Thursday, December 12, 2013

40 Year Itch: Judge Magney and the Jury

In  late December, Billboard Magazine revealed that the band recording in November at LA's Village Recorder as Judge Magney and the Jury was actually Bob Dylan and the Band to be called Lovesongs for Dylan's new Ashes and Sand label. (That album would actually be called Planet Waves). All recording personnel were sworn to secrecy for the three days of recording and ten days of mixing. Sessions were closed to everyone but Elektra/Asylum chairman David Geffen, Dusty Springfield and Cher. Mixing was handled by the Band's Robbie Robertson and engineer Rob Fraboni with input from Dylan.

"A week was spent sequencing the album, which reportedly runs the gamut from country rock to simpler acoustic playing with a folk feel, and is expected to ship in January."

 Judge C R Magney State Park is in the same corner of Minnesota as Duluth and Hibbing, Dylan's birth place and hometown. 

Tickets for an upcoming Dylan and Band tour were already being scalped for $50.

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