Bob Dylan – Stanhope, NJ (07/17/89)

Bob Dylan
Stanhope, New Jersey
Waterloo Village
17 July 1989

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01 – Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
02 – Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)
03 – Ballad Of Hollis Brown
04 – Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
05 – Simple Twist Of Fate
06 – Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

07 – Mr. Tambourine Man
08 – She Belongs To Me
09 – Gates Of Eden

10 – Gotta Serve Somebody
11 – Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
12 – I Shall Be Released
13 – Like A Rolling Stone


14 – The Times They Are A-Changin’
15 – Maggie’s Farm

Concert # 105 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 13 of the 1989 USA Summer Tour.
Concert # 27 with the second Never-Ending Tour Band:
Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar),
G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass),
Christopher Parker (drums).

7-9 and 14 Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G.E. Smith (guitar).
2, 5-8, 14 Bob Dylan harmonica.
11 G. E. Smith (backup vocal).

11 new songs (73%) compared to previous concert. 1 new song for this tour.

Source 1:

Stereo audience recording, 85 minutes.

LB-10577 ; 47min+38min ; 2CDR ; Rating: B

7/17/89 Stanhope, NJ

version “c”
Alternative recording to LB-2207/LB-2365 & LB-3637

‘Enthusiastic’ crowd, recorded from the boozed-up cheerleaders section…

One of my favourite shows from the US Summer 89 run….Bob & band are flying or ‘sucking diesel’ as we say in this
corner of the world.

This recording probably won’t merit an equivalent rating to the extant LBs but I would choose this
version every time when listening to this show. This recording just has more character and presence which
compliments a typical late 80s rambunctious show.

Removed micro-gaps between most tracks with GoldWave.

Trade cd-r’s > eac > flac 5 > y’all

bittorrent download 12/12;
in 3-way comparison these are different recordings based on different crowd at end of d1t4;
this has the fullest sound; then LB-2365 which also has most hiss; and then LB-3637;
very good sound [B]

drop/cut between cdrs

Source 2:


(72min+14min), very good to excellent sound [A-]

at beginning of d1t1 has occasional static; small gaps between tracks

Source 3:


Request from a Dylanbuddy in N.Y., who also taped this show…

Stereo audience recording, 85 minutes

The set starts off pretty scruffy (halfway into the 1st song) but picks up nicely after that. The rest of the songs are just fine although this set admittingly sounds quite metallic…

Lineage: DVD+R > copied SHN files to HDD > (checked MD5Sum=OK) > decoded to WAV > CoolEdit Pro2000 (checked; see below for fixed tracks) > FLAC frontend (encoded to FLAC; aligned on sector boundaries) > DIME

Fixed tracks:
06 Rainy day women # 12 & 35: (dropout at appox. 2:10 removed)
09 Gates of Eden: (dropout between 3:45-3:47 removed)
10 Gotta serve somebody (several dropouts at the beginning removed and spliced; hardly audible).
Next step: Left channel boosted 3dB on some tracks
Likewise, right channel boosted 3dB on others
All in all set is now quite balanced

Source 4:


(72min+14min), very good to excellent sound [A-]

SOURCE : AUD recording of unknown generation
LINEAGE : ? > flacs > me > you
NOTES : very good to excellent sound [A-]

update 1/05 (thanks jbolley) :

Transition gaps fixed between tracks using careful digital editing.

Repaired the worst of the spikes during opening – three slivers of static were removed during intro.

Track markers moved to be better positions.

First ~7 seconds of d1 track 1 has been attenuated 8.0dB to compensate for the tapers record volume adjust – this is only on crowd noise during intro.

There is a break in the source between d1 track 7 and 8. no change made.

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