Bob Dylan And The Band: Before The Flood

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Live 1974 Set Documents Acclaimed Reunion of Bob Dylan and The Band

The live reunion of Bob Dylan and The Band during 1973-74 yielded one of the decade´s most celebrated, dynamic, and astonishing tours. Captured on Before the Flood, the results portray the two artists´ shared chemistry as well as Dylan´s instinctive ability to challenge audiences, his group, and himself via inventive rearrangements of classics that simultaneously ward off nostalgia and renew with meaning. Said by noted critic Robert Christgau to be "at its best, [the] craziest and strongest rock and roll ever recorded," Before the Flood crackles with intensity, relevance, and unhinged performances.

 

BEFORE THE FLOOD 
Artist Bob Dylan And The Band
Tittel Before The Flood
Sjanger Pop / Rock 
Mastret av Krieg Wunderlich ass by Rob LoVerde at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 
Format Vinyl - 180g 
Antall plater
Lydkvalitet Audiofil
Plateselskap Mobile Fidelity 
Utgivelsesdato 1974 / 2014
Platenummer MFSL 2-426
Spilletid  
Diverse Nummerert Vinyl - Gain 2 Ultra Analog
Opplag  

Arriving at a crucial time for both Dylan and The Band, Before the Flood is the furthest thing possible from a nostalgia trip. It´s where Dylan begins his now-trademark feat of turning songs upside-down, taking risks, challenging expectations, and leaving audiences riveted to the edge of their seats in anticipation of what might come next. He sings with unabated passion, the moods spanning bitterness to jubilation. And his willingness to play fast and loose with the music gives way to compelling shifts, under-the-surface textures, complementary intricacies, and a sense of newness and discovery on par with that of an adventurer embracing total freedom.

Before the Flood buries any notion of limits, safeguards, or borders. It is an open map, each song a route begging for exploration without need or concern for exactness or an appointed leader. Collaborative in every sense, it´s a portrait of six inimitable musicians feeding off one another, trusting in their past history as they hurdle towards uncharted territory, using soulfulness as a compass and opportunity as their vehicle.

Wholly different than the live episodes heard on Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert, Before the Flood is equally seminal and, from the perspective of witnessing an artist dare not only his audience but himself to break through to a new plane, even better. Utterly astounding.

BEFORE THE FLOOD
Nr SIDE A TID
01       Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)  3:16
02 Lay Lady Lay  3:00
03 Rainy Day Women #12 & #35  3:09
04 Knockin' on Heaven's Door  3:30
05 It Ain't Me Babe  3:15
06 Ballad of a Thin Man  3:29
Nr SIDE B  
01 Up on Cripple Creek  4:57
02 I Shall Be Released  3:19
03 Endless Highway  4:45
04 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down  4:05
05 Stage Fright 4:22
Nr SIDE C  
01 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right  3:34
02 Just Like a Woman 4:46
03 It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) 5:12
04 The Shape I'm In 3:33
05 When You Awake 2:54
06 The Weight 4:20
Nr SIDE D  
01 All Along the Watchtower 2:58
02 Highway 61 Revisited 4:05
03 Like a Rolling Stone 6:06
04 Blowin' in the Wind 3:46