Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 1979-1981 Image

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  • Summary: The 13th release in the singer-songwriter's Bootleg series features live tracks from tours from 1979, 1980 and 1981. The deluxe edition includes outtakes, rare tracks, 14 unreleased songs, and a new feature-length film.
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  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Genre(s): Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Rock & Roll
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  1. Dec 7, 2017
    The era may have confounded fans, but Trouble No More harvests some of Dylan's most remarkable performances.
  2. Nov 28, 2017
    While Slow Train Coming, Saved and Shot of Love are considered by many to be forgettable aberrations in an otherwise sterling discography, there are even more who realize that this was a crucial period in the career of one of music's most exciting and revolutionary artists. Trouble No More provides plenty of evidence of this.
  3. Magnet
    Dec 22, 2017
    The treat here, as with all of his Bootleg releases, is the rarities. [No. 149, p.54]
  4. Nov 7, 2017
    There are treasures aplenty here, among them a rehearsal take on "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" that seems to find the band jamming on the Rolling Stones' "Bitch" and two very different versions of "Caribbean Wind," an epic full of lust, divinity and a mystery that he never resolved. But there's also bitterness and stridency, as the restless spirit of "Like a Rolling Stone" stops dead on the Biblical literalism of "Solid Rock."
  5. Jan 5, 2018
    While there’s plenty of thrilling rock’n’roll here, his faith also gives us some flat-out gorgeous moments.
  6. 80
    Dylan’s vocal is low in the mix, rendering certain lines difficult to discern, especially to anyone not already intimately familiar with his clever roster of creation stories he cooked up for so many critters. With the distance of nearly four decades, it’s possible now to look back at this period and recognize that yet again, the Bard from Hibbing, Minn., was doing what he’s done so consistently through all phases of his career: challenging orthodoxy.
  7. Uncut
    Nov 16, 2017
    Trouble No More presents a very humane portrait of a man on a serious spiritual quest, which makes it as biographically fascinating as it is musically frustrating. [Jan 2018, p.34]

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