JOAN OSBORNE - ALASKA 2019

April 18, 2022 – 7:09 am

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JOAN OSBORNE
Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan
Alaska 2019 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Discovery Theatre, Alaska Center For The Performing Arts, Anchorage, AK; February 22, 2019. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to Steve “ballsdeep” Hagar and Dennis Orr (mastering) for sharing the show at Dime.

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Original notes:

Well, after “Magpie Magpie Magpie”, and “Tesla Tesla Tesla” (MORE is coming, btw), it’s been awhile since I wrote any notes, and this is a show that *fully deserves such* treatment.

Left town at 1 PM for the 350+ mile drive and, of COURSE, got a ticket on the way (78/65)… gonna fight that bitch, as after he pulled  me over he said “You need to wait here a few minutes, I’m going to stop somebody going northbound”, and sure as shit, the next vehicle that came by (maroon SUV), he walked out in the middle of the highway and stopped him too!

I believe it’s illegal for an officer to do such without a 2nd officer there, so of course we’re gonna FIGHT it! :D

Back to the show, all I can say is that she took what I saw in New Orleans last year and took it to an entirely new level.

In 26 years of taping, I’ve never taped at the Discovery Theater before (part of the APOC ‘complex’ of multiple theaters), and what a show for my maiden voyage. Beautiful sound, and though the ticket said “Row N”, it appeared to be more like 8th or 9th row.

Also got to see a high school classmate (class of 29, ‘89, Michele) for the first time in 30 years!

Joan fleshed out her and Keith Cotton’s sound with Jack Petruzzelli, and MY-OH-MY the textures that he can create on stage…

Fortunately, we didn’t get a carbon-copy of the NOLA set, and instead she encored with two of her songs, I believe.

Such good sound, you can hear her set her coffee mug on the stool!

Easily in my top 100 masters ever, both sound-and-performance wise.

You know the routine…

- Dr Deep doesn’t regret one SECOND of this trip… come along for the ride!

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On September 1, 2017, Joan Osborne released her tribute album, Songs of Bob Dylan.

Hal Horowitz, americansongwriter.com:

From folk to county, blues to rock, pop to prog, jazz, gospel, R&B, metal and nearly everything in between, Bob Dylan’s music has proven to be remarkably adaptable to interpretations in almost every genre. And while it might be a stretch to imply that no one has gone broke covering Dylan’s tunes, the best songs in his extensive catalog come pre-approved with melodies and especially lyrics ripe for rediscovery.

Enter Joan Osborne, no stranger to performing others’ tunes. The veteran singer already has three collections of blues and soul (and another dedicated to Christmas) covers to her name. She dug into Dylan’s fertile, sprawling catalog with a few extended two-week residencies in a New York City club where she performed his music to intimate audiences. This 13-track studio set follows those gigs and exposes the world to what the NYC folks got a taste of.

Osborne’s choice of material spans Dylan’s five-decade career. She tackles everything with an emphasis on well known - some may say well worn - ’60s tracks such as “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” a chilling, stripped down “Masters of War” and Basement Tapes’ era gems “Quinn the Eskimo” and “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere.” She digs deeper to mine later, lesser known selections like “Tryin’ to Get to Heaven” (from Time Out of Mind), “Ring Them Bells” (on 1989’s Oh Mercy) and “High Water (For Charlie Patton),” nicked off 2001’s Love and Theft.

Some are radically rearranged with “Highway 61 Revisited” tamped down from its caffeinated Dylan reading and given a darker, swampy, Southern rock via “Whipping Post”-styled treatment. Others like “You’re Gonna’ Make Me Lonesome When You Go” and “Buckets of Rain” (two of three selections she grabs from Blood on the Tracks) stay closer to Dylan’s take.

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Back cover picture by Brian Blauser, posted at npr.org.

Lineage:
Sonic Studios DSM-6P w/3-way lo-cut filter (@ 80hz, middle setting) > Tascam DR-2d @ 24 bit/48 kHz
Mastering:  .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) [iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); Sony Wave Hammer plugin (lower excessive crowd levels); minor edits, normalize, & fades] > CDWav (tracking) > iZotope MBIT+ (dithered and downsampled to 16 bit/44.1 kHz) > Trader’s Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.30 (tagging)
Location:  Row N, seat 507 (right side)

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Disc 1
Track 101. intro 2:43
Track 102. High Water (For Charley Patton) 4:51
Track 103. chat 1:36
Track 104. Spanish Harlem Incident 3:29
Track 105. band intros and chat 1:03
Track 106. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right 5:45
Track 107. chat 1:22
Track 108. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 5:27
Track 109. chat 2:43
Track 110. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere 5:21
Track 111. chat 0:50
Track 112. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven 3:59
Track 113. Masters Of War 4:55
Track 114. chat 3:08
48 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Buckets Of Rain 4:31
Track 202. Highway 61 Revisited 5:07
Track 203. Tangled Up In Blue 7:41
Track 204. band intros and chat 1:03
Track 205. Gotta Serve Somebody 7:56
Track 206. encore break 2:13
Track 207. St Teresa 4:46
Track 208. chat 0:48
Track 209. One Of Us 5:32
40 mins

Lineup:
Joan Osborne - vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine
Jack Petruzzelli - acoustic & electric guitars, backing vocals
Keith Cotton - keyboards, backing vocals

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  1. 25 Responses to “JOAN OSBORNE - ALASKA 2019”

  2. Nice version of You Ain’t Going Nowhere on this set. Her voice is deeper, less cute than in her 90s heyday.

    By Tony on Apr 18, 2022

  3. She would never fuck me , no chicks will

    *sob*

    By U L E on Apr 18, 2022

  4. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By U L E on Apr 18, 2022

  5. Rumor has it this is a young lady who prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Apr 18, 2022

  6. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Apr 18, 2022

  7. This gal likes living large . Prefers her men on the big side I hear . Big ole foot long hoagies.

    By ELU on Apr 18, 2022

  8. What’s a hogie?

    By Jocko P on Apr 18, 2022

  9. Twas me on any comment about chicks not fucking me

    *sob*

    Only a fake wearing crotchless women’s undies and a pushup bra will deny it

    The real me wears fishnet stockings while online

    By U L E on Apr 18, 2022

  10. Twernt me above more fakes . I get lots of chicks

    By U L E on Apr 19, 2022

  11. Last two twernt me more fakes

    By U L E on Apr 19, 2022

  12. Is she ozzys daughter?

    By CJ on Apr 19, 2022

  13. Thanks for posting my show . No I’m no relation to Ozzy the prince of darkness. Yes I do like big ones . Size definitely matters . Girth more so than length .

    By Joan Osborne on Apr 19, 2022

  14. I get lots of chicks

    if beating off while watching porn sites count

    Twas me *sob*

    By U L E on Apr 19, 2022

  15. Her voice gives another dimension to Bob Dylan’s songs. Beautiful ! Really worth listening to this. I hope prospective listeners are not so disgusted by the pervo-infected comment column, as to be prevented from listening. Again I call upon Bigozine to do something about those nasty trolls.

    By Theo on Apr 19, 2022

  16. Theo sounds like he has a little one .

    By Porn Starr on Apr 20, 2022

  17. Listen and or download the music . Ignore the comments.

    By John on Apr 20, 2022

  18. Miss Osborne herself commented that she likes big Uns . Even the artists themselves follow this blog .

    By Porn Starr on Apr 20, 2022

  19. That’s right PS. How about all those 70s groupies who post here . Yes I believe it’s really them .

    By T J on Apr 20, 2022

  20. Hey John, But I find the comments more interesting than the music. George and Ringo think the same.

    By Paul on Apr 20, 2022

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    By U L E on Apr 20, 2022

  22. There all idiots ! Were sick of there bullshit ! Some body do something about there crap ! They don’t belong here ! This is rediculus !

    By The Anti Christ on Apr 20, 2022

  23. Twernt me on last two more fakes

    By U L E on Apr 21, 2022

  24. Twas me above

    I adore all sissies, faggots twinks, fairies bulldykes, trannies and bi’s

    They’re my peeps!

    By U L E on Apr 21, 2022

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    They’re clad in Mano Blahniks, aren’t they just too fab?? Don’t you love them too?

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    By The Anti Christ on Apr 21, 2022

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