Bob Dylan in Germany, 2011

bob dylan germany 2011

I’ve been working diligently on organizing all my files and getting my list up to date. I’m currently in the middle of a bunch of Bob Dylan shows. This batch is already labeled so that they sort chronologically so all I have to do is input them onto my list and then move them to the correct folder. So, I feel like I’m following Bob around on tour. One of the really fascinating things to me about Bob on tour, at least in the last decade or so, is that because he is touring all the time he no longer feels the need to just hit the big cities that everybody else plays at. He seemingly likes to play in more obscure corners of the world. I really feel like he’s trying to perform in every city on the planet.

In 2011 he did a big tour of Europe and on that tour, he played five shows in Germany. Now Germany is a big country, but I doubt any other artist plays five different German cities on their tours of Europe. Naturally, he plays in Berlin and Munich, but he also did stops in Oberhausen and Leipzig. No offense to those fine cities, and while they aren’t exactly obscure or tiny villages, neither are they the sorts of places big-named American rock and roll acts usually gig at.

Or maybe they do. What the heck do I know about concerts in Germany? I just think it’s cool that Bob’s list of cities he’s played a show at is enormous.

All of this is really just to say that I wanted to play around with my Google Drive a little more and I wanted to think about how my blog might look like in the future. I’ve talked a little about not wanting to do individual show posts anymore but maybe trying bigger posts with multiple shows in them.

So here is me posting six shows from Bob Dylan in Germany in 2011.

2011-10-23 – Oberhausen, Germany
2011-10-25 – Mannheim, Germany
2011-10-26 – Munich, Germany
2011-10-27 – Leipzig, Germany
2011-10-29 – Berlin, Germany
2011-10-31 – Hamburg, Germany

I haven’t listened to any of these shows so I can’t comment on the quality of the recording or the performance. I know 2011 isn’t exactly a year that Dylan nerds are constantly praising so it is a bit obscure that I’m randomly posting this. I was really just doing my sorting and thought it was cool that he did six gigs in Germany.

Please do let me know if you have any trouble with the links. But I’m also interested in what you think about doing posts like this. I like the idea of maybe doing posts like this once every couple of weeks or so. My plan would be to do something slightly larger, maybe include the entire European tour or something like that. But the basic format would be the same. I’d like to be able to say something interesting about the batch that I post and then would include links that would look something like what I’m posting here.

Does that make sense? Does that sound good?

This batch pretty much fills up my Google Drive for the moment, so I won’t be able to post anything more until I upgrade. I do have some Paypal money from the last begging session so I will be able to upgrade without begging again. But as I’ve noted in previous posts I really do want to get all my sorting done before I post regularly.

Bob Dylan – Knoxville, TN (11/10/21)

Bob Dylan
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Knoxville, Tennessee
10th November, 2021

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Source recording: TennDave57 (iPhone w/ im2 Mic -> File Share to iTunes -> Cool Edit Pro for editing/normalizing (to zero decibles)-> CD Wave Editor for tracking -> TLH for encoding flac level 8 on boundaries.)
Remastered with artwork by Bennyboy, November 2021

  1. Watching the River Flow
  2. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)
  3. I Contain Multitudes
  4. False Prophet
  5. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  6. Black Rider
  7. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
  8. My Own Version of You
  9. Early Roman Kings
  10. To Be Alone with You
  11. Key West (Philosopher Pirate)
  12. Gotta Serve Somebody
  13. I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You
  14. Melancholy Mood
  15. Mother of Muses
  16. Goodbye Jimmy Reed
  17. Band introduction
  18. Every Grain of Sand

Band Members
Bob Dylan – piano
Tony Garnier – bass
Charley Drayton – drums
Bob Britt – guitar
Doug Lancio – guitar
Donnie Herron – accordian, violin, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

Bob Dylan – Hanover, Germany (11/06/11)

Hannover, Germany
EXPO-Plaza 7
TUI Arena
2011-November-06 (Sunday)

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Taped by: RCM

uploaded by: RCM

filesize: 548 mb / 16 bit
showtime: 1 hr 32 min 34 sec

OKM IIR > A3>LS-11 24bit/48KHz >16bit/44.1kHz) >Secure Digital SD-card>
USB2.0Interface>soundforge/audioedit>Wav-Splitter>flac.frontend lev.8>flac


  1. Intro [0:36]
  2. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat [4:46] ****
  3. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right [5:48] ****
  4. Things Have Changed [5:52]****
  5. Tangled Up In Blue [6:15] ****
  6. Honest With Me [6:27]
  7. Not Dark Yet [6:24]
  8. Jolene [4:48]
  9. Visions Of Johanna [8:48]
  10. Highway 61 Revisited [7:30]
  11. Sugar Baby [5:09]
  12. Thunder On The Mountain [7:00]
  13. Ballad Of A Thin Man [5:50]
  14. All Along The Watchtower > Band Intro [4:55]
  15. Like A Rolling Stone [6:51] (encore)
  16. Blowin’ In The Wind [5:35]


Bob Dylan – guitar, keyboard, harp
Tony Garnier – bass
George Recile – drums
Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
Charlie Sexton – lead guitar
Donnie Herron – banjo, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

Mark Knopfler – guitar ****

Bob Dylan – Beijing, China (04/06/11)

Bob Dylan
Beijing, China Workers Gymnasium

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Disc 1:

  1. Introduction
  2. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
  3. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  4. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
  5. Tangled Up In Blue
  6. Honest With Me
  7. Simple Twist Of Fate
  8. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  9. Love Sick
  10. Rollin’ And Tumblin’
  11. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Disc 2:

  1. Highway 61 Revisited
  2. Spirit On The Water
  3. Thunder On The Mountain
  4. Ballad Of A Thin Man (1st encore)
  5. Like A Rolling Stone
  6. All Along The Watchtower (2nd encore)
  7. Forever Young

Taper: “Bach”
Lineage: Neumann AK40 >Neumann MTX 191 A
>Marantz PMD 661 (44.1kHz-16bit) >
USB 2.0 >PC >WaveLab 6.10 >tagging
Foobar >TotalCommander (md5) >µTorrent 2.0

Bob Dylan – Dublin, Ireland (10/06/11)

OCTOBER 6, 2011

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Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Things Have Changed
Tangled Up In Blue
Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ (Hunter/Dylan)
Spirit On The Water
The Levee’s Gonna Break
Desolation Row
Highway 61 Revisited
Forgetful Heart (Hunter/Dylan)
Thunder On The Mountain
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Like A Rolling Stone
All Along The Watchtower

93 mins

Here is the start of the tour for your pleasure
Courtesy of SPOT
As I have said before I AM NOT SPOT he is a good friend who
sends me these things to upload. Hopefully there will be more

This is a SPOT recording (thanks again as ever) and the equipment used was: Core
Sound High End Binaural (HEB) DPA 4061’s with Edirol by Roland R-09.

edited with Magix Audio Lab deluxe 17

Bob Dylan – Shanghai, China (04/08/11)

Bob Dylan
Shanghai Grand Stage (Shanghai Gymnasium)

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

I have two sources for this show, you can read the info here.

CD 1

01 Introduction
02 Gonna Change My Way of Thinking
03 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
04 Things Have Changed
05 Tangled up in Blue
06 Honest with Me
07 Simple Twist of Fate
08 Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
09 Blind Willie McTell
10 The Levee’s Gonna Break
11 Desolation Row

CD 2

12 Highway 61 Revisited
13 Spirit on the Water
14 Thunder on the Mountain
15 Ballad of a Thin Man – audience

16 Like a Rolling Stone
17 Band Introduction
18 Forever Young

Bob Dylan – Sydney, Australia (04/27/11)

Sydney Entertainment Centre
Sydney, Australia
27 April 2011

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CD 1

  1. intro
  2. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
  3. SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
  4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  5. Tangled Up In Blue
  6. Jolene
  7. Forgetful Heart
  8. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  9. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  10. Cold Irons Bound

CD 2

  1. When The Deal Goes Down
  2. The Levee’s Gonna Break
  3. Simple Twist Of Fate
  4. Highway 61 Revisited
  5. Ballad Of A Thin Man


  1. Like A Rolling Stone
  2. All Along The Watchtower
  3. Forever Young

    recording details
    taper: audiowhore
    lineage: SP-CMC-8 > Samson PM-4 > Minidisc (Sony MZ-NH1) > Creative Sound Blaster Premium HD external soundcard > Adobe Audition
    taping location: half-way back up in the bleachers, Stu’s side of stage.

A ‘rough transfer’ version of this recording was circulated to a limited circle of Bob collectors in May 2011 on the understanding that it not be torrented or further shared.
This version supersedes that earlier one. It is a new transfer made with a superior sound card and noticeably improved sound quality to the ‘rough transfer’ version.

(This concert has been documented in certain places as occurring at Darling Harbour, Australia. Darling Harbour is a location in the inner city of Sydney.)

Bob Dylan – London, England (11/21/11)

Bob Dylan
London, England
HMV Hammersmith Apollo
November 21, 2011

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

I have three sources for this show, you can read the info here.

Special guest: Mark Knopfler & Band

01 – Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Mark Knopfler on guitar)
02 – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bob and Mark Knopfler on guitars)
03 – Things Have Changed (Mark Knopfler on guitar)
04 – Spirit On The Water
05 – Honest With Me (Bob on guitar)
06 – Forgetful Heart
07 – The Levee’s Gonna Break
08 – Man In The Long Black Coat
09 – Highway 61 Revisited
10 – Desolation Row
11 – Thunder On The Mountain
12 – Ballad Of A Thin Man
13 – All Along The Watchtower
14 – Like A Rolling Stone
15 – Forever Young (Mark Knopfler on guitar and vocals)

No Encore!

Band Members:
Bob Dylan – guitar, keyboard, harp
Tony Garnier – bass
George Recile – drums
Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
Charlie Sexton – lead guitar
Donnie Herron – violin, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

Bob Dylan – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (04/10/11)

Bob Dylan
RMIT University Sports Grounds
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

I have two sources for this show, you can read the info here.

  1. introduction
  2. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
  3. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  4. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
  5. Tangled Up In Blue
  6. Honest With Me
  7. Simple Twist Of Fate
  8. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  9. Love Sick
  10. The Levee’s Gonna Break
  11. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  12. Highway 61 Revisited
  13. Spirit On The Water
  14. My Wife’s Home Town
  15. Jolene
  16. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  17. Like A Rolling Stone
  18. band introduction
  19. All Along The Watchtower
  20. Forever Young

Band Members
Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, keyboard, harp
Stu Kimball – guitar
Donnie Herron – trumpet, mandolin, steel guitar
Charlie Sexton – guitar
George Receli – drums
Tony Garnier – bass

Neil Young – Cincinnati, OH (05/03/11)

Neil Young
May 3, 2011
Proctor & Gamble Hall
Aronoff Center
Cincinnati, Oh.

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Source: Core Sound Binaural mics (Bass Filter On) > Sony D8
(Row L, center)
Transfer: DAT > Sony Standalone CD Burner > dbpoweramp (FLAC-level 8) > T.L.H. (FFP) > Torrent

(Disc One) (47:02)

  1. My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
  2. Tell Me Why
  3. Helpless
  4. You Never Call
  5. Peaceful Valley Boulevard
  6. Love And War
  7. Down By The River
  8. Hitchhiker

(Disc Two) (49:24)

  1. Ohio
  2. Sign Of Love
  3. Leia
  4. After The Gold Rush
  5. I Believe In You
  6. Rumblin’
  7. Cortez The Killer
  8. Cinnamon Girl
  9. Walk With Me

Neil Young – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitars, Pianos, Pump Organ, Harmonica

Excellent recording with some very light crowd chatter & singalongs.
Very good show and sound. Enjoy!