POLL: Bob Dylan's Shot of Love - your favourite track?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. onlyconnect

    onlyconnect The prose and the passion

    Winchester, UK
    Every Grain of Sand ... best song since Simple Twist of Fate :)

  3. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Oh yeah. And may still be the best one since then.
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  4. babyblue

    babyblue Patches Pal!

    Pacific NW
    Heart of Mine, though I like the live version on Biograph better.
  5. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    "Every Grain of Sand". It's close to top five favorite Dylan songs on my stereo. Every Grain of the Sands.
  6. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    "In The Summertime"

    My favorite album of the religious trilogy since it's less heavy-handed.
  7. Marty T

    Marty T Stereo Fan

    I'm not at all a religious sort but I love "Property of Jesus" on this album. The whole album is quite good. Lenny Bruce and Grain of Sand being my other top favs. But "Property" rocks and I love that Dylan's classic sarcasm was alive and well even during his Jesus trip - "He's the property of Jesus, Resent him to the bone, You've got something better, You've got a heart of stone." Too much fun!
  8. Marty T

    Marty T Stereo Fan

    Yeah, that's my feeling on that track as well. I think Zimmy mentions something about not having the groove right on the album version. I would have been one of my favs on Shot but the Biograph version is so much better.
  9. IbMePdErRoIoAmL

    IbMePdErRoIoAmL lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate

    Miami Valley
    A vastly underrated record. And, for some strange reason, I had to vote for "Watered-Down Love."
    Gotta go put it on now.
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  10. 905

    905 Senior Member

    St. Louis
    Heart of Mine
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  11. tmwlng

    tmwlng Forum Resident

    Another vote for Heart of Mine. Not denying the fact that Every Grain of Sand is a well crafted piece of work... Other choices would be Trouble, Lenny Bruce and the cozy In the Summertime. All round a pretty enjoyable album.
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  12. Mr. H

    Mr. H Forum Resident

    I love this album. Tough call. Probably Every Grain Of Sand.
  13. Marc 74

    Marc 74 Senior Member

    West Germany,NRW
    Every Grain Of Sand
  14. Every Grain Of Sand is a masterpiece.
  15. Frittenköter

    Frittenköter Forum Resident

    Every Grain Of Sand, but very closely followed by Shot Of Love.
  16. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

    "Heart of Mine" - a wonderfully under-played song where the rhythm picks up is counterbalanced and tempered by the slow sections.

    And here is what the Shot Of Love cover looks like.
    I think it is a contender for the worst Dylan album cover design (but that was a SH forum topic several years ago, if my memory serves me correctly).

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  17. cublowell

    cublowell Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Voted for "Groom's" even though it wasn't part of the original album. I never listen to the original album anyway, I play a comp of my own that includes "Need A Woman" and "Angelina", and gets rid of "Heart of Mine" and "In the Summertime."
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  18. smilin ed

    smilin ed Senior Member

    Heart of Mine
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  19. fmfxray373

    fmfxray373 Capitol LPs in the 70s were pretty good.

    san diego
    Groom is a great song, but since it was not on the original album it is hard for me to consider it.

    One of my favorite albums from Bob. I picked Lenny Bruce. I have always loved that line "He was an outlaw that's for sure, more of an outlaw than you ever were."
    I think that Bob meant himself when he used the pronoun you.
  20. Greg Smith

    Greg Smith Forum Resident

    Underrated album, probably my 2nd fave 80's record after Oh Mercy and less heavy handed then the previous two records.
  21. distant_light

    distant_light Active Member

    Anyone know why Every Grain Of Sand has a bit of tape noise/hiss at the start, as if it has been recorded on a tape machine? Does every version have this? I only have the Biograph version but have cross checked them with two available studio versions on Vimeo which also have the noise.

    Not a major problem but a little bit annoying, and I'd be minded to buy Shot Of Love if that has a cleaner sounding version.
  22. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pre-Bootleg Series bump...
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  23. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    My least favourite album in his discography (excluding the recent murdering of The Great American Songbook) containing my least favourite Dylan track - The Grooms Still Waiting At The Alter- and terrible production throughout.

    Thank god Emmylou redeemed Every Grain Of Sand on Wrecking Ball.
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  24. Every Grain Of Sand, my personal favourite Dylan song.
  25. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident

    This is as easy a Dylan poll as it gets. His greatest song released in the 80s: Every Grain of Sand
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