Hard Rain

4 out of 5

$5.84

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Description

A perfect blend of the Fort Worth and Fort Collins shows that were part of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Maggie’s Farm; Lay Lady Lay; Oh, Sister; You’re a Big Girl Now; One Too Many Mornings , and more!

Reviews

  1. Bud Sturguess

    About 35 years or so ago I bought the vinyl version of this from a guy selling cut-out LPs in the back of his trunk for just a few bucks Over the years is has become one of my favorite live Dylan albums. When I realized a few of the tunes were lost when I converted the LP to Itunes and my LP was ruined in a flood, it was a no brainer to buy the CD. There’s a certain vibe to this live album that I cannot explain but it is special and soothing.

  2. Buddy Iodine

    There’s something oddly poignant about an audience member drunkenly shouting “‘LAY LADY LAY!'” before Bob Dylan and his gypsy band rip into the then-recently released ‘Oh, Sister.'”Hard Rain” is the first official document of the 1975-76 Rolling Thunder Revue, released thirty years before the ominous “Bootleg Series Volume 5.” Despite being one of the most legendary tours in rock history, “Hard Rain” received lukewarm reviews upon release, probably because the performances were taken from near the end of the tour, and has since become slightly obscured by the wealth of recordings offered by the fifth installment of Dylan’s “Bootleg Series.”But what “Hard Rain” has that its successor doesn’t is grit. The lack of polish in recording and performance seems to be more fitting for the Rolling Thunder Revue, and for the song selection in particular. ‘Maggie’s Farm,’ ‘Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again,’ and ‘Shelter From the Storm’ are all treated like rental cars, with reckless abandon, and more delicate treatment is not given to more balladic songs like ‘Lay Lady Lay,’ ‘I Threw It All Away,’ and ‘Oh, Sister,’ the version here actually topping the version found on “The Bootleg Series.”

  3. Eric Von Schmidt

    About 35 years or so ago I bought the vinyl version of this from a guy selling cut-out LPs in the back of his trunk for just a few bucks Over the years is has become one of my favorite live Dylan albums. When I realized a few of the tunes were lost when I converted the LP to Itunes and my LP was ruined in a flood, it was a no brainer to buy the CD. There’s a certain vibe to this live album that I cannot explain but it is special and soothing.

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