Repost Bonanza: Bob Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Review – Toronto, Canada (12/01-02/75)

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Bob Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Review
12/01/75 & 12/02/75
Maple Leaf Garden
Toronto, ON

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***Bobby Neuwirth***
Good Love Is Hard to Find

***T-Bone Burnett***
Hula Hoop

***Steven Soles***

***Rob Stoner***

***Mick Ronson***
Is There Life on Mars?

***Bobby Neuwirth & Ronee Blakley***
Alabama Dark (Hank Williams Is Dead)

***Ronee Blakley***
Need a New Sun Rising

***Bobby Neuwirth***

***Cindy Bullens***
Nowhere to Go

***Bobby Neuwirth***
Mercedes Benz

***Joni Mitchell***
Woman of Heart and Mind
Edith and the Kingpin
Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow

Set II

***Bobby Neuwirth***
Ramblin’ Jack

***Ramblin’ Jack Elliot***
Muleskinner Blues
Pretty Boy Floyd
Salt Park West Virginia
I’m a Rich and Rambling Boy

***Bob Dylan***
When I Paint My Masterpiece
It Ain’t Me Babe
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Tonight I’ll Be Staying with You
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
Romance in Durango

***Bob Dylan & Joan Baez***
The Times They Are a-Changin’
Dark as a Dungeon
Never Let Me Go
I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine
I Shall Be Released

***Joan Baez***
Diamonds and Rust
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Joe Hill
Love Song to a Stranger
Long Black Veil
Please Come to Boston

***Joan Baez & Roger McGuinn***
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

***Roger McGuinn***
Eight Miles High
Chestnut Mare

***Gordon Lightfoot***
Race Among the Ruins
The Watchman’s Gone


***Bob Dylan***
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Simple Twist of Fate

***Bob Dylan & the Rolling Thunder Revue***
Oh Sister
One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)
Just Like a Woman
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
This Land Is Your Land


***Bobby Neuwirth***
Good Love Is Hard To Find
Werewolves of London

***Rob Stoner***

***Mick Ronson***
Is There Life On Mars

band intros

**Ronnee Blakely***
Hank Williams Is Dead
[ronnee blakely tune]

***Bobby Neuwirth
Mercedes Benz

*** Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks ***
40 Days >
Hey Bo Diddley >
Who Do You Love >
Third Stone From The Stone

*** Joni Mitchell ***
unknown – mic noise
Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow

*** Bob Neuwirth ***
Talkin’ Ramblin Jack Intro

*** Ramblin Jack Elliot
San Franciso Bay Blues
Talkin’ Fishin’ Blues
McGill McGill

*** Bob Dylan ***
When I Paint My Masterpiece
It Ain’t Me Babe
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
It’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Romance In Durango

Set II

*** Bob Dylan and Joan Baez ***
Blowin’ In The Wind
Wild Mountain Thyme
Mama You Been On My Mind
Dark As A Dungeon
I Shall Be Released

*** Joan Baez ***
Diamonds and Rust
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Pastures of Plenty
Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues
Come To Boston
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

*** Roger McGuinn ***
Eight Miles High
Chestnut Mare

*** Gordon Lightfoot ***
Baez intro
Race Among The Ruins
Cherokee Bend
High & Dry

*** Bob Dylan ***
Mr. Tambourine Man
Tangled Up In Blue
O Sister
One More Cup Of Coffee
Just Like A Woman
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
This Land Is Your Land

13 thoughts on “Repost Bonanza: Bob Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Review – Toronto, Canada (12/01-02/75)

    1. To me the soundquality is pretty good, if not to say very good, if taken to account that the basic CD was taped in 1975.

  1. thanks – I seem to remember that the Dylan sections from one of the nights are decent
    soundboard and I wondered if this was a composite of best available sources… prob
    not then I guess. cheers folks

  2. Not SBD but EX AUD qual. The Dylan portions have regularly been mistaken for SBD over the years and have been included as such (particularly the quite brilliant acoustic songs) in various tour compilations and collections (Tonight Bob’s Staying Here With You (Great Dane) Cowboy Angel Blues etc). You need these because the performances are stunning, the qual is very very good and you get rare live Joni from what was a great songwriting period for her!

  3. Sorry correction – Flagging Down the Double Es (might have been posted here I think) contains the Dylan portion as SBD. However it’s not great SBD and some feel the AUD is superior, at least for the acoustic songs. In fact on reflection ‘Tonight Bob..’ had the Totonto stuff from AUD, ‘Cowboy Angel’ had a couple from the SBD. i need to revisit my archives later. I’ve recently dl’d several more complete RTR shows, and with the Kokay releases getting out to a wider audience in recent times, the picture is not as clear as it once was.

  4. OK confusing picture. Both nights are prob based on the Vine That Bob Meyer Put together a few years back on ‘A Tree with Roots’ site. This was both nights complete in decent AUD qual. The LK version of the first night complete is the same as this. For the second night he upgraded the Dylan portion to the truly EX AUD from his tapes. This is a noticable difference so try the acoustic sets. If the Dylan tracks are better than Joni’s for sound qual (mics) then you have something based on LK’s set.

    The SBD for the first night has me stumped. ‘Double Es’ SBD boot is based on first night and track list matches. However I have no LK SBD ver for this night. This is weird as his set is comprehensive and I received my mp3 copy as a ‘complete’ set. Error somewhere, sorry folks.

    I have just discovered a recent lossless d/l of the first night comlete AUD. It is the same source as the LK/Meyer ver, but a significant upgrade. Notes claim a slight EQ, no other info given. The upgrade is more than just that. If the FLAC files are named in this format (eg disc 3 track 1 ‘times a changin”) as ‘751201c-01’, then you have the same file set and the best AUD ver i have heard of this date.

    I’ll check for a SBD ver of the first night when i can get to my lossless archive later.

  5. Mystery solved – ‘Double E’s’ boot is NOT SBD – major and rare error from Bobs Boots. You’d think that someone next to the taper screeching ‘HURRICANE! MAGGIES FARM!’ before ”Lot To Laugh’ would be enough to give it away.

    Any feedback on sources, qual of these posts (particularly second night) in relation to my comments above would be appreciated. Bandwidth is under strain, disk space is critical! This process has at least helped me to spot one more duplicate in the first night (nother 1.5gb recovered!)

    ps first night confirmed as LB-11324

    anyone identify second night – Kokay? which is LB-3704 (see my comments above to identify)
    LB-11322 – would appear to be most likely
    Why the hell don’t people x-ref properly in their notes?

    Found my lossless ver of 2nd night – hidden in ‘logs’ folder (check yours) I found a proper info file for my version. It is the krw co, analog master to dat clone VER
    even more confusing as unusually for them, they didn’t actually do the analog transfer, just the DAT clone to EAC

    If you can’t find the proper info file then the file name format is as follows
    ‘cd1Track01′ etc. LB says it has the warmest sound but runs a tad slow. I’d be surprised if they got the sc wrong as they are usually excellent with their releases.

    The masters for both nights ran fast, think about it for a minute, 4 hour shows in 1975 R2R tech, tapers must have been pulling a trolley full of batteries. Better to run too fast than not to run at all!

    Any input from anywhere would be warmly received. these shows are so essential that it would be nice to pin ’em down properly. As with many of the 75 shows they have dribbled out piecemeal in varying qualities over internet boards and forums, poorly documented and then in some cases stuck together with the original traded (and usually superior) incomplete tape sources to make complete shows and posts.

    Can you match either of these shows to my lossless versions or to the Kokay version of 2 Dec? If you can we can get a known lineage etc. If they are different to mine and it turns out that i can upload an upgrade then i will happily do so


    small zip (40mb) containing the info files which came with my (now) known LB versions and a sample track from each. Also the bundled art, however the disc breaks on the art don’t match the file sets (good grief!).

    Can anyone check the samples against this fileset?

    These wonderful examples of selfless 70s taping are deserving of far more respect than they have been shown to date. My instincts are telling me that the two sources i have, were bundled together and uploaded to Hunger City in 2007. Also that this post is probably the same filesets again. Should only take a few minutes for someone to verify this. Please don’t make me download these dates for a fifth time in the last 6 months just to find out which versions have been posted.

  8. Mat/anyone interested

    You posted LB-2264
    Mine is LB-11324
    Mine has warmer tone and is not muffled on early trax

    You posted LB-3258 (this is the Bob Meyer Dylantree post without the Kokay upgrade on the Dylan trax)
    Mine is LB-11319
    Bad news is mine isn’t perfect either (better overall but not as ‘bright’) one to have is the LK version LB-3704 or even better the cleaned up LB-9279. Both are basically yours with the Dylan trax upgraded.

    Good news is that the artwork in my zippy link above matches your fileset.

    see ’em all here

  9. Hi Mat,
    last comment is summary of the situation realy. Bottom line is for 1 Dec mine slightly has the edge, not too much in it. For 2nd Dec however neither of us have the right version!
    pretty sure i’ve pinned down the LB numbers however (elimination, disc splits, sound characteristics and ‘signature’ pops, clicks etc).
    Grab the artwork from the zippy (but don’t let the included info files get wrongly associated with this fileset) and maybe update the post with the LB numbers if you feel inclined. There are far too many undocumented versions of these shows knocking around, I know from bitter experience. Also as i mentioned the efforts of these tapers desrves better ecognition IMO.

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