News about Bob Dylan Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981





Release date: Nov. 3rd 2017
It will be released on several formats (MP3, CDs and Vinyl).

Track listings at the end of the post.

There will be a book and a film released  titled  Trouble No More and Trouble in Time: Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years – What Really Happened.

The newest edition in Columbia/Legacy Recordings Bob Dylan bootleg series has been revealed. Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13/1979-1981 gives us live recordings from his “christian” or “born again” years from Slow Train Coming, Saved and Shot of Love (79-81).

Then there is a companion documentary that premiered at the New York film festival.

The Trouble No More documentary is directed by Jennifer Lebeau and have footage from Bob Dylan shows in NY, Buffalo and Toronto (1980 Slow Train Coming tour). Would’ve loved to see more complete shows released, but looking forward to see the film.

It is described as:
“a very special film consisting of truly electrifying video footage, much of it thought to have been lost for years and all newly restored, shot at shows in Toronto and Buffalo on the last leg of the ’79-’80 tour (with an amazing band: Muscle Shoals veteran Spooner Oldham and Terry Young on keyboards, Little Feat’s Fred Tackett on guitar, Tim Drummond on bass, the legendary Jim Keltner on drums and Clydie King, Gwen Evans, Mona Lisa Young, Regina McCrary and Mary Elizabeth Bridges on vocals).”

Michael Shannon, the great actor cast as a preacher, performs sermons written by Luc Sante between documentary footage and concert clips.

“Like every other episode in the life of Bob Dylan, the “born again” period that supposedly began with the release of Slow Train Coming (1979) and supposedly ended with Shot of Love (1981) has been endlessly scrutinized in the press. Less attention has been paid to the magnificent music he made… More than just a record of some concerts, Trouble No More is a total experience.”
– NY Filmfestival/Lincoln Centre

Does anyone know if some of the discs in the bootleg box-set are blu-rays/DVDs (the Toronto concert maybe) ?

If you know more, please tell us in the comments section.

There is also a book coming out as a companion piece. Trouble In Mind: Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years – What Really Happened (release date: November 14, 2017) by Clinton Heylin:

“Between 1979 and 1981, Dylan produced and released three of his most controversial albums―Slow Train Coming, Saved, and Shot of Love―toured the world, and played the most contentious shows of his career. Remarkably, this entire period was perhaps the most fastidiously well-documented of his career, with every studio session, every live show, and every single rehearsal recorded on Dylan’s behalf. For the first time, that material has been excavated, reviewed, and accessed by “perhaps the world’s leading authority on all things Dylan” (Rolling Stone).

Serving as an invaluable companion to the latest Sony Bootleg Series (November 2017), Trouble in Mind is the first book to focus on the life and works of Dylan as a born-again Christian from the perspective of both his artistic growth and the development of his eschatological worldview. It will draw on previously undocumented song drafts, rehearsal tapes, and new interviews with engineers, musicians, and girlfriends.




The music:
Bob Dylan Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981

8 disc version track listing:

Disc 1
1 Slow Train (Live Nov. 16, 1979)
2 Gotta Serve Somebody (Live Nov. 15, 1979)
3 I Believe In You (Live May 16, 1980)
4 When You Gonna Wake Up? (Live July 9, 1981) 5:27 Drammen, Norway

5 When He Returns (Live Dec. 5, 1979)
6 Man Gave Names to All the Animals (Live Jan. 16, 1980)
7 Precious Angel (Live Nov. 16, 1979)
8 Covenant Woman (Live Nov. 20, 1979)
9 Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (Live Jan. 31, 1980)
10 Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (Live Jan. 28, 1980)
11 Solid Rock (Live Nov. 27, 1979)
12 What Can I Do for You? (Live Nov. 27, 1979)
13 Saved (Live Jan. 12, 1980)
14 In the Garden (Live Jan. 27, 1980)

Disc 2
1 Slow Train (Live June 29, 1981)
2 Ain’t Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Live Apr. 24, 1980)
3 Gotta Serve Somebody (Live June 27, 1981)
4 Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One (Live Nov. 16, 1979)
5 Saving Grace (Live Nov. 6, 1979)
6 Blessed Is the Name (Live Nov. 20, 1979)
7 Solid Rock (Live Oct. 23, 1981)
8 Are You Ready? (Live Apr. 30, 1980)
9 Pressing On (Live Nov. 6, 1979)
10 Shot of Love (Live July 25, 1981)
11 Dead Man, Dead Man (Live June 21, 1981)
12 Watered-Down Love (Live June 12, 1981)
13 In the Summertime (Live Oct. 21, 1981)
14 The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar (Live Nov. 13, 1980)
15 Caribbean Wind (Live Nov. 12, 1980)
16 Every Grain of Sand (Live Nov. 21, 1981)

Disc 3
1 Slow Train (Soundcheck)
2 Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (Soundcheck)
3 Help Me Understand (Soundcheck)
4 Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (Rehearsal with horns)
5 Gotta Serve Somebody (Take 1)
6 When He Returns (Take 2)
7 Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One (Take 6)
8 Trouble In Mind (Take 1)
9 Ye Shall Be Changed (Outtake)
10 Covenant Woman (Take 3)
11 Stand by Faith (Rehearsal)
12 I Will Love Him (Live Apr. 19, 1980)
13 Jesus Is the One (Live July 17, 1981)
14 City of Gold (Live Nov. 22, 1980)
15 Thief on the Cross (Live Nov. 10, 1981)
16 Pressing On (Take 1)

Disc 4
1 Slow Train (Rehearsal with horns)
2 Gotta Serve Somebody (Rehearsal with horns)
3 Making a Liar Out of Me (Rehearsal)
4 Yonder Comes Sin (Rehearsal)
5 Radio Spot for January 1980, Portland, OR show
6 Cover Down, Pray Through (Live May 1, 1980)
7 Rise Again (Rehearsal)
8 Ain’t Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Live Dec. 2, 1980)
9 The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar (Take 2)
10 Caribbean Wind (Rehearsal with pedal steel)
11 You Changed My Life (Take 4)
12 Shot of Love (Outtake)
13 Watered-Down Love (Outtake)
14 Dead Man, Dead Man (Outtake)
15 Every Grain of Sand (Rehearsal)

Disc 5
1 Gotta Serve Somebody (Live in Toronto)
2 I Believe in You (Live in Toronto)
3 Covenant Woman (Live in Toronto)
4 When You Gonna Wake Up? (Live in Toronto)
5 When He Returns (Live in Toronto)
6 Ain’t Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Live in Toronto)
7 Cover Down, Pray Through (Live in Toronto)
8 Man Gave Names to All the Animals (Live in Toronto)
9 Precious Angel (Live in Toronto)

Disc 6
1 Slow Train (Live in Toronto)
2 Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (Live in Toronto)
3 Solid Rock (Live in Toronto)
4 Saving Grace (Live in Toronto)
5 What Can I Do for You? (Live in Toronto)
6 In the Garden (Live in Toronto)
7 Band Introductions (Live in Toronto)
8 Are You Ready? (Live in Toronto)
9 Pressing On (Live in Toronto)

Disc 7
1 Gotta Serve Somebody (Live in London)
2 I Believe in You (Live in London)
3 Like a Rolling Stone (Live in London)
4 Man Gave Names to All the Animals (Live in London)
5 Maggie’s Farm (Live in London)
6 I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (Live in London)
7 Dead Man, Dead Man (Live in London)
8 Girl from the North Country (Live in London)
9 Ballad of a Thin Man (Live in London)

Disc 8
1 Slow Train (Live in London)
2 Let’s Begin (Live in London)
3 Lenny Bruce (Live in London)
4 Mr. Tambourine Man (Live in London)
5 Solid Rock (Live in London)
6 Just Like a Woman (Live in London)
7 Watered-Down Love (Live in London)
8 Forever Young (Live in London)
9 When You Gonna Wake Up? (Live in London)
10 In the Garden (Live in London)
11 Band Introductions (Live in London)
12 Blowin’ in the Wind (Live in London)
13 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Live in London)
14 Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Live in London)

from Norwegian paper, Aftenposten

2 disc version, track list:

Disc 1
1 Slow Train (Live Nov. 16, 1979)
2 Gotta Serve Somebody (Live Nov. 15, 1979)
3 I Believe In You (Live May 16, 1980)
4 When You Gonna Wake Up? (Live July 9, 1981) 5:27

5 When He Returns (Live Dec. 5, 1979)
6 Man Gave Names to All the Animals (Live Jan. 16, 1980)
7 Precious Angel (Live Nov. 16, 1979)
8 Covenant Woman (Live Nov. 20, 1979)
9 Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (Live Jan. 31, 1980)
10 Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (Live Jan. 28, 1980)
11 Solid Rock (Live Nov. 27, 1979)
12 What Can I Do for You? (Live Nov. 27, 1979)
13 Saved (Live Jan. 12, 1980)
14 In the Garden (Live Jan. 27, 1980)

Disc 2
1 Slow Train (Live June 29, 1981)
2 Ain’t Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Live Apr. 24, 1980)
3 Gotta Serve Somebody (Live June 27, 1981)
4 Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One (Live Nov. 16, 1979)
5 Saving Grace (Live Nov. 6, 1979)
6 Blessed Is the Name (Live Nov. 20, 1979)
7 Solid Rock (Live Oct. 23, 1981)
8 Are You Ready? (Live Apr. 30, 1980)
9 Pressing On (Live Nov. 6, 1979)
10 Shot of Love (Live July 25, 1981)
11 Dead Man, Dead Man (Live June 21, 1981)
12 Watered-Down Love (Live June 12, 1981)
13 In the Summertime (Live Oct. 21, 1981)
14 The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar (Live Nov. 13, 1980)
15 Caribbean Wind (Live Nov. 12, 1980)
16 Every Grain of Sand (Live Nov. 21, 1981)

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Edna Gundersen: Was playing at Woodstock [1994] a special moment?

Bob Dylan: Nah, it was just another show, really. We just blew in and blew out of there. You do wonder if you’re coming across, because you feel so small on a stage like that.

Never Ending Tour 1994

Start date February 5, 1994
End date November 13, 1994
Legs 5
No. of shows 14 in Asia
73 in North America
17 in Europe

104 in Total

A fine N.E.T. year with 3 very special moments:

  • Playing “Masters of War” in Hiroshima
  • The Great Music Experience – Nara, Japan
  • Woodstock 94

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The guilty undertaker sighs
The lonesome organ grinder cries
The silver saxophones say I should refuse you
The cracked bells and washed-out horns
Blow into my face with scorn
But it’s not that way
I wasn’t born to lose you
I want you, I want you
I want you so bad
Honey, I want you

Sportpaleis Ahoy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
19 September 1987

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica)
  • Tom Petty (guitar)
  • Mike Campbell (guitar)
  • Benmont Tench (keyboards)
  • Howie Epstein (bass)
  • Stan Lynch (drums)

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Delia was a gambling girl, gambled all around,
Delia was a gambling girl, she laid her money down.
All the friends I ever had are gone.

Delia’s dear ol’ mother took a trip out West,
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All the friends I ever had are gone.

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Newcastle Arena
Newcastle, England
19 September 2000

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“He’s been great to play with. Great fun as well, mostly because you can never let your mind drift. He’ll give the most familiar song an odd twist – a change of rhythm or a peculiar delivery. Playing with Bob Dylan certainly gives you a good kick up the ass. One night he’ll do something like he’ll say – on Stage – ‘Right, we’ll begin with “Forever Young” and the Heartbreakers have maybe played the song once before. Then he’ll say. ‘And Benmont you start it off´
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