Bob Dylan / The Band – Before The Flood

$206.30

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Weight: 180g
Cover Condition: Mint
Record Condition: Mint

Only 2 left in stock

Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
Lay Lady Lay
Rainy Day Women #12 & #35
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
It Ain’t Me Babe
Ballad of a Thin Man

Up on Cripple Creek
I Shall Be Released
Endless Highway
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Stage Fright

Description

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.
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.

Condition Definitions: 

Good: Well Used – Still in Acceptable Condition
Very Good: Moderately Used
Great: Used
Excellent: Lightly Used
Near Mint:  Barely Used
Mint: New Product – Sealed

Track List

    Side a
  • Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
  • Lay Lady Lay
  • Rainy Day Women #12 & #35
  • Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  • It Ain't Me Babe
  • Ballad Of A Thin Man
    Side b
  • Up On Cripple Creek
  • I Shall Be Released
  • Endless Highway
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  • Stage Fright
    Side c
  • Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  • Just Like A Woman
  • It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
  • The Shape I'm In
  • When You Awake
  • The Weight
    Side d
  • All Along The Watchtower
  • Highway 61 Revisited
  • Like A Rolling Stone
  • Blowin' In The Wind

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