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POLL: Bob Dylan's Together Through Life - your favourite track?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. Solace

    Solace Forum Resident

    Brussels, Belgium
    Beyond Here Lies Nothin' as favourite, closely followed by It's All Good. Great swingin' tune! Forgetful Heart is great but came alive better in concert.

    Great production on the record with the accordian blends perfectly with the band, adding interesting texture and colour. Inspired choice! Wish the masteriing were a little quieter though....
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  3. shutdown66

    shutdown66 Forum Resident

    Athens, Greece
    This dream of you.
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  4. Red river bore

    Red river bore Well-Known Member

    Belgrade, Serbia
    I feel a change coming on. One of his most lovable songs, IMO.

    ****ing miss this record. I never bought my own copy, as it came out when I was totally broke, and I lost the MP3 version I had some time ago. Must do something about this...

    Says something about the outrageous quality of Dylan´s last records that this is probably his weakest one of the last 25 years yet it is still sweet as honey
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  5. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

  6. tmwlng

    tmwlng Forum Resident

    This Dream of You. If Dylan made an album, either in English or in French, croaking out delightfully maudlin chansons such as this I would buy it in a heartbeat. Something about it just gets to me.
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  7. Carserguev

    Carserguev Forum Resident

    Madrid, Spain
    If You Ever Go To houston is gobsmackingly good, infectious music, wonderful lyrics...
    It's All Good almost topples it from the top spot...
    This album tends to get bashed in these parts, and I can't understand it, I love it as much as Modern Times... It's a FUN album.
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  8. 905

    905 Senior Member

    St. Louis
    The last Dylan album I love.
    Nothin', with Forgetful Heart in close second.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
  9. Nipper

    Nipper His Master's Voice

    I voted "Forgetful Heart" because it was so great live. Then probably "I Feel A Change Comin' On" or "It's All Good". Also really like "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'", "If You Ever Go To Houston", "This Dream Of You", and "Shake Shake Mama". It's an enjoyable listen, an underrated album.
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  10. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

    I have to go with the opening track "Beyond Here Lies Nothin' ".
    I've felt it's an enjoyable album, not spectacular, and a bit patchy.

    And here is what it looks like:

  11. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    I Feel a Change Comin' On
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  12. babyblue

    babyblue Pactches Pal!

    Pacific NW
    Forgetful Heart, but I really do love the whole album. As someone said above, it's fun! I see it as a Tex-Mex tribute to his old pal Doug Sahm.
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  13. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I only played this album once when it came out. Can't remember anything about it! I just forget it exists. I will go back to it soon because of this thread.

    I must admit Dylan's newer material doesn't do much for me, which certainly doesn't make it bad. The last Dylan album I loved and played a lot was Time Out of Mind.
  14. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    It's in the vault somewhere, due to be released on the Bootleg series Volume 87.
  15. moonshiner

    moonshiner Forum Resident

    Forgetful heart
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  16. man in the moon

    man in the moon Forum Resident

    Not quite as good as Down in the Groove or Knocked about Loaded but still a decent record. Was relieved when Tempest came out to hear lyrical Bob was back to the fore.
  17. Red river bore

    Red river bore Well-Known Member

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Really? Down on the groove is the only Dylan record I´d say is beyond redemption (though I´ve never heard Under the red sky).
    Knocked out loaded I do love, in all it´s glorious dodginess, but I think Together TL is way better than either one of them...
  18. Gregorio

    Gregorio Forum Resident

    This Dream Of You. That track is the one that most impressed me from this album the very first time i heard it. Not so much for the lyrics (that are very good) but musically, i think is the song where the blend of accordion and Dylan's regular band is best accomplished, and is a little strange time signature, being a waltz but not so much a waltz.
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  19. Greg Smith

    Greg Smith Forum Resident

    I really enjoy the record, probably the most fun Bob has sounded in years. I Feel a Change Comin' On is my fave...
  20. Scott6

    Scott6 Forum Resident

    Forgetful Heart. A song I have to be honest and say I did not full appreciate until he started to perform 'the set' and I saw him play it in London in 2013. Still one of the best Bob shows I have ever witnessed.
  21. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    I'm with ya on Tempest. I think Tempest is a great album, but I think TTL is just a medocre album, among Dylan's worst. At least DITG had "Silvio" and Loaded had "Brownsville Girl". To me pretty much everything on TTL is completely disposable. It's more consistent sonically and in terms of the caliber of the material than others of Dylan's bad albums, it never reaches the lowest lows. But nothing on it is special to my ears.
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  22. Larry Mc

    Larry Mc Forum Dude

    "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
  23. majorlance

    majorlance Forum Resident

    PATCO Speedline
    Tossup between Beyond Here Lies Nothin' & I Feel a Change Comin' On. (The latter almost sounds like a Nashville Skyline outtake. Try singing it yourself in that voice & you'll see what I mean. Fun, fun, FUN!)

    Call me crazy (it has happened), but with its unassuming quality & rough-n-ready sonics, I enjoy TTL a helluva lot more than the nice-but-overrated Modern Times or the utterly dreadful Tempest. In other words, it's Bob's second-best album this century (the best being Love & Theft, of course).
  24. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

    Jolene is a fine tune from this.

    Currently spinning.....
  25. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Try ‘This Dream of You’.
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