Bob Dylan – Los Angeles, CA (02/14/74)

Bob Dylan & The Band
Los Angeles Forum
Los Angeles, CA
FEB 14, 1974

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1 Lay Lady Lay
2 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
3 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
4 It Ain’t Me Babe
5 Ballad Of A Thin Man – Officially Released
6 Stage Fright
7 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
8 King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
9 When You Awake
10 I Shall Be Released – Officially Released
11 Up On Cripple Creek
12 All Along The Watchtower – Officially Released
13 Ballad Of Hollis Brown
14 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Set 2
1 She Belongs To Me
2 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
3 The Times They Are A-Changin’
4 Just Like A Woman
5 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – Missing from Source 1
6 Rag Mama Rag
7 This Wheel’s On Fire
8 The Weight
9 Forever Young
10 Highway 61 Revisited
11 Like A Rolling Stone
12 Blowin’ In The Wind – Officially Released

Set 3

1 Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) – Officially Released
2 Lay Lady Lay
3 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
4 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
5 It Ain’t Me Babe – Officially Released
6 Ballad Of A Thin Man
7 Stage Fright – Officially Released
8 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Officially Released
9 King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
10 When You Awake – Officially Released
11 I Shall Be Released
12 Up On Cripple Creek – Officially Released
13 All Along The Watchtower
14 Ballad Of Hollis Brown
15 Mr. Tambourine Man
16 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Set 4
1 She Belongs To Me
2 The Times They Are A-Changin’
3 Just Like A Woman – Officially Released
4 Gate Of Eden
5 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Officially Released
6 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – Officially Released
7 Rag Mama Rag
8 Endless Highway – Officially Released
9 Shape I’m In – Officially Released
10 The Weight
11 Forever Young
12 Highway 61 – Officially Released
13 Like A Rolling Stone
14 Maggie’s Farm
15 Bob Dylan Gets Bill Graham On Stage
16 Blowin’ In The Wind

Bob Dylan – guitar, piano, vocals, harmonica;
Robbie Robertson -guitar, vocals;
Rick Danko – bass, fiddle, vocals;
Richard Manuel – piano, vocals, drums;
Garth Hudson – organ, clavinet, piano, synthesizer, saxophone;
Levon Helm – drums, mandolin, vocals

Source 1
Before the Flood, Comlete

All Officially Released Tracks Have Been Removed

Source 2:
Afternoon Show Only
line recording, unknown lineage

14 thoughts on “Bob Dylan – Los Angeles, CA (02/14/74)

  1. Hi Mat,

    I’m gonna break some kind of record for the number of times, and the number of different formats/labels etc i’ve downloaded these two gigs. I’ve no idea if these are any better or different to the regular circulating soundboards, or whether any attempt has been made to process either the unofficial or the official trax to match ’em to the other etc!

    My first guess is that these are all from the regular circulating SBDs (Kokay ‘LK’ or otherwise) and that this is also true for the ‘official’ trax. If so then the removal must be part of the absurd Dime policy or whatevera s these gigs have been posted complete on countless occasions!!

    Oh well, only one way to find out i guess

    • It came with the officially released tracks but I went ahead and killed them for my blog. Better to be safe, etc. If anyone wants the missing tracks drop me a line and I’m sure I can point you in the right direction.

  2. Thanks Mat,
    Really appreciate this one and have shared a link to your blog to point folks your way . . . .Before The Flood remains a favourite album and this is just plain astonishing, great notes and artwork as well as being highly listenable

  3. OK, this is the Original Master Series (decent enough label) release, which utilises the Wolfgangs Vault Stream from ’09. The source is therefore different to that on the Wonderland Records ‘Complete ’74 Soundboards’ which is basically a clone of the Les Kokay collection discs, which was posted here recently. They are roughly comparable in quality terms (this is clearer but also a bit harsher).

    Important to note that both releases are basically ‘as it happened’ raw House PA mix, and not multi-track mixdown outtakes from ‘Before The Flood’.

    Nice packaging as usual from OMS.

    Anyone interested should look here

  4. Oh Boy, revisiting these old friends thru this new (to me) mix has been a real revelation. Long time readers of my occasional inane ramblings will well know my strong preference for the early gigs of this tour, this is principally based on the sweeter, more nuanced vocals from Bob. Listening to these shows in this mix thru the headphones however sheds new light. Most noteable is the sheer ferocity of the arrangements and playing (particularly for the eve set). In this context Bob really has no option except to dive in. In fact the playing at times is so dense and ferocious that the effect of the multi-track mixdown for the official album is clear. For the album the cleaner clear seperation of the instrumentation, together with the raised levels of Bob’s vocals combine to give a false representation. What has been done to create a sense of excitement, has resulted in a heightened impression that Bob is shouting.

    In fact this is a unique document of a unique musical chemistry. If the backing on this gig had come from any other musicians then this would make absolutely no sense musically. As it is, perfect pitch is maintained despite your brain yelling at you that they are just playing too damn fast. In this regard it brings to mind the best of bebop and post bop jazz, the ghosts of Charlie Parker et al.

    Despite the sound limitations from its original lossy (web stream) source, this remains essential listening. You can hear ’em if you listen really hard, so just don’t. Fuel up on cheap whisky or good tequila and just dive in.

    Cheers for another classic post Mat

  5. Thanks for these great gigs Mat. I never really played the original Before The Flood album that much because I always thought Bob was just shouting his way through it. Now after reading Dylan Dave’s explanation and listening to these gigs I have a whole new appreciation for this tour.. Would love if someone would point me in the direction of more gigs from 74 in this great quality please.. Thanks again Mat & Dylan Dave

  6. I always wondered why it seemed like Dylan was shouting on Before the Flood. I assumed he was having monitor problems and couldn’t hear himself.

  7. Comments from a repost that is now deleted:
    February 20, 2019 at 6:35 am Edit
    Excelente disco Amigo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 20, 2019 at 12:43 pm Edit
    This is excellent!! Thanks heaps Mat! Why wasn’t this released officially? Lovely to hear

    February 20, 2019 at 12:53 pm Edit
    Before the Flood contains parts of this show. I’ve removed those tracks.

    February 20, 2019 at 9:37 pm Edit
    Hi Matt, could you re-put the missing song 05 of disc 2? Thank you and greetings.

    February 21, 2019 at 5:37 am Edit
    For ref
    source 1 is the Wolfgang’s vault source (different mix)
    source 2 is the raw SBD Les Kokay 1974 PA upgrade collection source
    Be interested to put source 2 up against the Wonderland Collection version of the RAW PA source (2) you posted a while back. That has been my preferred version of this show for a while. Both mixes are good, Wolfgangs source is really dense mix which really emphasises the intensity and ferocity of the playing (by everyone) Source 2 is much has more ‘open’ and less compressed sound. Both are well worth your time, however for the best performances, and in particular the best vocals from Bob, you need to go back to the early gigs on the tour

    February 22, 2019 at 6:20 pm Edit
    Now that was the ’74 tour! Incredible. Great sound & performances. Thanks much.

    March 3, 2019 at 7:49 pm Edit
    Please delete this if it’s a double or triple post. It didn’t seem to be working properly…

    Expanding on Hans’ request, track 5 is missing from both set 1 and set 2.
    Set 1: 05 Ballad Of A Thin Man
    Set 2: 05 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

    Can you add those two as a separate download please?

    And is there any chance of recovering the removed tracks from Source 2 (LB-1499)?

    Otherwise, what a great share! Thanks.

    March 4, 2019 at 11:20 pm Edit
    I am officially an idiot. I screwed up on this multiple times.

    I didn’t notate several songs in the first set that were officially released.

    When I originally posted this I collected the officially released songs in a folder and allowed a few friends access to them. When I reposted it I forgot about this and assumed the folder labeled “extra songs” was just some songs I forgot to include the first time around. This is whey I posted them the other day.

    I completely forgot to add in track 5 from set 1.

    I forgot to notate that track 5 is missing from my files on set 2.

    The officially released songs were removed from source 2 before I got a copy.

    I am now in the midst of fixing all of these errors. I have deleted the entire Before the Flood bootleg and am currently reuploading it.

    I will post new links tomorrow. Hopefuly I’ll get it right. It was very confusing because I forgot about the whole removing officially released songs and having put them in that extra folder. It didn’t help that the new source is in a different hard drive and at first I wasn’t sure which songs were missing from which source. I spent a long time tonight trying to sort it all out. Let me know if I still screwed something up when I repost.

    March 5, 2019 at 6:02 am Edit
    I have fixed the links.

    March 5, 2019 at 6:02 am Edit
    Send me a private message about track five from set 1.

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