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May 11: Bob Dylan recorded “Lonesome Day Blues” in 2001





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May 11: Bob Dylan’s best songs: “Lonesome Day Blues” recorded in 2001

I overwrite. If I know I am going in to record a song, I write more than I need. In the past that’s been a problem because I failed to use discretion at times. I have to guard against that. On this album, “Lonesome Day Blues” was twice as long at one point.
~Bob Dylan (Robert Hilburn – Sept 2001)

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@ #152 on my list of Dylan’s 200 best songs.. comes this hard, tough & tight electric blues.

The master version (Love and Theft version) was recorded @ Sony Music Studios – New York City – May 11, 2001 (according to Clinton Heylin –  Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1974-2006).
Few session details are available.

 …Dylan growls like a bear cat that hasn’t eaten since the Eighties
~Rob Sheffield (Rollingstone.com)

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March 18: Bob Dylan @ Perth Entertainment Center, Australia in 2001 (audio)





Highlights: Bob’s harp playing, improved out of sight since last tour’s tentative efforts. The Wicked Messenger – absolutely searing rendition, I thought Patti’s version was good, but this took it to another level.
Standing in the Doorway, one of my absolute favourites,
starts beautifully and would have been a highlight, but lost it’s way lyrically – oh well! maybe next time. Watchtower and Hwy61 – simply smokin’ Desolation Row and Visions in the one show!
-Sue (boblinks.com)

Perth Entertainment Center
Perth, West Australia, Australia
18 March 2001

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

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March 4: Bob Dylan in concert Tokyo, Japan – 2001





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Hall “A”
Tokyo International Forum
Tokyo, Japan
4 March 2001

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

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November 19: Bob Dylan @ MSG New York City in 2001 (full concert video)





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2001 was a fine year for Bob Dylan’s “Never Ending Tour”.

.. the show was superbly recorded and much of the atmosphere does come across. “Forever Young” sounds like a benediction on the self-healing residents of the suffering city. “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and, especially, “Blowin’ In The Wind” with its line “and too many people have died” have a special feel to them; a feeling that you can sense is being supplied almost as much by the audience as the performers. “Searching For A Soldier’s Grave” and Fred Rose’s song “Wait For The Light To Shine” cannot help but do the same, and the carefully-controlled lighting effects all added to the ambience.
~Andrew Muir (One More Night: Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour)

A great & very special New York concert only 2 months after 9/11.

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September 11: Bob Dylan released “Love And Theft” in 2001

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” ‘Love & Theft’ is not an album I’ve recorded to please myself. If I really wanted to that, I would have recorded some Charley Patton songs.”
~Bob Dylan

“All the songs are variations on the 12-bar theme and blues-based melodies. The music here is an electronic grid, the lyrics being the substructure that holds it all together. The songs themselves don’t have any genetic history. Is it like Time Out Of Mind, or Oh Mercy, or Blood On The Tracks, or whatever? Probably not. I think of it more as a greatest hits album, Volume 1 or Volume 2. Without the hits; not yet, anyway”
~Bob Dylan (“Love & Theft” press release, June 2001)

The old Chess records, the Sun records. . . I think that’s my favorite sound for a record . . . I like . . . the intensity The sound is uncluttered. There’s power and suspense. The whole vibration feels like it could be coming from inside your mind. It’s alive. It’s right there.
~Bob Dylan, to Bill Flanagan, 2009

High Water (for Charley Patton):

High water risin’—risin’ night and day
All the gold and silver are bein’ stolen away
Big Joe Turner lookin’ east and west
From the dark room of his mind
He made it to Kansas City
Twelfth Street and Vine
Nothin’ standing there
High water everywhere

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