Upgrade Bonanza: Bob Dylan & The Dead – Noblesville, IN (08/05/03)

bob dylan - the dead - noblesville 2003

Bob Dylan & The Dead
Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
Noblesville Indiana USA
Aug 5 2003

Download Bob Dylan Set: FLAC/MP3

Download The Dead Set: FLAC/MP3

I previously posted The Dead show in MP3 only. This is the first time I’ve ever posted the Dylan show. – Mat

Bob Dylan

Tombstone Blues
If You see Her Say Hello
Tweedlee Dee
Highway 61
Bye and Bye
Wicked Messenger
Tears of Rage
Honest With Me
Summer Days
Rainy Day Women
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl*
Ballad of a Thin Man*
Oh Boy*

*w/The Dead

Source: LB-8930
clone from master dat
very nice sound

The Dead

Disc 1
Set 1:
1.) Intro Jam >
2.) Playin’ In the Band >
3.) U.S. Blues >
4.) Stagger Lee
5.) Good Morning Little Schoolgirl*
6.) Ballad of a Thin Man*
7.) Oh Boy*
8.) Baba Jingo
9.) He’s Gone
10.) Unbroken Chain

Disc 2
Set 2:
1.) Intro
2.) Weather Report Prelude > Weather Report Suite >
3.) Let It Grow >
4.) The Eleven >
5.) Wings of Yesterday^ >

Disc 3
1.) Drumz >
2.) Terrapin Station >
3.) Morning Dew^ >
4.) Terrapin Station >
5.) Sugar Magnolia
6.) Organ Donor Rap
7.) E: Attics Of My Life

Source: AKG 393 (DIN 90deg, 17cm, -10db) > Da-P1 (-20db)

Transfer: Da-P1 > UA-5 > Sound Forge 6.0 > CDWave > FLAC (re-transfer done 07-19-2004)

Location: TS – DFC. The section was back at least 30 feet from the
normal position. They had just laid down fresh sod and
it was a mess up in the normal section.

Taper: Sean Madigan – email: sm6325@yahoo.com

Comment: * with Dylan on keyboards & vocal. ^ Joan Osborne, lead vocals

Note(s):

1.) I cut approximately 30secs of tuning and snare drum hits from the beginning of set I so I could fit it all
on one 80min CD. I felt this was inconsequential, but if you would like this material, email me and
I’ll hook you up with it.

2.) There are fireworks at numerous time points. I did not correct for any of these “pops”.

3.) There was no optimal place to cut from disc 2 to disc 3. I liked the transition
from Drumz > Terrapin, so I preserved that.

4.) This particular set of FLACs is a re-transfer of my original source which was done via
an analog connection through a SBLive card. While I realize the UA-5 transfer is not bit-perfect,
it is a huge step up from my original source. Enjoy!

Personal Note (s):

My brief impressions:

This was a great show to have attended and my favorite of the year. As for the first set, The Playin’ > US Blues combo
was vibrant and alive as ever. Jimmy was on fire on this particular occasion. The Stagger Lee was fun, but Bobby forget
the words. I won’t comment on the Dylan as I don’t care too much for him, other than the Oh Boy was rockin’. Concerning
Dylan, future readers of this might want to know that taping Dylan during his own set on this tour was strictly prohibited.
His crew actually came back to the section to make sure our rigs were unplugged during his opening performances. He was
recorded every night regardless. The He’s Gone was moving, and I felt that Bobby did the song justice.
The Unbroken Chain…well listen for yourself.

Set II was simply amazing! Of particular interest was the WRS. This song shined, even if the LIG was somewhat
lacking with a drawn out jam and a mediocre final chorus. Now, the Terrapin > Morning Dew > Terrapin is perhaps
some of the best “The Dead” I have ever heard. Even though Phil sang it (adding that familiar Frankenstein-like effect),
the Terrapin was powerful. The transition into Morning Dew was subtle and I was F**kin glued to the music at this point!
Joan’s performance on this song was inspirational and touching. A lot of the old heads hated this, but I was
sincerely touched by this performance. The transition back into Terrapin was also subtle and not at all in your face.
To top it off, the Sugar Mag was fun and light-hearted, as needed after such a heavy run of jams.

Just my 2 Cents!

Sean Madigan – 07-19-2004

4 thoughts on “Upgrade Bonanza: Bob Dylan & The Dead – Noblesville, IN (08/05/03)

    1. This was my first time I ever saw Dylan live. At the time I was more of a Dead fan than Dylan and my memory of the show is that neither act was very good. Dylan’s voice was really raspy (even moreso than usual for him) and The Dead were having an off night.

      Part of the problem while I was there was that I was way back in the field and all the people around me were there to party, not listen.

      I’ve not sat down with these tapes in their entirety but a spot listen shows that it was better than my memory suggests.

      1. Been there. Like watching people at a show, isn’t it?

        The shows I had bad seats for and which were also bootlegged frequently reveal the same thing to me.

        The lesson? Seats matter.

  1. Absolutely. Also one of the reasons I tend to stay away from big stadium style shows. That does mean I don’t always get to see the big named acts, but a smallish theatre with good seats makes the music so much better.

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