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BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND
Desert Trip 2016 [no label, 2CD]Live at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA; October 7, 2016. Fairly to very good audience recording.
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DON’T LOOK BACK BUT BOB DYLAN HAS JUST WON THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
Bob Dylan has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, credited with having “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. Dylan, 75, became the 259th American to win a Nobel Prize. The award, which was announced on October 13, 2016, is given to an individual who has produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”.
The Guardian reports that Sara Danils, Secretary of the Swedish Academy, described Dylan as “a great sampler… and for 54 years he has been at it, reinventing himself.” On his classic ‘Blonde on Blonde’, she said: “An extraordinary example of his brilliant way of rhyming. putting together refrains, and his brilliant way of thinking.”
“If you look far back, 5000 years, you discover Homer and Sappho. They wrote poetic texts which were meant to be performed, and it’s the same way for Bob Dylan. We still read Homer and Sappho, and we enjoy it.”
The NME also noted that previous winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature include Alice Munro, Harold Pinter, Doris Lessing, J M Coetzee, Toni Morrison and Seamus Heaney.
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Thanks to ijwthstd for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.
Even as recent as the night before Desert Trip was Desert Mirage, the more money I sank in, the more remote the reality of this experience became. I had zero interest in this show whatsoever when originally announced. Too expensive, too far, too much of a hassle, I have seen all these bands so many times and I always do Culture Collide this time of year. The first domino to fall was when it looked like Culture Collide wasn’t happening.
Then a week prior, prices on the secondary market were in total freefall. Started putting out feelers, had an offer on a room across the street at regular pre event pricing. Suddenly wanted to do this so hard. Got the ticket ($182 for Grandstand S4) and locked in the room. Should be able to find someone to drive me out there and share the cost of the room, right?
Turns out none of my friends - many of whom were talking nonstop about this for months - were the least bit interested, even with “cheap” tickets and place to stay.
Even the night before I still had no way out there. Texted every professional driver I know saying name a price. First response back was over 12 hours later. Went to go see Deap Valley followed by ZZ Top on Thursday, still working it the whole time but my phone stopped working up in the hills of Griffith Park so I had no choice but to enjoy the show.
Get home from ZZ Top and, in one last ditch effort, look at Greyhound, who never seems to go anywhere I need to be. Turns out they have buses to Indio every two hours around the clock. And I am on my way! Still never found anyone to share the room which is kind of a sore spot as it put me a few hundred over budget, otherwise I would be scheming for this weekend as I had a great time.
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Track 101. intro 1:30 (3.6MB)
Track 102. Rainy Day Women 12 & 35 4:56 (11.8MB)
Track 103. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright 4:45 (11.4MB)
Track 104. Highway 61 Revisited 4:33 (10.9MB)
Track 105. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue 4:37 (11.1MB)
Track 106. High Water (For Charley Patton) 4:29 (10.8MB)
Track 107. Simple Twist Of Fate 5:25 (13.0MB)
Track 108. Early Roman Kings 6:12 (14.9MB)
Track 109. Love Sick 5:36 (13.5MB)
Track 201. Tangled Up In Blue 6:01 (14.4MB)
Track 202. Lonesome Day Blues 6:19 (15.1MB)
Track 203. Make You Feel My Love 4:15 (10.2MB)
Track 204. Pay In Blood 4:26 (10.6MB)
Track 205. Desolation Row 8:01 (19.3MB)
Track 206. Soon After Midnight 4:14 (10.2MB)
Track 207. Ballad Of A Thin Man 7:59 (19.1MB)
Track 208. Masters Of War 6:25 (15.4MB)
Click here to order Bob Dylan’s latest release, Fallen Angels (May 2016).
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