which was great! there's a tape in the rare recordings section



Yeah, that is a hot version.


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PostPosted: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 16:30 GMT 
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Seattle 1978.
Pavillon 1978.
Dortmund 1987.
Boston 1994.
Brixton 1995.
Berkeley 1995.
Indiana 1995.
Lucca 1998.
Ithaca 1999.
Munster 2000.
Amsterdam 2003.
London, Shepherds Bush 2003.
Dublin 2005.
Brixton 2005.
Rothbury 2009.

Emphasis placed on 'magnetic' in 'Was that trainload of fools bogged down in a magnetic field' is often an indicator of a great Senor. Listen to Dortmund and Dublin to see what I mean.


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PostPosted: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 16:53 GMT 

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rochester 2010. love the dark edge and hard rough voice for this type of song. works wonders....


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PostPosted: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 17:28 GMT 
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Charlotte 1978. With the monologue and the intensity. Beautiful.


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PostPosted: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 19:02 GMT 
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'Senor' struck me at the time of its release as Dylan trying to write a piece of musical theatre a la Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber - you know, the musical dramatic monologue thing, like the songs from Evita.

I don't think he ever quite nailed the lyrics, but it was a noble effort. The song works best when Dylan 'acts' the song.

I can almost imagine David Essex singing it.


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PostPosted: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 19:47 GMT 

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Charlotte 78
Ithica 99
Dublin II 05


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PostPosted: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 20:27 GMT 

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2003-11-13 Paris, France
http://www.sendspace.com/file/3rj0h6 (FLAC)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/5sr3kc (Apple Lossless)


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PostPosted: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 21:34 GMT 

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Three old favourites:

- Nashville, 2.11.1978
Here is the story he told before the song (quoted from Olof's Yearly Chronicles 1978)
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I was riding on a train one time to Mexico, going up north to San Diego. I fell asleep on the train and woke up and it was about midnight. And the train had stopped at a place called Monterey. You know where Monterey is, right? There was a bunch of children getting off the train. There must have been about 17 children and the mother and the father. And they was getting off the train and at the time I was watching it all through the glass. It was like the whole side of the train was like a mirror. So I was watching it all happen and I saw this old man stumble onto the train. He was getting on and was walking down to the seat right across the car from me. So, I felt a vibration in the air, it was certainly the time. So I turned to look at him, and I could see he wasn't dressed in anything but a blanket. He was just wearing a blanket, and he must have been 150 years old. I took another look at him an I could see that both his eyes were burning out. They was on fire. And there was smoke coming out of his nostrils. Ah, well this is a man that I want to talk to.


- Portland, 3.12.1980 (the other versions from this tour are also very good)

- Brussels, 8.10.1987

At the moment I really like:

- Fairfax, 17.11.2006 (The band sounds great and Dylan responds with a fine vocal performance)

All four as mp3s in a zip.file:
http://www.mediafire.com/?bnqkxaoq4wjcl18


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PostPosted: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 21:41 GMT 

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I guess my favorite senior ever was my grandma Rose, lived to 99 years old. My first daughter was born the next year and I named her after my g-ma.


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PostPosted: Wed August 24th, 2011, 02:38 GMT 
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Portland 1980 is my favourite. Some lyrical innovations as well.
Plus the sound quality is great.

Am not familiar with the 2004 versions. Which dates are they from?


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PostPosted: Wed August 24th, 2011, 02:41 GMT 
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gerardv wrote:
Portland 1980 is my favourite. Some lyrical innovations as well.
Plus the sound quality is great.

Am not familiar with the 2004 versions. Which dates are they from?


March 3rd
March 16th

There was one other from October I believe, but I couldn't find it.


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PostPosted: Wed August 24th, 2011, 03:38 GMT 

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I love on the more recent versions how he growls in his deepest voice, "Gimme a minute let me get it together". Sydney 2011 is a great example.


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PostPosted: Wed August 24th, 2011, 04:18 GMT 
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4/23/93 - Warfield Theatre - The Jerry Garcia Band (O.K. - So I'm a heretic :oops: )


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Try and find Paris, July 4, 1978. You won't regret it.


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PostPosted: Wed August 24th, 2011, 04:40 GMT 
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PSB wrote:
Try and find Paris, July 4, 1978. You won't regret it.




Thanks for the tip, I will ! :D


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PostPosted: Wed August 24th, 2011, 12:32 GMT 
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Dublin 2005. Period. Touching performance.


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PostPosted: Wed August 24th, 2011, 19:20 GMT 
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gerardv wrote:
Portland 1980 is my favourite. Some lyrical innovations as well.
Plus the sound quality is great.

Am not familiar with the 2004 versions. Which dates are they from?


March 3rd
March 16th

There was one other from October I believe, but I couldn't find it.


thanks a lot gns! will follow those up.


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PostPosted: Thu August 25th, 2011, 11:51 GMT 
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gerardv wrote:
Portland 1980 is my favourite. Some lyrical innovations as well.
Plus the sound quality is great.

Am not familiar with the 2004 versions. Which dates are they from?

March 3rd
March 16th

There was one other from October I believe, but I couldn't find it.

thanks a lot gns! will follow those up.


Np, there is something about those 2004 shows that are a lot better than the 2003 shows. It's like Bob and the piano are much higher in the mix and are at the top of the recordings. It's a wonderful thing!


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PostPosted: Thu August 25th, 2011, 11:53 GMT 
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The version on the Masked & Anonymous soundtrack.
Yes, I know it's not by Bob.


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PostPosted: Thu August 25th, 2011, 18:27 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
The version on the Masked & Anonymous soundtrack.
Yes, I know it's not by Bob.


Good one :)
Another is Wille and Calexico's version on I'm Not There soundtrack


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PostPosted: Thu August 25th, 2011, 22:42 GMT 
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thanks for the mp3's TheTruthIsObscure - very well done!!

yea that fairfax 2006 had me stunned motionless at the rail - the whole show is great - thanks


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PostPosted: Thu August 25th, 2011, 23:02 GMT 

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Besides the 1978 performances, Dublin 11/27/2005 is the first that comes to mind. That whole show is great, one of the best of the decade.


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