A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall: Bob Dylan

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  1. Hedley Says:

    OK Kat, I think you posted this a couple of months ago and a discussion ensued over this versus the Bryan Ferry version

    I have to admit that note only did I get “Another Self Portrait” Super Deluxe edition, but I really like it. I have a sneaking suspicion that I will buy “Shadows in the Night” and I am very much hoping that the next discs in the Bootleg Series cover “Blood on the Tracks” and include both the Minneapolis and NYC versions of the album

    I am in a Big Bob moment right now with ASP and Basement Tapes dominating the airwaves at home

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      Usually I check the song, but I didn’t today; of course, it would be a song I recently posted.

      I went to iTunes to try to download The Bryan Ferry version. They didn’t have it. I did listen to it on YouTube, but I have to say I like the Dylan better.

      I’ll put those on my wish list as I am currently tapped out with Christmas and all.

      You can’t go wrong with a Big Bob moment!

      • Hedley Says:

        See, I am paying attention to what you post,

        Mark Oliver Everett has finally announced a 2 CD/DVD set of the Show at the RAH last Summer. Mrs MDH and I saw the Tour in Royal Oak and it really was fab. It will probably price around $15 at Amazon and arrives in early April. Here is their promo trailer

      • katry Says:

        I know you checked the music every day. I never suspected you didn’t.

        This is exactly what you were waiting for. The promo makes me want to buy the set. I do have two of his albums.

      • Hedley Says:

        The Tour really made sense of “The Cautionary Tales of MOE”. It begins by being rather dark and then E announces that he is feeling better. I won’t ruin what happens but it certainly was fun.

        I had stood outside the Royal Oak Box Office in rather bleak conditions to secure front row seats and wasn’t disappointed. I also met Mr Everett before the show which added to the overall good feeling.

        This is a rather gentle affair, much in the likeness of the “with Strings” tour that followed Blinking Lights. I am more excited than even Bob signs Frank or the reissue of Physical Graffiti.

      • katry Says:

        It is a wonderful thing that standing outside in the rain for tickets and good seats is still something you do. That makes you a great fan.

        How did you get to meet him? I probably shouldn’t ask. He might be the cousin of a friend of a neighbor with whom you grew up.

      • Hedley Says:


        Actually it was blizzard like conditions in January, with ungodly wind chills blast up Main while I waited. Otherwise Friggin freezing for 30 minutes. The Show was scheduled for early June.

        Having secured front row seats, I stuffed “Cautionary Tales” in my pocket along with an appropriate sharpy, just in case. We had parked and were walking behind the Theater and there across a sea of asphalt, I spotted MOE. So being somewhat goofy I ignored the restricted area, marched up to where E and some chums were enjoying a cigarette and waved the new album under his nose. We chatted for 5 minutes, he was cool/tolerated an intruder/autograph your new CD person and on we went to the show. Shameless Opportunism

        So I saw the show in a tiny theater on June 3 and RAH was recorded June 30 – same basic show, rather different location

      • katry Says:

        I can’t think who would be worth standing out in the friggin cold. I love the just in case sharpy and your totally ignoring the restrictive area, but then that was worth it.

        I’d call it serendipity, not Shameless Opportunism!

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