This is a great entry in Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series but I have no critical distance on this one ...
"I did play the obnoxious fan card at one point and beg for a future Neverending Tour box set." From your lips to god's [Jeff Rosens] ears
I'm super excited for you, Steven! And you've earned this.
You're now on level with Allen Ginsberg (Desire, I think) and some other greats.
By the way, this isn't the album you're writing a book about, is it?
That's awesome man. Ezra and Jake if you happen to be reading this, get this man back on Time Crisis for some more Bob talk!
I love liner notes! I look forward to reading them, Steven. Congratulations.
I was 27 and (I didn’t know it at the time) I had taken acid for the last time with a buddy. After the peak, we realized that it was TOOM release day. Found a driver and went to the Wherehouse. We were greeted by a huge TOOM display. Bob was glaring down at us, judging us for all of our shortcomings. Nevertheless, we secured the bag and got the hell out of there. Got home and listened all the way through. This was NOT what we were expecting (in a good way). That auspicious long day’s journey into night was a rebirth in many many ways.
First Dylan album I purchased was Slow Train. Became an obsessive fan a couple years later, so TOOM might be the first truly, universally respected Dylan album I experienced from the day it was released. Maybe Oh Mercy, but I don't remember that one shocking people with it's greatness as much as TOOM. TOOM was a new Dylan album you shared with non fans. I think it is as good as anything he ever did.
Congrats on the liner notes. Such an honor.
Congratulations and nice work!
So happy for you. I was 23 when it came out, and in the same boat. And felt honestly blessed to be alive and at that age to experience it in real time. It changed everything in my life that came after.
One of my life regrets was not giving this album an chance when it released. I was a sophomore in high school and I was not in a place to understand or appreciate Dylan. Fast forward about 10 years later, it finally clicked.
Will buy. Will read. Will love. :)