er..make that Vol 5 of the Bootleg series actually
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Marty, I envy you! I had a bootleg called "Passed over, and Rolling Thunder." It was one side from Newport, and three sides from the Revue tour. Someone stole it from me. I'd love to be able to get most of it back. The Newport set had the best cover of "It's all over now baby blue" that I ever heard. I'll be watching for the tour and the LP.
It was quite an evening. After all of the opening acts (Joni Mitchell an opening act - too much), the stage darkened and the screaming with mandatory Bic lighter flames began. Singing started and it was instantly recognizable as Dylan and Baez with just their acoustic guitars. The lights came up and the only thing on the stage was two chairs arranged in an "L" shape. In each chair was a person with white face on. It was so startling, at first one could not tell one from the other. Dylan was in good voice that night and the audience was rapt. I had never cared for him and was there to see Mitchell, Baez, Mick Ronson - who was the incredible guitarist on Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" LP and Ronee Blakely. But Dylan caught hold of me that night and has never let go. I was powerless to resist the beauty and strength of the performance. You would think with all of the other greats on the stage that night he would just meld into the scenery. In truth, all else was gaslight and Dylan held the crowd like no one I have ever seen.
And his movie "Masked and Anonymous" will be released next summer. Also, his multi-volume autobiography ("Chronicles") was due to be released last month and keeps getting postponed (may never see it, despite Simon & Schuster's best efforts).
What else? A former woman friend and writer who interviewed him in the 70s for "Trouser Press" is working on a book on him (at his request). Oh, and don't tell Bob that "Bye and Bye" from the new album sounds like Willie Nelson...he'll get pissed!
Anyone have any of the 180gm Dylan LPs? How do they sound? And how much VTA change is needed? I bought one to check out, but the sound (esp. on the inner tracks) is lousy. I think the greater thickness of the LPs means I should adjust my tonearm height.