Bob Dylan – Rome, Italy (11/01/03)

Bob Dylan
Roma Palaeur
Rome, Italy
1 November 2003

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101. Intro
102. To Be Alone With You
103. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
104. Cry A While
105. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
106. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
107. Mr. Tambourine Man
108. Man In The Long Black Coat
109. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
110. Love Minus Zero/No Limit

201. Highway 61 Revisited
202. Every Grain Of Sand
203. Honest With Me
204. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
205. Summer Days
206. Cat’s In The Well
207. Like A Rolling Stone
208. Band intro
209. All Along The Watchtower

Olov says:

Concert # 1572 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 17 of the 2003 Europe Fall Tour.
2003 concert # 82.
Concert # 71 with the 16th Never-Ending

Tour Band:
Bob Dylan (vocal & piano),
Freddie Koella (guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass),
George Recile (drums & percussion).

2, 4-6, 9, 13 acoustic with the band.
3, 6, 13 Bob Dylan (harmonica).
5 Larry Campbell (cittern).
2 Larry Campbell (pedal steel guitar).
12 Larry Campbell (slide guitar).

2 new songs (11%) compared to previous concert.
No new songs for this tour.

9 thoughts on “Bob Dylan – Rome, Italy (11/01/03)

  1. Cheers Mat, can’t remember much about this particular one, only ever had as a grubby little mp3. Like a lucky dip this tour, no clue what u r gonna get fro night to night (apart from the growl and Freddie’s fab guitar of course)

    I’ll try to gt the Berlin RAR uploaded

  2. Yeah, it’s a shame Freddie didn’t stick around longer.
    I loved his playing as well. These European and UK dates
    from late 2003 definitely have their moments.

    Thanks Mat.

  3. If it’s alright Ma, I’ll move this question over to a current posting.

    It’s Alright Ma, I’m only wondering….

    Was listening to Cardiff 2002 the other day. Had forgotten how good
    It’s Alright was in the arrangements from around this time… or could
    be rather.

    Got me thinking which are the best performances from 2000 to 2005
    of this song?? (Pref uk).

    Candidates should:-

    a) not feature the crowd clapping along 😉
    b) feature Bob remembering the words, or most of them

    As a side issue: which year featured the arrangement where the band
    hold back for the verses but then put out a very heavy, low down blues riff on the instrumental breaks?

    I thought it was 2002 but it wasn’t.

    Suggestions welcome!

  4. Tony not sure if the recording you are thinking of but there was an all electric version of “Its Alright Ma” from 2007 with Denny, Stu and Bob all on electric guitars, early 2007 had some top notch moments, cheers very much for this show!

  5. Thanks Jim for the suggestion.
    2007 is past my Bob Bedtime (which is 2005) but I’ll try and check it out.
    He’s always capable of throwing out surprises after all.

    Eg, the new arrangement of Maggies Farm in 2006. Never cared for that song
    in live performance. It works brilliantly on the original LP, and that’s enough for
    me (unusually). But the 2006 (minor key?) version is a real killer.

    To answer my own question. It was the 2005 version of Alright Ma that I was
    thinking of – fantastic low down blues. Brixton 2005, second night seems to
    be a good version.

  6. Thousand Highways is currently covering the Brixton ’05 residency. I was there and have had all the excellent Crystal Catr recs for a while. Really don’t understand the fuss about these gigs. Bob had a relatively high profile in a wider context at the time and i remember all the hype about theatre shows etc, but really these performances are just average really, nothing compared to Hammersmith ’90 or even Prague ’95. In fact I found some of the arrangements to be rather sterile and plain quite frankly.
    Of course there are very good moments, but then again there always are very good moments
    Incidentally I seem to remember a very good performance of ‘Alright Ma’ at the second Wembley night of 2000. Hugely underrated those Wembley gigs and gorgeous sounding boots from Cry Cat, even better than many of the other wonderful Cry Cats from that excellent tour

  7. Comments from a deleted repost:

    DylanDave says:
    June 13, 2016 at 3:57 pm Edit

    Cheers Mat, don’t think I have this one in lossless. From memory Crystal Cat didn’t cover this gig, nice that once again the excellent Mr Schubert is there to pick up the pieces
    DylanDave says:
    June 13, 2016 at 9:07 pm Edit

    Yikes, had it all the time, from here obviously. I must learn to take more notice of the ‘Repost Bonanza’ bit!!

    Mat Brewster says:
    June 14, 2016 at 4:17 am Edit

    Ha. Yea I try to use the titles to let everyone know its been posted before, but you are on your own as to knowing whether you grabbed it before or not.

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