The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981

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The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981
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Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 3, 2017 (2017-11-03)
Recorded1978–1981
GenreRock, gospel
Length2:33:01 (Standard Edition)
8:10:19 (Deluxe Edition)
LabelColumbia
Bob Dylan chronology
Triplicate
(2017)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981
(2017)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 14: More Blood, More Tracks
(2018)
Bob Dylan Bootleg Series chronology
The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965–1966
(2015)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981
(2017)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 14: More Blood, More Tracks
(2018)
Singles from The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981
  1. "When You Gonna Wake Up (Oslo, Norway - July 9, 1981)"
    Released: September 20, 2017 (2017-09-20)

The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981 is a set of recordings from 1979 to 1981 by Bob Dylan that showcases the music he wrote and performed during his born-again Christian period, covered in the studio albums Slow Train Coming, Saved and Shot of Love.

The 11th installment in the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series, it was released by Legacy Records on November 3, 2017, and is available in three versions: a two-disc set common to the rest of the series after the first three volumes; a four-LP album version of the standard set; and a nine-disc deluxe version with one disc a DVD. A two-disc bonus set was available initially with the deluxe version, and the standard two-disc set comprises the material on the first two discs of the deluxe set.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic88/100 [1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media8.1/10 [3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars [4]

History[edit]

In late 1978, Dylan became a Christian, he soon began to write Christian-themed and explicitly Christian songs, which appeared on Slow Train Coming (1979), Saved (1980), and portions of Shot of Love (1981). Their religious sentiments baffled segments of Dylan's fanbase—just as Dylan's "going electric" had alienated folk purists in 1965.[5]

Content[edit]

Trouble No More consists mostly of live recordings from this era, plus unreleased session demos and outtakes from recording sessions for the three studio albums he recorded in the period. On September 20, 2017, the song "When You Gonna Wake Up (Oslo, Norway - July 9, 1981)" was published on Dylan's YouTube channel,[6] it was the first single from the set, which was released in a number of different editions and media formats.[7]

The standard two-disc edition contains live versions of every song that originally appeared on the albums Slow Train Coming, Saved, and Shot of Love with the exceptions of the Porter Wagoner cover "A Satisfied Mind" on Saved and "Heart of Mine", "Property of Jesus", "Lenny Bruce", and "Trouble" from Shot of Love. Three of its songs had been previously unreleased.

The deluxe nine-disc box set duplicates the standard set for its first two discs, and includes an additional six compact discs of music plus a ninth disc containing a documentary about this period of Dylan's work on DVD; the deluxe set premiered 100 previously unreleased songs, both live and studio recordings, including 14 unreleased songs (with the exception of "Ye Shall Be Changed", released in 1991 on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3), a 120-page photo book and extensive liner notes.[8] The box contains over eight hours of music,[9] and two bonus discs with the complete concert from San Diego in 1979 was included with purchase of the deluxe edition through the official Dylan website.

The DVD documentary Trouble No More: A Musical Film (US, 2017, 59 min.), is a new feature-length cinematic presentation directed by Jennifer Lebeau and Ron Kantor combining unreleased footage from Dylan's 1980 tours with new material written by Luc Sante and performed by Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, plus over 28 minutes of extras.[10] The documentary premiered at the 2017 New York Film Festival.

Track listing[edit]

Standard two-disc edition[edit]

Disc One
No.TitleVersionLength
1."Slow Train"Live, November 16, 1979, The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, United States6:20
2."Gotta Serve Somebody"Live, November 15, 1979, The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, United States6:29
3."I Believe In You"Live, May 16, 1980, Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States4:51
4."When You Gonna Wake Up?"Live, July 9, 1981, Drammenshallen, Drammen, Norway5:27
5."When He Returns"Live, December 5, 1979, Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States5:00
6."Man Gave Names to All the Animals"Live, January 16, 1980, Paramount Theatre, Portland, Oregon, United States5:45
7."Precious Angel"Live, November 16, 1979 at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, United States5:40
8."Covenant Woman"Live, November 20, 1979, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, United States5:52
9."Gonna Change My Way of Thinking"Live, January 31, 1980, Orpheum Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, United States4:46
10."Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others)"Live, January 28, 1980, Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, United States5:08
11."Solid Rock"Live, November 27, 1979, Golden Hall, San Diego, California, United States4:42
12."What Can I Do for You?"Live, November 27, 1979, Golden Hall, San Diego, California, United States5:53
13."Saved"Live, January 12, 1980, Paramount Theatre, Portland, Oregon, United States4:49
14."In the Garden"Live, January 27, 1980, Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, United States6:33
Disc Two
No.TitleVersionLength
1."Slow Train"Live, June 29, 1981, Earls Court, London, England4:35
2."Ain't Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody" (Previously unreleased song)Live, April 24, 1980, Le Theatre Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada4:30
3."Gotta Serve Somebody"Live, July 15, 1981, Freilichttheater, Bad Segeberg, West Germany3:57
4."Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One" (Previously unreleased song)Live, November 16, 1979 at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, United States4:35
5."Saving Grace"Live, November 6, 1979 at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, United States4:25
6."Blessed Is the Name" (Previously unreleased song)Live, November 20, 1979, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, United States4:18
7."Solid Rock"Live, October 23, 1981, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States4:20
8."Are You Ready?"Live, April 30, 1980, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, United States6:19
9."Pressing On"Live, November 6, 1979 at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, United States6:52
10."Shot of Love"Live, July 25, 1981 at Palace des Sports, Avignon, France4:45
11."Dead Man, Dead Man"Live, June 21, 1981 at Stade Municipal des Minimes, Toulouse, France4:22
12."Watered-Down Love"Live, June 12, 1981 at Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, United States4:44
13."In the Summertime"Live, October 21, 1981 at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, United States3:15
14."The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar"Live, November 13, 1980 at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, United States6:01
15."Caribbean Wind"Live, November 12, 1980 at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, United States5:23
16."Every Grain of Sand"Live, November 21, 1981 at Civic Center Theatre, Lakeland, Florida, United States3:42

Deluxe box set additional discs[edit]

Limited edition exclusive bonus two-disc set[edit]

Four vinyl album edition[edit]

Collective personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 70
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 61
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 93
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[16] 9
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 121
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 10
Irish Albums (IRMA)[19] 14
Italian Albums (FIMI)[20] 36
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[21] 3
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[22] 8
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23] 13
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[24] 15
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[25] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[26] 17
UK Albums (OCC)[27] 21
US Billboard 200[28] 49

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979-1981 Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  2. ^ AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979-1981 – Bob Dylan | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  3. ^ Sam Sodomsky (4 November 2017). "Bob Dylan: Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  4. ^ Joe Levy (3 November 2017). "Review: Thinking Twice About Bob Dylan's Gospel Phase With New Bootleg Box". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Bob Dylan 'Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981' Coming November 3". September 21, 2017. Archived from the original on November 19, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017 – via BobDylan.com. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ "Bob Dylan - When You Gonna Wake Up (Oslo, Norway - July 9, 1981)". September 20, 2017 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition)". September 20, 2017 – via Amazon.
  8. ^ "TROUBLE NO MORE: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 13 (1979-1981) - DELUXE 9 DISC (8CD/DVD)". September 21, 2017. Archived from the original on September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2017 – via bobdylan myshopify.com. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  9. ^ "Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition)". September 20, 2017 – via Amazon.
  10. ^ "Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition)". September 20, 2017 – via British Board of Film Classification.
  11. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #446". auspOp. November 11, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bob Dylan – Trouble No More - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
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  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bob Dylan – Trouble No More - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  15. ^ "Bob Dylan Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bob Dylan – Trouble No More - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  17. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 45, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  19. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 10 November 2017". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  20. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 45 (dal 2017-11-03 al 2017-11-09)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  21. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. November 13, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  22. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 40 Album uke 45, 2017". VG-lista. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  24. ^ "Top 100 Albumes — Semana 45: del 03.11.2017 al 09.11.2017" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  25. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved November 11, 2017. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  26. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bob Dylan – Trouble No More - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  27. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  28. ^ "Bob Dylan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.

External links[edit]

  • BobDylan.com  – Official web site, including lyrics and touring schedule.