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Bob Dylan, 'Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: 1979–1981'
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1. Bob Dylan, 'Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: 1979–1981'

This installment of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series, covering his rocky passage through evangelical Christianity, confronts the hardened judgement on that era – that his turn in faith and censure lacked nuance, charity and groove – with an emphasis on the contrarian vigor and evolving force of that righteousness in soundchecks, rehearsals and war-time touring. A full June 1981 concert in the nine-disc edition, as Dylan gradually returned to his secular songbook, affirms the constancy in moral and judgement from "Blowin' in the Wind" to "Gotta Serve Somebody," propelled by a road band of hardened R&B killers (guitarist Fred Tackett, drummer Jim Keltner, pianist Spooner Oldham) and black vocal angels.