Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Osaka, Japan (02/25/78)


Bob Dylan
Matsushita Denki Taiikukan
Hirakata City
Osaka Fu, Japan
25 February 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

Thinman 009/010
Silver cd > wav > flac


Disc 1

1. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
2. Lonesome Bedroom (Ernest “Buddy” Wilson)
3. Mr. Tambourine Man
4. I Threw It All Away
5. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
6. Ballad Of A Thin Man
7. Shelter From The Storm
8. Girl From The North Country
9. Maggie’s Farm
10. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
11. To Ramona
12. Like A Rolling Stone
13. I Shall Be Released
14. Going, Going, Gone
15. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)

Disc 2

16. Blowin’ In The Wind
17. Just Like A Woman
18. Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
19. You’re A Big Girl Now
20. All Along The Watchtower
21. I Want You
22. One Too Many Mornings
23. All I Really Want To Do
24. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
25. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
26. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
27. Forever Young
28. The Times They Are A-Changin’

Concert # 5 of the 1978 Far East Tour. 1978 concert # 5.
Concert # 5 with the Far East Band 1978: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Rob Stoner (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Debbie Dye (background vocals).

1 instrumental without Bob Dylan.
5, 17 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

Note. Only performance of One Too Many Mornings during the 1978 World Tour.


Alright, consider this an unofficial comeback. I’m still pondering the ins and outs of what I’m trying to do, but I was itching to get back into posting shows. Tentatively I’ve decided to go ahead and keep this site. I’m gonna slow way the crap down though. I’m thinking I’ll post one, maybe two shows a week. I will also continue to post to Facebook and Tumblr. The Facebook page will still keep up with what I post here and I’ll try to continue to link to other bootleg blogs and any bootleg/live music things of interest I find on the Internet. I’m gonna try to keep Facebook focused on the live music world without and leave out all the other pop culture bits.

The Tumblr blog will also have the boots I post here, plus lots of other bootleg related things, but I’m going to continue posting all the other pop culture stuff that I’m interested in as well. I think this should satisfy everyone, including myself.

That sounds like a lot I know. But I’m working on keeping all of this fun and mostly stress free. As I’ve mentioned before the pop culture stuff is what I do anyways and posting it to Tumblr is super simple. I don’t feel any real pressure to keep it going everyday so when I’m busy then its no big deal to let it slide until I feel interested in posting more stuff. Ditto Facebook. If I can keep myself to posting only a couple of times here a week then I think we’ll be good.

Maybe. This is all transitory. I may change my mind in a couple of weeks, but for the moment I think this will work.

I’d like to say that with the new slow down I’ll be able to listen to the boots and review them. I’d like to say that, but in reality that likely won’t happen. I just don’t have the ability to really listen to these shows enough to give them a full review. I’ll try to listen when I can and say what I can, but mostly I’ll probably still just post without comment. You guys are awesome at commenting anyways that you don’t need me.

That being said I’ll make a small comment here to say this is a decent sounding audience. About on par with some of the other 78 auds I’ve heard. Someone has done some fiddling with it to drown out the crowd noise and amp up the music, but it still sounds like Bob’s playing in a room a few doors down. Definitely listenable though, especially with earphones.

You’ll notice I’m using Mediafire again. I always loved that site. It worked super well for me as an uploader and was really fast as a downloader. Of course they deleted all of my shows without warning awhile back but I’m ready to forgive them for that. I’ve created a new account with them and I have a different IP address so hopefully we won’t run into trouble. Part of the forgiveness comes from realizing that every site out there screws with guys like me so I don’t really have a lot of choices. I hope you guys dig Mediafire too.

16 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Osaka, Japan (02/25/78)

  1. Thank you for these shows 78 were my first Dylan shows so they hold a real soft spot for me. If you ever come across the ones from Madison square garden in NYC those were my first.

  2. Hiya, interesting, the previous night bootleg ‘Far East Tour’ is one of my all time fav boots with a great performance and a nice ‘lush’ tone. Thinman usually do decent stuff so looking forward to checking it out.

    Some truly great and classic Bob boots have passed through this blog in recent times with very little feedback. Hopefully your return will prompt many people to check out another boot from this very early stage of the 78 tour when setlists and song arrangements were more experimental and varied, and the performances were truly great too!

  3. quality seems quite reasonable, Bob’s vocal is a little distant and muffled in places relative to the band. I have come to the conclusion after hearing several early tour audience recs that Bob’s vocal was intentionally a little lower in the house mix and less ‘in your face’ than it is in some of the later legs of the tour. It is also apparent on the 23rd Budokan show posted here recently

  4. Awesome, welcome back Mat! Whatever small amount you can do will be great. And this is a great re-entry — prime Dylan. Thanks!


    Thank you for seeking feedback from your patrons who venture into your cafe Mat.
    Thank you for maintaining this site.
    Thank you for all that you do!


  6. It probably drives some people crazy when I post so many details of what I’m thinking and doing with this site. But I’ve always looked at this like a communication between me and everybody who comes here. I post lots of shows, but I want to be able to give more of myself than just that. I guess that comes from having started this as a more personal blog and from me dreaming of being a writer. But I totally dig the comments that get left and always want to keep everybody in on what is going on behind the scenes.

    Whatever, it works for me.

  7. Thanks for the post. I downloaded the mp3 version of the show but all I got was Part 2, it did not contain Part 1. I thought you’d like to know.

  8. Joe, click on the link in the post again. That should bring up a page with two separate links on it (part 1 and part 2.) Download them both and it should contain the entire show.

  9. good to see you again.
    i haven’t made it over here for awhile – but i can understand how someone can begin by enjoying the sharing and interaction…and then it goes a little screwy when it almost turns into ‘a job’.
    even if for the most part it’s satisfying.
    you have to get away, back to the things you also enjoyed ‘pre-internet’ if anyone remembers such bygone times.
    i think it’s very healthy to step back.
    good on ya!

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