‘Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13’ Exclusive Previews!Oct 31, 2017
When Bob Dylan Saw God: The Gospel Years
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From Rolling Stone:
Bob Dylan, ‘Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13, 1979-1981’
Dylan’s Christian period (1979-81) remains one of his most controversial and debated chapters. What’s often lost in those arguments is that it produced some of his greatest concerts. Trouble No More, an eight-CD set, proves that point, with live highlights from that time, when Dylan’s band included legendary session players like organist Spooner Oldham and drummer Jim Keltner. The set is full of revelations: There are six vastly different versions of “Slow Train,” plus 14 unreleased songs, such as “Making a Liar Out of Me,” which has escaped bootleggers for more than 30 years. A one-hour film features footage from 1980 and a deeply moving version of “Pressing On.” Says Dylan scholar Clinton Heylin, “Like the mid-1960s, he was at the absolute peak of his powers.”
Bob Dylan – Slow Train (London, England – June 29, 1981)
First Listen: Bob Dylan, ‘Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981’
Head to NPR for an exclusive first listen to tracks from Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981.
Bob Dylan – ‘The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar’
Guitar World has premiered a live version of “The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar,” recorded in 1980 and featuring guitar solos from Carlos Santana. The track will appear on standard and deluxe editions of Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981.
Hear Previously Unreleased Version Of ‘Solid Rock’
The next installment of Bob Dylan‘s ongoing Bootleg Series hits the shelves on November 3. As a taster for this latest, tantalizing dip into Dylan’s archives, Uncut is delighted to bring you a world exclusive –a previously unreleased version of “Solid Rock” from Dylan’s 1980 album, Saved.
Bob Dylan – Slow Train (San Francisco, CA – Nov. 16, 1979)
“It’s been coming a long time and it’s picking up speed…” Recorded almost exactly one year after Bob Dylan picked up a cross thrown on the stage at a concert, this live version of “Slow Train” captures his spiritual music in full bloom.
Hear Alternate Version Of Bob Dylan’s ‘Every Grain of Sand’ from ‘Bootleg Series, Vol. 13’
The Los Angeles Times premiered a track from the forthcoming Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings set, and it’s one of the finest songs to come out of that period. The song, “Every Grain of Sand,” originally appeared on Shot of Love.
Bob Dylan – Slow Train (Rehearsal with horns – Oct. 2, 1979)
Bob Dylan’s tour of 1979 nearly featured a band with both backing gospel singers and a horn section. Recorded before the lineup was pared down, this unique rehearsal version of “Slow Train” offers a fascinating listen of what could have been.
Hear Bob Dylan’s Lost Gospel Masterpiece ‘Making a Liar Out of Me’
Bob Dylan began writing gospel songs at such a furious rate in late 1978 that there was no way his record company could put them all out, even if they let him release two albums of Christian music just 10 months apart. Many of the songs that never made it on record were played live on the gospel tours of 1979 to 1981 and soon circulated within the fan community via bootleg, but others never surfaced outside of the rehearsal room. One of those songs is “Making a Liar Out of Me,” premiered now at Rolling Stone.
Bob Dylan – Slow Train (Sound check – Largo, MD – Oct. 5, 1978)
All through October, enjoy a series of “Slow Train Sundays,” featuring unreleased versions of “Slow Train” as featured on ‘Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981.’ This early version, recorded at a sound check in 1978, marks the beginning of what became a glorious body of spiritual music released in the years to come.
Bob Dylan – When You Gonna Wake Up (Oslo, Norway – July 9, 1981)