Bob Dylan – Dublin, Ireland (06/04/89)

BOB DYLAN
Simmonscourt
R.D.S.
Dublin
Ireland
June 4th 1989

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Subterranean Homesick Blues
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
Masters Of War
Simple Twist Of Fate
Ballad Of Hollis Brown
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Barbara Allen
It Ain’t Me, Babe
To Ramona
Silvio
In The Garden
Like A Rolling Stone
One Too Many Mornings
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door *
Maggie’s Farm *

*w/Bono on vocals

Source 1: LB-6445
Audience Recording

SOURCE: Low Generation Cassette (TDK AR90, Dolby B) (JG) > Akai GX95 (Dolby B) >
Line in to Soundforge 9 > FLAC Level 6 align on sector boundaries

Mastered by JTT, August 2008

Source 2: LB-2478

(80min), version “a”; not much above 19k; upgrade over previous version; level fluctuations at begin of d1t1; very good sound [B]

has some occasional stray squeaks maybe someone with a camera near the mics or tape deterioration (seem to be similar but more than on previous recording); levels come up for 3 seconds d2t4 2:36 and overload

Source 3: LB-10916

(Thinman-133/134)

Review:
Bob Dylan started touring Europe on the Never Ending Tour in the spring of 1989 with three shows in Scandinavia. The first
in the UK were two dates in Dublin, Ireland, on June 3rd and June 4th at the Simmonscourt. Because Dylan skipped Ireland on
the Temples In Flames tour, these are the first Irish concert since he ended the 1984 tour in Slane.

For such important gigs Simmonscourt 1989 on Thinman is the first silver pressed edition of either of the two Dublin
concerts. The tape used for the June 4th is very upfront and excellent quality and contains the entire gig. There is a
tape flip before ìIt Ainít Me Babeî but no music is lost.

The tape begins with the mc speaking about the exits and that no taping of the gig is allowed (and luckily one brave soul
defied the rule) before Dylan hits the stage with a fiery ìSubterranean Homesick Blues.î G.E. Smith gets so carried away
with the guitar solo in the middle that he starts playing ìThe Last Timeî by the Rolling Stones. And the following songs
continue in the same incendiary manner with stage crushing versions of ìMasters Of War,î ìBallad Of Hollis Brownî and
ìStuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again.î

It isnít until his three song acoustic set that things calm down. For the mid-set excursion he plays the traditional
ìBarbara Allenî (making itís European tour debut), ìItí Ainít Me Babeî and a fascinating version of ìTo Ramona.î

The show seems to end way too soon after three more songs. ìSilvioî sounds great with Smith sharing the vocals but the set
closer ìLike A Rolling Stoneî sounds rushed. ìOne Too Many Morningsî is performed acoustically with lush guitar fills by
Smith. The proceed with ìKnockiní On Heavenís Doorî before the band comes in and are joined by surprise guest Bono of U2.
His presence isnít announced, but the audience cheer in the middle of the song when he walks on stage strumming an acoustic
guitar and getting in some lines to the song. Itís natural that Bono join in on this song since it had been a part of U2’s
set.Bono stays on stage for a full band heavy metal arrangement of ìMaggieís Farm,î except he responds to Dylanís ìI ainít
gonna work on Maggieís farm no moreî with ìThere ainít no work on Charlieís farm no moreî referring to Irelandís Prime
Minister Charlie Haughy. Thinman package Simmonscourt 1989 in a double slimline jewel case with very thick paper inserts
giving it a professional and classy looking production.

Source 4: LB-2470

(78min), good sound [C+]; some hiss; Bono on guest vocals for t14, t15

occasional stray claps/pops during first 5 minutes and at beginning of t9; has noticable small gaps between some of the tracks such as t7, t8, t9

Source 5: LB-7214

(54min+31min), 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; bittorrent download 02/09; same recording as LB-2478 based on same clapping wavs at end of d1t9; in comparison this has a little harsher fuller sound, ; very good to excellent sound [B+]

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