Discs recorded solely to impress with sonics may be cool collectibles, but lack musical meaning. These albums are different.
I have a copy of the Bob Dylan album Blood On The Tracks with five different song recordings on it. Do you know something about this record? The “Goldmine Record Album Price Guide” indicates this should be a test pressing. But mine isn’t a test pressing; it has the regular Columbia label.
As the Slow Train Coming tour rolled on Dylan’s audience was furious, and reviewers were savage. Dylan remained undaunted, however, and the unrecorded songs featured in his live show became the core of his next album, Saved.
As critics were slamming Bob Dylan’s movie "Renaldo and Clara", the Street Legal album, and his live performances, Dylan sought refuge in the company of friends and bandmates. And among them, he found one who seemed to have answers, leading to Dylan’s conversion to Christianity.
A look back at how ‘Slow Train Coming’ and ‘Saved’ not only confused Dylan acolytes but enraged them, as well. Looking back on the fuss it caused, it feels like a different world, a distant memory that reminds us just how seriously we used to take our rock ’n’ roll … and our Dylan.