Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – San Francisco, CA (12/11/65)

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Bob Dylan
Masonic Memorial Temple
San Francisco, CA
12/11/65

Download: FLAC/MP3

To Ramona
Gates of Eden
Baby Blue
Desolation Row
Love Minus Zero
Visions of Johanna
Mr. Tambourine Man
Tombstone Blues (cuts in at first chorus)
I Don’t Believe You
Baby Let me Follow You Down
Tom Thumbs Blues (very slight cut in)
Long Distance Operator
It Ain’t Me Babe
Ballad of a Thin Man
Positively 4th Street
Like a Rolling Stone

I received this show in a set that also included the San Jose concert from the next night. I’ve broken them up so that they will be easier to search for on the blog. You can grab the other show here. I’ve included the sets notes in both shows. – Mat

Some of those notes:

~the San Francisco show immediately enters the “best concert of his career” conversation. It is an unbelievable listen. Dylan’s interaction with the audience is special here, the entire crowd is sitting on the edge of their seats.
Dylan says to Ginsberg during the intermission of the San Jose show that “what you are seeing now is a typical concert, last night was wild, I sort of felt who they were out there”. Bob was still very much beaming from the SF show 24 hours later.

The San Francisco show is of lesser sound quality on both acoustic and electric sets, but still very good. SF electric set Dylan’s vocals are higher in the mix than on the SJ tape. The San Jose electric set is a sound quality upgrade from what has been circulating.

Ok, well there it is.

2 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – San Francisco, CA (12/11/65)

  1. I just listened to the San Jose show today. Wow, that is a great performance and a much better recording than the San Francisco show. I’m wondering who is in this backing Band. We know that’s Robbie on lead and I’m pretty sure in his book he said that Al Kooper played these dates and it does sound like him, not Garth. But are Danko and Manuel in this Band or not? Anyone know for sure?

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