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Bob Dylan: The Gospel Years, Part 1 – Awakening





This is the first part in a new series of posts about Bob Dylan 1979-81: “The Gospel Years”.  We will look at the albums, the tours (each leg), timeline, etc..

For obvious reasons, too many Dylan fans seems to ignore this period. That is sad, because it´s an interesting period with many great performances and 3 strong albums. You don´t have to be religious to enjoy such great art.

The next “Bootleg series” release will be about “The Gospel Years”:

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Updated: 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).

Edit no2, From BobDylan.com!:

Deluxe 9 Disc (8CD/1DVD) Box Set, Latest Volume in Acclaimed Dylan Bootleg Series Presents Definitive Retrospective of a Pivotal Period in the Artist’s Canon

Essential Dylan Anthology Premieres 100 Previously Unreleased Live and Studio Recordings including 14 Unreleased Songs

Deluxe Box Includes an Exclusive DVD of “Trouble No More: A Musical Film,” a New Feature-Length Film Incorporating Never-Before-Seen Footage from Dylan’s 1980 Tours

The deluxe box set will include a hardcover book featuring an introduction by Dylan scholar Ben Rollins with liner notes by Amanda Petrusich, Rob Bowman and Penn Jillette.

also:

Disc 9: Bonus DVD
Trouble No More – A Musical Film

DVD EXTRAS:
Shot of Love
Cover Down, Pray Through
Jesus Met the Woman at the Well (Alternate version)
Ain’t Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Complete version)
Precious Angel (Complete version)
Slow Train (Complete version)

Did I order it? I sure did!

Edit no1:
Price for the 8 disc version in the US: 174.98$
Price for the 2 disc version in the US:    19.98$

The Vinyl set is 99.98$ with 4 records, and it looks amazing!:

Track listings for the cds at the end of the post. I’m guessing that the 4 vinyls equals the 2 cd set.

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

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

bob dylan avignon 1981

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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