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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2009, 17:38 GMT 

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An average track on a poor LP for The MEZ. Well considering it's so poor overall, this is a better than an average tune, with all things considered. Last played New Haven Ct 1990. Anyone post a good rendition of this tune? As so may have been surmized even average to poor dylan is good enough for me! Others thoughts comments on this tune? MEZ


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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2009, 19:42 GMT 
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This is a wonderful masterpiece of a song... Dylan at his lyrical best!


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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2009, 19:49 GMT 
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This is one song on Knocked Out Loaded whose production rises to the occasion and it's a favorite of mine. As a child, I used to sit on my grandmother's piano bench while she played and sang this. It continues to bring back wonderful memories and the first time I heard Bob had recorded it I knew I had to have it.

Bob's recording of Precious Memories has never disappointed me and I listen to Knocked Out Loaded at least once or twice a week on my way to work just to hear this.

Mez... you are one special human being. Thanks! :D


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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2009, 20:21 GMT 

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thickboy wrote:
This is a wonderful masterpiece of a song... Dylan at his lyrical best!


Dylan didn't write this one.

or have i stepped into the territory of the annoying couple of trolls who post "greatest song ever," etc. in every single thread? i don't even know anymore.

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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2009, 20:25 GMT 

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The version on KOL is ok however the performance from the 13.10.89 concert is amazing, 'Precious memories flood my sowowowowoul...'.


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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2009, 20:51 GMT 
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notdarkyet2 wrote:
thickboy wrote:
This is a wonderful masterpiece of a song... Dylan at his lyrical best!


Dylan didn't write this one.

or have i stepped into the territory of the annoying couple of trolls who post "greatest song ever," etc. in every single thread? i don't even know anymore.

-justin
I haven't posted "greatest song ever" in every single thread... it wouldn't even cross my mind to do that with the Dylan's studio work from the 60s... it was insufferable then and its only redeeming or saving grace was Dylan's rescuing those songs with his Never Ending Tour. His 80s, 90s and 21st century studio output, however has gotten better with each successive album (exceptions couple be made for Good As I Been to You and World Gone Wrong but I'll leave that aside for now).

Indeed, Bob didn't write this one, but his performace of it in the studio and live reveal his mastery of the material. And as bad as some people feel this song and Knocked Out Loaded are, at least they don't sound like the stuff he recorded 20 years earlier. :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2009, 21:32 GMT 

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you are wasting your life.

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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2009, 22:27 GMT 
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Sweet and unique steel drum arrangement.

The only other song besides Brownsville Girl worth listening to on that album. They're also the only ones that sound like anybody gave a sh*t about the production or recording.


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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2009, 22:33 GMT 
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Utterly, utterly beautiful. I play it live a lot. Reminds me of my ma. Love that whole album, one of the first I bought & still a big favourite.

"Knocked Out Loaded" is one of his very best albums.


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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2009, 22:49 GMT 

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An insipid song and a truly awful arrangement.


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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2009, 22:56 GMT 
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It's a gorgeous song & a wonderful arrangement. You should take your snake comments elsewhere.


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PostPosted: Thu December 10th, 2009, 03:33 GMT 

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it is a gorgeous song (sung by EVERYONE) but the Knocked Out Loaded reggae version is not a real favorite of mine...kinda sucks the power out of the song what with the backups and the steel drums and all. I've never heard that 89 version and have always been curious seeing as how I love the one from Toad's place (the last one he did). He's all over the map vocally, but that's mostly why I love the Toad, and the band's just sublime. Anyway, if anyone would be gracious enough to post the 89 cut, I'd be very appreciative.
Regardless here's the one from 1990 if anyone's interested (i.e. the MEZ):

January 12 1990
http://www.sendspace.com/file/auobk9

A few fantastic versions:

Tammy Wynette
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS1MX9GWFp0

Tennessee Ernie Ford
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS1MX9GWFp0

Emmylou (with Chet Atkins)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF-BTeFXkLI


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PostPosted: Thu December 10th, 2009, 12:44 GMT 
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marker wrote:
it is a gorgeous song (sung by EVERYONE) but the Knocked Out Loaded reggae version is not a real favorite of mine...kinda sucks the power out of the song what with the backups and the steel drums and all.
Are you kidding?! I'd have given anything to have steel drums playing when we sang this growing up. White Caribbean/Calypso music... now that's cool! 8)

And Bob pulled it off.


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PostPosted: Thu December 10th, 2009, 12:50 GMT 
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This is the greatest song ever.


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PostPosted: Sun March 18th, 2018, 12:07 GMT 
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For some reason, the “Bob’s Memory” thread
got me singing this one in my head.

A little about Precious Memories, from Wikipedia, so it must be true!

Precious Memories is a traditional gospel hymn credited to J.B.F. Wright in 1925. J. B. F. Wright was born in Tennessee, February 21, 1877.

It has been performed by a wide variety of famous recording artists including Rosetta Tharpe, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Emmylou Harris, Daniel O'Donnell, the Edwin Hawkins Singers, a duet by George Jones & Patti Page, Jim Reeves, Bob Dylan, J. J. Cale, and James Blackwood's quartet.

Dolly Parton recorded the song on her 1999 Dollywood-exclusive album benefitting the Dollywood Foundation, Precious Memories. Her sister, Stella Parton, recorded the song for her gospel album Appalachian Gospel.

A cover by The Stanley Brothers can heard on Rick Grimes' (Andrew Lincoln) radio at the beginning of The Walking Dead fourth-season premiere episode, "30 Days Without An Accident".

Aretha Franklin recorded a live version of the song for her album Amazing Grace (1972) and Ronnie Milsap for his album Then Sings My Soul (2009).


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Played only 3 times live by Bob in ‘89 & ‘90.
Toad’s Place being its last last live Dylan outing.

As I travel down life's pathway,
Know not what the years may hold.
As I ponder, hopes grow fonder,
Precious memories flood my soul

Precious father, loving mother,
Glide across the lonely years.
And old homes scenes of my childhood
In fond memory appears.

Precious memories, how they linger
How they ever flood my soul.
In the stillness of the midnight,
Precious sacred scenes unfold.


bobdylan.com


OPINION:
If Knocked Out Loaded was released today,
having never been heard prior to, it would
likely have an entirely different reception.
Guessing it would be quite welcomed!

I’ve enjoyed it since the day it appeared.


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PostPosted: Sun March 18th, 2018, 14:39 GMT 
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Waylon almost nailed it:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OBnvlIhi8e8


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