Sunday, January 8, 2017

January 8th, 2017 - Tell-Tale Tart Signs

Good evening!  The Meista is here tonight pairing Bob Dylan's compilation album "The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Bob Dylan Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989–2006" and a Tell-Tale Tart from Boulevard Brewing Company's Smokestack Series!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Bob Dylan
  • Title: "The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Bob Dylan Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989–2006"
  • Recorded: Between 1989 and 2006
  • Release date: October 6th, 2008 (2009-02-03)
  • Record company: Columbia Records
  • Production: Bob Dylan and Daniel Lanois
  • Album cover art: Geoff Gans (art direction and design) and William Claxton (photography)
  • Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, piano, and harmonica) with Bucky Baxter (steel guitar), Brian Blade (drums), Robert Britt (guitar), Malcom Burn (tambourine), Larry Campbell (guitar), Cindy Cashdollar (dobro), Jim Dickinson (organ), Denny Freeman (guitar), Elena Fremerman (violin), Tony Garnier (bass), Willie Green (drums), Tony Hall (bass), Donnie Heron (guitar and steel guitar), Daryl Johnson (percussion), Jim Keltner (drums), Stu Kimball (guitar), Freddy Koella (guitar), Daniel Lanois (guitar, dobro, and organ), Tony Mangurian (percussion, drums, and piano), Augie Meyers (accordion and organ), Cyril Neville (percussion), George Recile (drums), Duke Robillard (guitar), Mason Ruffner (guitar), and Brian Stoltz (guitar)
  • Musical style: Folk rock, rock, blues rock, country rock
  • Sound: I won't insult your intelligence by trying to describe the sound of Bob Dylan, but just know that this wholly is classic Dylan perfection!
  • Major themes: Life, loss, love, death, honesty, lies, sorrow, hope, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Mississippi"
  2. "Most Of The Time"
  3. "Dignity"
  4. "Someday Baby"
  5. "Red River Shore"
  6. "Tell Ol' Bill"
  7. "Born In Time"
  8. "Can't Wait"
  9. "Everything Is Broken"
  10. "Dreamin' Of You"
  11. "Huck's Tune"
  12. "Marchin' To The City"
  13. "High Water (For Charley Patton)"
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Boulevard Brewing Company (Kansas City, Missouri)
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  • Brew: Tell-Tale Tart
  • Style: American Wild Ale
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 6.2%
  • IBUs: 10
  • Pour: Clear red-amber with a thin, fizzy white head that leaves only trace lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by nutty, toasty malts and lemony tartness.  There are aromas of sweet caramel malt, dark fruits and citrusy zest along with a subtle hint of barnyard funk, tart lemon, and pomegranate.
  • Taste: The taste of the Tell-Tale Tart is tart and sweet with a biscuity malt character.  There are notes of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, tart black cherries, soft caramel/toffee and hints of bittering hops.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and is crisp, tart, with a dry, but lingering sour finish.
Overall pairing: The wonderful tart, malty, and rich flavors of Boulevard Brewing Company's Tell-Tale Tart makes for a great companion to the heartfelt warmth, depth, and integrity of Bob Dylan's lyrics, songwriting, and vocals!


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