….when we recorded Bringing It All Back Home, that was like a break through point, it’s the kind of music I’ve been striving to make and I believe that in time people will see that. It’s hard to explain it, it’s that indefinable thing..
~Bob Dylan (Paul Gambaccini Interview, June 81)
This is the point where Dylan eclipses any conventional sense of folk and rewrites the rules of rock, making it safe for personal expression and poetry, not only making words mean as much as the music, but making the music an extension of the words. A truly remarkable album.
~Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)
#1 – Subterranean Homesick Blues
Johnny’s in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I’m on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off
Says he’s got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off
Look out kid
It’s somethin’ you did
God knows when
But you’re doin’ it again
You better duck down the alley way
Lookin’ for a new friend
The man in the coon-skin cap
By the big pen
Wants eleven dollar bills
You only got ten
..His talent takes many forms. He is one of the most compelling white blues singers ever recorded. He is a songwriter of exceptional facility and cleverness. He is an uncommonly skillful guitar player and harmonica player.
~Stacy Williams (“Bob Dylan” LP. liner notes)
Dylan’s first album can hardly be faulted. It is a brilliant debut, a performer’s tour de force,….
~Michael Gray (BD Encyclopedia)
We found all the songs that Dylan has recorded (except one, Braggin’) was recorded by Frank Sinatra. We included Braggin’ with Tony Pastor and his orchestra (playlist 2)
1 I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plans
2 September of My Years
3 I Could Have Told You (released, see video above)
4 Once Upon a Time
5 Stormy Weather
6 This Nearly Was Mine
7 That Old Feeling
8 It Gets Lonely Early
9 My One and Only Love
10 Trade Winds
It will be called Triplicate and it is a triple album.
Divided into three thematically themed discs: disc 1: ‘Til The Sun Goes Down – songs of life in its autumn days, of memory and time now past disc 2: Devil Dolls – songs of fairly hot love and love gone cold disc 3: Comin’ Home Late – songs about love and how the promise of love magnifies the beauty of life, questioning life’s meaning and finding it in the hopes of love.
“Each disc to be presented in a thematically-arranged 10-song sequence, illuminating compositions from great American songwriters interpreted by Dylan through his artistry as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader.”
The expected release date is March 31st 2017
Produced by Jack Frost (aka Bob Dylan)
For Triplicate, Dylan assembled his touring band in Hollywood’s Capitol studios to record hand-chosen songs from an array of American songwriters.
The first song from the album is I Could Have Told You:
Several songs have been performed live.
01. I Could Have Told You – Borgata Event Center – Atlantic City, NJ – 2016.07.10 (disc1)
02. That Old Feeling – Borgata Event Center – Atlantic City, NJ – 2016.07.10 (disc 1)
03. How Deep Is The Ocean? (How High Is The Sky?) 07:52 – The Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA – 2016.07.13 (disc 2)
04. I Could Have Told You – The Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA – 2016.07.13 (disc1)
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)