In a dropbox near you
Mrs Wells advises mine has arrived- annoyingly as she and it are in Melbourne and I am in Sydney.
But tomorrow night woo hoo.
Anyone else’s arrived and which version did you get?
The recent Bob Dylan ‘The Cutting Edge’ music bomb of his 1965-66 sessions has left me on Desolation Row.
For one of my favourite CDs, a real “game-changer”, inspirational and fascinating is now surplus to requirement. I’m talking about the Spank Records bootleg ‘The Thin Wild Mercury Music’ named after a quote from Dylan about the Blonde ON Blonde material sounding metallic – ““that thin, that wild mercury sound”.
Bringing It All Back Home sessions Studio A, NYC January 13-15, 1965 If You Gotta Go, Go Now She Belongs To Me It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue I’ll Keep It With Mine (instr) Love Minus Zero/No Limit
CBS Music Row, Nashville, TN January 21, 1965 Visions Of Johanna (Seems Like A Freezeout)
Highway 61 Revisited sessions, NYC July 30, 1965 From A Buick 6
Highway 61 Revisited sessions, NYC June 16, 1965 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window
Hawks sessions (The Band) CBS studios, NYC Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 1965 Medicine Sunday (Temporary Like Achilles) I Wanna Be Your Lover Number One (instr) Jet Pilot Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window Visions Of Johanna (Seems Like A Freezeout)
Hawks sessions (The Band) New York, » Continue Reading.
We all know he is famous/infamous for his live performances so boots become a treasure trove.
All are downloadable off the net ( whither the business model of the humble bootlegger)
Here’s a few of my favourites.
On DVD Van Morrrison For Rainbow. the London show of the 2 shows that that comprised the seminal Too Late To Stop Now album. Great sound, great vision quality and right up close.
Audio If You Don’t Like It You Can Go Fuck Yourself. Montreux,1974. 4 piece band including Dallas Taylor and Pete Winfield. Title reprising a remark Van made to a fan who complained how long he took to come back for an encore.
Can You Feel The Silence. Essen,Germany 1982- Celtic Soul/Common One period -fantastic sound.
Rave On. Glastonbury 1987. SoundboardMoreCeltic Soul. 7 minutes of Healing , 9 mins of Summertime and another 9 of John Donne.