Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dylan Leaves Blood On The Tracks; Rolling Stones Let It Bleed And Shine A Light Live For Documentary

Song For The Soundtrack:
Tangled Up In Blue

I don't know if Blood On The Tracks (1975) is Bob Dylan's greatest album of all time, but I'm certain it's my favorite.

On Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, it ranks 16. Of Dylan's 11 on the list, only Highway 61 Revisited (4), Blonde On Blonde (9) place higher.

The opening Tangled Up In Blue rates as the storytelling centerpiece and the only single. As stories go, Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts is nearly as captivating a tale.

Dylan's voice is clear and strong.

Hearts ache throughout.

And, in times of absurdity, it's nearly impossible to pick a favorite put down from Idiot Wind.

Running Data for Sunday, May 24:
4.15 Miles
Additional Blood On The Tracks Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: Simple Twist Of Fate, Idiot Wind, You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, Shelter From The Storm
Total 2015 Miles: 76.66 Miles

Song For The Soundtrack:
Gimme Shelter
Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (1969)
Let It Bleed marks the end of the Brian Jones era and the beginning of the Mick Taylor period.

It's also the second record in one of the most historic four-album runs by any band or artist: Beggars Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile On Main St. (1972).

Gimme Shelter, Midnight Rambler and You Can't Always Get What You Want became Stones live staples in nearly every show since, while Love In Vain, Live With Me, Let It Bleed and Monkey Man remain concert surprises every time they're included.  

Running Data for Monday, May 25:
3.76 Miles
Additional Let It Bleed Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: Let It Bleed, You Got The Silver, Monkey Man
Total 2015 Miles: 80.42 Miles

Songs For The Soundtrack Disc 1:
Loving Cup
Rolling Stones Shine A Light (2008)
Shine A Light teams the "greatest rock 'n' roll band of all time" with one of the greatest directors of all time, Martin Scorsese, for a documentary chronicling the band's five decades.

This two-disc live set is taken from a pair of 2006 shows at New York's Beacon Theatre on the Bigger Bang Tour that includes all of the songs you would expect and several that don't often make it to the concert stage including Some GirlsShe Was Hot (from Undercover), You Got The Silver, Connection and I'm Free.

All three of the guest shots - Jack White on Loving Cup, Buddy Guy on Champagne & Reefer and Christina Aguilera on Live With Me - are memorable without feeling forced for special effects. Surprisingly, Aguilera takes the top cameo award.

Song For The Soundtrack Disc 2:
Live With Me

Running Data for Wednesday, May 27:
4.08 Miles
Additional Shine A Light Disc 1 Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: All Down The Line, Some Girls, Champagne & Reefer, You Got The Silver
Total 2015 Miles: 84.50 Miles

Running Data for Thursday, May 28 (No Music):
2.11 Miles
Total 2015 Miles: 86.61 Miles

Running Data for Saturday, May 30 (No Music):
2.01 Miles
Total 2015 Miles: 88.62 Miles

Running Data for Tuesday, June 2:
5.04 Miles
Additional Shine A Light Disc 2 Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Paint It Black, Little T&A, Shine A Light
Total 2015 Miles: 93.66 Miles

Running Data for Wednesday, June 3 (No Music):
3.15 Miles
Total 2015 Miles: 96.81 Miles

Running Data for Friday, June 5 (No Music):
3.04 Miles
Total 2015 Miles: 99.85 Miles

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