Bob Dylan - Triplicate

Triple Album 3LP 180 Gram Vinyl + Digital Download

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Triplicate is the thirty-eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released in March 2013 via Columbia Records.

It's possible to read the title of Triplicate in two ways. First, the collection is the third installment in Dylan's exploration of the Great American Songbook, following quickly on the heels of 2015's Shadows In The Night and 2016's Fallen Angels. Secondly, Triplicate is indeed a triple-album, or perhaps more accurately, a set of three interlinked albums all running 32 minutes apiece. Each of the three are given titles - the first is dubbed 'Til The Sun Goes Down, the second Devil Dolls, with Comin' Home Late rounding out the collection - and they're presented in a manner not dissimilar to an old-fashioned album of 78 rpms, a nod to the dawn of popular recorded music.

By now, Dylan's approach to this material is familiar, he takes his touring band into the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood to record arrangements that feel lean yet full, rooted in pre-war pop but played for a barroom audience, but it is by no means exhausted. 

Dylan is captivated by this music, revelling in the lyrics, restoring intros often left off of modern interpretations, bending his style to fit the songs instead of vice-versa. Like Fallen Angels before it, Triplicate is palpably lighter than Shadows In The Night, and that's not just because there are livelier tempos here ("Day In, Day Out" positively glides along on its swift speed and horns).

Much of this breeziness derives from Dylan's performance. Cherishing the turns of phrase as much as the intent of the song, he sings with a sly sensitivity that's alluring; when he elongates a phrase or has his voice crack, he reveals more about the song than any retro-swinger with showboating chops.

This comparison stands on Triplicate more than its predecessors because it's filled with songs that often appear on modern collections of standards: "Stormy Weather", "As Time Goes By", "The Best Is Yet To Come", "Day In, Day Out", "Sentimental Journey", “These Foolish Things", and "Stardust". Dylan treats these common classics with as much care as he does "There's A Flaw In My Flue," a Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke obscurity that appeared on Frank Sinatra's 1957 Close To You. Its appearance suggests how Triplicate, along with its cousins, is an ongoing exploration of Sinatra's body of work, but if Dylan learned anything from Sinatra, it's how to drill to the core of the song.

Dylan does just that on Triplicate, finding the heart beating within some old warhorses and placing them within several great American musical traditions, and that's why this cements his place as one of the most distinctive interpreters of the Great American Songbook.

Check out the tracks: “I Could Have Told You”; "Stardust"; and “My One And Only Love”.

This triple album 3LP record set is on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl with a printed insert and digital download code, pressed in the US.

(889854135010)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

LP 1

‘Til The Sun Goes Down

 

A1

I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plans

2:27

A2

The September Of My Years

3:25

A3

I Could Have Told You

3:37

A4

Once Upon A Time

3:37

A5

Stormy Weather

3:05

B1

This Nearly Was Mine

2:48

B2

That Old Feeling

3:38

B3

It Gets Lonely Early

3:10

B4

My One And Only Love

3:21

B5

Trade Winds

2:40

 

 

 

LP 2

Devil Dolls

 

C1

Braggin’

2:44

C2

As Time Goes By

3:22

C3

Imagination

2:34

C4

How Deep Is The Ocean?

3:23

C5

P.S. I Love You

4:17

D1

The Best Is Yet To Come

2:57

D2

But Beautiful

3:22

D3

Here’s That Rainy Day

3:27

D4

Where Is The One?

3:14

D5

There’s A Flaw In My Flue

2:47

 

 

 

LP 3

Comin’ Home Late

 

E1

Day In, Day Out

3:01

E2

I Couldn”t Sleep A Wink Last Night

3:15

E3

Sentimental Journey

3:11

E4

Somewhere Along The Way

3:18

E5

When The World Was Young

3:47

F1

These Foolish Things

4:11

F2

You Go To My Head

3:06

F3

Stardust

2:30

F4

It’s Funny To Everyone But Me

2:38

F5

Why Was I Born?

2:50

SKU 889854135010
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88985413501
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 31 March 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 31 March 2017
Barcode # 889854135010
Shipping Weight 0.7900kg
Shipping Width 0.012m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.001183000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Triple Album 3LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Printed Insert, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Jazz
Genre Traditional Pop
Format VINYL LP

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