Bob Dylan / The Band – Before The Flood - 1974 Folk Rock - Black Vinyl - Sealed 180 Grm 2LP

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Bob Dylan - Before The Flood 
Label: Columbia Records – 88985451741
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
A repress of the stampers used for the 2011 Music On Vinyl reissue
1974, 2017 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Barcode: 889854517410
Country: Europe
Released: 2017
Genre: Rock
Style:  Folk Rock, Classic Rock
A1  Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
A2  Lay Lady Lay 
A3  Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 
A4  Knockin' On Heaven's Door 
A5 It Ain't Me, Babe 
A6 Ballad Of A Thin Man 
B1 Up On Cripple Creek
Written-By – Robbie Robertson
B2  I Shall Be Released
B3  Endless Highway
Written-By – Robbie Robertson
B4 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Written-By – Robbie Robertson
B5 Stage Fright
Written-By – Robbie Robertson
C1  Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
C2  Just Like A Woman
C3  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
C4  The Shape I'm In
C5  When You Awake
Written-By – Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson
C6  The Weight
Written-By – Robbie Robertson
D1 All Along The Watchtower
D2 Highway 61 Revisited
D3 Like A Rolling Stone
D4 Blowin' In The Wind
Bass, Vocals – Rick Danko
Drums, Vocals – Levon Helm
Electric Guitar, Vocals – Robbie Robertson
Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals – Bob Dylan
Organ, Piano, Clavinet – Garth Hudson
Piano, Electric Piano, Drums, Organ, Vocals – Richard Manuel
"The sheer fearlessness of The Band in this 1974 live performance is so confident that it makes one wonder how they ever could have caught their famous case of 'Stage Fright.' "Before the Flood" is the live document of Bob Dylan's tour for his "Planet Waves" album, joined by his one-time backing outfit, The Band. At the time, the tour was one of the most successful ever. It couldn't have come at a better time for both parties; Dylan had staggered musically as he entered the 70s, releasing the ill-fated "Self Portrait" album, and fans of The Band were disappointed that they hadn't released any original material since 1971, their latest album having been a collection of covers, the "Moondog Matinee."

"Before the Flood" captures the electrical bond that had linked the two legends together in the first place, something missing from earlier classic Dylan/Band efforts like "The Basement Tapes." The Band (unintentionally) upstages and outshines their former mentor, being the more thrilling of the two, but Dylan finally demonstrates the sincreity and power of his cross from folk to rock. But here, the response from fans surely isn't the boos it met in 1965; Dylan compositions associated with his folk period are given a more exciting life, notably 'It Ain't Me Babe' and 'Blowing In the Wind,' as he soars on 'Rainy Day Women,' 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' and 'All Along the Watchtower.' The Band however steals the show, even though there are more Dylan compositions on the album; they captivate with such paintings of rural life as 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' and Richard Manuel's shiver inducing vocal on 'I Shall Be Released.' "Before the Flood" also contains the most thrilling and rambunctious live version of the raw 'The Shape I'm In.'" (AmazonCustomer)
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Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Artist Bob Dylan
Color Black