Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Stockholm, Sweden (05/21/89)

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Bob Dylan
Stockholm, Sweden
Globe Arena
28 May 1989

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01. The Times They Are A-Changin’
02. Hey La La (Hey La La)
03. All Along the Watchtower
04. Simple Twist of Fate
05. Ballad Of A Thin Man
06. Highway 61 Revisited
07. Mr. Tambourine Man
08. It Ain’t Me, Babe
09. Eileen Aroon
10. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

01. Silvio
02. When Did You Leave Heaven?
03. Like A Rolling Stone
04. Boots of Spanish Leather
05. Maggie’s Farm

3 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Stockholm, Sweden (05/21/89)

  1. So interesting to compare this gig with the 95 effort below. Here a far superior band hits a delicious groove from the off. Bob starts very shakey and patchy, before finally catching them up and turning in a decent performance with a fairly strong ending. In the Bethlehem 95 gig, a much more musically limited lineup (guitar, drums) struggle to match bob who is clearly in the mood. The second track ‘Lay Lady Lay’ gives the best indication. The band start expecting the usual ‘Wham Bam, Thank You M’am’ arrangement, instead Bob has something altogether more tender and meaningful in mind, requiring an immediate tempo (and key) change. Not a big fan of 95 generally, however whilst this lineup is perfectly adequate for pumping out festival sets of the classics and rock arrangements o’Down In The Flood’ etc, JJ Jackson is clearly operating at his limit here and struggles to avoid repetition in his phrasing as Bob seeks to extract every ounce of juice from each track, Watchtower in particular suffers. Winston Watson, like his predecessor cannot match the subtle beat and tempo changes of Mr Parker. Boy I really miss those shuffle beats, especially on the 60s material. The 95 lineup played a ridiculous number of gigs with Bob, a real never ending tour. However they hit a brick wall in terms of performance and just plateau’d off. By comparison the 89 band, grooved from the 88 tour just kept getting better as a unit, until Bob himself fell apart in early ’91 and was simply ‘unbackable’

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