Repost Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Mercy On Us – Oh Mercy Studio Sessions

bob Dylan - mercy on us

Bob Dylan
Mercy On Us
Godfather records 136
Original silver CD -> WAV (EAC) -> FLAC (flacfrontend) -> You
“Oh Mercy” studio sessions, March – April 1989

Download: FLAC/MP3

01. Shooting Star #1
02. God Knows #1
03. God Knows #2
04. What Good Am I
05. Most Of The Time #1
06. Everything Is Broken
07. Political World
08. Born In Time
09. Dignity
10. Shooting Star #2
11. Disease Of Conceit
12. Ring Them Bells
13. Most Of The Time #2
14. What Was It You Wanted
15. Series Of Dreams #1
16. Series Of Dreams #2
17. Series Of Dreams #3

Comments from original uploader:
While I don’t appreciate Godfather’s work on most of their releases; this bootleg is my favourite source for the outstanding “Oh Mercy” outtakes. I think they managed to reduce the hiss, without ruining the music – unlike so many other times. The versions here differ from the released versions – to bigger and lesser extent.

4 thoughts on “Repost Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Mercy On Us – Oh Mercy Studio Sessions

  1. Can’t make up my mind whether this is actually the best source for these. Godfather do a fab job when they have a pure source without excessive hiss. These recordings are however quite noisy by nature – some say they were recorded ‘acoustically’ in the studio – in such circumstances everybody (even CBS et al) really struggle to denoise due to the shared frequebcies of top end of the spectrum. When confronted with hissy recordings Godfather usually prefer to use noise reduction along with amplification which results in a tight punchy sound but also inevitably to a loss of top end and ‘space’ in the recording. Their version of Zep at MSG 12 feb ’75 is a great example of this if you compare it with the other SBD sources available.
    Just a question of personal preference really, and no single approach will work universally well for all tracks anyway

  2. ps the material is howver universally excellent IMHO and in many cases trump the chosen released takes, as is so often the case with Bob’s later albums

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