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Bob Dylan concert doc ‘Trouble No More’ showing at Nitehawk w/ BV-presented Q&A


The latest in Bob Dylan‘s “bootleg series” is Trouble No More, which pulls live recordings and demos from 1979 to 1981 — the “gospel era” during which Dylan became an Evangelical Christian. Trouble No More is available as a two-disc CD set, a four-LP set, and a as well as deluxe CD box set with eight discs of music and a bonus DVD featuring the Trouble No More concert documentary that recently had its world premiere at the 2017 New York Film Festival:

This very special film consists of truly electrifying video footage, much of it thought to have been lost for years and all newly restored, shot at shows in Toronto and Buffalo on the last leg of the ’79-’80 tour (with an amazing band: Muscle Shoals veteran Spooner Oldham and Terry Young on keyboards, Little Feat’s Fred Tackett on guitar, Tim Drummond on bass, the legendary Jim Keltner on drums and Clydie King, Gwen Evans, Mona Lisa Young, Regina McCrary and Mary Elizabeth Bridges on vocals) interspersed with sermons written by Luc Sante and beautifully delivered by Michael Shannon.

You can listen to a Spotify sampler and watch a video preview of Trouble No More below.

If you’re curious about the film but don’t want to pony up for the box set, Trouble No More will screen at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema on December 20 as part of the BrooklynVegan presented “Music Driven” series. There’s a post-screening Q&A with director Jennifer Lebeau. Tickets are on sale now.

Bob Dylan played five nights at NYC’s Beacon Theatre with Mavis Staples back in November.

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