Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings - Sony 36-CD box-set - November 11

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  1. fangedesire

    fangedesire Well-Known Member

    Speaking of ISIS, they've sold out of issue 185 (which has one of Ford's essays covering the Highway 61 sessions) - is this available or for sale anywhere?
     
  2. DeeThomaz

    DeeThomaz Senior Member

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    I got my copy from Badlands after discovering this series of articles too late. Looks like they still have it:

    Books and Magazines - Badlands »
     
  3. Williamson

    Williamson Forum Resident

    They've also arrived on my turntable, I'm equally happy :)
     
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  4. fangedesire

    fangedesire Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, they're sold-out too: "Sorry but this item is currently unavailable." Must have been a popular issue!
     
  5. alanb

    alanb Forum Resident

    I read somewhere - lord knows where as it's been nothing but BOB 24/7 lately and sooooo much info ( all good though), might have been Joan Baez in a video - that Bob likes a bit of chaos....so last minute stuff like flights etc doesn't faze him.

    Yeah and he has Robbie , mixing for him and saving him from drowning in the bath etc :rolleyes: so no need to worry......:magoo:
     
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  6. fangedesire

    fangedesire Well-Known Member

    I think Manchester 5/17 & London 5/26 are about equal. The Manchester electric set is a bit smoother & more consistent perhaps - London has some ragged spots - but Dylan's singing is wilder & looser in London. In Manchester he sounds more subdued (or more drugged), singing in a lower tone sometimes. I thought the London 'Rolling Stone' was much more intense, and better than Manchester (which is one of the most laid-back versions I've heard so far in the tour). But other people might disagree, and my own impressions might change!
     
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  7. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    Lovely isnt it? Although i've only heard the first album so far. Band performance to be played tomorrow. But loved it, especially Desolation Row.
     
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  8. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    Anyone else listen to the 5-27-66 RAH show and be vaguely reminded of "Take No Prisoners"?

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  9. subtr

    subtr Forum Resident

    I think you're good to get rid of all of them. When I finish the massive chunk of work that I have to do (sadly not Bob related) I will compile the above into a few CDs worth and share it some where.
     
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  10. Williamson

    Williamson Forum Resident

    I've only listened to the London performance the once, about half an hour ago, but the version of 'Like A Rolling Stone' sounds more intense and musically 'on the money' than Manchester.
     
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  11. Williamson

    Williamson Forum Resident

    I'm listening to the acoustic set now - mesmerising.
     
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  12. HominyRhodes

    HominyRhodes Forum Resident

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    Oh well, looks like I'll have to amend the ol' '66 tour calendar once again..."Otis Redding show: midnight, Thursday, April 7th...flight to Hawaii: Friday, April 8th...Honolulu gig: Saturday, April 9th..." Thanks, Percy Song, your investigative skills are really something. That extremely tight itinerary always did seem a little "off" to me, and I think your revised chronology must be the correct one.

    On a related, and speculative, note: Sara supposedly joined Bob on the West Coast in late March, so maybe she went along to Hawaii, as well? A delayed honeymoon? They could've had a day or two together on the islands after the Saturday night gig, and before the tour traveled to Australia, where they touched down the following Tuesday. Maybe that's why there seem to be no photos of Bob offstage in Hawaii - he was keeping out of sight with the missus. Just a thought. (Come to think of it, there are no photos of him ON-stage in Hawaii, either, are there? Man, oh, man, so many unsolved mysteries still remain...)
     
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  13. SomeLocalLoser

    SomeLocalLoser Well-Known Member

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    This is cool and a good idea! These are high quality photos of the cover art on the CD, do you happen to have all 36 CDs scanned in this good of quality?
     
  14. revolution_vanderbilt

    revolution_vanderbilt Forum Resident

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    Enjoy it and savor. Starting now I have a lot going on in my life, so it's probably best that I managed to finish this box right before all that.

    I will say that either set would have made a good release. But Manchester has a better narrative too. For the last time in this thread, I'll mention that I'm not a fan of Leopard Skin from Manchester, so that's the only point that I'd give to RAH. I'm glad that it's really a moot point any, and that both are widely available.
     
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  15. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

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    Lou would be furious at that comparison! :)

    You do have a point, though. In TNP, the confrontation overshadows the music, though - at least, that's how I felt last time I listened.
     
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  16. notesfrom

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    This album immediately came to mind when I first heard the opening track from the 5/27 electric set:

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  17. notesfrom

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    Also in issues 185-187 is a three-part series on Dylan and the Hawks in Australia '66 - detailed accounts of the shows and the hotel scenes, parties, driving around, the notable acquaintances they made and their stories. The replacement guitar and the one repaired. Several pages in each issue. Very well done and worth tracking down.
     
  18. Six Bachelors

    Six Bachelors Troublemaking enthusiast

    Does it mention the visit to the Paragon Cafe in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, outside of Sydney?
     
  19. notesfrom

    notesfrom Forum Resident

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    I believe so but not sure. Doesn't sound familiar. What is the story there?

    A place called Pinnochios is mentioned in Melbourne. Also a milk bar around Melbourne. Bill Berry's farm in Brisbane.

    It's 36 pages in all, so it's not easy to quickly find if they did.
     
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  20. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    Yeah, take away the confrontation and craziness from "TNP" and you're left with musical performances that (IMO) don't compare favorably to Lou's other live albums. But with Bob's voice shot in the electric set on 5-27, take the confrontation out of that show and it is inferior to most every other European gig (since they are almost uniformly great, I might add). IMO, and all that of course.
     
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  21. revolution_vanderbilt

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    What a difference a day makes.
     
  22. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    Yes, if he was in any state of mind to even really care about a potential live album, he must have thought they nailed it on the 26th.
     
  23. revolution_vanderbilt

    revolution_vanderbilt Forum Resident

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    I can't help but see the last show through my "conspiracy theory" lens. His comments to Lennon seem to make it clear that he knew he was a sunk ship. There's already so much speculation that there was no motorcycle crash, that it was his way of getting out of continuing the tour. But I really get the sense that the last show was a sort of purposeful career suicide. It couldn't have been that hard to keep himself together just one more night if he really wanted to. And he appears in such a bad state psychologically. His retreat to Woodstock works well with a narrative of rehabilitation. He's out there with the soon to be Band, a group of collaborators but also friends, who watched him deteriorate and provided him with a safe and private space to recover. I don't think it's too crazy to think that a few small changes in circumstance could have led to him having a breakdown, or majorly burning out.

    It isn't pretty stuff, but it's far easier to digest and enjoy knowing that the story doesn't end badly at all, but instead simply ends one chapter, and then begins another fruitful and beautiful one.

    Now maybe it'll be interesting (for me at least) to once again revisit the New Basement Tapes songs, with the likelihood that they come next chronologically. They could very well be capturing him as he rediscovers himself. And maybe that's why he didn't do anything with them for nearly fifty years. They were a private exercise for him, no matter how good the lyrics were.
     
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  24. Captain Caveman

    Captain Caveman Well-Known Member

    He was a junkie, that's all. He needed to get clean, hence the enforced retreat after the tour.
     
  25. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Why not scan those pages and post them here?
     
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