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Today: Bob Dylan recorded “Shooting Star” in 1989 – 24 years ago

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“Shooting star” was his first album closer since “Every Grain of Sand” to share that slightly somnambulant feel, a gorgeous melody, caressed vocal and an abiding conviction that there are two kinds of people, good (i.e. saved) and lost people.
~Clinton Heylin (Still On The Road)

MTV Unplugged version:

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Where:

The Studio
New Orleans, Louisiana
14 or 15 March 1989
6th Oh Mercy recording session, produced by Daniel Lanois

Songs:

  1. Everything Is Broken
  2. Everything Is Broken
  3. Everything Is Broken
  4. Jam
  5. Three Of Us Be Free
  6. Three Of Us Be Free
  7. Shooting Star
  8. Shooting Star
  9. Shooting Star
  10. Shooting Star
  11. Shooting Star
  12. Shooting Star
  13. Shooting Star
  14. Shooting Star

Master version of “Everything is Broken” was also recorded @ this session.

Lyrics:

Seen a shooting star tonight
And I thought of you
You were trying to break into another world
A world I never knew
I always kind of wondered
If you ever made it through
Seen a shooting star tonight
And I thought of you

Seen a shooting star tonight
And I thought of me
If I was still the same
If I ever became what you wanted me to be
Did I miss the mark or overstep the line
That only you could see?
Seen a shooting star tonight
And I thought of me

Listen to the engine, listen to the bell
As the last fire truck from hell
Goes rolling by
All good people are praying
It’s the last temptation, the last account
The last time you might hear the sermon on the mount
The last radio is playing

Seen a shooting star tonight
Slip away
Tomorrow will be
Another day
Guess it’s too late to say the things to you
That you needed to hear me say
Seen a shooting star tonight
Slip away

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Today: The Allman Brothers played Fillmore East in 1971 – 42 years ago

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Recorded at the Fillmore East concert hall, the storied rock venue in New York City, on Friday and Saturday March 12, 1971–March 13, 1971, the album showcased the band’s mixture of blues, southern rock, and jazz.
~Wikipedia

[it] remains the pinnacle of the Allmans and Southern rock at its most elastic, bluesy, and jazzy.
~Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)

Statesboro Blues (+ Duane Allman tribute video)

I’m pretty sure this album will rank top15 on Hallgeir’s 30 best live album’s countdown..

Released July 1971
Recorded March 12, 1971–March 13, 1971
Fillmore East, New York
Genre Blues-rock, southern rock
Length 76:26
Label Capricorn
Producer Tom Dowd

At Fillmore East is a double live album by The Allman Brothers Band. The band’s breakthrough success, At Fillmore East was released in July 1971. It ranks Number 49 among Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and remains among the top-selling albums in the band’s catalogue. The original album was released in both conventional two-channel stereo and four-channel quadraphonic mixes. This album has been certified as platinum by the RIAA as of August 25, 1992.

Allman Brother At Fillmore East

Recorded at the Fillmore East concert hall, the storied rock venue in New York City, on Friday and Saturday March 12, 1971–March 13, 1971, the album showcased the band’s mixture of blues, southern rock, and jazz. The cover of Blind Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues” which opens the set showcases Duane Allman’s slide guitar work in open E Tuning. “Whipping Post” became the standard for a long, epic jam that never lost interest (opening in 11/4 time, unusual territory for a rock band), while the ethereal-to-furious “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, with its harmonized melody, Latin feel, and burning drive invited comparisons with John Coltrane (especially Duane’s solo-ending pull-offs, a direct nod to the jazz saxophonist).

Wikipedia

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In Memory of Elizabeth Reed:

..these shows — recorded in New York on March 12th and 13th, 1971 — remain the finest live rock performance ever committed to vinyl.  .. At Fillmore East captures America’s best blues-rock band at its peak.
~Mark Kemp (rollingstone.com)

Tracks

Side one

  1. “Statesboro Blues” (Will McTell) – 4:17
  2. “Done Somebody Wrong” (Clarence L. Lewis, Bobby Robinson, Elmore James) – 4:33
  3. “Stormy Monday” (T. Bone Walker) – 8:44

Side two

  1. “You Don’t Love Me” (Willie Cobbs) – 19:15 (“Joy to the World” medley in the ending portions)

Side three

  1. “Hot ‘Lanta” (Gregg Allman, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, Berry Oakley, Jai Johanny Johanson) – 5:17
  2. “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” (Dickey Betts) – 13:04

Side four

  1. “Whipping Post” (Gregg Allman) – 23:03

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Band

  • Duane Allman – lead guitar, slide guitar
  • Gregg Allman – organ, piano, Vocals
  • Dickey Betts – lead guitar
  • Berry Oakley – bass guitar
  • Jai Johanny Johanson – drums, congas, timbales
  • Butch Trucks – drums, tympani

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Bob Dylan – Parc de Sceaux – Paris, France – 1 July 1984

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And yet to have been present at the best of the 1984 shows (Paris, Barcelona, Vienna, Offenbach), particularly if one was somewhere towards the front of the sea of humanity, able to see the man and hear him, must have been an unforgettable experience. Here is Dylan offering himself – through his singing; he does almost no talking between songs – openly and enthusiastically and warmly.
… Paris (July 1) is my favorite show of the tour (based on the tapes).
~Paul Williams (BD Performing artist 1974-86)

Great 1984 show.

Concert #23 of the 1984 Europe Tour.

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“There must be some way out of here,” said the joker to the thief
“There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth”

#3 – All Along The Watchtower

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Bob Dylan recording sessions

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This is a collection of all published “Bob Dylan recording sessions” posts @ JV.
It will be updated along the way..

bob dylan album 1962
Bob Dylan – released March 19, 1962

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The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – released May 27, 1963

Bob Dylan_The times they are a changinTheTimesTheyArea-Changin’ – released January 13, 1964

 

another side of Bob DylanAnother side Of Bob Dylan – released August 8, 1964

  Bob Dylan - bringing it all back homeBringing It All Back Home – released March 27, 1965

  Bob_Dylan_-_Highway_61_RevisitedHighway 61 Revisited – released August 30, 1965

  bobdylan-blondeonblonde-coverBlonde On Blonde – released May 16, 1966

  john-wesley-hardingJohn Wesley Harding – released December 27, 1967

  bob dylan nashvilleNashville Skyline – released April 9, 1969

  bob dylan new morningNew Morning – released October 19, 1970

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Greatest Hits Vol.2 – released November 17, 1971

  bob_dylan_planet_wavesPlanet Waves – released January 17, 1974

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Blood On The Tracks – released January 20, 1975

 Bob_Dylan-Desire-FrontalDesire – released January 5, 1976

 Bob-Dylan-Street-LegalStreet-Legal – released June 15, 1978

 bob dylan slow train comingSlow Train Coming – released August 20, 1979

InfidelsInfidels – released October 27, 1983

 bob dylan hearts of fireHearts of Fire (soundtrack) – released October 20, 1987

Bob_Dylan_-_Oh_MercyOh Mercy – released 19 September 1989

bob dylan under the red skyUnder The Red Sky – released September 11, 1990

 

-Egil

Bob Dylan – Old Orchard Beach, Maine – 3 July 1988

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Another great 1988 concert… and (again) fantastic sound quality….

  • Concert # 18 of The Never-Ending Tour
  • Concert # 18 of the Interstate 88 Tour, part 1: Summer Tour of North America
  • First Never Ending Tour performance of To Ramona

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‘Twas in the town of [Jacksboro] in the year of ’73
When a well-known, famous drover came a-steppin’ up to me
Saying, How do you do, young cowboy, and how’d you like to go
And spend the summer pleasantly on the trail of the buffalo

#9 – Trail Of The Buffalo (trad. arr. Woody Guthrie)

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’
I was layin’ in bed
Wond’rin’ if she’d changed at all
If her hair was still red
Her folks they said our lives together
Sure was gonna be rough
They never did like Mama’s homemade dress
Papa’s bankbook wasn’t big enough
And I was standin’ on the side of the road
Rain fallin’ on my shoes
Heading out for the East Coast
Lord knows I’ve paid some dues gettin’ through
Tangled up in blue

#2 Tangled Up In Blue

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