Announced in the past few days, a great big glut of new releases coming your way.
Bob Dylan, “Full Moon Faith” on the Durango Label (The new thinman Man?) is an audience recording from The Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, Washington on the 29th of November, 1980. It also features bonus tracks from the Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR on the 4th of December the same year. Notes from label : Superb show in clear sound with Dylan in high gear and high spirits. Great mix of songs, from his own & others’ gospel, through his earlier classics now being worked back in, to fine versions of traditional offerings. Vision and versatility shine through on this first-time silver. Package includes 8-page booklet, special decal sticker + bonus tracks.
Another Dylan release is “Bangor Bizarre” recorded at the Municipal Auditorium, Bangor, Marine, USA November 27, 1975 with additional tracks from the Forum De Montreal , Montreal, Quebec, Canada, December 4, 1975 . Note from label ; An overlooked tour de force from the Tour to end all tours. Cascades of Rolling Thunder surge wall-to-wall from the force of Dylan’s explosive vocals and the whole revue’s dynamic drive. Hurricane and Hattie never sounded more cutting, Sara never more heartfelt, the whole troupe never more loose and lucid. A knock-out performance not to be missed – first time on silver, and solid gold all the way! Package includes 12-page booklet with full notes + bonus tracks.
“Fourth Time Around In Portugal” is another Durango release, this time from Coliseu Do Porto Oporto ( Porto) Portugal April 8, 1999. Notes from label : Another spring ’99 gem from Dylan & band. Beautiful and beautifully captured acoustic versions continue to highlight, especially on 4th Time. With plenty of creative twists and great guitar riffs, the entire affair confirms the very high level of this swing through Iberia. First time on silver – package includes 8-page booklet, special decal sticker.
The Rolling Stones Brixton show from 1995 gets another release on “Welcome To Brixton”. Including tracks from the “Stripped” broadcast and a version of “Rip This Joint” compiled from three of the club shows. This version also appears to have the channels reversed from the Rattlesnake release.
Eric Clapton “I’m Not Chicken” is the latest release by Tarantura featuring a charity show by Eric and Chicken Shack at the Finchley Cricket Club, East End Road, London on the 14th of August, 1987.
The recording is from a DAT master by one Neptune Valley.