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bucetti1
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:20:54 AM
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Bob was brilliant last night at the Royal Theatre.
Walked on with his crack band right on time and transported everybody to another planet.
Played his harmonica,grand piano and swaggered with gusto.
I cannot wait for the Sydney shows.
Closest thing to Shakespeare for me.
I just love him.

When they go low-we go high.
timcook123
Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014 8:43:31 AM

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bucetti1 wrote:
Bob was brilliant last night at the Royal Theatre.
Walked on with his crack band right on time and transported everybody to another planet.
Played his harmonica,grand piano and swaggered with gusto.
I cannot wait for the Sydney shows.
Closest thing to Shakespeare for me.
I just love him.


Keep the reviews coming what was the best song??

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
bucetti1
Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014 9:14:05 AM
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Bob looked absolutely dapper.
Had 3rd row seat.
Great set-same as most shows on this tour.
Love Sick,Early Roman Kings,Long and Wasted years,Duquesne whistle, tangled up in blue -all brilliantly done.
He looked happy,the band were tight.i cannot wait for the shows this week in Sydney.
Bob could come out and read the telephone directory and I would be ecstatic.
These venues certainly suit him.
Long May he keep going.I love him.

When they go low-we go high.
hifromtomorrow
Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014 10:15:37 AM

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I was lucky enough to get a ticket to the Tivoli gig.
It is difficult to articulate how very good he and his band were.
Amazing arrangements, beautifully played, with the right amount of space in the music, the swing arrangements were perfection.

But, I have to say, to unexpectedly be given the chance to hear the most perfect rendition of "Girl From the North Country", sung with so much more life experience in his voice, was a treat that I do not think will be surpassed in my live music experiences, it certainly is at the top of over 30 years of regular gigs. I was truly moved, as was the entire Tivoli crowd, you could have heard a pin drop amongst us.

Also worth mentioning were the perfect versions of "Tangled up in Blue", "Trying to get to Heaven" and "Ballad of a Thin Man".

My eternal thanks to my partner, who made sure she got tickets for us to the gig.

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man...
JamesG1
Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014 1:10:20 PM
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hifromtomorrow wrote:
I was lucky enough to get a ticket to the Tivoli gig.
It is difficult to articulate how very good he and his band were.
Amazing arrangements, beautifully played, with the right amount of space in the music, the swing arrangements were perfection.

But, I have to say, to unexpectedly be given the chance to hear the most perfect rendition of "Girl From the North Country", sung with so much more life experience in his voice, was a treat that I do not think will be surpassed in my live music experiences, it certainly is at the top of over 30 years of regular gigs. I was truly moved, as was the entire Tivoli crowd, you could have heard a pin drop amongst us.

Also worth mentioning were the perfect versions of "Tangled up in Blue", "Trying to get to Heaven" and "Ballad of a Thin Man".

My eternal thanks to my partner, who made sure she got tickets for us to the gig.


Well said HFT. Those were the 4 standout songs in an evening of highlights... I thought Workingman's Blues and Pay in Blood superb too, and I LOVED the unexpected trio of blues jams from Love & Theft in the 2nd set.

It is also worth mentioning that Trying to Get to Heaven hasn't been played in nearly 2 years... a gift Bob doesn't give out willy-nilly.

dissent
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 5:40:53 PM
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I was at the Tivoli gig, and was expecting good things....but......

I was completely blown away..... One of the best shows I've seen...
bucetti1
Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 10:50:40 PM
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The icon plays the icon.Sydney Opera House.
There are no words to describe the form Mr Dylan is in on this tour.
I will unashamedly name drop and convey that the conversations I had with Mr Chugg and Glen A Baker suggested that they believe this tour to be his best.





When they go low-we go high.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:49:36 PM
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/concerts/news/article.cfm?c_id=161&objectid=11306791
Interesting that some concert goers do not do their research re screens or the lack of them.
The audience reaction is as ever,divided.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
JamesG1
Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:16:14 PM
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A decent article but (as always) I regret reading the Joe Public comments posted underneath.

It's just depressing to read these brainless moans from people expecting big screens, crowd acknowledgement and The Times They Are A Changin.

I mean, the idea that someone would go to see the world's finest songwriter, who has over 500 songs, and being offended because they didn't hear enough songs from when they were on the bandwagon.... that they were somehow owed a quota from the 60s or whatever.... the arrogance is dizzying.

I saw Tim Finn @ the Tivoli show so I can only hope there were some Kiwis there who actually enjoyed the show Eh?
bucetti1
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 4:56:23 AM
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Thanks Messrs Ranger and James
Tour of the year for me.

When they go low-we go high.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 9:47:32 AM
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http://13thfloor.co.nz/reviews/concert-reviews/bob-dylan-claudelands-arena-hamilton-august-9-2014/
Marty Duda,being from the USA,provides a positive review.
But as the first few words underline,a portion of the audience expect a greatest hits package.
They should stick to the Eagles or Rod Stewart.
Or at least do their research pre concert to discover the setlists being presented by the artists in prior concerts.
Bluesfest audiences are more sophisticated.


"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
timcook123
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 1:06:10 PM

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TheLoneRanger wrote:
http://13thfloor.co.nz/reviews/concert-reviews/bob-dylan-claudelands-arena-hamilton-august-9-2014/
Marty Duda,being from the USA,provides a positive review.
But as the first few words underline,a portion of the audience expect a greatest hits package.
They should stick to the Eagles or Rod Stewart.
Or at least do their research pre concert to discover the setlists being presented by the artists in prior concerts.
Bluesfest audiences are more sophisticated.


Not everyone was happy with his Bluesfest performance either.

I really wish I got tickets to some of these shows

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
mgwfall
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 2:44:54 PM
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Some of the shows have turned up in bootleg world on dimeadozen. So far The 2 Palais Theatre, The State Theatre & Christchurch. If someone doesn't do bootleg downloads but would like a copy, pm me.
bucetti1
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:57:07 AM
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Ranged between speaking/singing to menacing growl.in other words-fantastic.
According to Mr Chugg,he would not have brought him out for arena shows.
These smaller venues suit his vocals perfectly..
I didn't bother seeing him at bluesfest.

When they go low-we go high.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:03:35 PM
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Hamilton venue holds 6000.
CHCH venue holds 9000.
How many were there in Mojo ?
I was quoted on page two of the Otago Daily Times as follows :
'As for Bob Dylan,he does not allow himself to be filmed,thus the video screens could not be used [at the Dunedin rugby union stadium that is]
A venue of any reasonable size needs video screens today.
Dylan is suitable for small venues only,and for cult fans."

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
greybeard
Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 6:00:26 AM

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Bob will release a new studio album in February

See... http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QR7ZM8A/ref=pe_167120_129421630_pe_re_csr_lm

By clicking the arrow head on track7 plays that song........ not for me.




Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
timcook123
Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 7:04:45 AM

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All covers?
I'd prefer to hear some originals tempest was a great album!!!

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
richo
Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:48:07 PM
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Love just about everything about that new clip. The over-the-top self-conscious way Bob acts. The bloody new meaning given to the song.

Robert Davi, the other actor, got his start in a Sinatra film 40 years ago, and now has his own Sinatra tribute show in Vegas. Subtle tip of the hat to Frank in that casting choice...

Nash Edgerton also did another clip for Bob, the bizarre Must Be Santa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8qE6WQmNus

The new album is an interesting one. I've only listened to it through once or twice; it's hard to find the time and mood to listen to this sort of music. Not the sort of thing I'd put on in the background while I work. Undoubtedly Bob's best vocal performance in decades... even more amazing when you consider it was recorded live with his band in very few takes. The closing 'That Lucky Old Sun' is my pick...

After a decade as a gravel-voiced bluesman it seems Bob is entering his crooner phase. His Australian shows last year definitely fit this vibe too. It'll be interesting if we see an album of original material in this style soon... especially because his band right now is the tightest, most dynamic group he's ever had.
skot20_58
Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 8:34:55 AM
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So................ After listening to just mainly instruments in music not paying attention to lyrics very much at all I thought I would give Bobby a go.......... I humbly get it now. I get why there are insanely hardcore Bobby fanatics that defend him till the bitter end. He sure is brilliant :)


Dear Skot,
Are you going to be a goose all your life?
garyp1603
Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 8:42:43 AM

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skot20_58 wrote:
So................ After listening to just mainly instruments in music not paying attention to lyrics very much at all I thought I would give Bobby a go.......... I humbly get it now. I get why there are insanely hardcore Bobby fanatics that defend him till the bitter end. He sure is brilliant :)


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