MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 168: SATURDAY AUGUST 4, 2018

ALBUMS

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  • BOB DYLAN: BLOOD ON THE TRACKS:1975: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The first Dylan masterpiece since John Wesley Harding back in 1967- and one of his greatest and most popular albums. He is back at Columbia after two albums at Asylum. Inspired by the breaking up of his marriage to Sara. Tangled Up In Blue leads it off and there is not a weak song in the set.  Favorites?- Idiot Wind, Simple Twist Of Fate, Shelter From The Storm, Buckets Of Rain, You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go.

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  • VAN MORRISON: POETIC CHAMPIONS COMPOSE: 1987: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:A consistently good album from start to finish. Highlights- Did Ye Get Healed? Queen Of The Slipstream, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child and Someone Like You.

also listened to the  three hours of this weeks Neon Beat on Radio George.

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10 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 168: SATURDAY AUGUST 4, 2018

    • Listening to the albums in order- it is startling how Dylan goes from a number of average to bad albums to this gem. It felt like- where did this come from!

    • This was after Planet Waves with the Band right? I know what you mean. It sounds like he took his time with this album. Some albums I’ve heard people say he was Mr. One Take and just would rush right through it.

    • Planet Waves wasn’t awful by any means but at this point Dylan had been slumping. Desire is pretty good too- but no Blood On The Tracks- not really fair to compare…

    • I looked on the acclaimed music site- for 1975 they have Born To Run #1- Blood On The Tracks #2. I’d switch those around- two great albums though… Desire is #7 for 1976- #1 The Ramones debut- can’t argue with that.

    • I do agree with you on switching them. That is not a knock on Born to Run…just a nod toward Blood on the Tracks… The Ramones were great. No fuss no frills…just rock and roll.

    • I am a big fan of Born To Run also- but. It is fascinating to look at the list year to year some years are incredibly strong other years average. 1966- 1 Pet Sounds 2- Revolver 3 Blonde On Blonde- 4 Aftermath…what a year. Of course I’d switch the first two around but you have at least 3 albums that are among the greatest ever- let alone one year.

    • 66 was incredible… Certain years produced great albums. Another one was 1971 with Who’s Next, Zeppelin 4, Sticky Fingers, Hunky Dory…

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