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Bob Dylan "Tell-Tale Signs"

Six short minutes offers a glimpse into the new release.

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Links to the entire Disc 1 and 2 can be found there as well.

Enjoy!

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Been spending time with it lately.

Fabulous.

The Fi is reasonably Hi, too!

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Still in heavy rotation here!

Fabulous redo's of tunes from my favorite Dylan albums.

I prefer some of these versions actually!

One might think they have all this but you would be wrong...

Must have for Dylanheads.

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Have you enjoyed the others in the Bootleg series?

My second favorite is Volume 5, and then it's a distant trip to the next one in the bunch.

8 is clearly my favorite.

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Have you enjoyed the others in the Bootleg series?

My second favorite is Volume 5, and then it's a distant trip to the next one in the bunch.

8 is clearly my favorite.

Hi Buddha,

Here's a listing of the entire Bootleg Series, to date:

The Bootleg Series Volumes 1 thru 3 (no specific date and all three "volumes" released as one single set)
The Bootleg Series Volume 4 - Live 1966 - The Royal Albert Concert
The Bootleg Series Volume 5 - Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue
The Bootleg Series Volume 6 - Live 1964
The Bootleg Series Volume 7 - No Direction Home
The Bootleg Series Volume 8 - Tell Tale Signs

My order of preference for the Bootleg Series is:

1) The Bootleg Series Volume 5 - Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue

2) The Bootleg Series Volume 4 - Live 1966 - The Royal Albert Concert
Particuarly the electric material and the famous "Judas" exchange which ends with Dylan telling the band "To play f%#king LOUD!" By the way, if you've never noticed or heard this exchange then your stereo needs upgrading.

3) The Bootleg Series Volumes 1 thru 3
Not everything but there are some real gems on this collection including "She's Your Lover Now". The fact that Dylan didn't even bother to rerecord and release this song just blows my mind. Dylan throws away songs ("She's Your Lover Now", "Up To Me" - released on "Biograph") that are better than most songs written by other songwriters - again, completely mind numbing - plus the albums that the songs were originally intended for still end up becoming classics - "Blonde On Blonde" and "Blood On The Tracks".

4) A toss up between all the remaining volumes, although Volume 8 continues to get better with each listen. I should also note much of the material on Volume 7 is given better treatment on a couple of real Dylan bootlegs, such as "Thin Wild Mercury Music" and "As Good As It Gets".

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Previous to Vol. 8 I fancied Disc 1 of Vol. 4 and Disc 2 of Vol. 5. There are a couple of tunes on Vol 5 that should not be up-tempo rock reworks IMHO but then as a self professed Dylan head I must learn to be more accepting of all things Dylan.
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RG:

I consider Dylan's never ending reworking of his songs in concert to be the price we fans have to pay to get Dylan to sing these same songs over and over and over again night after night after night. As good as many of these songs are I'm quite sure that anyone would get tried of performing them after so long a time. So Dylan changes them - sometimes just a little, other times quite a bit and other times to better fit the abilities of his current backing band.

At first I absolutely hated the Dylan's new versions of the songs on "Before The Flood" but a good friend of mine set me straight and I've never looked back. Okay so some of the time Dylan's reworkings of his songs sound good and other times they fall flat but at least he's constantly changing them and one rarely has to put up with a bad "new" version for very long.

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I've been looking for alternate version of Blood on the Tracks forever.

That's my 'must find' Dylan disc.

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I've been looking for alternate version of Blood on the Tracks forever.

That's my 'must find' Dylan disc.

I know of two bootlegs from the Blood On The Tracks sessions:

Blood On The Tracks - The New York Sessions (also available as Blood On The Tracks - The New York Sessions: Remastered)

Blood On The Tapes

Basically these are different releases of the same material. Some of this material was also released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1 thru 3 and the remainder of the material was released on the official release of Blood On The Tracks. So basically if you have these two official releases you pretty much have all the alternate material that is available. Blood On The Tracks was originally recorded in NY and then several of the tracks were rerecorded in Minneapolis with a different band. The version of "Idiot Wind" from the NY sessions is quite different from the release version recorded in Minneapolis and in other cases the versions sound very similar.

I hope this makes you feel better,

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I've been looking for alternate version of Blood on the Tracks forever.

That's my 'must find' Dylan disc.

RG

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"Tell Tale Signs" is my wife's recording of the decade.

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Now that's happiness!

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April 27!

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"...raw country love songs". Could we be in for another Nashville Skyline? What a treat that would be!

RG

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