Repost Bonanza: Bob Dylan – San Francisco, CA (11/16/79)


Bob Dylan
Fox Theatre
San Francisco, CA.
16 November 1979.

Download: FLAC/MP3

If I Got My Ticket Lord*
Its Gonna Rain *
Do Lord, Remember Me*
Look Up and Live by Faith*
Oh Freedom!*
This Train*

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
Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One
God Uses Ordinary People
Gonna Change My Way of Thinking
Do Right To Me Baby
Solid Rock
Saving Grace
What Can I Do For You
In The Garden
Blessed Be The Name
Pressing On

Source 1:

From an offmaster copy of the audience recording by Legendary Taper E.

I believe this show was torrented earlier (in an upgraded form as I remember). I decided to
seed this offmaster so as to provide a complete documentation of LTE’s recording
of the Warfield shows. If you previously downloaded the bit torrent for 11-16-79, then
perhaps you will not wish to download this one (I must hasten to add that I have not done
a comparison listening of this recording and the recently circulating version).

Source 2:

Missing Solid Rock – Trouble in Mind

Contract with the Lord
Manufacturer: Silver Rarities
Catalog No.: SIRA 12
Released: 1990

This is an excellent audience recording of a great show from Dylan’s gospel period. His heart is in this one.

Source 3:
A Better Contract
Tambourine Man Records TMR-001/002

Includes these tracks from April 22, 1976 from the Starlight Ballroom, Bellevue
Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, Florida

Mr. Tambourine Man
The Times They Are A-Changin”
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Seven Days
Blowin’ In The Wind
I Dreamed I Saw St, Augustine
Diamonds And Rust

All tracks recorded
commercial bootleg>unclekurty’s wallet>eac>wav>shn(seekable)

Source 4:


Recieved a copy of this from the “Unofficial Bob Dylan Free Tape Library”
quite a few years ago, and here’s what the website owner said regarding this

A very good audience recording of an outstanding performance. I’m a little
uneasy about the acuracy of the venue, though. The audience sounds receptive
and enthusiastic as one might expect from one of the four World Vision
International benifits at Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica that started a
couple of days later. Additionally, The set order doesn’t quite agree with
Bjorner’s Chronicles. However, Olof attributes No Man Righteous to the 15th
in his table so one has to question the accuracy of other entries.
Unfortunately, the tape is compromised by an abrupt clipping of the end of
In The Garden. Still well worth having, if only for the very rare (the only
other performance I’m aware of being on May 7th the following year) No Man

Regarding my suspicions as to the attributed venue, on 10/07/97 John D.
Baldwin wrote: “I think I have solved the mystery of the venue for the
gospel tape you provided for me through the library, dated by you 11/16/79.
It is indeed the last Warfield show, rather than one of the Santa Monica
shows. The clue is in Dylan’s rap prior to his performance of Solid Rock:
“They hold my records so long, you might hear [the song Solid Rock] a
month from now, maybe a year from now, but remember, whenever you do,
remember you heard it first right here.

“Now [illegible] San Francisco is a great town and you know there are a
lot of things wrong with it, but there are a lot of people here that we love.
And we’re gonna miss it, too!”

The beginning of the second comment is obscured by audience applause
generated by the first comment, but he clearly utters the words “San
Francisco.” Even if those words were inaudible, the remainder of his
comment indicates that this is the final date of the Warfield residency.
It would not be appropriate for Dylan to refer to “a lot of things wrong”
with a city like Santa Monica, and because he played in Santa Monica for
only four days, it seems to me unlikely that he would make a big deal
about missing the place at the end of such a short stay. (I’m assuming
that the whole tape represents a single concert, which I have no reason
to doubt, rather than performances from two or more dates edited together.)
As far as the enthusiasm of the crowd is concerned, Paul Williams in his
book “Dylan – What Happened?” clearly states that the audiences at the
Fox Warfield grew more and more enthusiastic as the residency went on
(though Williams apparently did not catch this particular show). It is
also very possible that many San Francisco-based “born-again people” found
out about the Dylan show, went on the last night to see what the fuss was
about, and liked what they heard, although these people clearly do not
represent the entire audience.”

Source 5:

* Includes these songs which are only on this source.

Bob Menke Recording: Nak 700 cassette master > 1st gen cassette (front balcony)

Charlie Miller DSD Transfer: 1st gen cassette (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Tascam DA-3000 (DSF 1-bit/5.8 MHz) -> KORG AudioGate 4 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2.1 -> FLAC 24/96

Edited & Mastered by Joe Noel:
Flac 24/96 > Audacity > Flac 24/96
May 1, 2018

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