Bob Dylan, Triplicate (2017)
I am enjoying Bob Dylan’s roll through the standards, serving up evergreens whenever/however he feels like it – this time a triple album, three separate 30-minute, 10-song mood-pieces. I’m still digesting this one in fact – hence the move to the LP, an easier way to take it all in in the end. I started off with the 10-track single-disc sampler. And was interested enough – I’ve loved the first two albums in this phase. The playing, his singing, the song-selection, it’s all perfect. It’s all really lovely, incredibly rich and wise. Now, would I want a fourth album? Well, it’s never our decision, it’s always Bob’s. Would I prefer him to put out some originals again? Sure. But does he actually have to do anything? No. He’s given us more than enough – the veritable embarrassment of riches. But I’m totally on board with him doing this stuff; he is handling it with care, with love, with reverence and respect. And it’s a joy to take in. I sincerely believe that. I recognise I’m probably in the minority there. So be it.
Sample Track: Stardust
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