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July 30: Bob Dylan 4th recording session for Desire in 1975

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The result is a sound and a set of songs unlike anything Dylan or anyone else has ever done before…. The lyrics of “Sara” and “Abandoned Love” (and, for that matter, of “Isis” and “Hurricane”) could not be more perfect, but overall the triumph of Desire is musical
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986)

Recorded in the summer lull before the first Rolling Thunder tour and released soon after it, the stand-out tracks are ‘Isis’, ‘Romance in Durango’ and ‘Black Diamond Bay’, but ‘Hurricane’, ‘One More Cup of Coffee’ and ‘Oh Sister’ are breathing down their necks.
~Michael Gray (The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia)

Studio E
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
30 July 1975
4th Desire session, produced by Don DeVito

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Bob Dylan: 5 great songs recorded in 1975

Studio E – Columbia Recording Studios – New York City – 28 July 1975 w/ Eric Clapton

This is not a “best from 1975” list, just 5 Great songs Bob Dylan recorded in 1975.

Romance in Durango

Studio E
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
28 July 1975

2nd Desire session, produced by Don DeVito.

First released on DESIRE, 16 January 1976.

Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun
Dust on my face and my cape
Me and Magdalena on the run
I think this time we shall escape

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Live version from “Rolling Thunder 1” 1975:

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Jan 5: Bob Dylan released “Desire” in 1976 – 41 years ago





Bob Dylan Desire

 The result is a sound and a set of songs unlike anything Dylan or anyone else has ever done before…. The lyrics of “Sara” and “Abandoned Love” (and, for that matter, of “Isis” and “Hurricane”) could not be more perfect, but overall the triumph of Desire is musical
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986)

Recorded in the summer lull before the first Rolling Thunder tour and released soon after it, the stand-out tracks are ‘Isis’, ‘Romance in Durango’ and ‘Black Diamond Bay’, but ‘Hurricane’, ‘One More Cup of Coffee’ and ‘Oh Sister’ are breathing down their necks.
~Michael Gray (The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia)

Desire is considered by many Dylan fans to be among his best albums, It’s number 5 on my list – check out: Bob Dylan’s best albums

 

Let’s kick off with Dylan’s performance of Hurricane on Sept. 10 – 1975 (WTTW-TV Studio, Chicago for “The World of John Hammond”):

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September 10: Bob Dylan WTTW-TV Studios Chicago, Illinois 1975

bob dylan 10 september 1975

His presence burns from the video screen. His music bursts with aliveness. Anyone can see he’s being driven by some kind of primal force.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986)

GREAT performance from Dylan & his trio (core of what would become the The Rolling Thunder tour band).. They were the last act this day.. the filming was running late & they didn’t get to play before 2 am. Still there is fire in Dylan’s eyes.. and he drives his band through the songs.

 

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Bob Dylan – 4th recording session for Desire – 30 July 1975

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The result is a sound and a set of songs unlike anything Dylan or anyone else has ever done before…. The lyrics of “Sara” and “Abandoned Love” (and, for that matter, of “Isis” and “Hurricane”) could not be more perfect, but overall the triumph of Desire is musical
~Paul Williams (BD performing artist 1974-86)

Recorded in the summer lull before the first Rolling Thunder tour and released soon after it, the stand-out tracks are ‘Isis’, ‘Romance in Durango’ and ‘Black Diamond Bay’, but ‘Hurricane’, ‘One More Cup of Coffee’ and ‘Oh Sister’ are breathing down their necks.
~Michael Gray (BD Encyclopedia)

 

Studio E
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
30 July 1975
4th Desire session, produced by Don DeVito

On the night of July 30, 1975, Dylan returned to Studio E with a smaller group of musicians, including Stoner, Rivera, Harris, and drummer Howie Wyeth (a friend of Stoner’s who was hired by Dylan on Stoner’s suggestion). For the most part, this group of musicians formed the core of the Rolling Thunder Revue. The difference became apparent early on in the session, when a usable take of “Isis” was recorded on the first try. Both Dylan and Stoner were pleased with the session, and Stoner suggests that the more intimate sound was much closer to the sound of the completed album.Five of the nine songs from Desire were recorded at that session, as well as a slow version of “Isis,” the original master take of “Hurricane”, the single-only release “Rita Mae,” and a successful take of “Golden Loom” that was later released in 1991. Of the participating musicians, only Emmylou Harris was dissatisfied with the results. It would also be her last session, as she had prior commitments with her own career.~Wikipedia

Songs:

  1. Golden Loom
  2. Golden Loom
    released 26 March 1991 – The Bootleg Series (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991, Volume 3


  3. Golden Loom
  4. Golden Loom
  5. Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  6. Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
    released 16 January 1976 – Desire


  7. Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  8. Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  9. Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  10. Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  11. Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  12. Rita May (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  13. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
    released 16 January 1976 – Desire


  14. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
  15. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
  16. Black Diamond Bay (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  17. Black Diamond Bay (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  18. Black Diamond Bay (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  19. Black Diamond Bay (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
    released 16 January 1976 – Desire


  20. Black Diamond Bay (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  21. Mozambique (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  22. Mozambique (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  23. Mozambique (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  24. Mozambique (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
    released 16 January 1976 – Desire


  25. Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  26. Rita May (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  27. Rita May (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  28. Rita May (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
    released 30 November 1976 – Single
  29. Joey* (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
    released 16 January 1976 – Desire


  30. Joey (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

*overdubbed 11 August: Vincent Bell (guitar & mandolin), Dom Cortese (accordion)

Recorded 8 pm – 8 am

Musicians:

  • Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal)
  • Emmylou Harris (vocal)
  • Scarlet Rivera (violin)
  • Mel Collins (tenor saxophone)
  • Sheena Seidenberg (tambourine & congas)
  • Rob Stoner (bass)
  • Howie Wyeth (drums)

bob dylan eric clapton emmylou harris 1975Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton & Emmylou Harris – 28 July 1975 recording session

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