Still On The Road

1986  The Hearts Of Fire sessions

 

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August

17

London, England

National Film Theatre, Press conference.

 

Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Dunraven, Southerndown

27-28

London, England

Townhouse Studio, Hearts Of Fire recording session

September

9

Bristol, England

Colston Hall, filming of Hearts Of Fire.

20

Bristol, England

Colston Hall, 1st Christopher Sykes interview

20

Bristol, England

Colston Hall, filming of Hearts Of Fire.

30

London, England

Unidentified Location, 2nd Christopher Sykes interview

October

10

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian General Electric Warehouse

17

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Unidentified Location, 3rd Christopher Sykes interview

18

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bob Dylan’s Trailer, Unidentified Location,

4th and last Christopher Sykes interview

 

Unidentified Location; Ontario, Canada

Bob Dylan’s Trailer

November

10

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Convention Centre, Harbour Castle Hilton

 

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8440

National Film Theatre

 

London, England

 

17 August 1986

 

 

 

Press conference.

 

 

Note. Parts of this press conference were broadcast by TV-AM, England, Channel 4, England and by Capitol Radio, England, 18 August 1986.

 

Reference. The Fiddler Now Upspoke, Volume 4, Desolation Row Promotions, pages 931-937.

 

Stereo PA recording, 28 minutes.

 

Session info updated 8 May 2004.

 

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8450

Dunraven

 

Southerndown

 

Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

 

August 1986

 

 

 

BobTalk

This is Bob Dylan and I'm in England right now, working, so I can't be there tonight, but I'd like to say that Chabad is a worthy organization helping people in need. Helping to set them free from the misconceptions and devastation which is destroying their lives from within. Of course, this is a fierce battle, for those responsible for poisoning the minds and bodies of America's youth are reaping great profits. If you can help Chabad to help others who have fallen victim to the lies and deceits of those who are much more powerful, do so.

 

Notes

Broadcast 14 September 1986 by several American TV-stations in a syndicated anti-drug program organized by The Lubavitcher’s Chabad Telethon.

A possible date is 20 August.

Stereo TV recording, 1 minute.

 

Session info updated 16 November 2014.

 

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8460

Townhouse Studio

 

London, England

 

27 & 28 August 1986

 

 

 

Hearts Of Fire recording session, produced by Beau Hill.

 

 

1.

The Usual (John Hiatt)

2.

The Usual (John Hiatt)

3.

The Usual (John Hiatt)

4.

The Usual (John Hiatt)

5.

The Usual (John Hiatt)

6.

Ride This Train

7.

Had A Dream About You, Baby

8.

Had A Dream About You, Baby

9.

Had A Dream About You, Baby

10.

Had A Dream About You, Baby

11.

Had A Dream About You, Baby

12.

Old Five And Dimer (Like Me) (Billy Joe Shaver)

13.

Old Five And Dimer (Like Me) (Billy Joe Shaver)

14.

Old Five And Dimer (Like Me) (Billy Joe Shaver)

15.

Had A Dream About You, Baby

16.

Had A Dream About You, Baby

17.

To Fall In Love With You

18.

Night After Night

19.

Had A Dream About You, Baby

20.

Had A Dream About You, Baby

21.

Had A Dream About You, Baby

22.

Night After Night

23.

A Couple More Years (Shel Silverstein - Dennis Locorriere)

 

 

1-22 backed by Eric Clapton (guitar), Ron Wood & Kip Winger (bass), Beau Hill (keyboards) and Henry Spinetti (drums).

23 Bob Dylan solo with acoustic guitar.

19 Fiona Flanagan (shared vocal).

1, 2 and 21 horns by The New West Horns dubbed on at a later occasion.

21 overdubbed probably at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, California, early 1988.

18, 22 probably different mixes of the same take.

 

Official releases

2, 19, 22, 23 released in the movie HEARTS OF FIRE, 9 October 1987.

2 released on the promotional cassette of DOWN IN THE GROOVE, Columbia 40957.

2 mistakenly released on DOWN IN THE GROOVE, Columbia 120.017, May/June in Argentina.

2 released on promotional Japanese CD MR D's COLLECTION NUMBER 3, Sony Music Enterprises, XDCS 93133, 1993.

2, 20, 22 released on FIONA, BOB DYLAN, RUPERT EVERETT: HEARTS OF FIRE, Columbia SC 40870, 20 October 1987.

21 released on DOWN IN THE GROOVE, Columbia OC 40957, 31 May 1988.

22 digitally released on the iTunes collection RARE TRACKS FROM THE VAULTS, 29 August 2006.

 

Reference

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 165–170.

 

Notes

The song titles of 6, and 17 are suggestions.

After 6 Bob Dylan says Just mark that Some Kind Of Way. Krogsgaard calls 6 Nobody But You, Baby, Ride This Train and Heylin and Dundas calls it Ride This Train.

Dundas calls 10 To Fall In Love.

20 on the HEARTS OF FIRE album consists of verses 8, 9, 10, bridge, 11 and 12. All are overdubbed with new vocals compared to the original recording.

20 on the DOWN IN THE GROOVE album consists of verses 8, 9, 10, bridge, 11, bridge (repeated) 12 and 13 (without vocal). All are overdubbed with the same vocals as on HEARTS OF FIRE.

3-18 circulates as a separate out-take tape, 60 minutes.

Stereo studio recordings, 75 minutes.

 

Session info updated 5 December 2015.

 

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8480

Colston Hall

 

Bristol, England

 

9 September 1986

 

 

 

Filming of Hearts Of Fire.

 

 

1.

Various instrumentals

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar), Ron Wood (guitar), Clem Clempson (guitar), Terry Williams (drums), Richie Havens (guitar).

 

Notes

·       Most of this session consists of miming to the playback of Had A Dream About You, Baby.

·       Broadcast in part by HTV and BBC West, England, 19 September 1986.

 

Stereo audience recording, 70 minutes.

 

Session info updated 11 December 2014.

 

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8490

Colston Hall

 

Bristol, England

 

20 September 1986

 

 

 

1st Christopher Sykes interview

 

 

Note. Partly broadcast by BBC1 TV, England, 18 September 1987 in the program Omnibus: Getting To Dylan.

 

Stereo recording, 4 minutes.

 

Session info updated 8 May 2004.

 

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8500

Colston Hall,

 

Bristol, England

 

20 September 1986

 

 

 

Filming of Hearts Of Fire.

 

 

1.

Various instrumentals

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar), Ron Wood (guitar), Clem Clempson (guitar), Terry Williams (drums), Richie Havens (guitar).

 

Notes

·       Most of this session consists of miming to the playback of Had A Dream About You, Baby.

·       Broadcast in part by HTV and BBC West, England, 19 September 1986.

 

Stereo audience recording, 85 minutes.

 

Session info updated 8 May 2004.

 

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8510

Unidentified Location

 

London, England

 

30 September 1986

 

 

 

2nd Christopher Sykes interview

 

 

Stereo recording, 3 minutes.

 

Session info updated 8 May 2004.

 

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8520

Canadian General Electric Warehouse

 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

10 October 1986

 

 

 

Filming of Hearts Of Fire.

 

 

1.

Various instrumentals

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar), unidentified musician (guitar), unidentified musician (guitar), unidentified musician (bass), unidentified musician (drums).

 

Notes

·       Most of this session consists of miming to the playback of Hearts of Fire with Fiona Flanagan and Beau Hill.

·       A local TV station in Toronto broadcast circa five minutes of one of the playback performances 26 October 1986 in the program New Music.

 

Stereo audience recording, 19 minutes.

 

Session info updated 8 May 2004.

 

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8530

Unidentified Location

 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

17 October 1986

 

 

 

3rd Christopher Sykes interview

 

 

Stereo recording, 40 minutes.

 

Session info updated 8 May 2004.

 

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8540

Bob Dylan’s Trailer

 

Unidentified Location

 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

17 October 1986

 

 

 

4th and last Christopher Sykes interview

 

 

Note. Broadcast by BBC1 TV, England, 18 September 1987 in the program Omnibus: Getting To Dylan.

 

Reference. The Fiddler Now Upspoke, Volume 5, Desolation Row Promotions, pages 1069-1080.

 

Mono TV broadcast.

Stereo recording, 22 minutes.

 

Session info updated 8 May 2004.

 

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8545

Bob Dylan’s Trailer

 

Unidentified Location, Ontario, Canada

 

October 1986

 

 

 

Comments on Hearts Of Fire

 

 

Notes

·       Comments by Bob Dylan on the Hearts Of Fire press conference and on filming with Fiona Flanagan..

·       Broadcast by BBC 1 TV, 25 November 1986 in the program Film ’86.

 

Mono TV broadcast, 2 minutes.

 

Session info updated 8 May 2004.

 

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8550

Convention Centre

 

Harbour Castle Hilton

 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

10 November 1986

 

 

 

Canadian Music Hall of Fame ceremony

 

 

BobTalk

Pleased for me to be here to give this award to Gordon. I’ve known Gordon for a long time and I know he’s been offered this award before but he has never accepted it because he wanted me to come and give it to him. Anyway, he’s somebody of rare talent and all that and here’s a videoclip now of his recent and not-so-recent achievements.

All right, here he is now, Gordon Lightfoot!

Can I leave now when you make your speech? I think I will. (off-mike to Gordon Lightfoot).

 

Notes

Bob Dylan presented the Juno Award to Gordon Lightfoot.

Broadcast by CBC TV, Canada, 11 November.

Mono TV broadcast, 2 minutes.

 

Session info updated 14 November 2014.

 

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