Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Osaka, Japan (02/24/78)

Bbo Dylan Japan Tour 1978_0220b

Bob Dylan
Far East Tour 1978
Osaka, Japan
Feb. 24, 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

Silvers>eac>flac level 5
LB 4143

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Great White Wonder / GWW 9530 1/2/3

Disc one
Repossession Blues (Bill Riley)
Mr Tambourine Man
I Threw It All Away
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Ballad Of A Thin Man
If You See Her Say Hello
Girl Of The North Country
Maggie’s Farm
Don’t Think Twice
To Ramona *
Love Her With A Feeling *
One More Cup Of Coffee *

Disc two
Like A Rolling Stone
I Shall Be Released
Going, Going, Gone
One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
Blowin’ In The Wind
Just Like A Woman
Oh Sister
You’re A Big Girl Now
All Along The Watchtower
I Don’t Believe You *
Shelter From The Storm *

Disc three
I Want You
All I Really Want To Do
The Man In Me
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
Forever Young
The Times
Hard Rain (inst) *

Review:
The Dylan at Budokan LP would be recorded less than a week from the date of this show. While being a more prestigious venue, the Tokyo show doesn’t seem to have quite the power and heartfelt enthusiasm as this Osaka performance. Of course, this can’t match the official release in sound quality.
If you’re a fan of the new arrangements of Budokan, you’ll love hearing them in an even more convincing tone. Bonus tracks from the final night of the three shows in Osaka have been woven in to allow the listener privilege to an entire performances, as well as to 31 of the 33 songs performed during the Osaka residency. The double jewel case inserts leave a little to be desired, even if they were inspired by the official tour program, and the generic, fake silk screened information on the discs themselves are a sad joke.

Source / Venue:
Matsushita Denki Taiikukan – Hirakata City
Osaka Fu, Japan February 24
* Bonus Matsushita Denki Taiikukan Feb 26, 1978

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2 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Osaka, Japan (02/24/78)

  1. Had this for years – love it, one of my all time fav boots. Tone is warm and luvly, performances are stellar!

    Just a shame that i’ve never been able to find the complete show for the 26th (bonus trax here) in the same quality

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