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  posted on 9/5/2012 at 07:36 PM
Saw His Bobness in Bethel...to keep it brief,it was in the top 5 concerts I've seen in my life...this is as good a band as ever put on this earth.Bob is a superb bandleader and his use of the baby grand piano through most of the show is authentic American playing.In a sense Bob has achieved the sound he's been searching for for years now,...ragtime,bebop,jazz,blues,straight on rock,with twin guitars and a first rate jam band....Bob's piano style,imagine Monk playing Ina tight blues unit,with a country violin thrown in.

So eager to hear his already critically acclaimed new album,Tempest....the first song I heard was first rate....

To be in the same building as Bob is a privilege...the sound in Bethel was the best I've ever heard at a concert...every instrument could be clearly heard--the lyrics too the man is 71 and his work is as fresh as when I first saw him in 74 and many times since...this was different,unique and special....

 
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  posted on 9/5/2012 at 08:06 PM
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Saw His Bobness in Bethel...to keep it brief,it was in the top 5 concerts I've seen in my life...this is as good a band as ever put on this earth.Bob is a superb bandleader and his use of the baby grand piano through most of the show is authentic American playing.In a sense Bob has achieved the sound he's been searching for for years now,...ragtime,bebop,jazz,blues,straight on rock,with twin guitars and a first rate jam band....Bob's piano style,imagine Monk playing Ina tight blues unit,with a country violin thrown in.

So eager to hear his already critically acclaimed new album,Tempest....the first song I heard was first rate....

To be in the same building as Bob is a privilege...the sound in Bethel was the best I've ever heard at a concert...every instrument could be clearly heard--the lyrics too the man is 71 and his work is as fresh as when I first saw him in 74 and many times since...this was different,unique and special....

And you know a Bob show when you see one!
Glad to hear it was such a great show, Effie.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2012 at 08:09 PM
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Saw His Bobness in Bethel...to keep it brief,it was in the top 5 concerts I've seen in my life...this is as good a band as ever put on this earth.Bob is a superb bandleader and his use of the baby grand piano through most of the show is authentic American playing.In a sense Bob has achieved the sound he's been searching for for years now,...ragtime,bebop,jazz,blues,straight on rock,with twin guitars and a first rate jam band....Bob's piano style,imagine Monk playing Ina tight blues unit,with a country violin thrown in.

So eager to hear his already critically acclaimed new album,Tempest....the first song I heard was first rate....

To be in the same building as Bob is a privilege...the sound in Bethel was the best I've ever heard at a concert...every instrument could be clearly heard--the lyrics too the man is 71 and his work is as fresh as when I first saw him in 74 and many times since...this was different,unique and special....

And you know a Bob show when you see one!
Glad to hear it was such a great show, Effie.



Thanks so much...

saw it Sunday night and so busy with work I never had time to digest what I saw....

 

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  posted on 9/5/2012 at 08:18 PM
Been awhile since I've seen Mr Dylan, in his shoes. Think the last time was when he was touring with Seltzer.
And as always, it was a fantastic show.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2012 at 08:42 PM
"To be in the same building as Bob is a privilege..."

I feel the same way, except that I'm glad I lived on the same planet while he has.

Thanks for the review Effie. Did he do anything from Tempest?

Tempest is now streaming in full on Itunes, though I am afraid to download it myself. Will wait for it to arrive to listen.

Also, the mono box set (which is terrific) is on sale this week here:

http://www.popmarket.com/bob-dylan-the-original-mono-recordings-cd-box-set/ details/5747776

 

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  posted on 9/5/2012 at 08:48 PM
Nothing from Tempest,Brock,but I hear they've been rehearsing some songs off it...
 

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  posted on 9/6/2012 at 12:48 PM
I'm going 10/19 in Berkeley.........The Master returns to Hippietown.......Oh Yeah! Thanks for the review Effie, you really got me pumped for this one. I think a trip to the local dispensary for some edibles will be in order.

 

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  posted on 9/7/2012 at 05:38 AM
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Saw His Bobness in Bethel...to keep it brief,it was in the top 5 concerts I've seen in my life...this is as good a band as ever put on this earth.Bob is a superb bandleader and his use of the baby grand piano through most of the show is authentic American playing.In a sense Bob has achieved the sound he's been searching for for years now,...ragtime,bebop,jazz,blues,straight on rock,with twin guitars and a first rate jam band....Bob's piano style,imagine Monk playing Ina tight blues unit,with a country violin thrown in.

So eager to hear his already critically acclaimed new album,Tempest....the first song I heard was first rate....

To be in the same building as Bob is a privilege...the sound in Bethel was the best I've ever heard at a concert...every instrument could be clearly heard--the lyrics too the man is 71 and his work is as fresh as when I first saw him in 74 and many times since...this was different,unique and special....


Very nice, dadof2. We're going to see Mr. Dylan & His Band tonight at Mountain Park in Holyoke, Mass.

Looking forward to "Tempest" being released next week.

The Bethel Set List
http://boblinks.com/090212s.html

Fan Reviews of the Bethel Show
http://boblinks.com/090212r.html

 

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  posted on 9/7/2012 at 09:58 AM
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Saw His Bobness in Bethel...to keep it brief,it was in the top 5 concerts I've seen in my life...this is as good a band as ever put on this earth.Bob is a superb bandleader and his use of the baby grand piano through most of the show is authentic American playing.In a sense Bob has achieved the sound he's been searching for for years now,...ragtime,bebop,jazz,blues,straight on rock,with twin guitars and a first rate jam band....Bob's piano style,imagine Monk playing Ina tight blues unit,with a country violin thrown in.

So eager to hear his already critically acclaimed new album,Tempest....the first song I heard was first rate....

To be in the same building as Bob is a privilege...the sound in Bethel was the best I've ever heard at a concert...every instrument could be clearly heard--the lyrics too the man is 71 and his work is as fresh as when I first saw him in 74 and many times since...this was different,unique and special....


Very nice, dadof2. We're going to see Mr. Dylan & His Band tonight at Mountain Park in Holyoke, Mass.

Looking forward to "Tempest" being released next week.

The Bethel Set List
http://boblinks.com/090212s.html

Fan Reviews of the Bethel Show
http://boblinks.com/090212r.html



Enjoy the show.....Bob's the quintessential performer.....Dean,Martin,Frank Sinatra,& Tony Bennett would be duly impressed by his stage antics,dramatic gestures,broad smiles,little dance steps....

 

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  posted on 9/7/2012 at 10:56 AM
Glad to hear Bob is in fine form. I get what you say about him achieving a certain sound. He's been going for it since about Time Out of Mind IMO. Pure Americana. His own version of being an old blues man. Can't wait to hear tempest. Bob is one of the few artists that I still want a CD of rather than just a down load from I tunes. I have it on pre order.

A lot of people can't get past his voice these days but there really is something deep going on his music, some sort of theme since Modern Times came out. I don't quite know what it is yet. Decline of America/Comparing these times to the depression era ? Or just a bunch of songs I read too much into like everyone else. Sometime I think he's just an old carney. One show reminded me of a snake oil salesmen thing. One minute I was thinking why am I here then the next I was totally transfixed.

I also agree about the stage antics. I think it's an over looked part of his whole deal or act. He's very into stage craft in a very subtle way. I really find his whole thing very interesting. Some people think it's all B.S. but I really enjoy it whatever it is. His book was outstanding also. I loved the non linear flow of it. I listen to parts of the audio version read by Sean Penn all time.

 

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  posted on 9/7/2012 at 12:17 PM
1962 Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
The Times They Are a-Changin'
Another Side of Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home
Highway 61 Revisited
Blonde on Blonde
John Wesley Harding
Nashville Skyline
Self Portrait
New Morning
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Dylan
Planet Waves
Blood on the Tracks
The Basement Tapes
Desire
Street Legal
Slow Train Coming
Saved
Shot of Love
Infidels
Empire Burlesque
Knocked Out Loaded
Down in the Groove
Oh Mercy
Under the Red Sky
Good as I Been to You
World Gone Wrong
Time Out of Mind
Love and Theft
Modern Times
Through Life
Christmas in the Heart
2012 Tempest

50 years. 35 Studio albums. (37 more full recordings when you include live, compilation and Bootleg Series). Yeah - not all of these are diamonds. But some of them are ... some of them are priceless (or contain gems that are priceless). Whatever one thinks about Bob Dylan I don't know how anybody could not be impressed by this ... the fact that he is still putting out NEW music these 50 years later. I can't think of any other musician(s) who falls into this category. He amazes me.

Effie, glad to hear you enjoyed your time with His Bobness! Me and the Dylanettes really enjoyed our show a couple of weeks ago. While at the show we got to talking to a couple outside after the show who were from Australia and were on their 7th consecutive show for this run, getting ready to head off to #8 ... they've been spending their past few vacations on the never-ending tour. And now Mark Knopfler is going to be opening for him in October and November? Yowza!

 

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  posted on 9/7/2012 at 07:36 PM
Good for you Effie! Nobody appreciates Dylan more than you.

One of these days I hope to find a recording of a great show Dylan played at Music Midtown in Atlanta. This was in the mid 90s, before Time Out Of Mind came out, when Dylan's reputation was at somewhat of a low ebb, but Bob really delivered that night. I'll never forget him taking a burning electric guitar solo on Highway 61 Revisited. Not something you expect from Dylan, but he lives to confound expectations.

Shortly after that he began the extended renaissance that continues to this day. Very few artists have had as long and varied a career, and even fewer are doing work as good as Dylan is this far along in the game.

 
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  posted on 9/7/2012 at 08:23 PM
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Good for you Effie! Nobody appreciates Dylan more than you.

One of these days I hope to find a recording of a great show Dylan played at Music Midtown in Atlanta. This was in the mid 90s, before Time Out Of Mind came out, when Dylan's reputation was at somewhat of a low ebb, but Bob really delivered that night. I'll never forget him taking a burning electric guitar solo on Highway 61 Revisited. Not something you expect from Dylan, but he lives to confound expectations.

Shortly after that he began the extended renaissance that continues to this day. Very few artists have had as long and varied a career, and even fewer are doing work as good as Dylan is this far along in the game.


I was at that show Rob. I think it was spring '96, because it was soon after Jerry died. Bob did a smoking Alabama Getaway. People are supposed to cover Bob, not the other way around! I had only seen him once before, '87 I think, at Chastain. It was pretty uninspired, and I had not made any effort to see him since that.

I like to think that Jerry's death lit a fire under Bob that still burns. I have missed very few of his shows here since that '96 one, and it is still the best I've seen.

 

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  posted on 9/7/2012 at 10:16 PM
Seeing him with Bob Weir acoustic in Hershey on Sunday; can't wait (maybe he'll play Can't Wait, lol)

 

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  posted on 9/8/2012 at 07:52 AM
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Glad to hear Bob is in fine form. I get what you say about him achieving a certain sound. He's been going for it since about Time Out of Mind IMO. Pure Americana. His own version of being an old blues man. Can't wait to hear tempest. Bob is one of the few artists that I still want a CD of rather than just a down load from I tunes. I have it on pre order.

A lot of people can't get past his voice these days but there really is something deep going on his music, some sort of theme since Modern Times came out. I don't quite know what it is yet. Decline of America/Comparing these times to the depression era ? Or just a bunch of songs I read too much into like everyone else. Sometime I think he's just an old carney. One show reminded me of a snake oil salesmen thing. One minute I was thinking why am I here then the next I was totally transfixed.

I also agree about the stage antics. I think it's an over looked part of his whole deal or act. He's very into stage craft in a very subtle way. I really find his whole thing very interesting. Some people think it's all B.S. but I really enjoy it whatever it is. His book was outstanding also. I loved the non linear flow of it. I listen to parts of the audio version read by Sean Penn all time.



The music Bob plays on his radio show are indicative of his musical range,going back some 80-100 years.Ragtime,be bop,country,blues,and other sounds of different times....all these are played out in his music....

I agree,the book,Chronicles reveals a lot and is written in poetic narrative.....

 

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One of these days I hope to find a recording of a great show Dylan played at Music Midtown in Atlanta. This was in the mid 90s, before Time Out Of Mind came out, when Dylan's reputation was at somewhat of a low ebb, but Bob really delivered that night. I'll never forget him taking a burning electric guitar solo on Highway 61 Revisited. Not something you expect from Dylan, but he lives to confound expectations.

Shortly after that he began the extended renaissance that continues to this day. Very few artists have had as long and varied a career, and even fewer are doing work as good as Dylan is this far along in the game.


I was at that show Rob. I think it was spring '96, because it was soon after Jerry died. Bob did a smoking Alabama Getaway. People are supposed to cover Bob, not the other way around! I had only seen him once before, '87 I think, at Chastain. It was pretty uninspired, and I had not made any effort to see him since that.

I like to think that Jerry's death lit a fire under Bob that still burns. I have missed very few of his shows here since that '96 one, and it is still the best I've seen.


Yes gents, that was a great show, back when MM was still freewheeling, at the old site. Our friend Leslie was asked by a roadie to come back stage and enjoy the show from side stage, lucky gal! I agree Rob with your statement about where Bob was at around then, low ebb indeed.

And now, we can look back on his work since Time Out of Mind as something that is amazing. I think the time out of mind title was a statement of where he'd been, and that maybe he was again searching a bit harder for his muse, instead of just awaiting her arrival. Whatever it is, I sure wish some of these other bands we know and love could hit the same stride, if only for a couple years... Hell most of the younger bands today could learn something about putting on a show, and playing 2.25 hrs.

 

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  posted on 9/8/2012 at 12:51 PM
saw him last summer here in oregon, top form
 

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  posted on 9/10/2012 at 06:28 AM
Had a great time seeing Bob at Mountain Park (in Holyoke, Mass) last Friday.

Here's a review of the show from our local newspaper....

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2012/09/dylan_brings_rock_t hunder_to_t.html

 

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