BOB DYLAN - GUAM THUNDER 1976 [CD3/4 OF 9]

June 27, 2020 – 6:28 am

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BOB DYLAN
Guam Thunder Acid Project 043, CD3/4 OF 9]

Various venues and locations. Rehearsals 1976. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to original uploader neilyoungson; Captain Acid (remaster); Mr D (artwork); and to exile1972 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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Captain Acid noted:

i was planing to do this one for a long time. It took lot’s of time to finish it. I did the usual things, phase, level, speed (where necessary) correction and EQ. The main problem was that there was too much bass on some tracks and vocals were down in the mix, i tried to deal with that with EQ. In the end i worked on this nine-disc version, mostly. But It had some micro gaps on some tracks on the first two discs. The same thing was with the six-disc version. I patched those from “Going, Going, Guam” (I did not want to work on that one because it was already remastered). Discs 4 and 5 were bit distorted, so i took those tracks from the dolphinsmile share on Electric Ladyland.

On Disc 9 Tracks 27 - 30 are from sessions with Eric Clapton.(From bootleg “Happy B Erik”). Track 30 is from Clapton bootleg “No Reason To Cry Demos”.

No noisereduction, compression or limiting was done by me.

Acid Project_043

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Original notes:

These comments were authored by others: “The track listing is approximate as it is a rehearsal. Sometimes verses (and even phrases) are practiced, so where one track finishes and another starts is fairly arbitrary. There is a female singing backup vocals. It is not Joan Baez so I presume it is Donna Weiss. The versions of Just Like a Woman and Tangled up in Blue are very interesting. They are clearly practicing the version of Tangled that was performed at Ft Collins. It has interesting tempo changes with each verse and Dylan systematically works through each verse to get a rhythm he is happy with.

Unfortunately the version of Just Like a Woman (with similar tempo changes) only gets one live performance at Salt Lake City and there is no circulating tape of that show. Exact numbers of takes of particular songs are essentially arbitrary, because Dylan sometimes stopped songs to repeat passages with problems, sometimes completed songs and returned to problem spots. Dylan also occasionally sang, hummed, or played a short portion of the opening of a song before trying a full version; those fragments are not listed separately. This project initially circulated without a specific title.

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Disc 3
Belleview Biltmore Hotel Rehearsals, Clearwater, FL; probably April 12, 1976
Track 301. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight 01 76-04-12 4:03
Track 302. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight 02 4:24
Track 303. Vincent Van Gogh 2:32
Track 304. I Pity The Poor Immigrant 01 5:37
Track 305. I Pity The Poor Immigrant 02 0:19
Track 306. I Pity The Poor Immigrant 03 0:56
Track 307. Blowin’ In The Wind 01 0:46
Track 308. I Pity The Poor Immigrant 04 0:53
Track 309. Blowin’ In The Wind 02 2:04
Track 310. I Pity The Poor Immigrant 05 2:36
Track 311. Blowin’ In The Wind 03 1:34
Track 312. I Pity The Poor Immigrant 06 2:54
Track 313. Blowin’ In The Wind 04 10:04
39 mins

Disc 4
Belleview Biltmore Hotel Rehearsals, Clearwater, FL; April 15, 1976
Track 401. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues 01 76-04-15 0:16
Track 402. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues 02 2:18
Track 403. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues 03 5:42
Track 404. The Sun Is Shining 4:38
Track 405. Lay Lady Lay 5:32
Track 406. One More Cup Of Coffee 01 3:10
Track 407. One More Cup Of Coffee 02 3:11
Track 408. It Takes A Lot To Laugh 4:11
Track 409. The Ballad Of Hollis Brown 9:42
Track 410. Hold Me In Your Arms 5:18
Track 411. Mozambique 2:29
47 mins

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  1. 12 Responses to “BOB DYLAN - GUAM THUNDER 1976 [CD3/4 OF 9]”

  2. 1976 Rolling Thunder Revue definitely had a different vibe than the year before. As seen on the Hard Rain special, Dylan’s performance of “Idiot Wind” is simply a most brilliant baring of a tortured soul. Thanks Big for the rehearsals!

    By Mark on Jun 27, 2020

  3. For a guy with a reputation for not rehearsing at all, this is an impressive collection of takes. It’s a surprising mix of songs (what is with Bob and the Ballad of Hollis Brown? He surprised everyone, including Ron Wood & Keith Richards at Live Aid)and here it is again.

    Thanks Big O and everyone who helped share this.

    By Eric (The Other Eric) on Jun 27, 2020

  4. Rumor has it Bob gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Jun 27, 2020

  5. Bob is a Jew

    By U L E on Jun 27, 2020

  6. Jews have Big Pricks Noses and Ears

    By U L E on Jun 27, 2020

  7. Also long pockets short arms

    By U L E on Jun 27, 2020

  8. Anyone who signs my name after this is a fake

    By U L E on Jun 27, 2020

  9. Thanks Big O - what Mark and Eric (the other Eric) said . . . . so glad you are posting all of these. Fascinating too whilst not being my favourite era de Bob they are truly fascinating
    Fanxt ;)

    By swappers on Jun 27, 2020

  10. Did U L E just call you fake swappers?

    By Scar Rad on Jun 27, 2020

  11. Dylan, Wood, and Richards rehearsed extensively for Live Aid. They worked up excellent renditions of each song they performed but for a variety of reasons it all fell apart at show time.

    By Mark on Jun 27, 2020

  12. Thankfully they did not perform the song, “Careless Ethiopians,” which they also rehearsed.

    By Mark on Jun 27, 2020

  13. ScarRad - ha ha ha don’t think so buddy! For once this is me . . . . . . ;)

    By swappers on Jun 28, 2020

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