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News about Bob Dylan Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981





Release date: Nov. 3rd 2017
It will be released on several formats (MP3, CDs and Vinyl).

Track listings at the end of the post.

There will be a book and a film released  titled  Trouble No More and Trouble in Time: Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years – What Really Happened.

The newest edition in Columbia/Legacy Recordings Bob Dylan bootleg series has been revealed. Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13/1979-1981 gives us live recordings from his “christian” or “born again” years from Slow Train Coming, Saved and Shot of Love (79-81). Continue reading News about Bob Dylan Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981

August 20: Bob Dylan – The Gospel Years, Part 3 – Slow Train Coming (album)

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It’s in my system. I don’t really have enough time to talk about it. If someone really wants to know, I can explain it to them, but there are other people who can do it just as well. I don’t feel compelled to do it. I was doing a bit of that last year on the stage. I was saying stuff I figured people needed to know. I thought I was giving people an idea of what was behind the songs. I don’t think it’s necessary any more. When I walk around some of the towns we go to, however, I’m totally convinced people need Jesus. Look at the junkies and the winos and the troubled people. It’s all a sickness which can be healed in an instant. The powers that be won’t let that happen. The powers that be say it has to be healed politically.
~Bob Dylan (to Robert Hilburn – Nov 1980)

Musically, this is probably Dylan’s finest record, a rare coming together of inspiration, desire and talent that completely fuse strength, vision and art.
~Jann S. Wenner (rollingstone.com – Sept. 1979)

Slow Train Coming was a collection of songs Dylan had originally intended to donate to backing singer Carolyn Dennis.
~Clinton Heylin (The Recording Sessions)

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July 25: Bob Dylan Heart Of Mine, Avignon, France 1981

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Heart of mine be still
You can play with fire but you’ll get the bill
Don’t let her know
Don’t let her know that you love her
Don’t be a fool, don’t be blind
Heart of mine

Palace des Sports
Avignon, France
25 July 1981

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Bob Dylan: The Gospel Years, Part 10: Grammy Awards 1980





Dylan receives the Grammy for Best Vocal Performance 1979 (for his “Gotta Serve Somebody” single) at the 22nd Grammy Award at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In his acceptance speech he thanks “The Lord, Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett who believed”.

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Bob Dylan: The Gospel Years, Part 9: Still Saved – 1980 Timeline




“It would have been easier, If I had become a Buddhist, or a Scientologist or if I had gone to Sing Sing. ..  At every point in my life I’ve had to make decisions for what I believed in. Sometimes I’ve ended up hurting people that I’ve loved. Other times I’ve ended up loving people that I never thought I would.”
-Bob Dylan (Karen Hughes Interview – May 1980)

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