Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – 1978 Far East Tour Compilation

bob Dylan - 1978 Far East Tour poster front

Bob Dylan
1978 FAR EAST TOUR
Pink Panther Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

Thanks to Nellie over at Expecting Rain for putting this compilation together. She included an enormous text file with a wealth of info in it. I have paired that down to the basic for the purpose of saving space in this post, but you can read it all in the download.

Statistics for this compilation (yes, lies, damn lies & statistics masquerading as facts)

71 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
45 different songs
12 concerts are represented here (from the total of 23 concerts) plus 5 Los Angeles pre-tour rehearsals.
5 hours & 20 minutes of music
1 bob

Rundown Studios
Santa Monica, California
30 December 1977
Rehearsals

01.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
02.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
03.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
04.If Not For You

LB-2801;
The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes (White Bear / 009-010-011-012)

Rundown Studios
Santa Monica, California
Early January 1978
Rehearsals for the Far East Tour.

05.You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

LB-2801;
The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes (White Bear / 009-010-011-012)

Rundown Studios
Santa Monica, California
January 1978
Rehearsals for the Far East Tour.

06.My Babe (trad.)
07.Like A Rolling Stone
08.Just Like A Woman
09.Blowin’ In The Wind
10.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
11.The Man In Me
12.You’re A Big Girl Now
13.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
14.I Threw It All Away
15.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
16.Maggie’s Farm
17.Ballad Of A Thin Man
18.Simple Twist Of Fate
19.To Ramona
20.If You See Her, Say Hello
21.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
22.Going, Going, Gone

LB-2801;
The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes (White Bear / 009-010-011-012)

Rundown Studios
Santa Monica, California
30 January 1978
Rehearsals for the Far East Tour.

23.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
24.Tomorrow Is A Long Time
25.The Times They Are A-Changin’
26.You’re A Big Girl Now
27.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
28.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
29.Forever Young

LB-2801;
The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes (White Bear / 009-010-011-012)

Rundown Studios
Santa Monica, California
1 February 1978
Rehearsals for the Far East Tour.

30.Repossession Blues (Roland James)
31.One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
32.Girl Of The North Country

LB-2801;
The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes (White Bear / 009-010-011-012)

Nippon Budokan Hall
Tokyo, Japan
20 February 1978

33.Something There Is About You

LB-7290;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
from LK 78 series

Nippon Budokan Hall
Tokyo, Japan
21 February 1978

34.Lonesome Bedroom Blues (Ernest “Buddy” Wilson)

LB-11035;
Live In Japan Vol.2 (Tarantura / TCDBD-2A & 2B)
4cd boxset

Matsushita Denki Taiikukan
Hirakata City
Osaka Fu, Japan
24 February 1978

35.Repossession Blues (Roland James)
36.If You See Her, Say Hello
37.Maggie’s Farm
38.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
39.Just Like A Woman
40.Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
41.All Along The Watchtower
42.Forever Young

LB-11745

Matsushita Denki Taiikukan
Hirakata City
Osaka Fu, Japan
25 February 1978

43.One Too Many Mornings

LB-3186;
Osaka 1978 (Thinman / 009-010)

Matsushita Denki Taiikukan
Hirakata City
Osaka Fu, Japan
26 February 1978

44.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
45.I Donít Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
46.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
47.I Shall Be Released

LB-4386

Nippon Budokan Hall
Tokyo, Japan
28 February 1978

48.Is Your Love In Vain?

LB-4141

Nippon Budokan Hall
Tokyo, Japan
1 March 1978

49.Shelter From The Storm
50.Girl Of The North Country
51.One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
52.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

Concert # 8 of the 1978 Far East Tour.

LB-10930;
Martial Arena (Reel Master / REMA-003-004)

Nippon Budokan Hall
Tokyo, Japan
3 March 1978

53.Tomorrow Is A Long Time

LB-11856

Festival Hall
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
12 March 1978

54.Like A Rolling Stone
55.Blowin’ In The Wind
56.I Want You

LB-7318;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
from LK 78 series

Festival Hall
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
15 March 1978

57.Love Her With A Feeling (Tampa Red)
58.Mr Tambourine Man
59.I Threw It All Away
60.Ballad Of A Thin Man
61.To Ramona
62.Simple Twist Of Fate
63.The Man In Me
64.All I Really Want To Do

LB-1025;
Soundboard

Myer Music Bowl
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
22 March 1978

65.I’m A Steady Rolling Man (Robert Johnson)

LB-1058;
Compiler: Jason Hart;
Project ’78

Sportsground
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 April 1978

66.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
67.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
68.Going, Going, Gone
69.You’re A Big Girl Now
70.The Times They Are A-Changin’
71.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

LB-6528;
Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt (No Label / Matrix BD 6893 A-B-C-D);
Transfer: JTT;
Audience recording (incomplete);
Equipment: Very Good Vinyl > Technics SL-110/SME 3009 Series 111/Goldring G1010 >
Onkyo P-304 Pre Amp > Soundforge 9 > FLAC Level 6 Align on sector boundaries

6 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – 1978 Far East Tour Compilation

  1. Nice. Good start Mat. This is the one (along with ‘part 5′ (US Nov/Dec) I didn’t find on g101 or plumdusty’s. It’d be quite a set if we can pin ’em all down

    Thanks for posting

    1. I downloaded everything I could from expecting rain and a few from other blogs and I’ve got a couple of torrents going. Once I get those up we can see where we stand. I was kind of thinking about trying to find all the sources for what we don’t have and trying to recreate them.

  2. Good stuff, as far as 78 Pink Panter is concerned, it’s only part 5 to be tracked down. If you haven’t found 2 (LA) 3 (EUROPE) and 4 (US Fall ‘Fourrth time around’) they are all on Plumdusty.
    noping there is an early 90 Us, Rio, Paris Hammersmith etc from current best soures lurking about somewhere. Got most of it several times over, just be nice to have the benefit of the research (best sources/versions etc) I’m just too lazy about these things to do the legwork myself!
    Most of the time I can live quite happily with their choices I find
    Let me know if you need any from me, down the line

    1. I love to listen to these.

      real sad she decided against re sharing via torrent sites. I kinda blame our (and my-) self, it all got a bit too.. for a while – trying to share a good thing, (but you did warn… ) my fault too, well for sure.

      Thanks very much for these for own listening enjoyment. that’s the main thing. very much appreciated!

      oh, sorta ps. pink pant(h)er. a typo, I think.

      Rod

      1. I did get permission from Nellie to repost all this on my blog. I don’t know the whole story on why she doesn’t dig it being reposted on torrents, but she did so much work on this stuff I won’t complain.

        Thanks for the heads up on the typo.

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