June slipped by and half of July before I realized I’d missed posting this. These posts have been fascinating for me to write and then watch as the blog changes. I’ve noted before that I don’t really pay a lot of attention to my counter stats and the like, but doing this list has made me look at some of the numbers at least. It has been amazing to watch how whenever I write one of these anniversary posts and link back to an original post that original post then explodes in terms of hit count. After a couple of months I made a text file listing the TOP Ten shows because the numbers were changing to much.
The numbers are changing on shows I haven’t talked about, too.
The fifth most downloaded bootlegs of all time:
Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan & Mark Knopfler – The Complete Recording Sessions 1979-1986
Total number of hits: 3254
When I made my text file this show had 2874 hits. In the last few months it has received an additional 380 hits all on its own. Obviously that’s not a huge number but considering I originally posted that show back in 2015 and blogs are all about the new I think that’s pretty cool.
I’m actually not a huge expert on this period of Dylan’s career (compared to some of you I’m not an expert on any part of Dylan’s career). Which means I don’t have a whole lot to say about this bootleg. Mark Knopfler has played on a few of Dylan’s albums and played with him on tour. This boot collects some of the b-sides for Infidels, plus tour rehearsals and a couple of live songs. Its a pretty eclectic mix, but an interesting one, especially for fans of Knopfler’s work.
Here at the other Ten Years of Bootlegs posts.
#10 – Bob Dylan – Abandoned Desire
#9 – Bob Dylan – 1978 Tour Collection
#8 – Bob Dylan – The Genuine Never Ending Tour Covers Collection (1988-2000)