Bob Dylan – Houston, TX (01/25/76)

Bob Dylan
Houston, Texas
Houston Astrodrome
25 January 1976

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01 – When I Paint My Masterpiece
02 – Maggie’s Farm
03 – One Too Many Mornings
04 – Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan-Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
05 – I Threw It All Away
06 – Isis (Bob Dylan-Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
07 – Positively 4th Street

08 – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
09 – Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan-Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
10 – One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
11 – Sara
12 – Lay Lady Lay
13 – Just Like A Woman
14 – Hurricane (Bob Dylan-Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
15 – Ride ‘Em Jewboy (Kinky Friedman)

The second Hurricane Carter benefit concert, “Night Of The Hurricane 2”
Guam, The Rolling Thunder Revue Band:
Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal),
Bob Neuwirth (guitar),
Scarlet Rivera (violin),
T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar),
Roger McGuinn (guitar),
Mick Ronson (guitar),
Rob Stoner (bass),
Steven Soles (guitar),
David Mansfield (steel guitar, mandolin, violin, dobro),
Howie Wyeth (drums),
Joe Vitale (drums).
Ringo Starr (guest appearance on drums)

1-7, 9-15 Guam,
8 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).
1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).
15 Kinky Friedman (vocal).

BobTalk:
– Thank you, we want to introduce you to someone in our band, heís come here from England, a fine person and a very good guitar player,
Mr. Mick Ronson. (after Isis).
– Everybody recognizes this is Scarlet Rivera standing over here on our right, give her a hand – we also have three drummers, Howie Wyeth,
this is Ringo Starr. (before I Threw It All Away).
– This is an underground song, underground – (before One More Cup Of Coffee).

Notes
– This is a show in transition between the first and the second Rolling Thunder Revue tours. Some arrangements will be used later in
1976 and some remain from the 1975 tour.
– Dylan starts I Threw It All Away before switching to One Too Many Mornings, who has the additional lyrics “Iíve no right to leave and youíve no right
to stay, weíre just one too many mornings and a thousand miles away.”
– First known live version of Positively 4th Street since Sydney 13 April 1966!
– This show featured many more acts than The Rolling Thunder Revue, among them Stevie Wonder and Isaac Hayes.

References
– Article in Rolling Stone 24 February 1975.
– Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue.
Private publication 2000, pages 70-71.

Source 1:

Mono audience recording, 75 minutes.

LB-04304 ; 72min ; 1CDR ; Rating: B-

1/25/76 Houston Astrodome, Houston, TX

lk version
Night Of The Hurricane 2, Audience Recording,
Low Gen / master > CDR > EAC > Flac
3 different sources (1-7, 8-15, 16)
aud from lk 76 data dvdr set

t1-7 is good sound, t8-15 is very good to excellent sound and t16 is poor quality; in comparison on t5, version “b” LB-2572 sounds a little muffled and
version “a” LB-2263 is more muffled; on t10 version “b” was similar quality while version “a” was more muffled;
this has same crowd talking as on those versions and many of the same tape flaws; good to very good sound [B-]

analog drop t8 0:33, t10 0:16; has a big volume reduction for 4 seconds at t10 0:45 that is not on version “a” or “b”; t12 1:55, 2:19, 2:20, t15 7:32, 7:35, 7:38

Source 2:

LB-2263

There are 4 LB numbers assigned, with ratings ranging from C to B-. LB-0489, LB-2263, and LB-2572 are probably the same source(s) but are mastered differently; LB-4304 may be composed of three different sources. It’s a For Completists Only party.

Source: “I believe this is an unusually spirited performance, although the recording is below average. This is actually a splice of two separate tapes. Both have been equalized.”

(I think the samples below might differentiate the qualities of the two sources.)

LB-2263

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