Bob Dylan – I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Rich – 1984 European Tour

bob Dylan 1984 European Tour

Bob Dylan
1984 I’D RATHER BE LUCKY THAN BE RICH – REHEARSALS & EUROPEAN TOUR
Pink Panther Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

You have got to give Bob an A+ for getting hold of quality musicians.
Here we get John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (1969 version) alumini Mick Taylor & Colin Allen,
(with Mick Taylor having added to his CV being an ex-member of The Rolling Stones in the interim);
Faces legendary keyboard player Ian “MacHooligan” MacLagan;
Latin fusion guitarist Carlos Santana; & a relatively obscure American bass player named Greg Sutton.

So what happens when you put Bob together with blues purists & latin fusion – the shambolic 84 European Tour of course.

There was also a half-hearted attempt to integrate Joan Baez into the mess, but after a couple of failed attempts, she packed up & went home.

However, there is plenty of good music to keep you interested here & it is much better than the official Real Live album
mainly culled from the final two concerts in Wembley, London & Slane Castle, Ireland.

There are two very good sounding tapes from the circulating rehearsals in LA & Verona.

The concerts are more variable in performance & sound quality – when Mick Taylor is great he is really great,
but when he is off – oh well. Ian MacLagen’s keyboards are usually low in the sound mix, but not always –
there is some great electric piano to be heard here when the sound engineer turns him up.
& then there is Carlos Santana – if you think Mick Taylor is erratic, wait until you hear Carlos.

The setlists have a lot of surprises – while the shows have a large number of core songs,
this does not stop Bob from performing a lot of songs only occasionally.

There is also a lot of improvisation here – core songs get different treatments night after night – so the music is never boring.

Best concerts – Brussels, Goteborg, Offenbach & Nantes.

This tour is far better than many give it credit for – just stay away from the London & Slane “superstar” concerts.

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

104 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
49 different songs
21 concerts & 2 rehearsals are represented here (from the total of 27 concerts & 2 rehearsals)
8 hours & 30 minutes of music
1 bob

Beverly Theater
Los Angeles, California
23 May 1984

Rehearsal before tour

01.Maggie’s Farm
02.All Along The Watchtower
03.Just Like A Woman
04.When You Gonna Wake Up
05.Shelter From The Storm
06.Watered-Down Love
07.Masters Of War
08.Jokerman
09.Simple Twist Of Fate
10.Man Of Peace
11.I & I
12.Ballad Of A Thin Man
13.Heart Of Mine
14.Around And Around
15.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
16.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
17.Angel Of Rain (Almost Done)
18.Always On My Mind (Mark James/Johnny Christopher/Wayne Carson)
19.Every Grain Of Sand

LB-7910;
Angel Of Rain (Rattle Snake / RS-226);
Equipment: CD-R from source >
dBpowerAMP set to co0mpression level 6 > flac

Unidentified Studio
Verona, Italy
27 May 1984
Rehearsal before tour

20.Highway 61 Revisited
21.Girl Of The North Country
22.License To Kill
23.When You Gonna Wake Up?
24.To Ramona
25.Angel Of Rain (Almost Done)
26.Enough Is Enough
27.Dirty Lies
28.Why Do I Have To Choose? (Willie Nelson)
29.To Each His Own (Ray Evans – Jay Livingstone)

1-20 Carlos Santana (guitar) on:
Angel Of Rain,
Enough Is Enough,
Dirty Lies,
Why Do I Have To Choose?,
To Each His Own.

LB-6752;
Dirty Lies (Wanted Man / WMM 045-046)

Arena di Verona
Verona, Italy
29 May 1984

30.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

LB-1781;
Taper: Fendert (FD)

St. Pauli Stadion
Hamburg, West Germany
31 May 1984

31.Blowin’ In The Wind

LB-0881;
Taper: Christian Behren (CB)

Olympia Stadion
Munich, West Germany
3 June 1984

32.I Shall Be Released
33.Forever Young

Joan Baez (shared vocal & guitar) On I Shall Be Released.

Carlos Santana (guitar) on:
I Shall Be Released,
Forever Young.

LB-6753;
The Jokerman Has Just Left The Stadium (Sound Bites / SB001-2)

Sportpaleis Ahoy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
6 June 1984

34.Just Like A Woman

LB-3894;
Taper: SM;
Equipment: Transferred from first generation source >
(dBpowerAMP) flac

Stade de Schaerbeek Stadion
Brussels, Belgium
7 June 1984

35.I & I
36.License To Kill
37.It Ain’t Me, Babe
38.Tangled Up In Blue
39.Girl Of The North Country
40.Tombstone Blues

Carlos Santana (guitar) on:
Tombstone Blues.

LB-7098;
Still Walking Towards The Sun
(Southside Butcher Production)

Ullevi Stadion
Gothenburg, Sweden
9 June 1984

41.Jokerman
42.All Along The Watchtower
43.License To Kill
44.Mr Tambourine Man
45.It Ain’t Me, Babe
46.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
47.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
48.Masters Of War
49.Ballad Of A Thin Man
50.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
51.Love Minus Zero/No Limit

Carlos Santana (guitar) on:
Love Minus Zero / No Limit.

LB-6975;
A Dying Voice Within Me (Thinman / 072-73)

Stadion Bieberer Berg
Offenbach, West Germany
11 June 1984

52.Highway 61 Revisited
53.Maggie’s Farm
54.I & I
55.Ballad Of A Thin Man
56.Man Of Peace
57.Every Grain Of Sand
58.Like A Rolling Stone
59.Why Do I Have To Choose? (Willie Nelson)

Carlos Santana (guitar), Armando Peraja,

LB-1812

Waldb¸hne
West Berlin, West Germany
13 June 1984

60.Maggie’s Farm
61.Tangled Up In Blue
62.Like A Rolling Stone
63.Blowin’ In The Wind

Carlos Santana (guitar) on:
Blowin’ In The Wind.

LB-9857;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Transfer: JF;
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 Binaural mics >
Sony WM-TCD-5 Cassette Recorder;
JF Equipment: Cassette Masters >
Nakamichi CR-7A (manual azimuth adjustment) >
Adobe Audition > Flac

Wiener Stadthalle-Kiba
Vienna, Austria
14 June 1984

64.Heart Of Mine

Carlos Santana (guitar), Armando Peraja, Raul Rekow, Oresta Vilato (percussion) on Heart Of Mine.

LB-6301;
xref-01234;
Taper: Fendert (FD);

M¸ngersdorfer Stadion
Cologne, West Germany
16 June 1984

65.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

Carlos Santana (guitar) on Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues.

LB-9797;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
Equipment: my Tape > Tascam102 >
cooledit pro (normalisation, edits, fades) >
CDWave > CDR > EAC > traders little helper

Roma Palaeur
Rome, Italy
19 June 1984

66.Just Like A Woman
67.License To Kill
68.Simple Twist Of Fate

LB-2969

Roma Palaeur
Rome, Italy
21 June 1984

69.Desolation Row
70.I Shall Be Released

Carlos Santana (guitar) on:
I Shall Be Released.

LB-10784;
Taper: Legendary Taper B (LTB);
Sony ECM 150 t > Sony D6, cassette master > DAT – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Stadion San Siro
Milan, Italy
24 June 1984

71.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
72.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

Carlos Santana (guitar) on:
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat.

LB-0362

Estadio del Rayo Vallecano
Madrid, Spain
26 June 1984

73.Jokerman
74.License To Kill
75.Enough Is Enough
76.Mr Tambourine Man

LB-9860;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Remaster: JF December 2011;
Equipment LTD: Sennheiser MKE 2002 Binaural mics >
Sony WM-TCD-5 Cassette Recorder;
Equipment JF: Cassette Masters >
Nakamichi CR-7A (manual azimuth adjustment) >
Adobe Audition > Flac

Minestadio del F.C. Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
28 June 1984

77.I & I
78.Lay, Lady, Lay
79.Tombstone Blues

Carlos Santana (guitar) on:
Tombstone Blues.

LB-9861;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Remaster: JF;
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 Binaural mics >
Sony WM-TCD-5 Cassette Recorder;
JF Equipment: Cassette Masters >
Nakamichi CR-7A (manual azimuth adjustment) >
Adobe Audition > Flac

Stade Marcel Saupin
Nantes, France
30 June 1984

80.All Along The Watchtower
81.Just Like A Woman
82.Simple Twist Of Fate
83.Like A Rolling Stone
84.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
85.The Times They Are A-Changin’
86.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

Carlos Santana (guitar) on:
The Times They Are A-Changin’.
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Treain To Cry.

LB-9862;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Transfer: JF;
LTD Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 Binaural mics >
Sony WM-TCD-5 Cassette Recorder;
JF Equipment: Cassette Masters >
Nakamichi CR-7A (manual azimuth adjustment) >
Adobe Audition > Flac

Parc de Sceaux
Paris, France
1 July 1984

87.Tangled Up In Blue
88.Simple Twist Of Fate
89.Masters Of War
90.The Times They Are A-Changin’
91.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

Carlos Santana (guitar) on:
The Times They Are A-Changin’,
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.

Van Morrison (shared vocal & guitar) on:
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.

LB-9863;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Remaster: JF;
LTD Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 Binaural mics > Sony WM-TCD-5 Cassette Recorder;
JF Equipment: Cassette Masters >
Nakamichi CR-7A (manual azimuth adjustment) > Adobe Audition > Flac

Grenoble Alpexpo
Grenoble, France
3 July 1984

92.Ballad Of A Thin Man
93.When You Gonna Wake Up
94.Girl Of The North Country
95.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

Carlos Santana (guitar) on:
Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

LB-12141;
Taper: Net Taper B (NTB);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE-2002 Binaural Microphones >
Uher CR 240 AV Autoreverse > Maxell UD XL II Cassettes >
FLAC 0.6663 (22 files) > HungerCity 2010-02-14 by momo

St. James’ Park
Newcastle, England
5 July 1984

96.Mr Tambourine Man

Wembley Stadium
London, England
7 July 1984

97.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

Carlos Santana (guitar), Eric Clapton (guitar) on:
Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power).

LB-6759;
Real Live Outtakes 1984 (Yellow Cat / YC-022)

Slane Castle
Slane, Ireland
8 July 1984

98.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
99.To Ramona
100.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
101.Shelter From The Storm
102.With God On Our Side
103.Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison)
104.Blowin’ In The Wind

Carlos Santana (guitar) on:
Tupelo Honey,
Blowin’ In The Wind.

Van Morrison (shared vocal & guitar) on:
Tupelo Honey.

Bono & Leslie Dowdell (shared vocal) on Blowin’ In The Wind.

LB-2573;
Complete soundboard;
Incomplete concert

5 thoughts on “Bob Dylan – I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Rich – 1984 European Tour

  1. Yeah great work Mat – Monster collection, glad i’m not having to wait on FF for this one!

    I’ll have to revies my 84 gigs and sources to check i’ve got all the gigs and sources used here. On reflection i’m guessing that’s what you prob meant in your prev comment?

    1. I went through all the PP posts on Expecting Rain and quite a few of them now have dead links. I’ll look around at other places to get whats missing (and will wind up asking your help) but I had a though that if there are some Pink Panther comps that don’t seem to exist online anymore that it might be fun to try and piece them back together using the sources they list.

      Also I just really want all those sources anyways as Pink Panther has done all the leg work in determining which source are best.

  2. Yeah definitely if you can get the listings. Think it’s worth waiting a little bit to see what other other beauties Plumdusty may have in his cupboard first

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