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« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2012, 06:35:01 AM »
And my skin is losing its elasticity.

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« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2012, 06:46:01 AM »
Oh, good! I've my teapot here . . . .
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« Reply #63 on: July 18, 2012, 06:47:31 AM »
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« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2012, 08:08:54 AM »
Don't think of it singing, think of it as a sort of performance.

Heck, I feel this way about PG when he was with Genesis.
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« Reply #65 on: September 04, 2012, 01:38:46 PM »
Rolling Stone: five stars
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« Reply #66 on: October 01, 2015, 02:33:44 PM »
A heads-up for anyone who may be interested (and has deep pockets):

Volume 12 of the Bootleg Series is to be an 18cd set of all the sessions from Bringing It All Back home, Highway 61 and Blonde On Blonde:



http://www.bobdylan.com/us/thecuttingedge_completetracklisting

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« Reply #67 on: October 01, 2015, 03:44:58 PM »
It's a timbre all its own. Don't think of it singing, think of it as a sort of performance.

If you need to understand what Schoenberg meant by Sprechstimme, listen to Dylan.
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« Reply #68 on: October 01, 2015, 04:09:15 PM »
A heads-up for anyone who may be interested (and has deep pockets):

Volume 12 of the Bootleg Series is to be an 18cd set of all the sessions from Bringing It All Back home, Highway 61 and Blonde On Blonde:



http://www.bobdylan.com/us/thecuttingedge_completetracklisting

His best period IMO, but I am happy with the official releases.

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« Reply #69 on: October 01, 2015, 09:21:20 PM »
Did Schoenberg also specify holding one's nose and not properly articulating sounds for Sprechstimme...? ;)

Pierrot Lunaire with Dylan, now this would definitely add to the weirdness of the piece...
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
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« Reply #70 on: October 02, 2015, 12:08:44 AM »
A heads-up for anyone who may be interested (and has deep pockets):

Volume 12 of the Bootleg Series is to be an 18cd set of all the sessions from Bringing It All Back home, Highway 61 and Blonde On Blonde:



http://www.bobdylan.com/us/thecuttingedge_completetracklisting

Crikey, talk about marketing strategy!

There's the Super-duper limited collectors' edition of 18 CDs and a heap of stuff in a box for a bit less than a million pounds.
Then there's the De Luxe edition with 6 CDs and a smaller heap of stuff for less than the above.
Then there's the bog standard 2 CD version for you and me for a few quid.
Then there're the vinyl edition, the edition manufactured from fragments of the original rolling stone, the edition that can only be bought from the special kiosk on Highway 61, the edition that can automatically bring itself back home, etc etc.

Remortgage your house and collect 'em all, boys. Me ... I'll be saving up for the 2 CD bog-standard set.
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« Reply #71 on: October 02, 2015, 03:56:47 AM »
Did Schoenberg also specify holding one's nose and not properly articulating sounds for Sprechstimme...? ;)

Details, details.
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« Reply #72 on: October 02, 2015, 03:58:30 AM »
Canard!  Produce one photo of Dylan holding his nose!
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« Reply #73 on: October 02, 2015, 04:51:18 AM »
Apparently he did not have to hold his nose but sounded . I have probably heard only a small section of his music (too young to really be a fan), I think I own one best-of-CD of his and there are some pieces where his strange way of articulation and declamation works quite well (e.g. Like a Rolling Stone).
 
But generally, I prefer his songs being sung by other musicians and I quite like the collections with Dylan songs by Joan Baez or the Byrds (I got to know the song from my signature (Lay down your weary tune) on one of their albums). Although, to be honest, I only listen to that stuff once in a blue moon, 95% of my listening is classical and a little Jazz tends to come before that 60s folksy stuff.
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
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(Bob Dylan)

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« Reply #74 on: October 02, 2015, 05:10:02 AM »
Apparently he did not have to hold his nose but sounded . I have probably heard only a small section of his music (too young to really be a fan), I think I own one best-of-CD of his and there are some pieces where his strange way of articulation and declamation works quite well (e.g. Like a Rolling Stone).
 
But generally, I prefer his songs being sung by other musicians and I quite like the collections with Dylan songs by Joan Baez or the Byrds (I got to know the song from my signature (Lay down your weary tune) on one of their albums).

I'm somewhere in between . . . I'm not a fan (in fact, I once had a housemate who was a huge fan, and it was several years again before I could tolerate eve the thought of trying to listen to Dylan).  But, a few of the albums, I like very well . . . and (possibly in the contrarian minority—I mean, among those who are not genuine enthusiasts) as a rule, I prefer to hear Dylan sing his own material.  Though I've a soft spot for Geo. Harrison singing "If Not For You."
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Re: Bob Dylan: A Class Act
« Reply #75 on: October 02, 2015, 05:33:20 PM »
These two albums can renew one's interest in Dylan or make a new fan of somebody who hadn't explored his catalogue beyond a few well known albums from the 60s:


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« Reply #76 on: October 24, 2021, 01:11:29 PM »
A heads-up for people who know the eccentric genius of Michael Gray's books on Dylan "Song and Dance Man" and "The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia".

A 350-page roundup of his uncollected writings on Dylan over 50 years from various magazines and elsewhere.

The 60-page essay on "Rough And Rowdy Ways" is already getting much praise and has people rushing back to relisten.


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« Reply #77 on: November 04, 2021, 12:14:42 AM »
Things that give me hope in the future:  Bob Dylan is touring again.

His first concert 48 hours ago in Milwaukee:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yt-NH0WDuNY

Including eight songs from Rough And Rowdy Ways
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