Bob Dylan plays The Sound Organisation - York

Posted by: FangfossFlyer on 13 December 2018

Bob Dylan plays The Sound Organisation – York

Or, Bob Dylan’s “More Blood, More Tracks” evening at The Sound Organisation (York).

 Several attended an evening at The Sound Organisation in York which many felt was as if Bob was playing there.

 Hamish, David, Bob and Matthew of The Sound Organisation organised not only an evening listening to Bob's recent “More Blood, More Tracks” LP but also an exhibition of several Dylan signed prints shown by Joe Davidson from Syndicart, a local York company specialising in selling signed Bob Dylan prints. 

A sample of prints from Bob's Drawn Blank, Beaten Path and recent Mondo Scripto series we’re on show. So, we could all not only listen to Bob's music but also enjoy his art. In addition, there were some originals from Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso on display from Syndicart.

For many that evening, myself included, "More Blood, More Tracks" is a shear revelation and often better than the original 1975 “Blood on the Tracks" release. The recordings bring Bob so much closer, revealing more feeling and emotion. The LP sound quality is excellent. 

For me, it is probably the best LP release of this century so far!

The LP was played side by side with no interruptions apart from a refreshment break between LP1 and LP2 when we all had a good chat about Bob, his music and art as well as Hi-Fi.

Whilst the evening was not about Hi-Fi it would be remiss not to cover the wonderful system the LP was played upon which had been expertly set up by David. The front end consisted of a Linn LP12 with Ekos SE, Kandid and Radikal feeding a Linn Urika phono stage. Amplification by Naim with a NAC552DR and NAP300R through Naim Superlumina cables into a beautiful pair of Bowers & Wilkins 802D3s. 

 As commented by many, including myself, it sounded just wonderful. 

 The full story of each song on this wonderful LP came across so well, so revealing and so engaging. All Bob's vocal inflections came across adding a real insight into the music and exposing his soul and feelings. His guitar playing was commented on by more than one guitarist in the audience as being impressive and then when he played his mouth organ I could not just help but grin…. pure Bobness!

 All in all, a wonderful evening of Dylan music and art presented on a top rate system and listened to by a great friendly audience. 

 So thankyou The Sound Organisation and especially to Hamish and David.


Posted on: 13 December 2018 by ChrisG

You make me wish that I had been there, Richard!

I have the "MBMT" box set, LP and single CD...very sad I know.... having been smitten by Mr D at the age of 16 at the Royal Albert Hall in 1966 I had no chance , it literally changed my life...for I think the better.



Posted on: 13 December 2018 by AndyP19

You know I've never understood why this concept isn't heard of more often. Take a classic album and play the whole record on top-notch equipment. I think there was a music journalist doing this in London playing stuff like Astral Weeks, which was a sell-out.

Ah here we go:

She uses a massive Klipschorn set-up.


Posted on: 13 December 2018 by FangfossFlyer

I have been to a few Classic Album Sunday events all of which I have enjoyed especially those with Nick Mason and the Saucerful Of Secrets LP, Ken Scott with Bowie’s Hunky Dory and Joe Boyd with Nick Drake’s Five Leaves Left.


Posted on: 14 December 2018 by Skip

Thanks for the recommendation.  I am in.   Should be here by Christmas.  Recommendations like this are why we read the Naim Forum, so Happy Holidays to all.   Our collective wisdom is a bargain at the price.

This is the first vinyl I have ordered in a while.  I do have the original vinyl, and have had it since "blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud."  AnalogPlanet is also a fan.

It is remarkable that the CD555 has finally led me to default to CD.  When I play nice NOS and audiophile vinyl at home on an AB basis, my guests often, not always,  like the CD.   It used to be vinyl always but no more.  It is almost disturbing for an old timer like me.