MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 268: MONDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2018

ALBUMS

A black-and-white close-up of Dylan's face looking down

  • BOB DYLAN: THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ : 1964: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The peak of Dylan and his protest songs- a great album but wisely he would move on to other things. Favorite songs on the album- the title track,  The Lonesome Ballad Of Hattie Carroll, With God On Our Side, Ballad Of Hollis Brown. Going to see Bob tomorrow night. Note I am thanking my younger self for taking such good care of the vinyl records I bought back in the late 70’s-early 80’s- most of them sound like they just came out for the first time.

The words "The Beatles" embossed on a plain white background, with a serial number in the lower right

  • THE BEATLES: THE BEATLES: THE WHITE ALBUM REISSUE: DISC 5- OUTTAKES: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Not only are the outtakes just from what was on The White Album- but songs from that period. This disc is interesting you have take 1 of a little ditty called Hey Jude, also George’s Not Guilty, a studio jam of St. Louis Blues, What’s The New Mary Jane, Let It Be and You’re So Square Baby I Don’t Care-along with White Album material.
  • THE BEATLES: THE BEATLES: THE WHITE ALBUM REISSUE: DISC 6- OUTTAKES: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
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11 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 268: MONDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2018

  1. The White Album has gotten more attention than Sgt Pepper reissue I think… The wealth of material is just great.
    The article was right yesterday…now you are hearing it the way they wanted you to hear it without the muddy sound of the original.

    • Dylan was really good! The band he has playing with him outstanding. He played 2 hours- no opening group- perfect! … I think this new re-issue changes how I look at that album totally.. the Sgt Pepper re-issue didn’t do that.

    • Is Bob doing his older material this time?

      I was going to ask you that today…if that would move the White Album up in your rankings? It did always have a muddy sound compared to Sgt Pepper…which was odd since it was recorded a year later.

    • Bob played 20 songs- about 2/3rds of what he played was ‘newer’ material- from say the last 20 years- he played 4 or 5 songs from Tempest. The old classics he played- Like A Rolling Stone, It Ain’t Me Babe, Don’t Think Twice, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Blowin’ In The Wind. Highway 61, new arrangements to everything- some of them were pretty interesting. I will write a review today or tomorrow. … I am going to have to think about that- I put the Esher Demos on when we were leaving the concert to come home and we weren’t even out of the parking lot when my friend said “wasn’t it around the white album where they started having problems? sounds like they are enjoying themselves when they were doing this stuff.”

    • He only played Tangled Up in Blue the last time I saw him…as far as anything before 2000…I look forward to it.

      The trouble seemed to have started when they hit the studio.

    • I only had one disappointment last night in recent set lists his last song was a cover of James Brown’s It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World- he didn’t play that last night I would have liked to have heard Bob do that one.

    • From the setlists that are posted it seems like a week or so ago he played that for the first time ever- I was looking forward to it- as you said because it was way out there!

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