July 27: Bob Dylan: Simple Twist Of Fate, Wantagh, New York 2013 (video)
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jones Beach State Park
Wantagh, New York
27 July 2013
- Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, grand piano & keyboard)
- Stu Kimball (guitar)
- Charlie Sexton (guitar)
- Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, steel guitar)
- Tony Garnier (bass)
- George Receli (drums & percussion)
Continue reading July 27: Bob Dylan: Simple Twist Of Fate, Wantagh, New York 2013 (video)
[Simple Twist Of Fate] conjures the smell of the air on an early spring morning… Dylan on this album has become a master of textures. “Simple Twist of Fate” unmistakably creates the time, holds it, breathes it in, and stops it; the tools it uses to accomplish this arc storytelling, imagery, phrasing, timing, vocal texture, rhyme, melody, and ensemble sound. The bass playing (content, timing, attack) is revelatory. The harmonica solos sum up the song’s essence and push it out to the furthest corners of the universe.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986)
As ‘Girl From The North Country’ had been triggered by the breakup with Suze Rotolo, casting him back to an older affair, so ‘Simple Twist Of Fate’ set him reflecting not on Sara, but on Suze – hence the song’s subtitle in the notebook, ‘4th Street Affair’.
~Clinton Heylin (Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, . 1974-2008)
@ #49 on my list of Bob Dylan’s 200 best songs.
Continue reading Bob Dylan’s best songs: Simple Twist Of Fate
Bob Dylan – November 24 – performing “Roll On John”
I’ve already posted clips & facts from November 23, here’s more from the two other concerts.
One of the main highlights is off course the debut of “Roll On John”; both audio & video included.
Opera House Theatre
November 22 & 24, 2013
- Bob Dylan – piano, harp
- Tony Garnier – bass
- George Recile – drums
- Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
- Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
- Donnie Herron – banjo, violin, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel
Tangled Up In Blue:
Continue reading November 22 & 24: Bob Dylan: Blackpool, England, 2013 (Audios & Videos)
On the 3th recording session for Blood On The Tracks on September 18th, Dylan only tried 2 takes on Buckets of Rain. The 4th recording session (on September 19, 1974) was a way more important story….
Here are some quotes, facts & music….
If any of Dylan’s record albums deserve to be singled out as a “masterpiece” (and I’ve avoided this because how can one leave out ‘Blonde On Blonde’? ‘Highway 61 Revisited’? ‘Hard Rain’?), it is the one that most successfully combines conscious, deliberate creation (composition) with spontaneous expression (performance) – 1974’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’
~Paul Williams (Performing Artist 74-86)
..Dylan.. succeeded in producing an album that stoked up his genius quotient nearly ten years after he was thought to have left it by the roadside. And he had done it by reinventing his whole approach to language. Gone were the surrealistic turns of phrase on Blonde On Blonde, gone was the ‘wild mercury sound’ surrounding those mystical words. In their place was a uniformity of mood, a coherence of sound, and an unmistakable maturity to the voice…. He had never sung better.
~Clinton Heylin (Behind The Shades)
|Blood On The Tracks
|The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3
(Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991
|Blood On The Tracks – Test pressing
|| Nov 74
|Jerry Maguire – Soundtrack
Continue reading 40 years ago: Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks, 4th Recording Session, 19 September 1974
Wilco is one of our favorite bands.
Here are covers by Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, collaborations.. and a song about Bob Dylan’s beard!
Wilco – Simple Twist of Fate (Solid Sound – MASS MoCA – June 21, 2013):
Wilco – I Shall Be Released (Live Toronto), The Bob Dylan classic made famous by The Band is performed with panache by Jeff Tweedy and his band:
Continue reading Wilco, Jeff Tweedy and Bob Dylan – covers and collaborations