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« Reply #175 on: December 03, 2017, 06:10:07 AM »

Came across live version of 'I Want You' from 1981 tour on a Dylan forum. This sounds fantastic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loGGv2bX-QE
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« Reply #176 on: December 03, 2017, 07:55:50 AM »

I must confess that the studio version of I Want You is not one of my favorite Dylan songs. But this version is great. Sounds like he really wants her!

(The middle portion of the video is of my city, New Orleans)
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« Reply #177 on: December 03, 2017, 08:05:40 AM »

I must confess that the studio version of I Want You is not one of my favorite Dylan songs. But this version is great. Sounds like he really wants her!

(The middle portion of the video is of my city, New Orkeans)
It was apparently performed in your city, according to Dylan fans on said forum.
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« Reply #178 on: March 29, 2018, 02:56:50 PM »

Just finished reading "The Monk's Record Player: Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan, and the Perilous Summer of 1966."
 Had to read it as I'm a fan of Merton and Dylan. Primarily a bio of Merton, a Catholic Trappist monk in Kentucky, it describes how, during a turbulent time in his life, he came to listen to the record Highway 61 Revisited and was blown away. He asked a friend to send some more albums - he was able to borrow a record player to listen to them. Dylan's poetry moved him tremendously and he tried to meet him but was unsuccessful (he did meet Joan Baez a couple of times). His last record purchase was John Wesley Harding.
The book shows the parallel events taking place with the two, how Dylan's poetry influenced Mertons (and in a way you can say that he "went electric", leaving fans scratching their heads in dismay). It's not a long book but I found it very engaging.
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