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LickTheStar

Sad Flower in the Sand
Over 1000 posts
I considered it. But I don't have a working cassette player right now. So a free set of tapes would have probably set me back some cash to get a cassette player. Cash I don't have. Shame. But... Eh.
 

Father Luke

Founding member
Over 1000 posts
Thanks Purple Stickpin

Okay.

As with all things eternal, nothing lasts forever,
and this will now change hands again.

Whose turn is it to own the Boxed Set of Dylan's
Bootleg Series 1-3 Cassettes?

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That's right, Bob. Free to the first to reply.

What we have is this:

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And it comes with the Book insert, as well. . .


Track listing

Cassette 1:


1. Hard Times In New York Town - (live)
2. He Was A Friend Of Mine
3. Man On The Street
4. No More Auction Block - (live)
5. House Carpenter
6. Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
7. Let Me Die In My Footsteps
8. Rambling, Gambling Willie
9. Talkin' Hava Negeilah Blues
10. Quit Your Low Down Ways
11. Worried Blues
12. Kingsport Town
13. Walkin' Down The Line - (demo)
14. Walls Of Red Wing
15. Paths Of Victory
16. Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues - (live)
17. Who Killed Davey Moore? - (live)
18. Only A Hobo
19. Moonshiner
20. When The Ship Comes In - (demo)
21. Times They Are A-Changin', The - (demo)
22. Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie - (live)


Cassette 2:

1. Seven Curses
2. Eternal Circle
3. Suze (The Cough Song)
4. Mama, You Been On My Mind
5. Farewell, Angelina
6. Subterranean Homesick Blues - (acoustic version)
7. If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Got To Stay All Night)
8. Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence
9. Like A Rolling Stone - (rehearsal version)
10. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - (alternate version)
11. I'll Keep It With Mine - (rehearsal version)
12. She's Your Lover Now
13. I Shall Be Released
14. Santa-Fe
15. If Not For You - (alternate version)
16. Wallflower
17. Nobody 'Cept You
18. Tangled Up In Blue - (alternate version)
19. Call Letter Blues
20. Idiot Wind - (alternate version)


Cassette 3:

1. If You See Her, Say Hello - (alternate version)
2. Golden Loom
3. Catfish
4. Seven Days - (live)
5. Ye Shall Be Changed
6. Every Grain Of Sand - (demo)
7. You Changed My Life
8. Need A Woman
9. Angelina
10. Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart
11. Tell Me
12. Lord Protect My Child
13. Foot Of Pride
14. Blind Willie McTell
15. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky - (alternate version)
16. Series Of Dreams

If you want to have this,
Please reply in this thread.


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Purple Stickpin

Over 5000 posts
This worked perfectly. I just got a free Transit #5 from Ponder, and now the Dylan stuff ends up in his hands. Damn, if the universe doesn't unfold just as it should.:cool:
 

CarversDog

RIP
Over 500 posts
I just ordered "Blood on the Tracks" by Dylan through Amazon. What's the deal? Is Columbia Records not pressing the CD any longer? (I mean, it is perhaps Dylan's best studio album). New discs are only available as import CDs.

Other'n that, I'm listening to the new DYLAN CD (a rehash of greatest hits for Columbia) and the Best of Louis Armstrong. Old Louis was at his best with just his voice, a trumpet, and a New Orleans jazz band in the background. When those idiots stuck him with bad studio musicians, strings, and an angelic chorus in the background, the recordings were awful, commercial dreck (with the possible and notable exception of "What A Beautiful World."
 

Purple Stickpin

Over 5000 posts
I just ordered "Blood on the Tracks" by Dylan through Amazon. What's the deal? Is Columbia Records not pressing the CD any longer? (I mean, it is perhaps Dylan's best studio album). New discs are only available as import CDs.
I bought Blood on the Tracks, along with several other Dylan CDs, about six months ago at Newbury Comics (gasp - a record store!). I would think that they're still being produced by Columbia.

I would agree that BotT is one of his best studio albums, although I actually prefer some of the original versions of tracks that he re-recorded at the last minute for inclusion on the album. But Idiot Wind; that's a killer tune.
 

poptop

Over 500 posts
Columbia is now a subsidiary of Sony BMG, since 1988. The good part is that Sony has done some tremendous re-mastering of their Columbia catalogue... Of Dylan's early recordings, one of my favorites is... Bring It All Back Home. It has that Mercury/metalic sound Dylan said he loved when he was at his best... yeah, "Subterranean Homesick Blues"... "Maggie's Farm".... The album is like an infusion of adrenaline, with some great acoustic performances. It lifts you up.
 

Purple Stickpin

Over 5000 posts
Of Dylan's early recordings, one of my favorites is... Bring It All Back Home. It has that Mercury/metalic sound Dylan said he loved when he was at his best... yeah, "Subterranean Homesick Blues"... "Maggie's Farm".... The album is like an infusion of adrenaline, with some great acoustic performances. It lifts you up.
If you have Bringing it All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde; along with The Bootleg Series Vol. IV, you've pretty much caught a revolution in a can.
 

CarversDog

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Over 500 posts
What the hell is this "record store" oddity you speak of, Stickpin? Just ordered "Desire" and "Nashville Skyline" from Amazon ... along with the recently re-acquired BOTT, "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" soundtrack, and "Dylan" remaster CD from Columbia, I thnk I pretty much have my Dylan fix complete(a craving that took roost after watching "I'm Not There" on Pay Per View a couple of weekends ago). Hey ... if anyone can burn me a copy or two of Dylan's Sirius radio show and mail 'em I would gladly pay postage. I've never heard the shows but I've read that they are phenomenal music history lessons.
 

Purple Stickpin

Over 5000 posts
What the hell is this "record store" oddity you speak of, Stickpin? Just ordered "Desire" and "Nashville Skyline" from Amazon ...
Desire is great, although "Joey" has to be one of his more annoying tracks. Somewhere in my collection of Dylan recordings is mention of the tune or tunes left off Desire in favor of Joey. Good god, those tunes are so much better.

As for the record store concept, it fits right in with my lifestyle. No cable TV since 1993; for years I only had a VHS player, and I only have a DVD player now because my wife had one. I also hate listening to music unless I can totally immerse myself in it. Therefore, I almost never listen to music in the car, and I would never have an ipod or such thing. Headphones, seclusion and complete concentration...what was this thread about again?
 
Desire is great, although "Joey" has to be one of his more annoying tracks. Somewhere in my collection of Dylan recordings is mention of the tune or tunes left off Desire in favor of Joey. Good god, those tunes are so much better.
I'm the biggest Dylan Fan your going to meet but i have to agree with you here. i have those alternative Desire recordings on C.D somewhere. anyone of those tracks would have been better. The only explanation i can give as to why Dylan left it on was to give the record extra play time. Saying that Dylan is infamous for inexplicably leaving tracks off records. case in point " Blind Willie McTell " . one of Dylan's greatest songs that didn't appear on an album until '91's bootleg series.
 

1fsh2fsh

I think that I think too much
Founding member
Over 500 posts
Desire although "Joey" has to be one of his more annoying tracks.
Dylan has been a staple for me since I heard a friends older sister playing it in around '65. he had very few weak songs through out the years, though you had to be a hard core fan to follow him thru all the changes in style. Dylan is just Dylan. but your'e right Joey was just bad, and in my opinion Hurricane was right there with it. I saw him live a couple of times and those were a couple of the worst concerts I have ever been to. both times he acted totaly dis-interested. bored. the second time he wore this huge cowboy hat and never once even looked up so you could see a face,. hell, I'm not even sure it was dylan! My x-wife and I used "forever young" as our wedding song, when he played it that night she didn't even reconize it. so much for touching moments. but still it was great just to see "the Dylan" and I'm glad that I was there. but yeah "joey and Hurricane are the worst!
 
I beg to differ. You Gotta Serve Somebody is the worst.
Gotta serve somebody is Dylan's 2nd greatest religious song after " every Grain of sand. In my opinion anyway. i have to respectfully disagree with the people who are bad mouthing "Hurricane". In the song Dylan shows his great story telling skills and the electric violin is nothing short brilliance. "Hurricane" is far from Dylan's greatest song but it is far from terrible. and please don't start a list of Dylan songs you hate it will break my Dylan worshiping heart.
 
that hurts man. I'm in no way religious and still like a lot of bob's Christian stuff. But you have to keep in mind I have a hard time bad mouthing any of Dylan's work. with the exception of a hand full of songs I love it all. just like with bukowski I'm completely obsessed .
 

CarversDog

RIP
Over 500 posts
I love "Hurricane" particularly, as melancholic notes, as a masterful demonstration of Dylan's storytelling capabilities. Alas, I must agree that "Joey" strikes a WTF? chord with me as well. That was Scarlet Rivera, by the way, who played that beautiful electric violin on "Desire". I know this is heresy but, for my money (since I've thoroughly re-examined both albums over the last week) "Desire" is a far superior album to "Blood on the Tracks", though only by a nose, "Joey" notwithstanding.
 

poptop

Over 500 posts
Slow Train Coming

melancholic,

Slow Train Coming is one of my favorite Dylan albums. Here's Dylan passing through his period of, of all things, his bible studies. He fell in love with Jesus or whatever, got something out of it that some of his listeners don't appreciate or will ridicule - but I always felt there was great sincerity to every one of these songs. (When he sings "I believe in You!" I believe he meant it earnestly at the time even though his Christianity was only a passing phase.) The album as a whole is full of spiritual longing and searching, so Dylan must have felt that he needed some answers and he found some here, and later went through a gospel period as well.

Overall in Slow Train... there's intensity, a bit of whimsy ('Man Gave Names...'), and something prophetic about where the human species is headed. (I agree with him: there's a slow train of reckoning coming 'round the bend for humanity.) I also like the line where he gets into the fire and brimstone of "fathers turning their daughters into whores," a metaphor for the false materialism of the age; and it's true that we all have "to serve somebody," a song about choice in life.

For me, Dylan has the same creative genius that he always had, though this album was rejected by the public anyway. It was a concept project that held together beautifully if one can accept where he was coming from spiritually. It still remains of my favorites -- full of his usual truths about life but set in a dramatically different context or taken from a religious angle -- or perhaps more apt, taken creatively from a dramatically different angel.
 

bospress.net

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When living in Florida, my Mom brought my sister and me to camp out for Dylan tickets. I remember my twin sister at 5 years old wowing the crowds waiting for tickets with her spot-on version of "Freight Train Blues". Of course half of them were baked, but it still must have been funny.

Bill
 

chronic

old and in the way
Over 1000 posts
Christianity aside, I just think You Gotta Serve Somebody was a terrible song. You know what they say about opinions...
 

mjp

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I believe in You
Great song. Available on the wonderful 3 disc Biograph set if you don't want to buy a Christian Rock album to hear it.

...I just think You Gotta Serve Somebody was a terrible song.
A terrible song and terrible advice.

I listened to him and those nice ladies singing, "You're gonna have to serve somebody" over and over ad nauseum in that song and finally I relented and said, "Okay Bob, I trust you, I have to serve somebody. But who?" And all he could tell me was, "it may be the devil or it may be the Lord," but neither of those are viable options (being imaginary and all), so I was back to square one.

Stupid bearded fucker and his lousy Minnesota advice. Last time I try to live my life according to the words in a Dylan song, I'll tell you that.
 

Purple Stickpin

Over 5000 posts
I know this is heresy but, for my money (since I've thoroughly re-examined both albums over the last week) "Desire" is a far superior album to "Blood on the Tracks", though only by a nose, "Joey" notwithstanding.
Far superior by a nose, huh? ;)

I could agree with that. Tunes like "Sara," "Black Diamond Bay," "Oh Sister," "One More Cup of Coffee," and "Hurricane (I think it's a great song)" are more consistent than "Blood on the Tracks". But BotT does have "Idiot Wind," which is one of his best songs ever. Just look at how much Dylan's attitude toward his estranged wife changed in a short period of time between "Idiot Wind" and "Sara."
 

CarversDog

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Over 500 posts
I suppose the chill she gets up her spine every time she hears "Idiot Wind" is comparable only to Yoko Ono's reaction whenever she hears "Happiness is a Warm Gun" ...

I love the song but every time I hear it, his palpable bile and contempt just creeps me out to no end.
 

Purple Stickpin

Over 5000 posts
Interesting. I've always thought of it as "howling vitriol," but I suppose "palpable bile and contempt" is equally descriptive. :D In either case, I just love his bare honesty, even if it is irrational and somewhat discomforting.

Just for the hell of it, I'm not sure anyone has mentioned these two tunes:

Desolation Row
Visions of Johanna (live acoustic versions)

I know it's been discussed elsewhere whether his lyrics are truely poetry or not, but these two are chock-full of imagery. Fantastic songs as well.
 
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