Monday, October 21, 2013

Bob Dylan - Man in the Long Black Coat


New week and we'll give you a new album that will wear the title "Record Of The Week". However, this album is no newcomer, it was released back in 1989.

The album im talking about is "Oh Mercy" with the American musician, singer-songwriter, artist, and writer Bob Dylan.

"Oh Mercy" is the 26th studio album and saw the re-emergence of Dylan, it was hailed by critics as a triumph for Dylan, after a string of weaker-reviewed albums in the late ‘80s, although that might not have been the case without producer Daniel Lanois, best known for his work on U2’s The Joshua Tree.



Lanois really brings Dylan’s songwriting to the foreground and it only takes a listen to the first track (Political World) to show Daniel Lanois impact on Bob.

Oh Mercy's production was unlike anything ever released on a Dylan record. The album opens with "Political World" A cranky tirade against the modern world, it begins with the verse, "We live in a political world/Love don't have any place/We live in a time where men commit crime/And crime don't have a face". "Ring Them Bells" is one of the more celebrated tracks on Oh Mercy, and also where Lanois' production is at its most subtle and restrained. "Everything Is Broken" A propulsive, riff-driven number, it was the first single issued from Oh Mercy. The second half of Oh Mercy is notable for its sustained moodiness and resignation. This is in my ears one of Bob Dylan's strongest albums over the years with consistently high quality. Where all the tracks are relatively strong, although some stand out a little extra, this is an album that I recommend that you have in your record shelf.




Todays tune "Man in the Long Black Coat" is one of the masterpieces from Oh Mercy, the video is done bu Andy Colunga The tune was written in the studio, and recorded in one take. A song that makes an attack on your most vulnerable spots, sharp words from a master".



All songs written by Bob Dylan.

Side one

"Political World" – 3:43
"Where Teardrops Fall" – 2:30
"Everything Is Broken" – 3:12
"Ring Them Bells" – 3:00
"Man in the Long Black Coat" – 4:30

Side two

"Most of the Time" – 5:02
"What Good Am I?" – 4:45
"Disease of Conceit" – 3:41
"What Was It You Wanted" – 5:02
"Shooting Star" – 3:12

Upcoming Tourdates:

10/10/13, Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
10/12/13, Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Waterfront Auditorium
10/13/13, Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Waterfront Auditorium
10/15/13, Copenhagen, Denmark - Falconer Salen
10/16/13, Copenhagen, Denmark - Falconer Salen
10/18/13, Hannover, Germany - Swiss Life Hall
10/19/13, Hamburg, Germany - CCH
10/20/13, Hamburg, Germany - CCH
10/22/13, Düsseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi Electric Halle
10/24/13, Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
10/25/13, Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
10/26/13, Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
10/28/13, Geneva, Switzerland - Geneva Arena
10/30/13, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
10/31/13, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
11/2/13, Milan, Italy - Teatro degli Arcimboldi
11/3/13, Milan, Italy - Teatro degli Arcimboldi
11/4/13, Milan, Italy - Teatro degli Arcimboldi
11/6/13, Rome, Italy - Atlantico
11/7/13, Rome, Italy - Atlantico
11/8/13, Padova, Italy - Gran Teatro Geox
11/10/13, Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
11/12/13, Paris, France - Le Grand Rex
11/13/13, Paris, France - Le Grand Rex
11/14/13, Paris, France - Le Grand Rex
11/16/13, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
11/18/13, Glasgow, Scotland - Clyde Auditorium
11/19/13, Glasgow, Scotland - Clyde Auditorium
11/20/13, Glasgow, Scotland - Clyde Auditorium
11/22/13, Blackpool, England - Opera House
11/23/13, Blackpool, England - Opera House
11/24/13, Blackpool, England - Opera House
11/26/13, London, England - Royal Albert Hall
11/27/13, London, England - Royal Albert Hall
11/28/13, London, England - Royal Albert Hall

Setlist from the Stockholm Show:

Oct 12, 2013, Stockholm Waterfront, Sweden

Things Have Changed
She Belongs To Me
Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
What Good Am I?
Pay In Blood
Duquesne Whistle
Tangled Up In Blue
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
Blind Willie McTell
Early Roman Kings
Simple Twist Of Fate
Thunder On The Mountain
Forgetful Heart
Spirit On The Water
Scarlet Town
Soon After Midnight
Long And Wasted Years
All Along The Watchtower
Blowin' In The Wind

Oct 13, 2013, Stockholm Waterfront, Sweden

Things Have Changed
She Belongs To Me
Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
What Good Am I?
Pay In Blood
Waiting For You
Duquesne Whistle
Tangled Up In Blue
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Summer Days
Simple Twist Of Fate
Early Roman Kings
Forgetful Heart
Spirit On The Water
Scarlet Town
Soon After Midnight
Long And Wasted Years
All Along The Watchtower
Blowin' In The Wind


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