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On ?23?/?09?/?2016 at 9:15 PM, Metamatic said:

such an awesome release this

 

 

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Had to order this after seeing your post!!  Dammit......

 

Looking forward to a listen next week when it hopefully arrives.

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Rock Salt and Nails written by Utah Phillips from The Basement Tapes

An almost bottomless pit of musical genius from Bob as reinvents his voice from Blonde On Blonde to John Wesley Harding and writes some of his best ever songs

and great vocals

and then proceeds to not release them for almost 50 years except for a touched up version of some of the songs in the 70's

Like all great records it takes years for music this good to unravel all its bits and pieces

and now he is releasing 35 live CDs of the the 66 tour with The Band

i'll need another 65 years just to scratch the surface

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Still stuck on Boblaying his songs alphabetically so there are multiple versions of some songs that can last for 30 minutes or so on the one song

this is one of my favourite songs 

the subject is leaving this old world with A Satisfied mind

not sure who wrote it but it is an old country song that has had multiple versions recorded over the decades

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7 hours ago, SETSergio said:

Arrived this afternoon...................more Bob to listen to tonight.... thanks Mr Metamatic for the recommendation :thumb:

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Stunning.... Highly recommended 

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On ?4?/?10?/?2016 at 4:11 AM, keyse1 said:

I think you're a fanatic setsergio

Yeah, I go through a phase of listening to a few albums over a week and then leave it until something jog's my memory again.

 

As for fanatic.........who started the thread?  ;):thumb::)

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On 10/7/2016 at 6:23 PM, pine weasel said:

This arrived today -Blonde on Blonde Revisited -  interesting, and some great covers, though as expected, some better than others.

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The highlight for me is Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands by Jim O'Rourke

 

 

Was your copy flat?  I've received 2 copies now and both of them were warped to the point of being unplayable.  I need to buy myself a Vinyl Flat.

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Listing to Some less than famous songs

i first heard this song done live on several occasions by Wilko Johnson in London about 1980

i knew it to be a Bob song because I had read about it

i think Wilko's is better 

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41 minutes ago, keyse1 said:

here's a really good article about Planet Waves

Includes a rambling review by Patti Smith and the liner notes written by Dylan but later removed

 Planet Waves

Thanks Keyes1..... a good read. Genius!!

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1 hour ago, keyse1 said:

here's a really good article about Planet Waves

Includes a rambling review by Patti Smith and the liner notes written by Dylan but later removed

 Planet Waves

 

I'm with Patti,

 

Generally speaking...I think the album sucked. 

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It is of interest that Pattis' literary influences are much the same as Zimmy, with Bob perhaps skewed toward the song tradition, whereas Patti was a definite book worm: think Verlaine, Baudelaire, Mallory etc.

This is interesting for a few reasons.

Firstly, the withdrawn cover notes are a brilliant indicator that Bob 'hung ' with Allen Ginsberg, author of " HOWL" - the original sixties primal scream. Stream of conscience wordplay was in the ether, and Bob was never one to let syntax and punctuation dull his flame, so the wonderfully off the wall rant he proposed for the cover notes were a part of the equation : spontaneous takes, naive cover art, cover rant.

The echo to be considered is Pattis' less than glowing review of "PLANET WAVES": essentially, this is, in style and substance, unaware mimicry of the very thing Bob was doing. I wonder what she would write now.

Bob was going for the moment in these songs, and if they did not consistently reach his own high standards, WTF.  

I will concur that the average pressing of this album leaves a lot to be desired.

If you ever get a chance to hear the SACD layer of the 2003 reissues, it may change ones mind. You actually get the sense of the BAND intently following Bobs' lead, with their responses, on some tracks, a micro-beat behind. On the few tracks blessed with a ' run through' the consolidation and confidence of the players is more discernable.

Perhaps not my go-to Bob album ( that would be J.W.H.) but a keeper in my books.

Billy.

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I like the record 

a lot

May God bless and keep you always............

May you grow up to be righteous 

may you grow up to be true

may you always know the truth

and see the light surrounding you

Simple beautifully written sentiment

one of my favourite songs by anyone

When Dylan uses the word truth and being true there is a lot of depth to the meaning both in a religious or secular sense of the word

Dirge is a great song even by Dylan's standard

certainly top 20 

Lots of great lines all over the record

Wedding Song was a total shock at the time even if not a great song even though I like it

very direct which was unusual for Dylan at that time and at anytime since Blood On The Tracks

well worth pursuing in a listening sense

 

 

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