Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – East Rutherford, NJ (10/27/81)

bob dylan - meadowlands - P1981_1027

Bob Dylan
27 October 1981
Brendan T. Byrne Sports Arena
East Rutherford, New Jersey

Download: FLAC/MP3


I previously shared this show from the bootleg Tongues of Fire which you can grab here.

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1 Gotta Serve Somebody
2 I Believe In You
3 Like A Rolling Stone
4 I Want You
5 Man Gave Names To All The Animals
6 Maggie’s Farm
7 Girl From The North Country
8 Ballad Of A Thin Man
9 Simple Twist Of Fate
10 All Along The Watchtower
11 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
12 Let’s Begin (Jim Webb)
13 Forever Young
14 Gamblin’ Man (trad.)
15 The Times They Are A-Changin’
16 A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
17 Watered-Down Love

18 Masters Of War
19 Mr. Tambourine Man
20 Solid Rock
21 Dead Man, Dead Man
22 Just Like A Woman
23 Heart Of Mine
24 When You Gonna Wake Up
25 In The Garden
26 Blowin’ In The Wind
27 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
28 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Concert #9 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #36.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar),
Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums),
Clydie King, Regina Havis, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

11, 12 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).
13, 15, 28 Bob Dylan (harmonica).
14 Clydie King, Regina Havis, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).
27 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).


Thank you, you’re great. You all feel pretty good tonight huh? Oh heaven, I wish I felt that
good. If I stay here long enough I might feel that good. Oh yeah? All right! So, how you
doing? How far you’d come? Is that right? I might be acting a little strange right now.
That’s because this is a mighty strange place. Oh yes, it is. I ain’t seen nowhere like
this. Back in the dressing room there, I got a black mirror in my room! I was looking
through it just half an hour ago, I see two eyes looking back at me.
(before Man Gave Names To All The Animals)

Thank you. You feeling all right? Am I singing on key tonight? Iíll try sing this one for
you in key. (before Girl Of The North Country)

Thank you. Anybody here tonight paid to get in? What? I can’t hear you. Talk up, yeah. I’m
glad you’re sitting there. Phew! (before Ballad Of A Thin Man)

We’re gonna do this song here. The songwriter who wrote it is here tonight. Thereís a lot
of famous people here tonight. I wanna just tell you that you may be sitting next to
somebody that’s famous. I know you are. You definitely are. That man over there’s famous
too, yes he is. (plays Let’s Begin) I hope we did that right Jim.

It’s easy to say that, but hard to do it. Any gambling men out there? I guess there should
be. Yeah! Don’t you have a big gambling resort around here somewhere. What’s it called?
What’s that gambling town around here? Reno? Atlantic City. Big gambling town, yeah? Well
here’s a gambling song for you gambling men. Gambling women too. I don’t think any women
are gamblers though do you? (before Gamblin’ Man)

It’s a hard rainís a-gonna fall. Well, what happens when hard rain falls? You get
watered-down love! This is off a big hit selling album. I’m not sure if it’s still in print
but …, oh yeah. Oh boy.

All right, all right. I want to play …. We had a single record released a while back.
I think it sold about five copies. But I like it so much I just got to play it. Anyway, it
sold about three copies right here. (before Heart Of Mine)

All right. I wanna say hello to all the editors of Rolling Stone magazine, oh yeah. All the
writers and editors are here tonight I think, checking me out. They’re gonna come back
stage later, I’m gonna check them out. (before When You Gonna Wake Up)

All right, hello. Thank you. I wanna say hello to Mr. and Mrs. Kooper who are out there
tonight. Wherever they are, I wanna say greetings! I’m glad you could make it. Anyway this
is Mr. and Mrs. Kooper’s relative on keyboards over here. A man I’ve known for quite some
time now. I’m not gonna tell you his name but that’s him on keyboards. I should tell you
his name anyway. Al Kooper is his name. Played with me twenty years. Maybe some of you
heard of him, maybe some of you haven’t. A legend in his own time though. On the drums
tonight, Jimmy Lee Keltner from Tulsa, Oklahoma. From New Jersey, state of I think he’s
from, Ashbury Park, New Jersey, on the guitar, Steve Ripley. On the other guitar,
Fred Tackett. All right, on the guitar, bass guitar Tim Drummond. On the backing vocals,
Clydie, Regina, and Madelyn Quebec. On the other set of drums, also from New Jersey is
Arthur Rosoto. Give Arthur Rosoto a big hand. I hope I sung something on key tonight,
I really do. (at the end of In The Garden)

4 new songs (14%) compared to previous concert. 1 new song for this tour.

Stereo audience recording, 140 minutes.


File names & tags edited by Chopen, November 2009

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