1 May 2011
20 August 2013
Highway 61. The actual highway.
I've traveled it many a time. Where it goes through Memphis is right by where I taught school. It was one of the two ways I could use to get to the school.
In Mississippi, the section from Memphis to Tunica has become super busy with all the casino traffic. A close friend's brother was killed on 61 driving to his job at one of the casinos.
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17 December 2012
1 May 2011
Dylan inspired by and ripping off I Wanna Be Your Man. Brilliant!!! 4 cheers for Ringo.
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17 January 2013
I only own The Freewheelin' and Highway 61 Revisited but both albums are lovely and I play them often.
"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been.. I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene.. Banjos! Banjos! All the time, I can't forget that tune.. and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"
17 December 2012
*bump!* Bringing this back from the dead for the most remarkable news!
Volume 11 in The Bootleg Series has been announced for release on 4th November, and it is the one every Bobhead has been praying for since the series began - The Basement Tapes Complete. Complete! Not cherry-picking what they think is the best stuff, but "every salvageable recording". 6CDs, 138 tracks, with 30 never bootlegged - most not even rumoured! The sodding Holy Grail!
Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes--many found only recently--this historic six-disc set is the definitive chronicle of the artist's legendary 1967 recording sessions with members of his touring ensemble who would later achieve their own fame as The Band.
The Basement Tapes Complete brings together, for the first time ever, every salvageable recording from the tapes including recently discovered early gems recorded in the "Red Room" of Dylan's home in upstate New York.
Garth Hudson worked closely with Canadian music archivist and producer Jan Haust to restore the deteriorating tapes to pristine sound, with much of this music preserved digitally for the first time. The decision was made to present The Basement Tapes Complete as intact as possible.
Also, unlike the official 1975 release, these performances are presented as close as possible to the way they were originally recorded and sounded back in the summer of 1967. The tracks onThe Basement Tapes Complete run in mostly chronological order based on Garth Hudson's numbering system.
Damn expensive! £110 on Amazon for the UK! But it will and must be bought!
Alongside there will be a 38-track 2CD "pick-of" The Basement Tapes Raw.
And the rumour is that next-up will be Blood on the Tracks.
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29 August 2013
8 February 2014
I was listening to Concert for Bangladesh last night and ended up listening to It Takes a Train... about 8 times. The entire song is great, but Iespecially love the (half) verse:
"Well I want to be your lover, I don't want to be your boss
Don't say I never warned you If your train gets lost"
1 December 2009
17 December 2012
Well, it's been rumoured for months, ever since this
appeared on Bobby's official site earlier this year, and now the details of his 36th studio album have been announced.
It's called Shadows in the Night, and will be released on 3 February, and is - believe it or not, unlikely as it seems, etc - Bobby does Sinatra!!!!!
It was a real privilege to make this album. I’ve wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a 5-piece band. That’s the key to all these performances. We knew these songs extremely well. It was all done live. Maybe one or two takes. No overdubbing. No vocal booths. No headphones. No separate tracking, and, for the most part, mixed as it was recorded.
I don’t see myself as covering these songs in any way. They’ve been covered enough. Buried, as a matter a fact. What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them. Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day.
Here's the tracklisting:
I’m a Fool to Want You
The Night We Called It a Day
Stay With Me
Why Try to Change Me Now
Some Enchanted Evening
Full Moon and Empty Arms
Where Are You
What’ll I Do
That Lucky Old Sun
Who'd have thunk it?!!!!
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