This is not a “best from 1974” list, just 5 Great songs Bob Dylan recorded in 1974.
Up To Me
In its own way ‘Up To Me’ is as masterful an achievement as ‘Tangled Up In Blue’, using much the same technique to create a well-crafted juxtaposition of ‘what I know to be the truth’ and what I’m projecting’.
~Clinton Heylin (Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, . 1974-2008)
A & R Studios
New York City, New York
19 September 1974
4th Blood On The Tracks recording session, produced by Bob Dylan.
First released on BIOGRAPH, October 28, 1985.
Everything went from bad to worse, money never changed a thing
Death kept followin’, trackin’ us down, at least I heard your bluebird sing
Now somebody’s got to show their hand, time is an enemy
I know you’re long gone, I guess it must be up to me
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The early weeks of May found Dylan in resplendent form; some of the best shows of the NET are claimed to have come from these particular dates.
~Andrew Muir (One More Night: Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour)
Video spliced with performances from:
The Warfield Theater
San Francisco, California
4 May 1992
Berkeley Community Theatre
8 May 1992
Superb audio & ok video.
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
- Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
- John Jackson (guitar)
- Tony Garnier (bass)
- Ian Wallace (drums)
- Charlie Quintana (drums & percussion)
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Great concert yesterday. Impressive singing by our man on most songs and a stellar band performance, especially on “Ballad of A Thin Man”. Lovely experience.
April 4, 2017
- Bob Dylan – piano, harp
- Tony Garnier – bass
- George Recile – drums
- Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar, maracas
- Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
- Donnie Herron – violin, banjo, pedal steel, lap steel
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Martha Quinn: Will this tour help you reach a new generation?
Bob Dylan: I don’t reach anybody. They find me. They find me. It’s not for me to go out and reach
somebody. If they can find me, they find me, and if they don’t, they don’t. That’s the
way it’s always been. I don’t think it’s gonna change now just because I’m such an old
man and it’s nineteen-eighty… what is it?
– Martha Quinn interview for MTV, backstage Wembley Stadium, 7 July 1984
Highway 61 Revisited (video from Wembley, London – Real Live performance):
||November 29, 1984
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He had a job in Santa Fe
Working in an old hotel
But he never did like it all that much
and one day it just went to hell….
The best video on youtube.
Continue reading Nov 21: Bob Dylan: Tangled Up In Blue, Boston 1975