Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Basement Tapes 2008, Live Dylan, and Norfolk gig

Thanks to Gerald Bamford:

“Basement Tapes 2008: and then there's all those incredible versions of country favourites (well some of Bob's favourites anyway) - Rock, Salt and Nails, I Don't Hurt Anymore, One Single River, Baby Ain't That Fine, I Can't Make It Alone, All You Have To Do is Dream, Still in Town etc etc.

“It may be that using these would bring back the criticism afforded to the great country and folky covers recorded in Nashville for the Self Portrait album a few years later. It's time for a SP revisit anyway!

“And then the version of Under Control which could easily have come from the tour the year before and the version of On A Rainy Afternoon a song which probably did. And then the soul-influenced I'm Guilty of Loving You, I Can't Come in with a Broken Heart and People Get Ready.

“No doubt we must await the second volume of Chronicles and then who knows what might be released now that Bob is in a Look Back frame of mind

Live Bob: try the Columbia Promo (almost an official release) from the RTR tour of 1975. Songs are - It Ain't Me Babe, Isis, and a great duet with Joan Baez of the Johnny Ace song Never Let Me Go and a version of the Curtis Mayfield song People Get Ready. Actually all you need is the two live albums from the Bootleg series - 1966 and 1975 to appreciate what a great performer Bob has been - well maybe that’s a good place to start!

Oh, and Back Pages will be pickin' 'n' choosin' from the Bob Dylan songbook in mid-Norfolk on Friday 23 November at Tracks, The Railway Freehouse, North Elmham Nr East Dereham - last gig of the year I should think.”