Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Like Me Yet, 1998 Summer Tour of Europe

Bob Dylan - Stockholm - 1998-06-09

Bob Dylan
1998 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING LIKE ME YET
The Summer Tour of Europe
Pink Panther Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

premium never ending tour material by any measure.
bob might have survived histoplasmosis, but the “rock star” did die in mid-1997.
1998 was when bob started to get serious & grow up.
there is a great diversity of opinion about the 1998 european tour – some love it & some hate it

compare the gopherstick & andrew muir reviews of individual concerts
– both these people are very knowledgable about bob & their opinions differ wildly
– you can’t say one is right & one is wrong – it’s all about perception.

we also need to remember we are listening mainly to digital tapes recorded close to the stage here
– the live audience experience is a different thing altogether

the reality is that you have to listen to all the 33 concerts if you want to make sense of it – all shows are different

bob played a huge number of songs across his entire catalogue – it was anything but a TOOM promotion
– only Cold Irons Bound & Love Sick appeared most nights.

bob is obviously working to some sort of plan here

mainly fantastic sound & even more fantastic performances.

sony might like to consider dublin 1998 for a bootleg series release one day – it only circulates in very poor sound

100% lossless FLAC from best available sound sources.

Statistics for this compilation

81 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
81 different songs
26 concerts
7 hours & 55 minutes of music
1 bob

all 81 songs appear in this compilation

Statistics for the 1998 European Tour

30 May to 12 July (44 calendar days)

33 concerts

i’m not normally into statistics but this tour leg is astonishing:

81 different songs were played in 33 concerts (if you include Happy Birthday)

* 7 songs were played more than 25 times
* 8 songs were played more than 15 times
* 13 songs were played more than 10 times
* 26 songs were played more than 5 times
* 14 songs were played only 3 times
* 11 songs were played twice
* 22 songs were played once!! (think about it)
* All Along The Watchtower was played 6 times
* Like A Rolling Stone was not played at all

N¸rburgring
N¸rburg, Germany
30 May 1998
Rock Am Ring Festival

1.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
2.Cocaine Blues (trad.)
3.Mr Tambourine Man
4.Watching The River Flow
5.Ballad Of A Thin Man

LB-5424;
Taper: zimmy21;
Equipment : AKG Stereo Microphones > Sony D8 DAT Recorder >
Pioneer CD recorder > PC > EAC > Wav > Flac Frontend > Flac

Center Stage
Frankenstadion
Nurnberg, Germany
31 May 1998
Rock Im Park Festival

6.Lay, Lady, Lay
7.Tough Mama
8.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
9.Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia – Robert Hunter – John Dawson)
10.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

LB-6113;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 > TASCAM DA-40 >
professional >WaveTerminal > HD > ssrc >, WaveLab 6 > dBpoweramp > md5summer

Messehalle 7
Leipzig, Germany
2 June 1998

11.Maggie’s Farm
12.Shelter From The Storm

LB-6457;
Taper: Bach;
Lineage: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz > WaveTerminal >
HD > WaveLab 6 > convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Waldb¸hne
Berlin, Germany
3 June 1998

13.Everything Is Broken
14.If You See Her, Say Hello
15.Under The Red Sky
16.Not Dark Yet
17.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

LB-6440;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz >WaveTerminal >
HD > WaveLab 6 >, convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Stadthalle
Rostock, Germany
4 June 1998

18.What Good Am I? (The Pink Panther Source that I have is corrupt, I substituted in this song from LB-04470 – Mat)
19.Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan/Richard Manuel)
20.You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
21.My Back Pages
22.It Ain’t Me, Babe

LB-5734;
Taper: Net Taper I (NTI);
Equipment: OKMII > portable Sony DATrecorder – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Sibbarps Strand
Malmˆ, Sweden
6 June 1998
Brofastivalen

23.Pretty Peggy-O (trad.)
24.Positively 4th Street
25.Roving Gambler (trad.)
26.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

LB-4847

Frognerbadet
Oslo, Norway
7 June 1998
Norwegian Wood Festival

27.White Dove (Carter Stanley)

LB-8116

Globe Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
9 June 1998

28.Every Grain Of Sand
29.Desolation Row
30.One Too Many Mornings
31.This Wheel’s On Fire

LB-6920;
At the Globe Arena (Crystal Cat / CC 464-66)

Scandinavium
Gˆteborg, Sweden
10 June 1998

32.To Be Alone With You
33.Man In The Long Black Coat
34.Born In Time
35.The Times They Are A-Changin’
36.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
37.She Belongs To Me
38.’Til I Fell In Love With You

LB-3033;
Source: Unreleased Crystal Cat audio disks > (Audio Catalyst) wav > (flacfrontend) flac8

Forum
Copenhagen, Denmark
11 June 1998

39.All Along The Watchtower
40.Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
41.Shooting Star
42.Masters Of War
43.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
44.Tangled Up In Blue
45.Can’t Wait
46.Blind Willie McTell
47.Highway 61 Revisited

LB-6308;
Taper: MM;
Equipment: Marantz mics > portable DATrecorder – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Freileichtb¸hne
Stadtpark
Hamburg, Germany
12 June 1998

48.I Want You
49.Oh Babe, It Ain’t No Lie (Elizabeth Cotton)

LB-6465;
Taper: Net Taper F (NTF);
Equipment: OKMII > portable Sony DATrecorder – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > Wavelab, levels raised > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Stadthalle
Bremen, Germany
14 June 1998

50.You’re A Big Girl Now
51.John Brown

LB-5505;
Taper: Net Taper I (NTI);
Equipment: OKMII > portable Sony DATrecorder – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
wavelab > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Sportpaleis Ahoy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
15 June 1998

52.Make You Feel My Love

LB-4490

Grugahalle
Essen, Germany
16 June 1998

53.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

LB-6454;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz > WaveTerminal >
HD > WaveLab 6 > convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Forest National
Brussels, Belgium
17 June 1998

54.License To Kill
55.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
56.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

LB-4319;
Taper: zimmy21;
Equipment: AKG Stereo Microphones > Sony TCD-D8 DAT Recorder >
Pioneer CD recorder > PC > EAC > Wav > Flac Frontend > Flac

Newcastle Arena
Newcastle, England
20 June 1998

57.Gotta Serve Somebody
58.If Not For You
59.Cold Irons Bound
60.Simple Twist Of Fate
61.To Ramona
62.Forever Young
63.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

LB-6947;
Jack The Cowboy Went Up North (Shadow Blaster / SB 01-02)

Hall 4
S.E.C.C.
Glasgow, Scotland
21 June 1998

64.Boots Of Spanish Leather
65.Blowin’ In The Wind

LB-4637;
Equipment: DAT clone(s) > Sony DAT Deck DTC-59 ES >
Marantz PMD 670 Professional > SanDisc 2.0 GB CompactFlash Card >
Peak Pro 4.14 (sector boundaries) > Xact 1.59 > FLACs

The Arena
Sheffield, England
23 June 1998

66.Just Like A Woman

LB-8617;
Taper: Bt;
Equipment: DPA 4061 microphones and Sony TCD-100 DAT recorder >
Original Master DAT > GINA24 digital sound card > PC (Audacity) >
CD Wave > FLAC > MD5 created by MD5summer

NEC Arena
National Exhibition Center
Birmingham, England
24 June 1998

67.Girl Of The North Country
68.Mama, You Been On My Mind
69.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
70.Love Sick

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Van Morrison (vocal & harmonica).

LB-6921;
Bette Davies Style (no label / NECZIM 001-002)

Wembley Arena
London, England
27 June 1998

71.Tomorrow Is A Long Time

LB-6921;
Bette Davies Style (no label / NECZIM 001-002)

Le Zenith
Paris, France
30 June 1998

72.Happy Birthday

LB-4959;
Taper: LTJ;
Equipment: DAT clone(s) > Sony DAT Deck DTC-59 ES > Marantz PMD 670 Professional >
SanDisc 2.0 GB CompactFlash Card > Peak Pro 4.14 (tracking) > Xact 1.59 > FLACs

The Forum
Dijon, France
1 July 1998

73.Seeing The Real You At Last
74.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
75.I & I

LB-5181;
Taper: Legendary Taper J (LTJ);
Equipment: DAT clone(s) > Sony DAT Deck DTC-59 ES >
Marantz PMD 670 Professional > SanDisc 2.0 GB CompactFlash Card >
Peak Pro 4.14 (tracking) > Xact 1.59 > FLAC

Stravinsky Hall
Montreux, Switzerland
3 July 1998
32nd Montreux Jazz Festival

76.The Man In Me

LB-6472;
Taper: Bach;
Lineage: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz >WaveTerminal > HD > WaveLab 6 >
convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer.

Castello Scaligero
Villafranca, Italy
4 July 1998

77.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
78.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
79.I’ll Remember You

LB-6450;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit)
> TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz >WaveTerminal > HD > WaveLab 6 >
convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

La Scalinata
Rome, Italy
5 July 1998

80.Rank Strangers To Me (A. Brumley)

LB-6453;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz > WaveTerminal >
HD > WaveLab 6 > convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Racetrack
Frauenfeld
Z¸rich, Switzerland
12 July 1998
Out In The Green Festival

81.I Shall Be Released

LB-4632;
Taper: Vito;
Equipment: OKM II R > Sony DAT TCD D-100

13 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Like Me Yet, 1998 Summer Tour of Europe

  1. I put this in the notes, but since there are so many of them I want to add it again here. For song 18, What Good Am I, the FLAC seems to be corrupted, at least I couldn’t convert it to MP3 so I added in the song from another source on the same date. I added this new source to the FLAC files as well, but also kept the “bad” one in case any one is able to correct it.

  2. Basically I am a completist and I search for every show of every year (quite successfully, I dare to say). But compilation like this, which bring the general atmosphere of the period, are very welcome. Thank you for this and for all Dylan (and also Grateful Dead) you are posting.

    1. I’m with you. I’m trying to collect all the Bob shows in existence but these comps are a fun way to get a good feel for a year and to listen to the best songs without trudging through the bad ones

  3. Amazing that 97-200 is so consistently ex, and so varied across the years. Wouldn’t pick 98 as my fav of the years, but really good solid stuff anyhow. Prob best enjoyed like this, the sets weren’t particularly long with the dual bill. Just a shame that more of the Van sets don’t circulate. Amazing how many of the die-hard Dylan tapers aren’t really interested in Van, or anyone else really! Was true even in 74, with so many Band sets so poorly recorded compared to Bob. More forgivable in those days i suppose with 70s machines and reels, and especially 70s batteries

    1. And its still happening today. I had trouble finding recordings of the other bands from that Americanarama tour from a few years back. Blows my mind that folks will come and record Dylan but nobody else the plays with him.

  4. Plea for help!
    amazon just won’t work for me (been discussed in the past), and for these files (and/or currently)
    even any kind of “resume download” seems no longer to be an option. I can usually live with this
    as it turns out – after all I have plenty of Dead etc to listen to, so it’s just a fact of life…

    But I really would like the MP3 of this comp.
    If any kind soul could upload (briefly) the MP3’s to Media fire or Zippy share it would be greatly
    appreciated – perhaps you will find yourself rewarded in heaven! Nothing is certain.

    My connection is rubbish but I was thinking it might not be a big hassle for somebody with
    broadband etc ??

    Just asking, no problem if not 🙂
    Cheers
    the real, original Tony
    thanks

  5. WOW !!
    thank you Mat.
    after 50 years of listening I’ve reached the conclusion that the last few years of
    the 20th Century represent the ultimate Dylan as singer of songs. (Sure there
    are other, smaller peaks like 76 scattered about). By this time he inhabits songs
    with a sly, world-weary maturity and knowledge, and an ability to communicate
    this, rarely equalled I would imagine.
    And these comps are excellent, the picks very well chosen indeed. Especially to be
    valued when you just can’t remember which shows you like and which have your
    favourite performances of that special song, etc etc !!
    🙂

  6. Thanks for the substitution for song 18, What Good Am I? It fits in well. I had no luck playing or converting the original. What a great year! What a great comp! Thanks Mat

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