New Source Bonanza: Bob Dyan – Helsinki, Finand (05/30/89)

Bob Dylan - European Tour '89

Bob Dylan
Helsinki, Finland
30 May 1989

Download: FLAC/MP3

Sources 2, 3 are new.

01. Subterranean Homesick Blues
02. Confidential
03. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
04. Just Like A Woman
05. Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
06. All Along the Watchtower
07. To Ramona
08. Mr. Tambourine Man
09. Eileen Aroon
10. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

01. Silvio
02. In the Garden
03. Like A Rolling Stone
04. The Times They Are A-Changin’
05. Maggie’s Farm

Concert # 74 of The Never-Ending Tour. Third concert of the 1989 Tour Of Europe.

Concert # 74 with the first Never-Ending Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar), Kenny Aaronson (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

First performance of Confidential.

Source 1:

Taper: Legendary Taper: D
Lineage: Sennheiser MKE 2002 >Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) >DAT 48kHz >
Hard Drive >ssrc 44.1kHz >wave convert to >flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) >md5summer

Source 2:

from shn download phil’s ftp server 11/00; very good to excellent sound; loss of continuity t8 5:49 & t15 4:0x probably splicig in another source; pop at end of cdr

Source 3:

SOURCE : AUD recording of unknown generation
NOTES : very good+ sound, hard edit between t8-9 followed by tracks perhaps from another source(?),
track break between t9-10

Excerpts from “Performing Artist, 1986*1990 & beyond” by Paul Williams, p. 215 – 218 —

The third show, however, in Helsinki, Finland, May 30, sounds terrific. Dylan’s vocals and his
harmonica playing are exemplary, and his rapport with the band, and with co-guitarist Smith on
the acoustic songs, seems much improved over many of the 1988 shows. Helsinki is a tape worth
pursuing (imagine a version of “All Along the Watchtower”” noteworthy just for the excellence
and inventiveness of the harmonica parts) and, along with Athens (the last show of the
European leg, June 28), a solid example of the spring ’89 tour at its best. The Never Ending
Tour was starting to do what it would do well for at least another thirteen years: provide
accidental art able to please and to speak to listeners miles and years away from the space-
time location of the original performance. (p. 215)

Even though Dylan could barely be seen by the Helsinki crowd under his big hood on the darkened
stage in May 1989, he presumably could see and hear them – and listening to the tape of this
show you can feel him responding to their presence (and to his ideas about their ability and
willingness to react spontaneously) as he expresses himself very freely through his band and his
voice and his harmonica playing… (p. 218)

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