Bob Dylan – You To Me Were True, 1989

Bob Dylan
YOU TO ME WERE TRUE, Relationship Songs of 1989
Pink Panther Records

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Sources: best available mp3, most converted directly from FLAC to mp3@320kbps.

Sound: generally excellent, sometimes very good, never poor.

Rating stars: lots of ’em.

Bob performed a staggering number of relationship songs in 1989 – not only his own but also a lot of covers.

He has always gone way beyond the “She loves you yeah, yeah, yeah – I wanna hold your hand” format.

Bob is looking for a lot more than that!

He is also more interested as always in the “black” side of love songs – the “train wreck” at the end of a relationship.

This topic was obviously preoccupying his mind in 1989.

So here we have an incredible song-cycle with:
more sex than all the Italian operas combined,
more intrigue & innuendo than the “naughty” Shakespeare plays they avoid teaching kids in college; &
more drama than most Hollywood & Bollywood soap operas.

So welcome to Bob’s love opera in 67 parts!!

Some great (& scary) stuff here.

LONELINESS

1.Lonely Is A Man Without Love / LíAir De La Louisiane (Arrangement Jesse Winchester) (Berkeley 9/3)

LUST & DESIRE

2.I Want You (Ottawa 7/30)
3.I’m In The Mood For Love (Jimmy McHugh / Dorothy Fields) (Toledo 8/8)
4.Queen Jane Approximately (New York 10/12)
5.Everyday (Charles Hardin aka Buddy Holly) (New York 5/0)
6.Absolutely Sweet Marie (Poughkeepsie 10/20)
7.Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Reverend Gary Davis) (Berkeley 9/3)
8.Shot Of Love (Portland 7/15)
9.Heart Of Mine (St Louis 8/9)

TEEN LOVE & ANGST

10.Everybody’s Movin'(G.Troutman aka Glen Glenn) (Poughkeepsie 10/20)
11.Eileen Aroon (Traditional) (Stockholm 5/28)
12.Not Fade Away (Charles Hardin aka Buddy Holly) (New York 5/0)
13.Barbara Allen (Traditional) (Dublin 6/4)
14.Nothing But You (Steve Earle) (Portland 7/15)
15.Wagoner’s Lad (Traditional) (Boston 10/23)
16.You Don’t Know Me (Eddy Arnold / Cindy Walker) (Rome 6/20)

SEDUCTION

17.Pledging My Time (Wantagh 7/23)
18.When Did You Leave Heaven (Walter Bullock / Richard Whiting) (Holmdel 7/21)
19.Shelter From The Storm (Milan 6/19)

CONQUEST & MAKING LOVE

20.To Be Alone With You (Atlanta 11/10)
21.Crazy Love (Michael Judson O’Hara / Denise Rich / George Lyter) (Athens 6/27)
22.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Ithaca 10/29)
23.Lay, Lady, Lay (Ithaca 10/29)
24.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (Ottawa 7/30)
25.Simple Twist Of Fate (Maple 7/29)
26.Just Like A Woman (Maple 7/29)
27.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Atlantic City 7/20)

GUILT & SECRECY

28.Confidential (To Me) (Dolinda Morgan) (Helsinki 5/30)
29.Visions Of Johanna (Ann Arbor 11/1)
30.In The Pines (Traditional, arrangement Huddie Ledbetter aka Lead Belly) (Milwaukee 7/3)

PRIDE & UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

31.The Man In Me (Park City 9/1)
32.Adelita (Traditional) (Los Angeles 9/24)
33.She Belongs To Me (Rochester 7/6)
34.Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Holmdel 7/21)
35.Tangled Up In Blue (Milan 6/19)

UNWANTED LOVE

36.Making Believe (Jimmy Work) (New York 5/0)
37.It Ain’t Me, Babe (Atlantic City 7/20)
38.Lakes Of Pontchartrain (Traditional) (Frejus 6/13)

DISAGREEMENT & ANGER

39.Seeing The Real You At Last (Poughkeepsie 10/20)
40.Positively 4th Street (Park City 9/1)
41.Like A Rolling Stone (The Hague 6/10)

BREAKUP & HEARTBREAK

42.Congratulations (Traveling Wilburys) (Birmingham 6/7)
43.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (San Sebastian 6/17)
44.Lonesome Town (Rick Nelson / Baker Knight) (Birmingham 6/7)
45.Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Rochester Hills 7/6)
46.More And More (Webb Pierce / Merle Kilgore) (Houston 8/26)
47.To Ramona (Wantagh 7/23)
48.(I’ll Be) A Legend In My Time (Don Gibson) (Atlantic City 7/20)
49.One Too Many Mornings (Dublin 6/4)
50.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Ottawa 7/30)
51.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (The Hague 6/10)
52.Boots Of Spanish Leather (Atlantic City 7/20)
53.Driftin’ Too Far From Shore (Milwaukee 7/3)
54.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) (The Hague 6/10)
55.You’re A Big Girl Now (Milan 6/19)

REMINISCING

56.Most Of The Time (New York 10/12)
57.When First Unto This Country (Traditional, arrangement Jerry Garcia / David Grisman) (Norfolk 11/7)
58.Girl Of The North Country (Ottawa 7/30)
59.Give My Love To Rose (Johnny Cash) (Christinehofs Slott 5/27)
60.Pretty Peggy-O (Traditional) (Ottawa 7/30)
61.I’m Not Supposed To Care (Gordon Lightfoot) (New York 5/0)
62.Mama, You Been On My Mind (Toledo 8/8)
63.Hey La La (Hey La La) (Ray Price / Leonard McRight) (Maple 7/29)
64.Rank Strangers To Me (A.Brumley) (Louisville 8/18)
65.Man Of Constant Sorrow (Traditional) (Atlanta 8/13)
66.(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle (Hank Williams / Jimmie Davis) (New York 5/0)
67.I’ll Remember You (Poughkeepsie 10/20)

Bob Dylan – His Face Looked Just Like Mine in 1989

Bob Dylan
HIS FACE LOOKED JUST LIKE MINE IN 1989
Songs about men.
Pink Panther Records

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1.Man Of Peace (New York 10/12)
2.Masters Of War (The Hague 6/10)
3.Pancho And Lefty (Cava de’Tirreni 6/21)
4.John Brown (Birmingham 6/7)
5.One Irish Rover (Ottawa 7/30)
6.Ballad Of Hollis Brown (Helsinki 5/30)
7.Trail Of The Buffalo (Atlanta 8/16)
8.Lenny Bruce (Atlantic City 7/20)
9.And It Stoned Me (Rochester 7/6)
10.Song To Woody (Madrid 6/15)
11.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (Boston 10/24)
12.Man In The Long Black Coat (New York 10/13)
13.Maggie’s Farm (Toledo 8/8)
14.Ballad Of A Thin Man (Chicago 10/31)

15.Two Soldiers (Patras 6/26) Bonus track (cut at end) – won’t fit on a single CD

Bob Dylan – Down Under, Out West & Up North, 1998

Bob Dylan
1998 DOWN UNDER, OUT WEST & UP NORTH
Pink Panther Records
the 1998 fall tour of Australia, New Zealand, US West Coast & North-East North America.

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Unfortunately, my FLAC copy is missing several songs. I did find a full MP3 copy and have included it here.

100% lossless FLAC from best available sound sources.

1998 was a very big year for bob, but the heavy touring schedule started to get the better of him
in the third & last long leg starting in Australia in mid-august & finishing in Atlanta in mid-november.

this is not to say that there is nothing to recommend this leg – quite the contrary.

but there are:
a lot of concerts for which tapes do not circulate,
some tapes with dire sound that do circulate,
some great performances in very orginary sound, & worse still,
a number of poor performances in pristine sound.

australia suffers the worst with sound quality, but the performances are generally very good.

new zealand has better sounding tapes, including one of the two best tapes of 1998 –
1998-09-10 Wellington (Taper: RL – LB-2829) – an extraordinary tape.
1998-06-11 Copenhagen (Taper: MM – LB-6308) is the other one.

once back in north america, the performances become more & more erratic –
often great concerts are followed by poor ones the next night.

Puyallup & Minneapolis are the most frustrating – great sounding tapes & ordinary performances.

but bob is sure not on autopilot – he continues his practice begun in europe that summer
of playing large numbers of songs once or twice during this long tour leg – this must have been demanding on both bob & the band
but these songs never sound under-rehearsed & they are often brilliant

the TOOM material is generally played brilliantly, as is the acoustic material from the 80s & 70s.

this tour leg is a bumpy ride – buckle up, turn up the volume & absorb the wonder of it
(even australia despite the sound – except townsville which makes lou reed playing white light, white heat sound like frank sinatra).

best song? Forever Young from Christchurch – it is probably the definitive performance of the song from any era.

when you look at 1998, you have got to seriously admire bob’s work ethic – unbelievable achievement.

but like 1978, when he did something similar, it started to take its toll late in the year.

bob might have survived histoplasmosis, but the “rock star” did die in mid-1997.

1998 was when bob started to get serious & grow up.

many, many thanks to chambre (& the ancient jedi knights), 10haaf & lilraven
for their enormous & generous assistance to help find & assemble the FLAC tapes.

thanks to gopherstick & andrew muir for their opinions & analysis.

mainly fantastic sound (an occasional rough one) & even more fantastic performances.

84 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
84 different songs (no repeats)
28 concerts
8 hours & 15 minutes of music
1 bob

TOUR STATISTICS

Total concerts played (40); being
Australia & New Zealand (15),
US West Coast (8),
US & Canada North (17)

There are 3 missing tapes:
Calgary,
Edmonton,
Saskatoon.

The setlists for the 3 missing concerts are known.
No new songs appeared in these 3 concerts.

There are 3 tapes in dire sound that may as well be missing:
Perth,
Darwin,
Townsville.

Total concerts taped (37)

The setlists were as variable as those of the 1998 European summer tour.
Again there was only a very small number of “core” songs, & a very large number of songs played only a few times.

& like 1998 Europe, the TOOM songs were prominent but by no means dominating.

Bob seems to be challenging himself with his back-catalogue, particularly with the acoustic songs.

Of the 84 songs played:

4 songs were played 30 times or more.
7 songs were played 25 times or more.
11 songs were played 20 times or more.
56 songs were played less than 5 times:
4 songs were played 5 times)
8 songs (4)
9 songs (3)
11 songs (twice)

Mercury Lounge
Crown Casino
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
19 August 1998

1.Pretty Peggy-O (trad.)
2.Shelter From The Storm
3.Tough Mama
4.Cocaine Blues (trad.)
5.Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)

Concert # 1007 of The Never-Ending Tour.
First concert of the 1998 Tour Of Australia And New Zealand.
1998 concert # 71.
Concert # 154 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar),
Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Cocaine Blues, Dark As A Dungeon – acoustic with the band.

Cocaine Blues, Dark As A Dungeon – Larry Campbell & Bucky Baxter (backup vocals).

First rendition of Dark As A Dungeon since New York City 19 October 1990.

LB-7000;
Down Under The Lounge (Dandelion DL / 081-82)

Very good sound [B+].

Melbourne Park
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
21 August 1998

6.What Good Am I?

Concert # 1008 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Second concert of the 1998 Tour Of Australia And New Zealand.
1998 concert # 72.
Concert # 155 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

LB-2543;
Taper: SY;
Equipment: dat > dolbyXLII cassette > cooledit200 > EQ+GE > CDWave > flac

Good sound [B].

Melbourne Park
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
22 August 1998

Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
24 August 1998

7.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
8.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
9.Matchbox (Carl Perkins)

Concert # 1010 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 4 of the 1998 Tour Of Australia And New Zealand.
1998 concert # 74.
Concert # 157 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar),
Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

LB-11317;
Taper: GGB;
Equipment: Sony D6 pRO Walkman analogue Maxell Xls 2 tape >
nSony ECM 150 mic ( stealth } FOB row 30 centre >
G5 mAC > Wav 16 bit > Soundtrack 16 > REMIX 2011 Mac Pro >
Audition CS5 original files > remove applause, clean up and boost levels >
xact SBE flac transfer

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Townsville Breakwater Entertainment Centre
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
30 August 1998

10.Oh Babe, It Ain’t No Lie (Elizabeth Cotton)

Concert # 1013 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 7 of the 1998 Tour Of Australia And New Zealand.
1998 concert # 77.
Concert # 160 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Oh Babe, It Ain’t No Lie – acoustic with the band.

LB-1714

Poor sound [C].

Entertainment Centre
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 September 1998

11.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)

Concert # 1014 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 8 of the 1998 Tour Of Australia And New Zealand.
1998 concert # 78.
Concert # 161 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

LB-2816;
Taper: IN

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Entertainment Centre
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 September 1998

12.Love Minus Zero / No Limit

Concert # 1016 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 10 of the 1998 Tour Of Australia And New Zealand.
1998 concert # 80.
Concert # 163 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar),
Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Love Minus Zero / No Limit – acoustic with the band.

Love Minus Zero / No Limit – Bob Dylan harmonica.

LB-2818;
Taper: SY;
Equipment: dat > dolbyXLII cassette > cooledit200 > EQ+GE > CDWave > flac

Entertainment Centre
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
5 September 1998

13.I Threw It All Away
14.One Too Many Mornings
15.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
16.Like A Rolling Stone

Concert # 1017 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 11 of the 1998 Tour Of Australia And New Zealand.
1998 concert # 81.
Concert # 164 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

One Too Many Mornings, The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – acoustic with the band.

LB-1551;
CDR trade > EAC V0.95pb4 > WAV > FLAC Installer v1.1.0m > flac

Good sound [B].

North Shore Event Centre
Glenfield
Auckland, New Zealand
8 September 1998

17.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
18.To Ramona
19.This Wheel’s On Fire (Bob Dylan/Rick Danko)

Concert # 1019 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 13 of the 1998 Tour Of Australia And New Zealand.
1998 concert # 83.
Concert # 166 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

To Ramona – acoustic with the band.

LB-2821;
Taper: Les Kokay (LK);
Incomplete beginning;
Remainder: D6 tape

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Queens Wharf Event Centre
Wellington, New Zealand
10 September 1998

20.The Man In Me
21.Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan/Richard Manuel)
22.Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia – Robert Hunter – John Dawson)
23.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
24.The Times They Are A-Changin’
25.I’ll Remember You
26.Blowin’ In The Wind
27.Highway 61 Revisited

Concert # 1020 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 14 of the 1998 Tour Of Australia And New Zealand.
1998 concert # 84.
Concert # 167 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar),
Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Acoustic with the band:
Friend Of The Devil,
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,
The Times They Are A-Changin’,
Blowin; In The Wind.

LB-2829;
Taper: RL;
Equipment: D6 > CoolEdit2000 > EQ > CDR > EAC > Flac

Excellent sound [A].

Westpac Trust Entertainment Centre
Christchurch, New Zealand
12 September 1998

28.Boots Of Spanish Leather
29.Forever Young

Concert # 1021 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 15 of the 1998 Tour Of Australia And New Zealand.
1998 concert # 85.
Concert # 168 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Boots Of Spanish Leather, Forever Young – acoustic with the band.

LB-2837;
Taper: RL;
Equipment: D6 > CoolEdit2000 > EQ > CDR > EAC > Flac

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Alexander and Baldwin Amphitheater
Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Kahului
Maui, Hawaii
17 September 1998

30.Just Like A Woman
31.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
32.She Belongs To Me

Concert # 1022 of The Never-Ending Tour.
First concert of the 1998 US West Coast Tour With Van Morrison.
1998 concert # 86.
Concert # 169 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Knockin’ On Heaven,s Door – acoustic with the band.

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Larry Campbell & Bucky Baxter (backup vocals).

LB-5392

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Arthur L. Andrews Outdoor Theatre
University Of Hawaii At Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii
19 September 1998

33.Simple Twist Of Fate
34.Can’t Wait
35.Tangled Up In Blue
36.It Ain’t Me, Babe
37.I Shall Be Released

Concert # 1023 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Second concert of the 1998 US West Coast Tour With Van Morrison.
1998 concert # 87.
Concert # 170 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar),
Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar), Larry Campbell (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Tangled Up In Blue, It Ain’t Me, Babe – acoustic with the band.

LB-4585

Excellent sound [A-].

Grandstand
Puyallup State Fair
Western Washington Fairgrounds
Puyallup, Washington
22 September 1998

38.Maggie’s Farm
39.You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
40.Masters Of War
41.Make You Feel My Love
42.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

Concert # 1024 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Third concert of the 1998 US West Coast Tour With Van Morrison.
1998 concert # 88.
Concert # 171 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar),
Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass),
David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Masters Of War – acoustic with the band.

LB-7127;
Packin’ Up In Puyallup (Thinman / 060-061)

Excellent sound [A].

Rose Garden Arena
Portland, Oregon
23 September 1998

43.Under The Red Sky

Concert # 1025 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Fourth concert of the 1998 US West Coast Tour With Van Morrison.
1998 concert # 89.
Concert # 172 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Double bill with Van Morrison.

LB-5916

Excellent sound [A-].

McArthur Court
University Of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
24 September 1998

44.Everything Is Broken
45.If Not For You
46.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

Concert # 1026 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Fifth concert of the 1998 US West Coast Tour With Van Morrison.
1998 concert # 90.
Concert # 173 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Double bill with Van Morrison.

LB-5914;
Taper: Legendary Taper G (LTG);
Equipment: dat aud master > dat clone(s) >
audio cd > dat > hd > soundforge > cd wave > FLAC

Excellent sound [A-].

Concord Pavilion
Concord, California
25 September 1998

47.Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
48.Queen Jane Approximately
49.Blind Willie McTell

Concert # 1027 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Sixth concert of the 1998 US West Coast Tour With Van Morrison.
1998 concert # 91.
Concert # 174 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Double bill with Van Morrison.

LB-5739;
Equipment: Audio disks > (dBpowerAMP set to compression level 6) flac

Excellent sound [A].

Shoreline Amphitheater
Mountain View, California
26 September 1998

50.License To Kill
51.Roving Gambler (trad.)
52.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
53.’Til I Fell In Love With You

Concert # 1028 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Seventh concert of the 1998 US West Coast Tour With Van Morrison.
1998 concert # 92.
Concert # 175 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Roving Gambler, It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – acoustic with the band.

Double bill with Van Morrison.

LB-9850;
West Coast Mountain (Mainstream / MAST-121)

Excellent sound [A].

Reno Hilton Ampitheater
Reno, Nevada
27 September 1998

54.Lay, Lady, Lay
55.Cold Irons Bound
56.You’re A Big Girl Now
57.Mama, You Been On My Mind
58.Desolation Row
59.Love Sick

Concert # 1029 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Eighth and last concert of the 1998 US West Coast Tour With Van Morrison.
1998 concert # 93.
Concert # 176 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Mama, You Been On My Mind, Desolation Row – acoustic with the band.

Double bill with Van Morrison.

LB-5737

Excellent sound [A-].

Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center
Duluth, Minnesota
22 October 1998

60.Ballad Of A Thin Man

Concert # 1035 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 6 of the 1998 US And Canada Fall Tour.
1998 concert # 99.
Concert # 182 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar),
Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

LB-5432;
Taper: Glen Dundas

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
23 October 1998

61.My Back Pages

Concert # 1036 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 7 of the 1998 US And Canada Fall Tour.
1998 concert # 100.
Concert # 183 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar),
Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

My Back Pages – acoustic with the band.

My Back Pages – Bob Dylan harmonica.

LB-1261;
Eating Caviar In A King-Sized Bed (Rattlesnake / 011-012)

Excellent sound [A].

Market Square Arena
Indianapolis, Indiana
26 October 1998

62.Positively 4th Street
63.Watching The River Flow

Concert # 1038 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 9 of the 1998 US And Canada Fall Tour.
1998 concert # 102.
Concert # 185 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

LB-4567

Excellent sound [A-].

The Palace
Auburn Hills, Michigan
October 28, 1998

64.Tomorrow Night (Sam Coslow – Will Grosz)

Concert # 1039 of The Never-Ending Tour
Concert # 10 of the 1998 US And Canada Fall Tour
1998 concert # 103
Concert # 186 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion)

Tomorrow Night – acoustic with the band

Tomorrow Night – Bob Dylan harmonica

First Tomorrow Night since Springfield 5 April 1994.

LB-6564;
Taper: G2;
Equipment: Sony D8 DAT master >
stand alone burner > WAV > FLAC

Excellent sound [A-].

Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
29 October 1998

65.I’m Not Supposed To Care (Gordon Lightfoot)
66.Tomorrow Is A Long Time

Concert # 1040 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 11 of the 1998 US And Canada Fall Tour.
1998 concert # 104.
Concert # 187 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Tomorrow Is A Long Time – acoustic with the band.

Tomorrow Is a Long Time – Bob Dylan harmonica.

LB-2996;
Taper: Armin;
Equipment: AKG CE5 Mic > Uher 240 deck

Good sound [B].

Corel Centre
Kanata
Ottawa, Ontario
30 October 1998

67.I Want You
68.All Along The Watchtower
69.Girl Of The North Country

Concert # 1041 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 12 of the 1998 US And Canada Fall Tour.
1998 concert # 105.
Concert # 188 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Girl Of The North Country – acoustic with the band.

LB-8613

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
1 November 1998

70.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
71.Joey (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
72.The Times We’ve Known (Charles Aznavour)

Concert # 1042 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 13 of the 1998 US And Canada Fall Tour.
1998 concert # 106.
Concert # 189 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

LB-4230;
Taper: Bobby Bourbon (BB);
Equipment: Schoeps MK4V’s > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony SBM-1 > Sony TCD-D8

Excellent sound [A].

Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium
Syracuse, New York
2 November 1998

73.Million Miles
74.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
75.Born In Time

Concert # 1043 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 14 of the 1998 US And Canada Fall Tour.
1998 concert # 107.
Concert # 190 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall – acoustic with the band.

LB-4104

Excellent sound [A].

Blue Cross Arena
Rochester, New York
3 November 1998

76.Man In The Long Black Coat
77.I Believe In You
78.Across The Borderline (Ry Cooder/John Hiatt/Jim Dickinson)

Concert # 1044 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 15 of the 1998 US And Canada Fall Tour.
1998 concert # 108.
Concert # 191 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

First I Believe In You since Cottbus 14 July 1996.

First Across The Borderline since Ames 2 November 1991

LB-4108

Excellent sound [A-].

Cole Field House
University Of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
5 November 1998

79.Gotta Serve Somebody
80.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
81.Stone Walls And Steel Bars (Ray Pennington / Ray Marcum)
82.Mr Tambourine Man
83.Every Grain Of Sand
84.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

Concert # 1045 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 16 of the 1998 US And Canada Fall Tour.
1998 concert # 109.
Concert # 192 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour

Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar),
Larry Campbell (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Stone Walls And Steel Bars – acoustic with the band.

LB-4091;
Taper: Bobby Bourbon

Excellent sound [A].

rock on, bob!

Bob Dylan – Storm Clouds Raging, 1991

Bob Dylan
1991 STORM CLOUDS ARE RAGING
Pink Panther Records

Download MP3: Amazon Drive

Another compilation that Nellie published years ago.
Again, these are skinny mp3 files that fill your hard drives at least two-thirds less than the fat flac files
again only about two weeks to get the mp3s,


145 tracks
109 different songs
51 concerts
15 countries

Sources: best available.
Sound: generally very good, sometimes excellent, very occasionally poor.
Rating stars: lots of ’em.

Bob Dylan’s Garage Studio
Malibu, California
January 1991
Produced by Bob Dylan.

1.This Old Man (trad.)

Bob Dylan vocal, guitar, harmonica, organ and drum machine programming.

Stadion Hallen
Zürich, Switzerland
28 January 1991

2.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
3.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
4.The Man In Me

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, hartmonica & guitar),
John Jackson (guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

5.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

acoustic with Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal),
Cesar Diaz (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass guitar).

6.Everything Is Broken
7.Gotta Serve Somebody
8.Seeing The Real You At Last
9.Highway 61 Revisited

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, hartmonica & guitar),
John Jackson (guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Concert # 264 of The Never-Ending Tour.
First concert of the 1991 Second Fastbreak Tour.
1991 concert # 1.
First concert with the 4th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, hartmonica & guitar),
John Jackson (guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Cesar Diaz (electric slide guitar) on Highway 61 Revisited.

LB-7729;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > cassette master >
DAT > audio CD > eac > wavelab > thl

Muziekcentrum
Utrecht, The Netherlands
31 January 1991

10.God Knows

Concert # 266 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Third concert of the 1991 Second Fastbreak Tour.
1991 concert # 3.
Third concert with the 4th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-7206;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE2002 > cassette master >
DAT > audio CD > eac,wav > thl

Hall 3
Scottish Exhibition And Conference Center
Glasgow, Scotland
3 February 1991

11.Intro
12.Mountains Of Mourne
13.Subterranean Homesick Blues
14.What Was It You Wanted
15.Watching The River Flow
16.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Cesar Diaz (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

17.Ballad Of Hollis Brown

acoustic with Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), Cesar Diaz (guitar).

18.Under The Red Sky
19.Political World

Concert # 268 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 5 of the 1991 Second Fastbreak Tour.
1991 concert # 5.
Concert # 5 with the 4th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Cesar Diaz (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

The first track has been identified as the traditional song The Mountains Of Mourne,
but the performed song has no resemblance to this song at all.

LB-4090;
Taper: JTT;
Equipment: Sony ECM-909 > Sony WMD-6C (TDK SA100/Dolby B) > Akai GX95 11 (Dolby B) >
Soundforge PRO 10b > FLAC Level 6 Align on Sector Boundaries

The Point Depot
Dublin, Ireland
5 February 1991

20.Like A Rolling Stone

Concert # 269 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 6 of the 1991 Second Fastbreak Tour.
1991 concert # 6.
Concert # 6 with the 4th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Cesar Diaz (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-6201;
Taper: Net Taper B (NTB);
Equipment: portable DATrecorder – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Dundonald Ice Bowl
Belfast, Northern Ireland
6 February 1991

21.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
22.The Man In Me

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

23.Bob Dylan’s Dream
24.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

acoustic with Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar).

25.Tupelo Honey/Why Must I Always Explain (Van Morrison)

band: Bob Dylan (shared vocal, harmonica & guitar), Van Morrison (shared vocal),
John Jackson (guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Concert # 270 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 7 of the 1991 Second Fastbreak Tour.
1991 concert # 7.
Concert # 7 with the 4th Never-Ending Tour

Dylan sings the lyrics to Tupelo Honey and Van Morrison sings the lyrics Why Must I Always Explain.

LB-1585;
Taper: Net Taper B

Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
10 February 1991

26.Wiggle Wiggle

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

27.Mr Tambourine Man

acoustic with Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (upright bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

28.Man In The Long Black Coat
29.Maggie’s Farm

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harminica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Concert # 273 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 10 of the 1991 Second Fastbreak Tour.
1991 concert # 10.
Concert # 10 with the 4th Never-Ending Tour

LB-8219;
Equipment: Master Aud mit Sony WMD6C + ECM 155 Double + Maxell MX

Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
12 February 1991

30.Tangled Up In Blue
31.Simple Twist Of Fate

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

32.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

acoustic with Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar).

33.Tomorrow Is A Long Time

acoustic with Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Tony Garnier (upright bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

34.Desolation Row

acoustic with Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Tony Garnier (upright bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

35.I Shall Be Released

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Concert # 274 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 11 of the 1991 Second Fastbreak Tour.
1991 concert # 11.
Concert # 11 with the 4th Never-Ending Tour

LB-8220;
Equipment: Master Aud mit Sony WMD6C + ECM 155 Double + Maxell MX

Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
15 February 1991

36.Girl Of The North Country

acoustic with Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (upright bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Concert # 276 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 13 of the 1991 Second Fastbreak Tour.
1991 concert # 13.
Concert # 13 with the 4th Never-Ending Tour

LB-1942;
Taper: Legendary Taper B

Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
17 February 1991

38.Love Minus Zero/No Limit

acoustic with Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), Cesar Diaz (guitar).

Concert # 278 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 15 of the 1991 Second Fastbreak Tour.
1991 concert # 15.

LB-1941;
Taper: Legendary Taper B

Radio City Music Hall
New York City, New York
20 February 1991

Grammy Award Ceremony.

38.Jack Nicholson Speech
39.Montage
40.Jack Nicholson Riot Intro
41.Masters Of War
42.Jack Nicholson Presentation
43. Bob Dylan Speech

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Cesar Diaz (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Bob Dylan receives his Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented by Jack Nicholson.

Masters Of War is succeeded by a short acceptance speech by Bob Dylan:

Thank You … well … alright … yeah, well, my daddy he didn’t leave me too much … you know he was a very simple man and he didn’t leave me a lot but what he told me was this …what he did say was … son … he said uh …. he said so many things ya know …..he said you know it’s possible to become so defiled in this world that your own mother and father will abandon you, and if that happens God will always believe in your own ability to mend your ways.

Beverly Hills Hotel
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles, California
14 April 1991

44.Interview by Paul Zollo.

Published in SongTalk, Volume 2, Issue 16, Winter 1991.

Oak Mountain Amphitheater
Pelham, Alabama
20 April 1991

45.Under The Red Sky

Concert # 286 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Second concert of the 1991 USA Spring Tour.
1991 concert # 23.
Second concert with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & electric piano), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-8053;
Taper: MJS

Palace Theater
Albany, New York
8 May 1991

46.To Ramona

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar).

Concert # 298 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 14 of the 1991 USA Spring Tour.
1991 concert # 35.
Concert # 14 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-10756;
Location: Row T;
Equipment: 2 Nakamichi 300s and Sony TC-D5m;
Transferred master to Sony PCM-501ES Processor the day after the show,
PCM tape in storage for 21.9 years,
Transferred PCM tape to Marantz PMD-670.wav file

Matthews Arena,
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 1991

47.She Belongs To Me

Concert # 299 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 15 of the 1991 USA Spring Tour.
1991 concert # 36.
Concert # 15 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour band:

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & electric piano), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-4047

The Charles Ives Center
Western Connecticut State College
Danbury, Connecticut
11 May 1991

48.Dixie (Daniel Decatur Emmett)

Concert # 300 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 16 of the 1991 USA Spring Tour.
1991 concert # 37.
Concert # 16 with the 5th Never-Ending

Tour band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Several girls rushed the stage during Like A Rolling Stone.
Maybe that is why no encores were played at this show.

LB-4048

Roma Palaeur
Rome, Italy
6 June 1991

49.People Putting People Down (John Prine)
50.I Want You

Concert # 302 of The Never-Ending Tour.
First concert of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 39.
Concert # 18 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Live debut of People Putting People Down.

First acoustic I Want You during The Never-Ending Tour.

LB-4089;
Remaster: JTT;
Equipment: Master Cassette (Taper) >
TDK SA100 (Dolby B) Akai GX95-Mk11 >
Soundforge 8 (WAVE) > FLAC

Arena di Bologna
Bologna, Italy
7 June 1991

51.New Morning
52.Lay, Lady, Lay
53.Man Of Peace
54.Shelter From The Storm
55.Just Like A Woman
56.In The Garden

Concert # 303 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Second concert of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 40.
Concert # 19 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Dylan plays electric piano on Just Like A Woman.

The concert was held in pouring rain.

The only 1991 performance of Man Of Peace.

LB-8950;
Taper: Legendary Taper J (LTJ)

Palatrussardi di Milano
Milano, Italy
8 June 1991

57.Wiggle Wiggle
58.One Too Many Mornings
59.Man In The Long Black Coat

Concert # 304 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Third concert of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 41.
Concert # 20 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-1837;
Taper: Holy Grail

Olympic Stadium
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
10 June 1991

60.Ballad Of A Thin Man
61.The Times They Are A-Changin’

Concert # 305 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 4 of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 42.
Concert # 21 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-4465;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD)

Zadjan Stadium
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
11 June 1991

62.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar).

63.Gates Of Eden
64.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
65.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
66.Blowin’ In The Wind

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Concert # 306 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 5 of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 43.
Concert # 22 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

LB-6821;
Belgrad ’91 (Red Sky / 1004)

Kisstadion
Budapest, Hungary
12 June 1991

67.Shelter From The Storm
68.You’re A Big Girl Now

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

69.When First Unto This Country (trad.)

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar).

70.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
71.Mr Tambourine Man
72.It Ain’t Me, Babe
73.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
74.Shooting Star
75.I Shall Be Released
76.One Too Many Mornings

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Concert # 307 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 6 of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 44.
Concert # 23 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

Dylan plays electric piano on I Shall Be Released.

LB-1839;
Taper: Holy Grail

Eissportshalle
Olympic Stadium
Innsbruck, Austria
14 June 1991

77.Simple Twist Of Fate
78.Bob Dylan’s Dream
79.Positively 4th Street
80.Homeward Bound (Paul Simon)

Concert # 308 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 7 of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 45.
Concert # 24 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-1898;
Taper: Holy Grail

Sporthalle
Linz, Austria
15 June 1991

81.Bob Dylan’s Dream

Concert # 309 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 8 of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 46.
Concert # 25 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-6114;
Taper: legendary taper J;
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE2002 >
portable DATrecorder – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Beethovensaal, Liederhalle
Stuttgart, Germany
17 June 1991

82.Intro
83.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
84.I Believe In You
85.Highway 61 Revisited
86.What Good Am I?

Concert # 310 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 9 of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 47.
Concert # 26 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

First show without Like A Rolling Stone since Cuyahooga Falls 21 June 1988.

Last show with electric piano in 1991.

LB-6681;
Taper: legendary taper J;
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE2002 > portable DATrecorder – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 > Wavelab >
ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Stadthalle
Offenbach, Germany
19 June 1991

87.Two Soldiers (trad.)

acoustic with Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar) and John Jackson (guitar).

88.Lenny Bruce

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Concert # 312 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 11 of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 49.
Concert # 28 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

LB-1660;
Taper: Holy Grail

Zirkus Krone
München, Germany
21 June 1991

89.Man Gave Names To All The Animals

Concert # 313 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 12 of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 50.
Concert # 29 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-7180;
Taper: Legendary Taper J (LTJ);
Equipment: DAT clone > audio disks >
(dBpowerAMP set to compression level 6) flac

Schlösshof
Bad Mergentheim, Germany
22 June 1991

90.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

Concert # 314 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 13 of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 51.
Concert # 30 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-1851;
Taper: Holy Grail

Stadtpark
Hamburg, Germany
23 June 1991

91.Wiggle Wiggle / Man Gave Names To All The Animals
92.When I Paint My Masterpiece

Concert # 315 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 14 of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 52.
Concert # 31 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Man Gave Names To All The Animals features the rare duck verse:

He saw an animal upon a lake.
He was afraid that (?) his heart would break
He was tryin’ to drive a truck
I think I’ll call it a duck.

LB-1849;
Taper: Holy Grail

Midtfyns Festival
Ringe, Denmark
29 June 1991

93.Barbara Allen (trad.)

acoustic with Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar).

Concert # 319 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 18 of the 1991 Summer Tour Of Europe.
1991 concert # 56.
Concert # 35 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

LB-6824;
The Never Ending Tour (Deep Records / MIK 012/13);
Soundboard

Holman Field
Nashua, New Hampshire
6 July 1991

94.Lakes Of Pontchartrain (trad.)

acoustic with Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar).

Concert # 322 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Third concert of the 1991 US Summer Tour.
1991 concert # 59.
Concert # 38 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

LB-3199;
Taper: BW;
Equipment: Cassette Master >
CD-R(Audio Catalyst)wav >
(flacfrontend) flac8

IC Light Amphitheater
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 July 1991

95.Joey (Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy)

Concert # 327 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 8 of the 1991 US Summer Tour.
1991 concert # 64.
Concert # 43 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-4568;
Taper: Glen Dundas;
Equipment: Analog master > cdr >
(dBpowerAMP set to compression level 6) flac

The Flats, Nautica
Cleveland, Ohio
17 July 1991

96.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
97.Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)

Concert # 328 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 9 of the 1991 US Summer Tour.
1991 concert # 65.
Concert # 44 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-9149

Kings Dominion Amusement Park
Doswell, Virginia
21 July 1991

98.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

Concert # 331 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 12 of the 1991 US Summer Tour.
1991 concert # 68.
Concert # 47 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-4573;
Taper: Glen Dundas;
Equipment: Analog master > audio disks >
(dBpowerAMP set to compression level 6) flac

Lakeside Amphitheater
Darien Lake Amusement Park, Darien Center
Corfu, New York
27 July 1991

99.Song To Woody

Concert # 334 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 15 of the 1991 US Summer Tour.
1991 concert # 71.
Concert # 50 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-4438;
Taper: Legendary Taper G (LTG);
Equipment: Source Audio disks from low-generational source >
(dBpowerAMP set to compression level 6) flac

Estadio Obras
Buenos Aires, Argentina
8 August 1991

100.People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)

Concert # 335 of The Never-Ending Tour.
First concert of the 1991 Tour of South America.
1991 concert # 72.
Concert # 51 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Estadio Obras
Buenos Aires, Argentina
10 August 1991

101.It’s Too Late (Chuck Willis)

Concert # 337 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Third concert of the 1991 Tour of South America.
1991 concert # 74.
Concert # 53 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Mineirinho
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
19 August 1991

102.Ring Them Bells

Concert # 342 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 8 of the 1991 Tour of South America.
1991 concert # 79.

Concert # 58 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Chabad TV Studio
Los Angeles, California
15 September 1991

103.Sold American (Kinky Friedman)

Kinky Friedman (vocal, acoustic guitar), Bob Dylan (electric guitar).

Broadcast live in the TV program L’Chaim To Life, Telethon ’91.

Auditorio de la Cartuja
Seville, Spain
17 October 1991

Leyendas de la Guitarra

104.All Along The Watchtower

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal) backed by Phil Manzanera Richard Thompson (guitar),
Jack Bruce (bass), Ray Cooper (percussion), Simon Phillips (drums).

105.Boots Of Spanish Leather
106.Across The Borderline (Ry Cooder/John Hiatt/Jim Dickinson)
107.Answer Me (Gerhard Winkler/Fred Rauch/Carl Sigman)

Bob Dylan (acoustic guitar & vocal), Richard Thompson (acoustic guitar)

108.Shake, Rattle And Roll (C. Calhoun)

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal) backed by Keith Richards (guitar), Steve Cropper (guitar),
Edward Manion (saxophone), Chuck Leavell (keyboards), Charlie Drayton (bass), Steve Jordan (drums).

Broadcast worldwide on television and FM radio.

LB-7658;
Remaster: JTT;
Transfers From Master Stereo VHS;
Equipment VHS: UK TV Broadcast > Panasonic NV-F65 HQ VHS (Scotch PRO120) >
Sony RDR-HX 725 DVD Recorder (DVD+RW) SP > TMPGEnc 4.0 Xpress >
TMPGEnc DVD Author 3.0 > Video TS

City Coliseum
Austin, Texas
25 October 1991

109.New Morning
110.Lay, Lady, Lay
111.All Along The Watchtower
112.What Good Am I?
113.Pancho And Lefty (Townes van Zandt)
114.Gotta Serve Somebody
115.Simple Twist Of Fate
116.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

117.Trail Of The Buffalo (trad. arr. Woody Guthrie)

Bob Dylan (acoustic guitar & vocal), John Jackson (acoustic guitar).

118.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
119.20/20 Vision (Milton Estes/Joe Allison)
120.Mr Tambourine Man
121.Everything Is Broken
122.I’ll Remember You
123.Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter/John Dawson)
124.Maggie’s Farm
125.Man In The Long Black Coat
126.Ballad Of A Thin Man

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Concert # 345 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Second concert of the 1991 US Fall Tour.
1991 concert # 82.
Concert # 61 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

Jimmy Dale (acoustic guitar) on Mr Tambourine Man
Charlie Sexton (guitar) on Everything Is Broken.
Jimmy Dale (guitar) on Maggie’s Farm.

LB-5241;
Nice To Be Up Here In Texas;
Equipment: CDR-trade >
WavePurityProfessional >
wav-convertion and remastering >
NeroBurningROM > track-separation >
FLACFronted > *.flac

Brady Theater
Tulsa, Oklahoma
30 October 1991

127.Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

128.Trail Of The Buffalo (trad. arr. Woody Guthrie)

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal, John Jackson (guitar).

129.Answer Me (Gerhard Winkler/Fred Rauch/Carl Sigman)
130.Every Grain Of Sand

Concert # 348 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 5 of the 1991 US Fall Tour.
1991 concert # 85.
Concert # 64 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Steve Ripley (guitar) on Every Grain Of Sand.

LB-3183;
Live At Brand Theater (Shamrock Records – SR20100 7/8)


Civic Center
31 October 1991
Wichita, Kansas

131.Willing (Lowell George)
132.Visions Of Johanna

Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass),Ian Wallace (drums).

No LB#;
Taper: PDub;
Equipment: : Sonic Studios 6p mics > Sony D6

CY Stevens Auditorium
Ames, Iowa
2 November 1991

133.One Irish Rover (Van Morrison)

Concert # 351 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 8 of the 1991 US Fall Tour.
1991 concert # 88.
Concert # 67 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-2498

McCaw Hall
The Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
4 November 1991

134.Golden Vanity (trad.)

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), John Jackson (guitar).

Concert # 352 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 9 of the 1991 US Fall Tour.
1991 concert # 89.
Concert # 68 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

LB-0854;
Taper: MJS

Dane County Memorial Coliseum
Madison, Wisconsin
5 November 1991

135.You Don’t Know Me (Eddy Arnold/Cindy Walker)
136.That Lucky Old Sun (Haven Gillespie-Beasley Smith)

Concert # 353 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 10 of the 1991 US Fall Tour.
1991 concert # 90.
Concert # 69 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-6828;
Madison 91 (Red Sky / 1003)

Morris Civic Auditorium
South Bend, Indiana
6 November 1991

137.Roving Gambler (trad.)

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), John Jackson (guitar).

138.John Brown

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Concert # 354 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 11 of the 1991 US Fall Tour.
1991 concert # 91.
Concert # 70 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

First or second version of I’m A Rovin’ Gambler,
depending on whether you believe that the St Paul tape is done by Dylan or not.

LB-7410;
Taper: Net Taper A (NTA);
Equipment: cassette master > DAT – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

The Whitney Hall
Louisville, Kentucky
8 November 1991

139.To Be Alone With You

Concert # 355 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 12 of the 1991 US Fall Tour.
1991 concert # 92.
Concert # 71 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-7405;
Taper: Legendary taper G (LTG);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE2002 >
Sony D6,cassette master > DAT – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > Wavelab, levels raised >
cdwave for tracking > tlh

Memorial Hall
Dayton, Ohio
9 November 1991

140.Confidential (Dolinda Morgan)

Concert # 356 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 13 of the 1991 US Fall Tour.
1991 concert # 93.
Concert # 72 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-7402;
Taper: Legendary Taper F (LTF);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE2002 >
cassette master > DAT – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Murat Temple
Indianapolis, Indiana
10 November 1991

141.Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

Concert # 357 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 14 of the 1991 US Fall Tour.
1991 concert # 94.
Concert # 73 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-0027

The Fox Theater
Detroit, Michigan
12 November 1991

142.Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan & Richard Manuel)
143.Dust My Broom (Elmore James)

Concert # 358 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 15 of the 1991 US Fall Tour.
1991 concert # 95.
Concert # 74 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Martin Gross (guitar) on Dust My Broom.

LB-7419;
Taper: Legendary Taper G (LTG);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE2002 >
Sony D6, cassette master > DAT – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > Wavelab, levels raised >
cdwave, tracking > tlh


Warner Theatre, Civic Center
Erie, Pennsylvania
19 November 1991

144.Moondance (Van Morrison)
145.Queen Jane Approximately

Concert # 363 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 20 of the 1991 US Fall Tour.
1991 concert # 100.
Concert # 79 with the 5th Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), John Jackson (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

LB-0803

rock on bob!

Bob Dylan – 1990 Horrible Tour – European Summer Festivals

Bob Dylan
1990 HORRIBLE TOUR – EUROPEAN SUMMER FESTIVALS

(Pink Panther Records)

The very short & “horrible” 1990 European summer “festival” tour

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The respected Dylanologist, John Bauldie, called this the Horrible Tour.

What is true is that most of it was played at open air festivals to audiences
where a large portion of the crowd are there to see some other act and may have little knowledge or interest in Bob.

It is also true that the songs played were heavily drawn from the better-known songs from the 1960s and 1970s.

It is not true that all these concerts were the same – of the nine concerts and 50 different songs played,
27 of those were only played once or twice.

Festivals have practical limitations – apart from indifferent audiences, performers often have to deal with poorer sound,
shorter allocated setup and playing time, promoter’s demands, drunks, drugs, rain & mud, etc, etc.

Bob was not a stranger to outdoor concerts in 1990 – this is the guy who played the Isle of Wight in 69,
& one of his all-time classic concerts at Blackbushe in 78.

For whatever reason, Bob put the emphasis on his great & best-known songs from the 1960s & 1970s.

So let’s get back to Bauldie. Yes, it is a greatest hits tour leg & it is hugely different
from the mega-successful Paris & London concert hall appearances from early in the year,
but if you are objective about the performances, they are certainly not bad or poor concerts, just different.

Just look at it this way – in the 19th century, Leo Tolstoy wrote a massive novel called War And Peace,
mainly in Russian, but also with large portions in French. It is a sort of philosophical adventure drawing on large chucks of history & poetry.
It is still regarded as one of the greatest novels written by anybody at any time, but most people have never read it because it is too long & too complicated.
In Russia today, it has been condensed into about a hundred pages for schoolkids so they can get some understanding of what it has to say.
Full-on Leo & Bob have much in common, particularly being wordy, philosophical & impenetrable to many.

That is how you need to approach the 1990 European festivals – it is Dylan 101 to get the kids interested. There is nothing wrong with that. Look at the competition at Torhout-Werchter: The Cure, Midnight Oil, Sinead O’Conner, Wendy & Liza, Ry Cooder, Lenny Kravitz, Jeff Healey Band.
Bob was reaching out to a younger, new audience, not a hall full of aging London lambchops – why not!

& remember, Bob had just completed Under The Red Sky, with its heavy emphasis on simple nursery-rhyme forms.

The standout concert here is Berlin, which is provided complete.
Therefore three songs (I Shall Be Released, It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding), & Maggie’s Farm) are duplicated.
The better versions (according to PP) are the non-Berlin tracks.

All concerts, except Torhout, are represented. Torhout is the worst concert. All songs that were played on the tour leg appear here.

We are not dealing with armies of hardcore lambchops here who know all the songs & crave the unexpected & obscure.

If you are objective about it, these are perfectly respectible performances by a very well-rehearsed band & these tapes are all in excellent sound.

Bauldie, in my opinion, was wrong. If you want the sophisticated stuff from 1990, go listen to Paris & London.

Put your gumboots on, have a couple of beers, make some noise, have some fun & listen.

Horrible it is not, & rubbish it is not either.

Statistics for this compilation (yes, lies, damn lies & statistics masquerading as facts)

53 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
50 different songs
8 concerts are represented here (from the total of 9 concerts)
4 hours & 11 minutes of music
1 bob

The setlists were highly variable from night to night, with 13 songs being played five or more times, and
27 songs only played once or twice.

It is interesting that most of the songs were well-known 1960s and 1970s standards,
with only three songs from Oh Mercy.

Under The Red Sky had been recorded but was as yet unreleased.

Laugardalshˆll
Reykjavik, Iceland
27 June 1990

1.Just Like A Woman
2.Girl Of The North Country
3.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Concert # 202 of The Never-Ending Tour.
First concert of the 1990 Summer Festival Tour Of Europe.
1990 concert # 32.
Concert # 124 with the second Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

Acoustic with the band:
Girl Of The North Country,
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
Just Like A Woman,
Girl Of The North Country.

First acoustic A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall with the band.

LB-7088;
Taper: Net Taper B (NTB);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE-2002 Binaural Microphones >
Uher CR 240 AV > cassette master,
LTA Mastering, Maxell XL II-S 100 > JVC TD-W501 Stereo Double Cassette Deck >
Apple iMac Intel Core 2 Duo >, Amadeus II 3.8.7 (tracking) > xACT 1.64 >
FLAC (lvl 6) 0.6413 (20 files), FLAC tags > Chaotic Sofware Media Rage 3.3 >
FLAC tags modified > xACT 1.64 > md5, st5, ffp, 2008-12-29

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Dyrskuepladsen
Roskilde, Denmark
29 June 1990

Roskilde Rock Festival.

4.Absolutely Sweet Marie
5.Queen Jane Approximately
6.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
7.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
8.One Too Many Mornings
9.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
10.Shooting Star
11.I Shall Be Released

Concert # 203 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Second concert of the 1990 Summer Festival Tour Of Europe.
1990 concert # 33.
Concert # 125 with the second Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

Acoustic with the band:
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,
One Too Many Mornings.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
Queen Jane Approximately,
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,
Shooting Star.

LB-7072

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Kalv¯ya-Festivalen, Kalv¯ya
Sandvika, Norway
30 June 1990

12.To Be Alone With You
13.Lay, Lady, Lay
14.Positively 4th Street
15.Love Minus Zero / No Limit
16.Desolation Row
17.It Ain’t Me, Babe

Concert # 204 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Third concert of the 1990 Summer Festival Tour Of Europe.
1990 concert # 34.
Concert # 126 with the second Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

Acoustic with the band:
Love Minus Zero / No Limit,
Desolation Row,
It Ain’t Me, Babe.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
To Be Alone With You,
Positively 4th Street,
Love Minus Zero / No Limit,
It Ain’t Me, Babe.

BobTalk:

Wouldn’t be so bad to die by guillotine, lots of worse ways to go…
(after It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)).

LB-7167;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > cassette master >
DAT – clone > (digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Excellent sound [A].

Ruissalon Kansanpuisto
Turku, Finland
1 July 1990

Ruisrock

18.Subterranean Homesick Blues
19.Boots Of Spanish Leather
20.In The Garden
21.Maggie’s Farm

Concert # 205 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 4 of the 1990 Summer Festival Tour Of Europe.
1990 concert # 35.
Concert # 127 with the second Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

Acoustic with the band:
Boots Of Spanish Leather

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
Boots Of Spanish Leather

LB-7156;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > cassette master > DAT – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Stadtpark
Hamburg, Germany
3 July 1990

22.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
23.Ballad Of A Thin Man
24.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
25.I Believe In You
26.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
27.No More One More Time (Troy Seals-Dave Kirby)
28.Old Rock & Roller (Daniels-Gavin-Hayward-DiGregorio)

Concert # 206 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 5 of the 1990 Summer Festival Tour Of Europe.
1990 concert # 36.
Concert # 128 with the second Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

Acoustic with the band:
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine),
I Believe In You,
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll.

Only known performance of Old Rock & Roller.

LB-2682;
Equipment: AUD MC [Sony ECM 155 > Sony D6] >
DAT > CD > EAC > WAV > Soundforge 6.0 > FLAC;
Patches: AUD > ? > Vinyl Boot > DAT > Soundforge 6.0 > FLAC

Internationales Congress Centrum
Berlin, Germany
5 July 1990

29.Maggie’s Farm
30.Simple Twist Of Fate
31.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
32.Shelter From The Storm
33.Masters Of War
34.Gotta Serve Somebody
35.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
36.Song To Woody
37.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
38.Gates Of Eden
39.Mr Tambourine Man
40.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
41.Political World
42.Let’s Learn To Live And Love Again (Jack Scott)
43.All Along The Watchtower
44.I Shall Be Released
45.Like A Rolling Stone
46.Blowin’ In The Wind
47.Highway 61 Revisited

Concert # 207 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 6 of the 1990 Summer Festival Tour Of Europe.
1990 concert # 37.
Concert # 129 with the second Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

Acoustic with the band:
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),
Song To Woody,
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,
Gates Of Eden,
Mr Tambourine Man,
Blowin’ In The Wind.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
Simple Twist Of Fate,
Shelter From The Storm,
Gotta Serve Somebody,
Song To Woody,
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,
Mr Tambourine Man,
Blowin’ In The Wind.

G.E. Smith (electric slide guitar) on:
Highway 61 Revisited.

The first of two performances of Let’s Learn To Live And Love Again.

BobTalk:

Danke schˆn! Danke SCH÷N! DANKE SCH÷N!!
(after Simple Twist Of Fate)

A lot of people in America are concerned about Germany getting reunited.
At times you got to remind people Hitler wasn’t German at all!
(before Masters Of War).

Here’s one of my early songs written for a guy that taught me a lot.
(before Song To Woody).

Thank you!! It’s always a pleasure to play in this part of the world where Elvis spent so much time…
(before Gates Of Eden).

Joan Baez used to tell me: “you keep singing that song, boy, and you’re gonna be a star!”
(before Blowin’ In The Wind).

LB-6815;
Rooftop Serenade (No Label);
LB-6814;
Can You Please Tell Me What I’m Doing Here? (No Label)

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Torhout-Werchter Rock Festival
Torhout, Belgium
7 July 1990

Not used.

Concert # 208 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 7 of the 1990 Summer Festival Tour Of Europe.
1990 concert # 38.
Concert # 130 with the second Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

The two shows at the Torhout-Werchter Festival were both shorter than the other shows
during the summer tour due to the time allocated to each band during this festival.
There was also a rumour that Dylan was not allowed to play more than one hour before the encores,
since the security staff had been promised to be free in time
to watch the on-going soccer world championships on TV.

Torhout-Werchter Rock Festival
Werchter, Belgium
8 July 1990

48.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
49.You’re A Big Girl Now
50.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

Concert # 209 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 8 of the 1990 Summer Festival Tour Of Europe.
1990 concert # 39.
Concert # 131 with the second Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on You’re A Big Girl Now.

G.E. Smith (back-up vocal) on Silvio.

LB-1794

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Casino de Montreux
Montreux, Switzerland
9 July 1990

Montreux Jazz Festival

51.I’ll Remember You
52.Across The Borderline (Ry Cooder/John Hiatt/Jim Dickinson)
53.Everything Is Broken

Concert # 210 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 9 of the 1990 Summer Festival Tour Of Europe.
1990 concert # 40.
Concert # 132 with the second Never-Ending Tour

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on I’ll Remember You.

Flaco Jimenez (accordion) on Across The Borderline.

LB-4086;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Audio disks derived from analog master >
(dBpowerAMP set to compression level 6) flac

Excellent sound [A-].

Rock on, Bob!

Bob Dylan – Cesar Diaz & Other Assorted Desperados, 1990 Late Summer Tour

Bob Dylan
CESAR DIAZ & OTHER ASSORTED DESPERADOS
1990 Late Summer Tour of North America
Pink Panther Records

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This is an interesting tour leg for the Never Ending Tour. GE Smith was exiting the band,
but presumably because of contractual commitments & lack of a suitable replacement, continued to play until October 1990.

Bob decided he would play a series of live auditions with various guitarists supplementing GE Smith:
John Staeheley (13,15,18 August),
Steve Bruton (19-29 August),
Miles Joseph (31 August 31-3 September),
Steve Ripley (4-9 September), and
Cesar Diaz (11-12 September) were all given this trial.

According to Cesar Diaz, Bob’s guitar & amp technician (& occasional guitar player), these weren’t the only ones auditioned. There were auditions at the rehearsals prior to the late summer tour & then again after it prior to the North American fall tour.

John Staeheley & Cesar Diaz eventually were the winners from this very public & messy gunfight & played the 1990 Fall Tour together.

There is a theory that Bob’s problems in 1991 were the result of GE’s departure & the inability to find a suitable replacement. There was nothing wrong with the auditioned guitar players – the problems lay elsewhere. The tapes prove it.

The 1990 late summer tour tapes vary from poor to excellent with sound quality. However, the best versions of each song give a very interesting collection. Unfortunately, most (but not all) of the Steve Ripley auditions are in poor sound.

The transition points in Bob’s career are always interesting & this is no exception – you will be surprised.

I also don’t doubt that Bob was drinking heavily at the time – there are just too many eye-witness accounts that this was so. However, this tour leg (& the 90 Fall Tour which followed) offer perfectly coherent & well executed songs without the slurred & forgotten lyrics, nasal whine & general disinterest of early 1991.

You haven’t seen it yet, but the 1990 Fall Tour Pink Panther is a real gem. Neither Bob nor the band fell apart musically in late-1990, despite all the stories.

PS – the two Edmonton concerts that begin this compilation are in poor sound, but the performances are wonderful.
If you want to hear Nowhere Man, put up with the sound, if you don’t, press the skip button.

all sourced from 100% lossless FLAC from best available sound sources.

converted to mp3@320kbps from the FLAC.

FLAC version to follow

Statistics for this compilation (yes, lies, damn lies & statistics masquerading as facts)

80 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
78 different songs
18 concerts are represented here (from the total of 23 concerts)
6 hours & 1 minute of music
1 bob

Rehearsals,
Unidentified Studio,
Unidentified Location, USA,
August 1990

In The Pines / Man Of Constant Sorrow / A Long Time A-Growin’ / Hey La La (Hey La La) /
Precious Memories / House Of Gold / Peace In The Valley / Everybody’s Rockin’ /
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay / Stand By Me / Moon River / Shut Your Mouth / Trouble /
On A Night Like This / Eternal Circle / Spanish Harlem Incident / Heart Of Mine /
Had A Dream About You, Baby / One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) / When Did You Leave Heaven?

Band: Dylan / Garnier / Parker / Smith

There is no tape in circulation from this rehearsal.

Note that Bob was rehearsing Moon River before the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Cesar Diaz interviewed by Clinton Heylin

There were like seven people [auditioning for Smith’s place].
We were out in somewhere like Tulsa, or Texas, and that’s where we were having the auditions,
and then they went on the road with us. Every once in a while a new guy would come in.
One of the guys asked Bob for an autograph right after he auditioned for Bob. He blew it. Only one of them came back, [John Staeheley].
I saw him drink a pint of Jack Daniel’s backstage before a gig, ’cause he was so nervous.
Steve Bruton flew in his wife, thinking he was starting the shows at the Beacon Theater, and Bob just blew him off.

Jubilee Auditorium
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
12 August 1990

1.Nowhere Man (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
2.The Water Is Wide (trad.)

Concert # 211 of The Never-Ending Tour.
First concert of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 41.
Concert # 133 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

Acoustic with the band on The Water Is Wide.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on The Water Is Wide.

LB-5898

Poor sound [C].

Jubilee Auditorium
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
13 August 1990

John Staeheley audition

3.No More One More Time (Troy Seals-Dave Kirby)
4.Queen Jane Approximately
5.Political World

Concert # 212 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Second concert of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 42.
Concert # 134 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and John Staeheley (guitar).

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on Queen Jane Approximately.

LB-4927;
xref-00581

Good sound [B].

Jubilee Auditorium
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
15 August 1990

John Staeheley audition

6.Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)
7.Gotta Serve Somebody
8.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

Concert # 213 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Third concert of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 43.
Concert # 135 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) John Staeheley (guitar).

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
Early Morning Rain,
Gotta Serve Somebody,

LB-4928;
xref-00584;
Equipment: Audience recording > Unknown transfer >
CDR (x) > EAC (Secure/Offset) > FLAC (Level 8)

Good sound [B].

Jubilee Auditorium
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
16 August 1990

9.Lay, Lady, Lay

Concert # 214 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 4 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 44.
Concert # 136 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on Lay, Lady, Lay.

LB-4929;
xref-00590

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Champs de Brionne Music Theater
George, Washington
18 August 1990

John Staeheley audition

10.Shelter From The Storm
11.Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay (Steve Cropper/Otis Redding)
12.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
13.Man Of Constant Sorrow (trad. arr. Bob Dylan)
14.Gates Of Eden
15.Everything Is Broken
16.I Shall Be Released

Concert # 215 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 5 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 45.
Concert # 137 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and John Staeheley (Guitar).

Acoustic with the band:
Man Of Constant Sorrow,
Gates Of Eden.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
Shelter From The Storm,
Everything Is Broken.

LB-9587;
Taper: JEMS;
Transfer: Mike Ziegler;
Equipment: Nakamichi CM-700 > Panasonic SV-250;
Transfer: Tascam DA-20 MKII > PreSonus FireStudio Project > Adobe Audition 3.0;
Lineage: DAT(M) > WAV [48kHz/16bit] > WAV [44.1kHz/16bit] > Flac

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, Oregon
21 August 1990

Steve Bruton audition

17.Subterranean Homesick Blues
18.You’re A Big Girl Now
19.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
20.Lakes Of Pontchartrain (trad.)
21.What Good Am I?

Concert # 218 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 8 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 48.
Concert # 140 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Steve Bruton (guitar).

Acoustic with the band on Lakes Of Pontchartrain.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
You’re A Big Girl Now,
Lakes Of Pontchartrain.

LB-9593;
Taper: JEMS;
Transfer: Mike Ziegler:
Equipment: Nakamichi CM-700 > Panasonic SV-250;
Transfer: Tascam DA-20 MKII > PreSonus FireStudio Project > Adobe Audition 3.0;
Lineage: DAT(M) > WAV [48kHz/16bit] > WAV [44.1kHz/16bit] > Flac

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

State Fair Grandstand
Des Moines, Iowa
26 August 1990

Steve Bruton audition

22.I Believe In You
23.I Want You
24.Ballad Of A Thin Man
25.Girl Of The North Country
26.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
27.Shooting Star
28.Let’s Learn To Live And Love Again (Jack Scott)

Concert # 220 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 10 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 50.
Concert # 142 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Steve Bruton (guitar).

Acoustic with the band:
Girl Of The North Country,
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
I Want You,
Ballad Of A Thin Man,
Girl Of The North Country,
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,
Shooting Star,
Let’s Learn To Live And Love Again.

LB-6435;
Transfer: JTT;
Equipment: Low Generation Cassette (TDK SA90, Dolby C) (JG) >
Akai GX95 (Dolby C) > Line in to Soundforge 9 >
FLAC Level 6 align on sector boundaries

Good sound [B].


Holiday Star Music Theater
Merrillville, Indiana
27 August 1990

Steve Bruton audition

29.Maggie’s Farm
30.Simple Twist Of Fate
31.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
32.Man Of Peace
33.Desolation Row
34.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
35.It Ain’t Me, Babe
36.Moon River (Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer)
37.Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter/John Dawson)
38.Blowin’ In The Wind

Concert # 221 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 11 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 51.
Concert # 143 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Steve Bruton (guitar).

Acoustic with the band:
Desolation Row,
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),
It Ain’t Me, Babe,
Blowin’ In The Wind.

3, 10, 17 Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
Simple Twist Of Fate,
It Ain’t Me, Babe,
Blowin’ In The Wind.

Only known live version of Moon River.

First Friend Of The Devil.

Moon River was dedicated to Stevie Ray Vaughan who died in a helicopter crash the night before
after having played at an Eric Clapton concert in Alpine Valley.

BobTalk:

Everybody here knows about Stevie so … So this one’s for Stevie. Wherever you are Stevie.
(plays Moon River).

LB-2248

Excellent sound [A-].

Holiday Star Music Theater
Merrillville, Indiana
28 August 1990

Steve Bruton audition

39.To Be Alone With You
40.Positively 4th Street
41.Song To Woody
42.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
43.Mr Tambourine Man
44.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
45.I’ve Been All Around This World (trad.)
46.Stand By Me (Ernest Tubb)
47.Barbara Allen (trad.)

Concert # 222 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 12 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 52.
Concert # 144 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Steve Bruton (guitar).

Acoustic with the band:
Song To Woody,
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,
Mr Tambourine Man,
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll.

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, harmonica), G.E. Smith (guitar) on Barbara Allen.

7-10, 17 Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
To Be Alone With You,
Song To Woody,
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,
Mr Tambourine Man,
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll,
Barbara Allen.

Only known version of Stand By Me.

LB-7114

Excellent sound [A-].

Minnesota State Fair
Falcon Heights, Minnesota
29 August 1990

Steve Bruton audition

48.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
49.The Times They Are A-Changin’
50.Joey (Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy)

Concert # 223 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 13 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 53.
Concert # 145 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Steve Bruton (guitar).

Acoustic with the band:
Ballad Of Hollis Brown,
The Times They Are A-Changin’.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on The Times They Are A-Changin’

LB-4787;
xref-00616

Fair sound [B-].

Bob Devaney Sports Center
State Fair Park
Lincoln, Nebraska
31 August 1990

Miles Joseph audition

51.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
52.All Along The Watchtower
53.Shooting Star
54.Like A Rolling Stone
55.Highway 61 Revisited

Concert # 224 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 14 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 54.
Concert # 146 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Miles Joseph (guitar).

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
Shooting Star,
Like A Rolling Stone.

G.E. Smith (back-up vocal) on Highway 61 Revisited.

LB-4060;
Taper: Legendary Taper C (LTC);
Equipment: Audio disks derived from analogue master >
(dBpowerAMP set to compression level 6), > flac

Good sound [B].

Swiss Villa Amphitheater
Lampe, Missouri
1 September 1990

Miles Joseph audition

56.Marine Hymn (trad.)
57.Tangled Up In Blue
58.Masters Of War
59.I’ll Remember You
60.Love Minus Zero / No Limit

Concert # 225 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 15 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 55.
Concert # 147 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Miles Joseph (guitar).

Short instrumental Marine Hymn.

Acoustic with the band on Love Minus Zero / No Limit.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
Tangled Up In Blue,
I’ll Remember You,
Love Minus Zero / No Limit.

LB-4362;
Equipment: AUD Master Cassette [no equipment info] >
DAT(clones) > CD > EAC > WAV > Soundforge 6.0 > CD Wave > FLAC

Excellent sound [A].

Riverfront Amphitheater
Hannibal, Missouri
2 September 1990

Miles Joseph audition

61.Absolutely Sweet Marie
62.Mama, You Been On My Mind
63.Boots Of Spanish Leather
64.Pledging My Time

Concert # 226 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 16 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 56.
Concert # 148 with the second G. E. Smith band:

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Miles Joseph (guitar).

Acoustic with the band:
Mama, You Been On My Mind,
Boots Of Spanish Leather.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
Absolutely Sweet Marie,
Mama, You Been On My Mind,
Boots Of Spanish Leather.

Sound man was arrested before the show for “unnecessary noise” during the support act.

First four songs were played via the musicians’ monitors only.

LB-0165;
xref-00586

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Riverpark Amphitheater
Tulsa, Oklahoma
4 September 1990

Steve Ripley audition

65.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
66.Tomorrow Is A Long Time

Concert # 227 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 17 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 57.
Concert # 149 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Steve Ripley (guitar).

LB-0140

Good sound [B].

Fair Park Music Hall
Dallas, Texas
6 September 1990

Steve Ripley audition

67.Ol’ Mac Donald (trad.)
68.Man In The Long Black Coat
69.Willing (Lowell George)
70.Trail Of The Buffalo (trad. arr. Woody Guthrie)
71.Every Grain Of Sand
72.In The Garden

Concert # 229 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 19 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 59.
Concert # 151 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Steve Ripley (guitar).

Short instrumental Ol’ MacDonald.

Acoustic with the band on Trail Of The Buffalo.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
Willing;
Every Grain Of Sand.

First version of Little Feat’s Willing.

LB-9612;
Taper: JB;
Equipment: Sony ECM 939T Mic > Sony WM-D6 >
Protools (for level adjustment, eq, compression, track separation) > Flac

Good sound [B].

Palmer Auditorium
Austin, Texas
9 September 1990

Steve Ripley audition

73.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

Concert # 231 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 21 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 61.
Concert # 153 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Steve Ripley (guitar).

Only Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues during 1990.

LB-7108

Poor sound [C].

Paola Solerli Amphitheater
Santa FÈ, New Mexico
11 September 1990

Cesar Diaz audition

74.One Too Many Mornings
75.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
76.Just Like A Woman

Concert # 232 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 22 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 62.
Concert # 154 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Cesar Diaz (guitar)

Acoustic with the band:
One Too Many Mornings,
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
One Too Many Mornings,
Just Like A Woman.

LB-0145

Good sound [B].

Mesa Amphitheater
Mesa, Arizona
12 September 1990

Cesar Diaz audition.

77.Watching The River Flow
78.John Brown
79.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
80.Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan & Richard Manuel)

Concert # 233 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 23 of the 1990 Late Summer Tour Of North America.
1990 concert # 63.
Concert # 155 with the second G. E. Smith

band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar),
Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums) and Cesar Diaz (guitar).

Acoustic with the band on John Brown.

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on Watching The River Flow.

G.E. Smith (back-up vocal) on Silvio.

LB-0138

Very good to excellent sound [B+].

Rock on, Bob!

Bob Dylan – Kick Open the Door To Your Mind, 1988

Bob Dylan
KICK OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR MIND
Pink Panther
1988

Download MP3: Amazon Drive

Sources: best available mp3, all converted directly from FLAC to mp3 @ 320kbps.
Sound: generally excellent, sometimes very good, never poor.

Rating stars: lots of ’em.

CD1 – Electric Mayhem

1.Bruce Springsteen Intro (New York 1/20)
2.Subterranean Homesick Blues (Wantagh 6/30)
3.Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream (New York 10/19)
4.Masters Of War (Berkeley 6/10)
5.John Brown (New York 10/19)
6.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) (Denver 6/15)
7.Gates Of Eden (Berkeley 6/10)
8.Silvio (Wantagh 6/30)
9.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Wantagh 6/30)
10.Driftin’ Too Far From Shore (Holmdel 6/24)
11.Seeing The Real You At Last (Denver 6/15)
12.Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Saratoga Springs 6/26)
13.Maggie’s Farm (Saratoga Springs 6/26)
14.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (New York 10/19)
15.Ballad Of A Thin Man (Denver 6/15)

CD2 – Acoustic Songs

16.Barbara Allen (Memphis 7/26)
17.Wagoner’s Lad (New York 10/19)
18.Eileen Aroon (Denver 6/15)
19.Two Soldiers (Saratoga Springs 6/26)
20.Lakes Of Ponchartrain (Holmdel 6/24)
21.Trail Of The Buffalo (Portland 7/3)
22.San Francisco Bay Blues (Oakland 12/4)
23.Pretty Boy Floyd (Oakland 12/4)
24.Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Sacramento 6/9)
25.I’m In The Mood For Love (Los Angeles 8/3)
26.I’m Glad I Got To See You Once Again (Los Angeles 8/4)
27.Song To Woody (Costa Mesa 7/31)
28.With God On Our Side (Oakland 12/4)
29.The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Wantagh 6/30)
30.Boots Of Spanish Leather (Wantagh 6/30)
31.One Too Many Mornings (New York 10/19)
32.Mama, You Been On My Mind (Denver 6/15)

CD3 – God, Girls & Rock ‘N’ Roll

33.Gotta Serve Somebody (Wantagh 7/1)
34.The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest (Portland 7/3)
35.In The Garden (New York 10/19)
36.Hallelujah (Los Angeles 8/4)
37.Every Grain Of Sand (Upper Darby 10/13)
38.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (New York 10/19)
39.I Shall Be Released (St Louis 6/17)
40.I’ll Remember You (New York 10/19)
41.You’re A Big Girl Now (Holmdel 6/24)
42.Simple Twist Of Fate (Denver 6/15)
43.Everybody’s Movin’ (Berkeley 6/10)
44.Nadine (New York 5/29)
45.All Along The Watchtower (Wantagh 6/30)
46.Like A Rolling Stone (Holmdel 6/24)

Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead – Dead Man When Will You Arise

Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead
DEAD MAN WHEN WILL YOU ARISE
Pink Panther
1987 – THE RESURRECTION

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It’s interesting that it took The Dead (specifically Jerry Garcia) to bring Bob back to life – one of the great Dylan puns!. This is the conception of the Never Ending Tour – Bob recommitted himself to his old songs, many of which he hadn’t played live in decades, & then, after road-testing his concept in Europe with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers during the late 1987 Temple In Flames tour, in 1988 he took his songs on the road for what has now been a quarter of a century of continuous global touring (& still counting). He is now sort of his own disciple, selling & preaching the gospel according to Bob & his congregation is massive & totally devoted.

This is not Bob’s best music, but is much better than the vicious reviews that legions of critics have written to attack Dylan & The Dead. But I must say that Dylan & The Dead (Columbia) has little, if anything, to commend it. It is very short & Bob’s vocals are buried this has been explained as Bob demanding that his vocals not be so high in the mix, but I don’t buy that. If you listen to the audience tapes (yes they exist) that is how the concert was mixed from the soundboard – that’s how the fans heard it live.

This is one of the best recorded early periods of Bob, with clean tapes (including many soundboards) available for almost all the rehearsals & the following six US concerts.

There are much better choices available than the tracks eventually chosen & authorised by Bob & his boombox.

The San Rafael rehearsals have been carefully compiled by Alan Fraser & available on The Complete Rehearsals (So Far) (dylantree). This includes a fascinating interview between David Gans & Gary Lamber sourced from The Grateful Dead Hour #705, broadcast week of 25 Mar 2002, specifically about the Dead’s Postcards Of The Hanging (Arista) of Dylan songs, with one (Man Of Peace) including Bob from the 1987 rehearsals. Previously unaired songs from the rehearsals were also played on the radio show (but are not on Postcards).

There is also The Unreleased Live Album (Moonlight) which is reportedly (maybe) an alternative album put forward by The Grateful Dead which was rejected in favour of Bob’s choices – Dylan & The Dead (Columbia). This alternative album has been put together by someone with access to pristine (& mixable) master tapes & it also includes (unexplained) an outtake (different mix anyway) of Silvio from Down In The Groove.

Silvio is shrouded in mystery, but it is clearly a collaboration between Dylan & The Dead.
The official album credits Garcia, Mydland & Weir with “vocals”. There are three Down In The Groove Silvios in circulation – the eventual Columbia track, the early pro o/demo album & the Moonlight versions, all have female backup vocals from Carolyn Dennis & Madelyn Quebec with a few woop-woops from (presumably, maybe) Garcia-Mydland-Weir.

My guess is that the three guys played on the track but there were legal problems crediting it.
What is more fascinating are the lyrics – said to be from Dead lyricist Robert Hunter’s notebook set to music by Bob, but the lyrics are a bit too “Bob” & in retrospect spookily biographical (see below). Bob’s Resurrection Shuffle?? You work it out.

Silvio (#1, #2 or #3) is not included on this compilation as that will simply freak out Columbia & Websheriff, as would the Dylan & The Dead tracks. Silvio (surprisingly) was also never rehearsed (that we know of) or played at the 1987 concerts.

& then there is Dead Man, Dead Man from 1981, which was played in the 1987 Dead concerts,
which now takes on autobiographical tones similar to Silvio. But that’s Dylan for you!

So since it is the season of resurrecting Bob’s worst albums in a new & better light (Another Self Portrait), let’s have a competition to pick tracks for Another Dylan & The Dead album!
Only rules are that they must come from 1987 & feature both Bob & members of The Grateful Dead;
& it must fit on one CD.

The following tracks may help you, but don’t limit yourself to these.

First prize is a bottle of cheap, nasty, horrible Russian vokka personally autographed by Vladimir,
Second prize is a crate of the stuff.

Sources: best available mp3, most converted directly from FLAC to mp3@320kbps.

Sound: generally excellent, sometimes very good, never poor.

Rating stars: lots of ’em.

The Grateful Dead Hour #705,
Broadcast week of 25 Mar 2002

01.David Gans & Gary Lamber Interview

LB-7243;
The Complete Rehearsals (So Far) (dylantree);
Compilation: Alan Fraser;
Soundboard cassette masters transferred to DAT then CD-R

Club Front
San Rafael, California
June 1987

02.Stealin’, Stealin’ (trad.)
03.The Times They Are A-Changin’
04.When I Paint My Masterpiece
05.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
06.The Ballad Of Ira Hayes (Peter La Farge)
07.I Want You
08.Ballad Of A Thin Man
09.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
10.Dead Man, Dead Man
11.Queen Jane Approximately
12.The French Girl (Ian Tyser & Sylvia Fricker)
13.In The Summertime
14.Man Of Peace
15.Union Sundown
16.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
17.Joey (Bob Dylan – Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
18.If Not For You
19.Slow Train
20.Tomorrow Is A Long Time
21.Walkin’ Down The Line
22.Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
23.Maggie’s Farm
24.Chimes Of Freedom
25.All I Really Want To Do
26.Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms (trad. arr.)
27.John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man (Alvin Pleasant Carter)
28.The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest
29.John Brown
30.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
31.Don’t Keep Me Waiting Too Long (?)
32.Simple Twist Of Fate
33.The Boy In The Bubble (Paul Simon – Forere Motlobeloa)
34.Heart Of Mine
35.Pledging My Time
36.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
37.The Wicked Messenger
38.Watching The River Flow
39.Under Your Spell (Bob Dylan & Carole Bayer Sager)
40.I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
41.Blues Stay Away From Me (Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore, Wayne Raney & Henry Glover)
42.I’m Free (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)
43.They Killed Him (Kris Kristofferson)
44.Oh, Boy (Sunny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty)
45.John Brown
46.Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
47.Gotta Serve Somebody
48.Hideaway (Freddie King) & C.C. Rider (Chuck Willis)

Bob Dylan (guitar), Jerry Garcia (guitar), Bob Weir (guitar), Phil Lesh (bass),
Brent Mydland (keyboards), Bill Kreutzman (drums), Mickey Hart (drums).

LB-7243;
The Complete Rehearsals (So Far) (dylantree);
Compilation: Alan Fraser;
Soundboard cassette masters transferred to DAT then CD-R

Man Of Peace released on Postcards Of The Hanging,
Grateful Dead Perform The Songs Of Bob Dylan (Arista / GDCD 4069), 19 March 2002.

Sullivan Stadium
Foxboro, Massachusetts
4 July 1987

49.I Want You
50.Ballad Of A Thin Man
51.Chimes Of Freedom
52.All Along The Watchtower

First concert with The Grateful Dead.
First 1987 concert.

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica), Jerry Garcia (backup vocals, guitar, steel guitar, slide guitar),
Bob Weir (backup vocals, guitar, vocal), Phil Lesh (bass), Brent Mydland (keyboards), Bill Kreutzmann & Mickey Hart (drums).

First live performance of John Brown since Studs Terkel Wax Museum, Chicago, Illinois, 26 April 1963.

Live debuts of Queen Jane Approximately and Joey.

First live performance of Chimes Of Freedom since Town Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 1964.

Slow Train, Joey released on Dylan & The Dead (CBS 463 381), 6 February 1989.

John Brown was selected by The Grateful Dead for release on their version of Dylan & The Dead – Unreleased Live Album (Moonlight Records / ML-9636).

LB-8022;
Remaster: Charlie Miller;
Soundboard;
SBD > Cassette Master > CD;

Transfer: CD > Samplitude Professional v10.02 > FLAC
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

Patch:
Sennheiser ME80 > Cassette Master > CD
(shnid=3858) supplies:
Space (1:24 – 1:42)

John F. Kennedy Stadium
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 July 1987

53.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
54.Queen Jane Approximately
55.Gotta Serve Somebody

Second concert with The Grateful Dead.
Second 1987 concert.

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica), Jerry Garcia (backup vocals, guitar, steel guitar, slide guitar),
Bob Weir (backup vocals, guitar, vocal), Phil Lesh (bass), Brent Mydland (keyboards), Bill Kreutzmann & Mickey Hart (drums).

Live debut of The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest.

Queen Jane Approximately interrupted after only a part of the first verse.

Monicasdude

On the east coast leg of the tour, both Dylan and The Grateful Dead are conspicuously unsteady,
but The Grateful Dead pulled together at the beginning of the west coast swing, and Dylan tried harder for a night.
Philadelphia probably has the most interesting setlist, although it was the shortest show.

LB-8021;
Remaster: Charlie Miller;
Soundboard;
Equipment: SBD > Cassette Master > CD >
Samplitude Professional v10.02 > FLAC,
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC);
Patch: Sennheiser ME80 > Cassette Master > CD (shnid=3859) supplies: Terrapin Station (0:11 – 0:23)

Giants Stadium
East Rutherford, New Jersey
12 July 1987

56.Tomorrow Is A Long Time
57.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
58.John Brown
59.The Wicked Messenger
60.Joey (Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy)

Third concert with The Grateful Dead.
Third 1987 concert.

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica), Jerry Garcia (backup vocals, guitar, steel guitar, slide guitar),
Bob Weir (backup vocals, guitar, vocal), Phil Lesh (bass), Brent Mydland (keyboards),
Bill Kreutzmann & Mickey Hart (drums).

Live debut of The Wicked Messenger and Touch Of Grey.

The Wicked Messenger was selected by the Grateful Dead for release on their version of Dylan And The Dead ñ
Unreleased Live Album (Moonlight).

Paul Williams

The only live Dylan / Dead performance of Tomorrow Is A Long Time, at the third show of the tour
(Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey), is as bad as the performance on the rehearsal tape.
The vocal is again listless (it starts, “If (mumble) not a crooked highway / If tonight was not a crooked trail.”) and the music shapeless, structureless, clumsy and plodding. Presumably, this is what happens when singer and band are both intimidated by the other, and neither is able to provide any kind of leadership, either at rehearsals or on stage.

LB-8486;
Equipment: 48k dat > midiman delta dio 2496 > cooledit > wav > flac;
cooledit used to convert to 44k at highest quality,
for splitting tracks, patching, and editing

Autzen Stadium
Eugene, Oregon
19 July 1987

61.Maggie’s Farm
62.Simple Twist Of Fate
63.The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest
64.Heart Of Mine
65.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
66.Ballad Of A Thin Man
67.Highway 61 Revisited
68.Tangled Up In Blue
69.All Along The Watchtower

Concert #4 with The Grateful Dead.
1987 concert #4.

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica), Jerry Garcia (backup vocal, guitar, steel guitar, slide guitar),
Bob Weir (backup vocal, guitar, vocal), Phil Lesh (bass), Brent Mydland (keyboards),
Bill Kreutzmann & Mickey Hart (drums).

First live performance of Dead Man, Dead Man since New Orleans, Louisiana, 10 November 1981.

First live performance of Watching The River Flow since Norman, Oklahoma, 23 November 1978.

Queen Jane Approximately released on Dylan & The Dead (CBS 463 381 2), 6 February 1989.

The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest, It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue and Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 was selected for release on the Grateful Deadís version of Dylan & The Dead –
Unreleased Live Album (Moonlight).

LB-6576; Dylan & The Dead, (Disc 3);
Soundboard;
Equipment: Dell Inspiron 8200 (Hardware), Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 Build 2600 (OS),
Exact Audio Copy V0.9 Beta 4 (Secure Mode Extraction), Multiquence v2.50 (Crossfading),
Sound Forge 6.0b (Build 185) (WAV Editing), CD Wave Audio Editor 1.7 (Tracking),
mkw Audio Compression Tool 0.97 Beta 1 (SHN Compression), md5summer v1.1.0.24 (MD5 Generation),
SHNTool 1.01 (Sector Boundary Verification)

Oakland County Stadium
Oakland, California
24 July 1987

70.The Times They Are A-Changin’
71.Man Of Peace
72.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
73.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
74.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
75.Shelter From The Storm
76.Slow Train
77.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Concert #5 with The Grateful Dead.
1987 concert #5.

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica), Jerry Garcia (backup vocals, guitar, steel guitar, slide guitar),
Bob Weir (backup vocals, guitar, vocal), Phil Lesh (bass), Brent Mydland (keyboards),
Bill Kreutzmann & Mickey Hart (drums).

I Want You released on Dylan & The Dead (CBS 463 381 2), 6 February 1989.

LB-4775:
Primary source: Soundboard Sony multi-track PCM master >
mixdown cassette [recorded on Sony TCD5M] > Sony F1 PCM Beta tape >
Beta PCM clone > CD [recorded on HHB standalone];
Secondary source: Dead soundman Dan Healy’s audience master – microphones hung in front of the house sound booth above the crowd > Sony F1 PCM Beta tape master > Beta PCM clone > CD [recorded on HHB standalone]
Remaster: CD’s received in trade > Macintosh with DigiDesign AudioMedia III soundcard >
Pro Tools [speed match, seamless edits, normalization and tracking] > AIFF >
xACT (FLAC level 8 files with sector boundaries verified)

Anaheim Stadium
Anaheim, California
26 July 1987

78.Mr Tambourine Man
79.Dead Man, Dead Man
80.Simple Twist Of Fate
81.Watching The River Flow
82.Chimes Of Freedom
83.Queen Jane Approximately

Concert #6 with The Grateful Dead.
1987 concert #6.

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica), Jerry Garcia (backup vocals, guitar, steel guitar, slide guitar),
Bob Weir (backup vocals, guitar, vocal), Phil Lesh (bass), Brent Mydland (keyboards),
Bill Kreutzmann & Mickey Hart (drums).

Gotta Serve Somebody, All Along The Watchtower, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door released on Dylan & The Dead (CBS 463 381 2), 6 February 1989.

Chimes Of Freedom was selected by The Grateful Dead for release on their version of Dylan & The Dead –
Unreleased Live Album (Moonlight Records / ML-9636).

Partial soundboard.

Bob Dylan – Evening’s Empire, 1984-1986

Bob Dylan
EVENING’S EMPIRE
Pink Panther Records
late 1984 to early 1986

Download MP3: Amazon Drive

The non-Empire Burlesque studio tracks from late 1984 to early 1986,
along with miscellaneous live concerts.

A quiet year for Bob but an interesting one.

mp3@320kbps converted by NCH Switch from genuine FLAC.

FLAC version to follow.

Sound: generally excellent, sometimes very good, occasionally poor.

Rating stars: lots of ’em.

39 tracks
Three hours of fabulous music.

Bob Dylan
Intergalactic Studio
New York City, New York
24 July 1984

“Al Green” recording session

  1. Honey Wait

Bob Dylan and probably Carolyn Dennis shared vocal,
Ron Wood (guitar), Steve Potts (drums).
Other musicians usually identified as members of Al Green’s band.

LB-4820

Delta Sound
New York City, New York
26 July 1984

Empire Burlesque recording session

2.Driftin’ Too Far From Shore
3.Firebird
4.Who Loves You More
5.Wolf (Groovin’ At Delta)

Bob Dylan (vocal, piano, synthesizer & guitar), Ron Wood (guitar),
John Paris (bass), Anton Fig (drums), Carolyn Dennis (vocal).

Backing vocals by Queen Ester Marrow, Peggi Blue and Carolyn Dennis
were added at an overdub session 3 March 1985.

Richard Seher (synthesizer) and Bashiri Johnson (percussion), Darryl Dixin,
Robin Eubanks, David Watson, Marvin Daniels (horns)
were added at an overdub session at Shake Down Studio, New York City, New York, March 1985.

LB-8350;
Real Cuts At Last (GWW Productions)
Transfer from Vinyl: JTT;
Equipment: Very Good Quality Vinyl Discs >
Technics SL-110/SME 3009 Series 111/Goldring G1010 >
Onkyo P-304 Pre Amp > Soundforge 9 >
FLAC Level 6 Align on sector boundaries;
Minimal vinyl restoration applied

The Power Station
New York City, New York
September 1984

Lone Justice recording session

6.Go Away Little Boy

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Ryan Hedecock (guitar), Ron Wood (guitar),
Marvin Etzioni (bass), Benmont Tench (organ), Don Heffington (drums).

LB-8350;
Real Cuts At Last (GWW Productions)
Transfer from Vinyl: JTT;
Equipment: Very Good Quality Vinyl Discs >
Technics SL-110/SME 3009 Series 111/Goldring G1010 >
Onkyo P-304 Pre Amp > Soundforge 9 >
FLAC Level 6 Align on sector boundaries;
Minimal vinyl restoration applied

Oceanway Studios
Los Angeles, California
November 1984

7.In The Summertime (Ray Dorset)
8.Freedom For The Stallion (Allen Toussaint)
9.Oceanway Instrumental # 2
10.Oceanway Instrumental # 7

Bob Dylan (vocal & electric guitar) backed by unidentified musicians.

LB-6762;
Important Words (Wanted Man / WMM-014)

except Freedom For The Stallion

LB-6622;
Genuine Bootleg Series Take 2 (Scorpio / GZ H21975-H2202-H21930)

Cherokee Studio
Hollywood
Los Angeles, California
6 December 1984

Empire Burlesque recording session

11.New Danville Girl

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Mike Campbell (guitar),
Benmont Tench (keyboards), Howie Epstein (bass),

LB-8350;
Real Cuts At Last (GWW Productions)
Transfer from Vinyl: JTT;
Equipment: Very Good Quality Vinyl Discs >
Technics SL-110/SME 3009 Series 111/Goldring G1010 >
Onkyo P-304 Pre Amp > Soundforge 9 >
FLAC Level 6 Align on sector boundaries;
Minimal vinyl restoration applied

Cherokee Studio
Hollywood
Los Angeles, California
14 February 1985

Empire Burlesque Valentine’s Day recording session

12.Straight A’s In Love
13.Waiting To Get Beat
14.The Very Thought Of You

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Mike Campbell (guitar),
Vince Melamed (keyboards), Howie Epstein (bass), Don Heffington (drums).

Richard Seher (synthesizer) and Bashiri Johnson (percussion) were added
at an overdub session at Shake Down Studio, New York City, New York, March 1985.

LB-8350;
Real Cuts At Last (GWW Productions)
Transfer from Vinyl: JTT;
Equipment: Very Good Quality Vinyl Discs >
Technics SL-110/SME 3009 Series 111/Goldring G1010 >
Onkyo P-304 Pre Amp > Soundforge 9 >
FLAC Level 6 Align on sector boundaries;
Minimal vinyl restoration applied

A & M Studios
Hollywood
Los Angeles, California
28 February 1985

We Are The World recording session produced by Quincy Jones.

1.We Are The World (Michael Jackson/Lionel Ritchie)

Bob Dylan (vocal), Quincy Jones (vocal), Stevie Wonder (piano),
John Barnes (synthesizer), Michael Boddicker (synthesizer), Mike Melvoin (synthesizer),
Louis Johnson (bass), John Robinson (drums).

Eventually overdubbed with:

Dan Aykroyd (vocal), Harry Belafonte (vocal), Lindsey Buckingham (vocal),
Kim Carnes (vocal), Ray Charles (vocal), Sheila E (vocal), Bob Geldof (vocal),
Hall And Oates (vocal), James Ingram (vocal), Jackie Jackson (vocal),
La Toya Jackson (vocal), Marlon Jackson (vocal), Michael Jackson (vocal),
Randy Jackson (vocal), Tito Jackson (vocal), Al Jarreau (vocal), Waylon Jennings (vocal),
Billy Joel (vocal), Cyndi Lauper (vocal), Huey Lewis (vocal), Kenny Loggins (vocal),
Bette Midler (vocal), Willie Nelson (vocal), Jeffrey Osborne (vocal), Steve Perry (vocal),
Greg Phillinganes (keyboards), The Pointer Sisters (vocal), Lionel Richie (vocal),
Smokey Robinson (vocal), Kenny Rogers (vocal), Diana Ross (vocal), Paul Simon (vocal),
Bruce Springsteen (vocal), Tina Turner (vocal), Dionne Warwick (vocal), Stevie Wonder (vocal).

The Home Of Ron Wood
New York City, New York
12 July 1985

Rehearsals before Live Aid appearance

16.Blowin’ In The Wind
17.Careless Ethiopians
18.Little Maggie
19.When The Ship Comes In
20.Dark Eyes
21.Ballad Of Hollis Brown

Bob Dylan, Ron Wood, Keith Richards (guitars).

LB-0571;
Voices Of Freedom (Rattlesnake / RS-076)

John F. Kennedy Stadium
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 July 1985

Live Aid Concert

22.BBC Intermission

23.Jack Nicholson Intro
24.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
25.When The Ship Comes In
26.Blowin’ In The Wind

Bob Dylan, Ron Wood, Keith Richards (guitars).

27.Intermission

28.We Are The World (Michael Jackson/Lionel Ritchie)

Bob Dylan (guitar), shared vocals by Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte, Mick Jagger,
Peter Paul And Mary, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner and many many more.

29.BBC Intermission

Broadcast live on television worldwide by satellite.

Dylanís speech after Ballad Of Hollis Brown prompted the first Farm Aid concert later in 1985.

First live version of Ballad Of Hollis Brown since The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, 14 February 1974.

First live version of When The Ship Comes In since Royal Festival Hall, London, England, 17 May 1964.

BBC Radio broadcast

Universal Studios
Los Angeles, California
19 September 1985
Farm Aid Rehearsals

30.Forever Young

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Benmont Tench (keyboards),
Debra Byrd, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec, Elisecia Wright (backing vocals).

31.Instrumental
32.Louie, Louie (Richard Berry)
33.That Lucky Old Sun (Haven Gillespie/Beasley Smith)

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Tom Petty (guitar),
Mike Campbell (guitar), Benmont Tench (keyboards), Howie Epstein (bass), Stan Lynch (drums),
Debra Byrd, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec, Elisecia Wright (backing vocals).

Memorial Stadium
University Of Illinois
Champaign, Illinois
22 September 1985

Farm Aid Concert

34.Shake

ITV UK Television

35.I’ll Remember You

Re-Transmissions (Storming Music Company / SMC-2642)

36.Trust Yourself

TV Guide (Head)

37.Maggie’s Farm

Re-Transmissions (Storming Music Company / SMC-2642)

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Tom Petty (guitar),
Mike Campbell (guitar), Benmont Tench (keyboards),
Howie Epstein (bass), Stan Lynch (drums),
Debra Byrd, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec, Elisecia Wright (backing vocals).

Willie Nelson (acoustic guitar) on Trust Yourself and Maggie’s Farm.

Madelyn Quebec (shared vocal) on I’ll Remember You and Trust Yourself.
Broadcast live by several radio and TV-stations in US and Canada.
Live debuts of Shake, I’ll Remember You and Trust Yourself.

John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center
Opera House
Washington, District Of Columbia
20 January 1986

Martin Luther King Day.

38.I Shall Be Released

Stevie Wonderís band Wonderlove.

39.Blowin’ In The Wind

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Stevie Wonder (shared vocal), Mary Travers (shared vocal),
Noel Paul Stookey (shared vocal & guitar), Peter Yarrow (shared vocal & guitar).

Broadcast by NBC-TV same day with two hours delay and later by several TV-stations worldwide
in the program An All-star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Rock on Bob!

Bob Dylan – After the Flood, Before the Thunder

Bob Dylan
AFTER THE FLOOD BEFORE THE THUNDER
Pink Panther Records

Download MP3: Amazon Drive

Bob filling in his days between Tour ’74 and The Rolling Thunder Revue.

Unidentified Location
Oakland, California
March 1975

Mary Travers Interview
Broadcast by KNX-FM Radio 26 April 1975 in the program Mary Travers & Friend.

Conversation
Source: HowlinHusky

Kezar Stadium
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California

23 March 1975
S.N.A.C.K. Benefit

2.Are You Ready For The Country? (Neil Young)
3.Ain’t That A Lot Of Love (Homer Banks & William Parker)
4.Looking For A Love (Neil Young)
5.Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Ivy Hunter/Stevie Wonder)
6.I Want You
7.The Weight (Robbie Robertson)
8.Helpless (Neil Young)
9.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
10.Will The Circle Be Unbroken (A. P. Carter)

Bob Dylan (piano, guitar, harmonica), Neil Young (piano, guitar),
Ben Keith (pedal steel guitar). Tim Drummond (guitar),
Garth Hudson (keyboards), Rick Danko (bass), Levon Helm (drums).

Source: Wolfgang’s Vault (except Will The Circle Be Unbroken)

This was a one time only mixture of Dylan/Band/Young.
The appearance of Neil Young and company was merely rumoured and Dylan’s performance was a complete surprise.
Completely unrehearsed, some of this music is great.
Dylan debuts I Want You live, but unfortunately he cannot be heard for most of the song.
Mostly what we hear is Rick Danko shouting the chorus.
Hearing The Band without Robbie Robertson is weird at first, but Ben Keith makes up for it very nicely.
The oddest thing on this tape is the Helpless / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door medley where Dylan substitutes “knockin’ on the dragon’s door”
for “knockin’ on heaven’s door”.

Elektra Sound Studios
Los Angeles, California
Summer 1975

David Blue recording session.

11.Who Love (If Not You Love) (David Blue)

David Blue (vocal & guitar), Bob Dylan (harmonica), Ben Benay (guitar), Ben Keith (pedal steel guitar),
Kreag Caffey (harmonica), Dick Hamilton (moog synthesizer), Larry Nash (piano), Max Bennet (bass),
John Guerin (drums), Karin Lamm (background vocal).


The Other End Club
Greenwich Village
New York City, New York
3 July 1975

12.Pretty Boy Floyd (Woody Guthrie)
13.How Long Blues (Leroy Carr)
14.Talk
15.Intro
16.Abandoned Love

Bob Dylan (vocal and guitar) and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (vocal and guitar).
Source: LB-1506

Studio E
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
14 July 1975
1st Desire session, produced by Don DeVito.

17.Rita May (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal), Jim Krueger (guitar), Dave Mason (guitar), Vincent Bell (mandolin),
Dom Cortese (accordion), Mark Jordan (piano, keyboard, organ), Scarlet Rivera (violin),
James “Sugarblue” Whiting (harmonica), Gerald Johnson (bass), Rick Jaeger (drums),
Vivian Cherry, Hilda Harris, Joshie Armstead (background vocals).

Source: TokeMaster

Studio E
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
28 July 1975
2nd Desire session, produced by Don DeVito.

18.Money Blues (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
19.Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
20.Catfish (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal), Emmylou Harris (vocal), Vincent Bell (guitar), Eric Clapton (guitar),
Neil T. Hubbard (guitar), Perry Lederman (guitar), James Mullen (guitar), Erik Frandsen (slide guitar),
Michael Lawrence (trumpet), Scarlet Rivera (violin), Mel Collins (tenor saxophone),
Sheena Seidenberg (tenor saxophone), Dom Cortese (accordion), Tony O’Malley (keyboards),
James “Sugarblue” Whiting (harmonica), Rob Rothstein (bass), Alan Spenner (bass), Jody Linscott (percussion),
John Sussewell (drums), Dyan Birch, Francis Collins, Paddy McHugh (background vocals).

Source: TokeMaster

Studio E
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
29 July 1975
3rd Desire session, produced by Don DeVito.

21.Money Blues (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
22.Catfish (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal), Emmylou Harris (vocal), Vincent Bell (guitar), Michael Lawrence (trumpet), Scarlet Rivera (violin),
Mel Collins (tenor saxophone), Sheena Seidenberg (tenor saxophone), Tony O’Malley (keyboards),
James “Sugarblue” Whiting (harmonica), Rob Rothstein (bass), Jody Linscott (percussion), John Sussewell (drums).

Source: TokeMaster

Studio E
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
30 July 1975
4th Desire session, produced by Don DeVito.

23.Golden Loom
24.Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
25.Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
26.Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
27.Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
28.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
29.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
30.Black Diamond Bay (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
31.Black Diamond Bay (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
32.Mozambique (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
33.Mozambique (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
34.Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
35.Rita May (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
36.Rita May (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
37.Rita May (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
38.Joey (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal), Emmylou Harris (vocal), Scarlet Rivera (violin), Mel Collins (tenor saxophone),
Sheena Seidenberg (tambourine & congas), Rob Rothstein (bass), Howie Wyeth (drums).

Source: TokeMaster

Studio E
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
31 July 1975
5th Desire session, produced by Don DeVito.

39.Abandoned Love
40.Sara
41.Sara
42.Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal), Scarlet Rivera (violin), Sheena Seidenberg (tambourine & congas), Rob Rothstein (bass), Howie Wyeth (drums).

Source: TokeMaster

Studio E
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
11 August 1975
Desire overdub session, produced by Don DeVito.

43.Joey (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Vincent Bell (guitar & mandolin), ), Dom Cortese (accordion)

WTTW-TV Studios
Chicago, Illinois
10 September 1975

Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
Simple Twist Of Fate

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Scarlet Rivera (violin), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (drums).

Broadcast by WTTW-TV 13 December 1975 in the program The World Of John Hammond,
which was part of the Soundstage series.
Broadcast simultaneously on WBAI-FM radio in New York City, New York.
Source: WBAI Master Reel

Studio Instrumental Rentals
New York City, New York
October 1975
Rehearsals for Rolling Thunder Revue

47.Kaw-Liga (Hank Williams/Fred Rose)
48.People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)
49.What Will You Do When Jesus Comes?
50.Little Moses (Bert A. Williams/Earle C. Jones)
51.Patty’s Gone To Laredo
52.Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar), Bob Neuwirth (guitar), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar),
Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro),
Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano, drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion), Ronee Blakley (vocal).

1-2, 4, 5, 7-11 Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)

Secret Sound Studios
New York City, New York
October 1975
Bette Midler recording session.

53.Buckets Of Rain

Bette Midler (vocal), Bob Dylan (vocal), Dave Webster (slide guitar), Moogy Klingman (piano & harmonica),
Ralph Schuckett (organ), John Siegler (bass), John Wilcox (drums).

Columbia Studio 1
New York City, New York
24 October 1975
6th and last Desire session, produced by Don DeVito.

54.Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
55.Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Scarlet Rivera (violin), Rob Rothstein (bass), Howie Wyeth (drums), Luther Rix (congas), Ronee Blakley (backup vocal).