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When I first read about 'Bootleg 10' and the period it would cover, I confess I was a little...meh! After watching this trailer and hearing the extracts, I'm ridiculously excited.
Me too - though in advance I was more puzzled than meh!. Yes, it sounds wonderful: and such a pleasure to hear him singing out instead of the growling and gargling of now. Wigwam, of course, is not improved by stripping off the overdubs, and the same will surely be true of Copper Kettle - the original album's masterpiece. And as regards the opposite process, Al Kooper's additions to the New Morning material are not helpful. But ah, what treats are in store here! (And they'll be in store very soon, too...) And as well as all the studio material, the prospect of getting those solo acoustic performances from the Isle of Wight in half-decent qualtiy - Wild Mountain Thyme, To Ramona and It Ain't Me, Babe - what a thrill! Plus that wealth of lovely photographs. And the new cover painting and the neat new title. A great release.But then I never thought it was a bad album in the first place - and certainly not "shit".
Yes, my reaction too. I have the excitement I use to feel about the release of new Dylan album.I did appreciate his recent touching performance of the Bobby Vee song, but I wont be going to a concert when he tours here-not just that I don't fancy seeing him again, but all the people the cameras and smart phones made it feel like a freak show, rather than a concert. Although, it was an interesting/ironic moment when he performed Ballad of a Thin Man in front of rows of people working on their various electronic devices.Jack