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New Dylan releases on Crystal Cat

The phrase ‘Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better ..’ springs to mind.

The venerable Crystal Cat label return with two brand new Bob Dylan releases – The first, a more regular release features a new CC recording from the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware on the 17th of June, 2017. A 2 CD set covering the full show from the evening plus 3 bonus tracks from 2016’s tour.

The second release is the kicker – Hands down one of the best productions that you’ll see this or any other year. From two shows played at the Waterfront in Stockholm on the 1st and 2nd of April, 2017 – the shows are presented in a long wooden box, decorated with the colours of Dylan’s latest tour and trimmed inside with velvet. It’s a quality production topped off with an extra bonus disk of Dylan’s, skin of the deadline, acceptance speech for his nobel prize for literature. You’re gonna want to have this set!

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9 comments

  1. do you remember that Bruce set from the Cat, with one cd mispressed ? cant remember which title it was…When i bought it years ago, i’d never known that i had a wrong pressing in my possesion. ( I’ve bought a lot of Cats, not for the musical intend, as my personal taste is more heavh rock based, but bought the Cat’s catalogue becasue of its more than breathtaking productions. The booklets, the sounds, the smell of the discs, the amazing cd picture discs, later on ive met one of the Cats personal friends who offered me the total catalogue until then….suprisingly i saw the title i’d already had, but with an extra added disc…that one was the good pressing/ replace disc – so 4 discs – . Now i wonder, how did anyone who bought that set with the mispressed discs on a fe record fair, underground shop, or by mailorder could get a replacement from the Cat?

    • I don’t recall that one .. Unless you know a duty bound dealer who is willing to be fair – both in price and service, then I guess you could blow your luck goodbye. I have received replacements before (For disks I’ve had no problems with) but also lost out on CDs (Generally CDRs) from dealers who should know better but seem to vanish once you need them to sort out their dealings.
      CC rightly remain because of their astonishing productions – There have been a few pixelated pictures creeping in sometimes which irks me but other than that, the production quality for this new wooden box is stunning.

      • Stu, I bought two of the wooden boxes, and on both disc 2 from the first night are defective. Have tried playing both on multiple cd players and one disc skips throughout and the other disc won’t even play at all. Very disappo8nted, as the other three cds in each set play wonderfully.

        • That’s very strange – As Novostar mentioned, one Broose CD seems to have been mis-pressed at some point but I had no problems with either, indeed, any of my CDs that I’ve ever purchased. I hope you can get your replacement disks without problem but I’d be interested to hear if any of our other friends have had any problems with any CC product.

    • A couple of bad Bruce cats. Berlin Night and New Jersey Nights. I also ordered the Nobel prize box. Fingers crossed!

      • fingers crossed indeed, so this means i have to listen to my new cds all of the time, while in most cases i usually don’t listen to the new gems in my collection….a reason stated above in my other post, or to afraid in damaging my items…just as i did in the vinyl age……played records only one time for putting them on a cassette or bought 2 if possible..one for playing and one for storage..Now i have to find time to listen to the wooden discs….but christmastime is in my profession the most busy time of the year…!!
        Hope that the cat will have any purchase guarantee if my discs will suffer from weirdo things. Happy Christmas and a peacefull new Yea’ everybody!! and a very special amazing wishes to the Cat,….wherever you may purr :-)

  2. thanks Stu, strange that it comes apart…

  3. yep, i like to have this set..but when will it be available?

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