Bob Dylan – San Francisco, CA (11/11/79)

Bob Dylan
Fox Warfield Theatre
San Francisco

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I have two sources for this show, you can read the text files here.

Disk One
Gotta Serve Somebody
I Believe In You
When You Gonna Wake Up
When He Returns
Man Gave Names To All The Animals
Precious Angel
Slow Train
Covenant Woman
Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
Solid Rock
Saving Grace

Disk Two
What Can I Do For You?
In The Garden
Blessed Be The Name
Pressing On

7 thoughts on “Bob Dylan – San Francisco, CA (11/11/79)

  1. Mat,

    I recently grabbed nearly all of the ’79 shows from the Les Kokay set from an unlikely tracker. Of the 6 data DVDs only vol 5 was missing in action, of the missing 4 or 5 shows one has appeared on the new Boot series release as bonus discs anyway. Early set so lots of shns and badly named DIRs etc. Been converting ’em, renaming etc and sorting it all out. On same tracker also found the LK sets complete for ‘Musical Retro’ tour and all the ’81 tour, both in much better shape. If u r interested i’ll get some links organised for u. I’ll also check for the Brtisbane ’78 show when i plug in the Zimmy drive in the next day or two.
    Strangely this fab show got overlooked for selections in the new release, along with virtually all of the Musical Retro’ tour, a stupifying decision. Can only assume Sony are planning a lovely glossy box for that tour alone. I guess the emphasis on multi-track recordings (as 75 RTR rel) has ultimately deced it, of course some things could not be ignored, but again where is AM&J?, Senor and more? For that matter how could the lumbering 79 ver of ‘Mn Gave Names’ be chosen over the wonderful arabesque arrangement of the ‘Retro’ tour? Alternatively it is the latest demonstration of chronically poor judgement/selection by Sony in their Dylan Legacy releases. Another bewildering choice is the decision to give us Toronto 80, which was prof filmed and has been widely booted, as audio only. Best sound of set, but where are the pictures? Over to the bootleggers and pirates who will no doubt be only too ready to sync it all up for us! Also, where is the other Toronto night, the prof mixed unrel live album ‘Rock Solid’? Another baffling decision to seemingly completely overlook it
    Otherwise the set is pretty good, emphasis on first 2 discs is on the more measured controlled performances so beloved of archivists and tour anthology compilers, both fan/boot and official. These are not the wildly impassioned performances which drove the more excitable collectors to herald the new ’66. Also we dont get the fab Mr Tackett at his most firey, in particular we don’t get too many of the effortless and super smooth ‘gear changes’ There is still however ample evidence of his wonderful playing and gorgeous tone.
    The most ‘essential’ studio material on discs 3 and 4 is only available as part of the deluxe set. Surely another monstrous marketing move on Sony’s part.
    The Earls Court 81 (27th) in not the very best night of the resaidency but is also multi-track recorded, mix is extremely dense, dynamic, with drums are particularly prominent in the mix. Sounds strange to ears so accustomed to the excellent crew recorded stage AUD tapes we’ve all grown so fond of over the years. Also radically different in mix to the prof recorded New Orleans show from later in the year.

    • I’ve got a bunch of other stuff from the gospel years era that I’ve not yet sorted through, but short answer is yes, I’d love anything you want to send me.

      I’ve not yet listened to the new box set either. Haven’t actually got it yet. At that price it will have to be a Christmas gift. I was pretty interested in your thoughts though.

  2. Mat,

    I’ll put together an email for you soon. Bottom line is you’d be much better (and quicker) to get the other tours from the tracker. The ’81 in particular is named, sorted, disc breaks removed and converted to flac. All i had to do was fine tune the dir names to my standard format. The ’79 req a lot more ‘post prodn’ work and the file set is older (2002 i think). I’ll have to compare for example ur recent posts, via the LP Jokerman site. We could maybe tackle that one on a show by show basis, as i clean and tidy ’em up. Some of ur’s may well be upgrades.

    That tracker is not a boot trader type tracker at all, but has proved a rich source for Bob and Van boots from a few eras, and in particular for Bruce. I found for example some of the recent JEMS sets, like the 1977 masters. Of course you have to use a lot more intuition and follow ur nose to find the good stuff (often poorly named and without post info) via the search results. It is clearly used however by some serious collectors and traders and availability and speeds are often excellent. They are prob trying to avoid the Dime dogs like me. There is no requirement to justify your existence on a daily basis, and no bl**dy ratios!

    Meanwhile no sitings of the US tour earlier in ’80, so any you can continue to find from that one would be worth chasing. From ’79 the following shows/dates are missing. You might want to target these if we are ultimately chasing a complete set

    1979-11-21_12-04 – DVD 5________MISSING
    1979-11-25 – Grady Gammage – LB-0338
    1979-11-26 – Grady Gammage – LB-0798
    1979-11-27 – San Diego, Golden Centre – LB-2112
    1979-11-28 – San Diego, Golden Centre – INCOMPLETE – LB-7519 – net taper A, 1st gen reel – **SBD included in Bootleg Series Vol 13 as bonus discs**
    1979-12-04 – Albuquerque – AUD – Thinman – ‘blessed be the name’ or ‘BP’ (LB-11869 BEST)

    Keep an eye on ur inbox b4 you do anything too radical, i’ll be in touch

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