Repost Bonanza: Bob Dylan (With Mick Taylor & Carlos Santana) – Rome, Italy (06/19/84)

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Bob Dylan with Mick Taylor & Carlos Santana
Rome, Italy
June 19, 1984
Liberated Boot: Live At Palaeur
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Disc one

Highway 61 Revisited
All Along The Watchtower
Just Like A Woman
Maggie’s Farm
I And I
License To Kill
Hard Rain (acoustic)
Tangled Up In Blue (acoustic)
It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) (acoustic)
Simple Twist Of Fate

Disc two

Masters Of War
Ballad Of A Thin Man
When You Gonna Wake Up
Every Grain Of Sand
Like A Rolling Stone (band introduction)
Mr Tambourine Man (acoustic)
It Ain’t Me Babe (acoustic)
The Times
I Shall Be Released
Tombstone Blues
Blowin’ In The Wind

Mick Taylor – guitar
Ian MacLagan – keyboards
Greg Sutton – bass
Colin Allen – drums

Guest: Carlos Santana – guitar, last 4 tracks

online Review:

“Live At Paleur is a soundboard recording taken from Dylan’s 1984 tour of Europe. It captures a highly enjoyable performance from Dylan and his Mick Taylor-fronted band. This recording sets Dylan’s vocals way out in front but I personally enjoy that mix. The band are a little buried on some of thew songs and there are occasional echoes on the vocals but if you don’t mind these things then this is a great recording. It’d give and 8 or an 8.5 out of 10. Dylan sings most of the songs in the confident, swaggering style that characterised many of live performances in the 1980’s. While this style is certainly not my favourite of Bob’s “vocal characters”, it works to good effect on many of the songs here. One thing that cannot be disputed is that ‘Live At Palaeur’ is a much better document of this tour than the patchy official release ‘Real Live’. Ballad Of A Thin Man on ‘Real Live’ is a horrible, rushed parody of the song that appeared on ‘Highway 61 Revisited’. Here Ballad… is one of the highlights of the set. The versions of Maggies Farm, Masters Of War and Tombstone Blues on this release also put their Real Live incarnations to shame. Other highpoints include the brilliant, rewritten Tangled Up In Blue, an interesting post-Gospel rewrite of When You Gonna Wake Up? (“When you gonna wake up? maybe you never will”), a passionate I & I and a beautiful performance of Every Grain Of Sand, which was still a relatively new song at that time. It’s clear that Bob’s having fun when he lets the audience sing on the chorus of Times They Are A-Changin’ and Blowin’ In The Wind. All in all, this is a highly entertaining show and I don’t hesitate in giving it my stamp of approval (for whatever that’s worth…) “

7 thoughts on “Repost Bonanza: Bob Dylan (With Mick Taylor & Carlos Santana) – Rome, Italy (06/19/84)

  1. For anyone unfamiliar with this and keen to explore the ’84 tour, this is as good a start as any. Probably taken from a monitor feed rather than the house mix, the vocals are extremely prominent but to a lesser extent than on the earlier release of this source (‘Oh The Streets Of Rome’).

    I consider the ’84 tour as always worthy of a listen (or a download) for Mick Taylor’s wonderful guitar work alone. Also it’s one of those tours which people have a poor impression of due to the shabby official live release

    Good post Mat

  2. Thank you.

    In all honesty, I find the 1984 tour very average, but this is a good representation of the shows.

    Ill take average Dylan over anything else šŸ˜‰

  3. Interesting though, and some of it is great IMO

    I mean this is from the early beginnings of the 1980s ‘stadium gigs’ era. It is inconceivable that the Stones or Bruce or whoever would undertake a tour of such magnitude nowadays with such a basic stripped down band, even Crazy Horse is augmented these days This gives the music a real directness. The focus is all on Bob’s voice, his harp and Mick’s lead guitar. Also the last tour Bob performed songs solo with any hint of the old magic (86 is the very last and is an utter shambles!). From that point on there has always been a 2nd acoustc guitar (at least) in the acoustic set.

    Also if you are a fan of Mr Taylor’s guitar work (like me!) then this is the place to hear it upfront and central. The only other place you’ll find him so central to proceedings is on the recordings with John Mayall back in the late 60s.

  4. Dont get me wrong. I still enjoy it .. listening to it right now, in fact!

    Im no musician, but even I can appreciate that there is something special going on with that guitar šŸ™‚

  5. I discover your blog recently , it is really great, many thanks for spending your time to share all these pieces of music history

  6. I have been searching for any recordings from this tour for years as I only have the official release. What a surprise to come across this diamond with Bob up front in the mix and a wonderful set list from start to finish… Many thanks Mat

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