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Nov 21: Bob Dylan – Soon after Midnight, Brooklyn 2012 (Video)

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I’m searching for phrases,
To sing your praises,
I need to tell someone,
It’s soon after midnight,
And my day has just begun

A gal named Holly,
Took my money,
She was passing by,
It’s soon after midnight,
And the moon is in my eye

Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
21 November 2012

Musicians:

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, grand piano)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Receli (drums & percussion)

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April 27: Bruce Springsteen LA Sports Arena 2012 (Videos)

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April 27: Bruce Springsteen LA Sports Arena 2012 (Videos)

Early-birds in the LA Sports Arena get an unexpected treat – an hour before the show Bruce appears on stage with a party (Bruce claimed they were his relatives, but we’re not so sure!) and plays an acoustic version of “For You“.
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For You:

The three-hour set opens with “No Surrender”, the first of two tour premieres from Born In The U.S.A. – “Bobby Jean” is the other. The “this train” introduction is dropped from “Land Of Hope And Dreams” for the second and final time of the first American leg. Tom Morello joins Bruce on stage for the same songs as the previous night, plus “Land of Hope And Dreams”. Springsteen’s guitar tech Kevin Buell is honoured on the occasion of his 1000th show – Bruce lures him to the front of the stage with a fake guitar failure. “My City Of Ruins” includes “People Get Ready”.
~Brucebase

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The Best songs: Bruce Springsteen – Lost in The Flood

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The Best songs: Bruce Springsteen – Lost in the flood

Lost in the Flood is a song by Bruce Springsteen. It was released on his debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. in 1973.

Lost in the Flood is a sparse, piano-driven song, seemingly about a Vietnam War veteran. This is the first of many epic Springsteen songs that elicit strong emotions, usually of despair, grief, and small glimpse of hope. The treatment of veterans in the United States has always been important to Springsteen. The lyrics tell a loose story, invoking a series of images that tell three different stories for each of the three verses.

Studio version:

LOST IN THE FLOOD was recorded during the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. album recording sessions, sometime between early July and early September 1972. Springsteen sings vocals on this track, and is backed by Vini Lopez on drums, David Sancious on piano and organ, and Garry Tallent on  bass. The track also features dubbed sound effects courtesy of Steve Van Zandt added later in the sessions, including the opening “thunder crack” which Steve created by dropping an amplifier on a concrete floor. That was Van Zandt’s sole contribution to the recording of the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. album.

According to Sony’s database of Springsteen recording sessions, LOST IN THE FLOOD was cut on 27 Jun 1972 at 914 Sound Studios.

– info from Springsteenlyrics.com

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My favourite Bob Dylan bootleg from 2012 – Hallgeir

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Barolo, Italy 16.07 the best Bob Dylan bootleg from 2012 according to Hallgeir

From The Collisioni Festival website:
“For three days a small village on the top of the hills turns into an open air non-stop stage where the audience attend lectures, readings and concerts for three days and live together in the magical mood of a small village in the hills. The concert arena is placed in the natural amphitheatre of the main village square, surrounded by the ancient vineyards of the five “grand crus of wine” Barolo. Collisioni is the biggest literature and music event in Piedmont organized with the grant aid of the Piedmont Region to promote culture and art.”

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Forgetful Heart:

“The statue of an Oscar with two bracelets hanging down particularly inspires Bob or maybe it’s the wine of my country or something like that, but he was in a really great mood. The grand piano has added something to the concert avoiding the monotony of last autumn’s concerts. The band touched the perfection in many moments of the show, and sometimes went beyond. George Recile specially, he looked kissed by the Music’s God. The same disastrous beginning of ever, with Bob forgetting the words of Leopard skin, but then something happened, and Simple twist of fate was the most beautiful live performance I’ve ever seen, and the saddest one as it has to be. Great a Hard rain’s gonna fall, desperate and persuasive until the last rhymes, when Bob gave a breath of hope to humanity and the crowd with such an energetic finale.”
– Roberto Destefanis (Bob Links)

Other entries in this series:
My Favourite Bob Dylan bootleg from 1962: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan Outtakes
My Favourite Bob Dylan bootleg from 1969: The Dylan / Cash Sessions
My Favourite Bob Dylan bootleg from 2011: Funen Village, Odense, Denmark June 27

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Bob Dylan: Man In The Long Black Coat, Bonn, Germany 4 July 2012 (Video)


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Crickets are chirpin’, the water is high
There’s a soft cotton dress on the line hangin’ dry
Window wide open, African trees
Bent over backwards from a hurricane breeze
Not a word of goodbye, not even a note
She gone with the man
In the long black coat

KunstRasen Gronau
Bonn, Germany
4 July 2012

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & harmonica)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Receli (drums & percussion)

Somebody seen him hanging around
At the old dance hall on the outskirts of town
He looked into her eyes when she stopped him to ask
If he wanted to dance, he had a face like a mask
Somebody said from the Bible he’d quote
There was dust on the man
In the long black coat

Preacher was a talkin’, there’s a sermon he gave
He said every man’s conscience is vile and depraved
You cannot depend on it to be your guide
When it’s you who must keep it satisfied
It ain’t easy to swallow, it sticks in the throat
She gave her heart to the man
In the long black coat

There are no mistakes in life some people say
It is true sometimes you can see it that way
But people don’t live or die, people just float
She went with the man
In the long black coat

There’s smoke on the water, it’s been there since June
Tree trunks uprooted, ‘neath the high crescent moon
Feel the pulse and vibration and the rumbling force
Somebody is out there beating a dead horse
She never said nothing, there was nothing she wrote
She gone with the man
In the long black coat

-Egil