Bob Dylan / The Band - Before The Flood (1974)
Rock | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Columbia 88691924312 | rem: 2009 | 705Mb
Bob Dylan and the Band both needed the celebrated reunion tour of 1974, since Dylan's fortunes had been floundering since Self Portrait and the Band stumbled with 1971's Cahoots. The tour, with its attendant publicity, definitely returned both artists to center stage, and it definitely succeeded, breaking box office records and earning great reviews. Before the Flood, a double-album souvenir of the tour, suggests that these were generally dynamic shows, but not because they were reveling in the past, but because Dylan was fighting the nostalgia of his audience – nostalgia, it must be noted, that was promoted as the very reason behind these shows.