Bob Dylan: Angel of Rain (Almost Done) – Unreleased Gem





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Almost done
almost done
but I don’t stand missed
but you’re the one
oh you’re the child
I’m a-trustin’ you
to trust me down
just trust me too
-from “Angel of rain”

One of three new originals Dylan was threatening to play on his 1984 tour of European stadiums, this gorgeous song was worked on a number of times at pre-tour rehearsals, of which recordings remain, but was never performed or recorded at the post-tour sessions in New York.
– Clinton Heylin (The gems that Bob Dylan discarded – The Telegraph)

There was one beautiful song he played occasionally that he’d never recorded and never [fully) rehearsed with us either. It was a tricky little number, we never knew the title, but he’d launch into it from time to time, leaving us totally in the dark.
-Ian McLagen (Keyboard player – 1984 Europe tour)

TOC

  1. Facts
  2. Lyrics

Not on my list of Bob Dylan’s top 200 songs, still a beautiful unfinished song.

Facts

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Known studio recordings:

  • Known rehearsal recordings: Beverly Theatre, LA, May 23, 1984
  • Known rehearsal recordings: Arena di Verona, May 27, 1984

Here are 2 versions:




Live:

Never been played live.

Album:

Unreleased.

Lyrics

 

I stood by
I stood by you
Stood by her
Oh don’t be untrue
It’s already there
for to see the one
oh now she rode
She’s almost done

Almost done
Almost done
Palestine glow [girl]
You’re the one
[Oh not I know]
It might not do
It’s already done
for light and blue

Almost done
almost done
but I don’t stand missed
but you’re the one
oh you’re the child
I’m a-trustin’ you
to trust me down
just trust me too

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Sources

-Egil

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