Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Where The Neon Madmen Climb

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Bob Dylan
1976 WHERE THE NEON MADMEN CLIMB
Pink Panther Records
Night Of The Hurricane 2 & Rolling Thunder Revue 2

Download: FLAC/MP3

As always thanks to Nellie at Expecting Rain for this compilation.

Nellie always includes an enormous amounts of excellent notes with these compilations. I usually trim them down considerably so that my posts aren’t enormous. I did the same here, but do to the nature of the Rolling Thunder Review with its wide variety of people on stage the notes are still a little unwieldy. I hope they still make sense. But if not you still wanna get this comp. – Mat

RTR Part 2 is very different to RTR Part 1. The music is tougher, heavier, edgier. At times it borders on hard rock.
There is way more to RTR 2 than the official Columbia Hard Rain live album.

There is a great breadth & depth of material here.
Bob was dealing with all sorts of personal demons at the time but it seems to just fuel the fire.
Not for the faint-hearted – it is a very bumpy ride but well worth it.

Lies, damn lies & statistics:

All the songs performed by Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Revue on tour in 1975
15 of a total of 25 concerts represented here, plus six rehearsals & one birthday party.
129 tracks.
112 different songs.
1 Bob.

Instrumental Rentals Studio
Los Angeles, California
22 January 1976
Rehearsals for the second Hurricane Carter Benefit concert.

1.You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
4.Sara

LB-3237;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
1976 Rolling Thunder Rehearsals

Instrumental Rentals Studio
Los Angeles, California
23 January 1976
Rehearsals for the second Hurricane Carter Benefit concert.

3.Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Don Hunter/Stevie Wonder)
4.It Makes No Difference (Robbie Robertson)
5.Silver Mantis (J. Henry Burnett/Fleming)
6.Maggie’s Farm
7.Hurricane (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
8.Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Rick Danko (vocal) on:
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever,
It Makes No Difference.

LB-3237;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
1976 Rolling Thunder Rehearsals

Houston Astrodrome
Houston, Texas
25 January 1976
Night Of The Hurricane 2

9.Positively 4th Street
10.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
11.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
12.Ride ‘Em Jewboy (Kinky Friedman)

LB-4304;
From Les Kokay 1976 data dvdr;
Night Of The Hurricane 2;
Audience

Shangri-La Studios
Malibu, California
30 March 1976
Eric Clapton’s 31st Birthday Party

13.Sign Language
14.Adios Mi Corazon
15.The Water Is Wide (trad.)
16.Idiot Wind

The Band:

Eric Clapton guitar, vocals,
Carl Radle bass,
George Terry guitar,
Jamie Oldaker drums,
Dick Sims keyboards,
Yvonne Elliman vocals,
Marcy Levy vocals,
Sergio Pastora percussion,
Bob Dylan vocals, guitar,
Georgie Fame organ,
Ron Wood guitar,
Van Morrison vocals,
Rick Danko bass, vocals,
Robbie Robertson guitar,
Jesse Ed Davis guitar,
Billy Preston vovals, keyboards,
Garth Hudson organ,
Richard Manuel vocals, piano,
Levon Helm vocals, drums,
Wah Wah Watson guitar.

LB-11374;
From Paradise To Shangri La (Silver Horse / 7603 A-B)

Belleview Biltmore Hotel
Clearwater, Florida
12, 13 or 14 April 1976
Rehearsals before tour.

17.Blowin’ In The Wind

LB-3237;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
1976 Rolling Thunder Rehearsals

Belleview Biltmore Hotel
Clearwater, Florida
15 April 1976
Rehearsals before tour.

18.The Sun Is Shining (Elmore James)
19.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
20.Hold Me In Your Arms (trad.)
21.Isis (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
22.Rita May (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
23.Instrumental
24.Instrumental

LB-3237;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
1976 Rolling Thunder Rehearsals

Belleview Biltmore Hotel
Clearwater, Florida
17 April 1976
Rehearsals before tour.

25.Just Like A Woman
26.I Threw It All Away
27.Tomorrow Is A Long Time
28.Seven Days
29.Sara
30.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
31.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
32.You Angel You

1-4 may be from another session.
9, 18 are only fragments
9, 32 are instrumentals.

LB-3237;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
1976 Rolling Thunder Rehearsals

Civic Center
Lakeland, Florida
18 April 1976

T-Bone Burnett:
33.Hula Hoop

Kinky Friedman:
34.They Ain’t making Jews Like Jesus Anymore

Bob Dylan:
35.Visions Of Johanna
36.If You See Her, Say Hello
37.Weary Blues From Waiting (Hank Williams)

Roger McGuinn:
38.Take Me Away

First Rolling Thunder Revue 2 concert.

LB-8652;
xref-01870;
Source: Cassette Master > Untracked Aiff File > Soundforge > FLAC

Visions of Johanna

LB-9273;
Taper: Bob Heyer;
Equipment: Bob Heyer’s original cassette > Reel > ADC

If You See Her, Say Hello

LB-10562;
Acoustic Thunder (Wild Wolf / 75-76);
Equipment: silver bootleg CD > CD-R (trade) > EAC wav (hard drive) >
Trader’s Little, Helper flac level 8 & torrent > HungerCity

Weary Blues From Waiting

LB-11131;
Hold The Fort For What It’s Worth (Wild Wolf)

Bayfront Civic Center Auditorium
St. Petersburg, Florida
20 April 1976

39.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
40.Wild Mountain Thyme

Joan Baez (guitar and shared vocal) on Wild Mountain Thyme.

LB-2934;
Equipment: aud mono > ? > CD-Rs > me
removed sbe gaps/reset select cue points/speed corrected > you

Curtis Hixon Convention Center
Tampa, Florida
21 April 1976

41.Tangled Up In Blue

Official release:

Seven Days released on The Bootleg Series (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991, Volume 3, Columbia 468 086 2, 26 March 1991.

LB-12196;
Taper: Tim D;
Compiler: Lowgen;
Equipment: original cassettes > 1/2 tk 7.5 reel > AD

Starlight Ballroom
Belleview Biltmore Hotel
Clearwater, Florida
22 April 1976
Afternoon

42.The Times They Are A-Changin’
43.I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine
44.When I Paint My Masterpiece

LB-4305;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
LK 76 data dvdr set

Starlight Ballroom
Belleview Biltmore Hotel
Clearwater, Florida
22 April 1976
Evening

45.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
46.Like A Rolling Stone
47.Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
48.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)

LB-4306;
From Les Kokay 76 data dvdr set

University Of Florida Field
Gainesville, Florida
25 April 1976

Steve Soles:
49.Mad Man

Rob Stoner:
50.Catfish

Bob Neuwirth:
51.Alabama Dark (Hank Williams is Dead),
52.Cowboys and Indians (Bobby Charles),
53.Mercedes Benz
54.Battle of New Orleans

Kinky Friedman:
55.Asshole From El Paso

Bob Dylan:
56.Mr Tambourine Man
57.Simple Twist Of Fate (cut)
58.Dink’s Song (trad. arr. by John & Alan Lomax)

LB-1674;
Incomplete recording;
Equipment: Sony TC355, converted by “cassette deck into the A/D converter in a DAT deck,
then via optical SPDIF, into the Frontier Wavecenter PCI interface in my PC

Except Dink’s Song

LB-4308;
from Les Kokay 1976 DVDR set

Expo Hall
Municipal Auditorium
Mobile, Alabama
29 April 1976
Evening

59.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
60.I Pity The Poor Immigrant
61.You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
62.Lay, Lady, Lay

LB-0061;
xref-01193;
Compiler: Bob Meyer;
Reworked;
Dylan portion only

Reid Green Coliseum
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1 May 1976

63.Simple Twist Of Fate

LB-10562;
Acoustic Thunder (Wild Wolf / 75-76);
Equipment: silver bootleg CD > CD-R (trade) > EAC wav (hard drive) >
Trader’s Little, Helper flac level 8 & torrent > HungerCity

The Warehouse
New Orleans, Louisiana
3 May 1976 ñ Evening

Bob Neuwirth:
64.Sleazy

David Mansfield:
65.Flint Hill Special (Earl Scruggs)

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:
66.Werewolves of London (LeRoy P. Marinell(Waddy Wachtel/Warren Zevon)

Rob Stoner:
67.Too Good To Be Wasted (Rob Stoner)

Donna Weiss:
68.Sweet Amarillo (Tears On My Pillow) (Donna Weiss)

Mick Ronson:
69.Is There Life On Mars? (Roscoe West)

Bob Neuwirth:
70.A Lady Is Still A Lady

Dennis Hopper:
71.If (poem by Rudyard Kipling)

Kinky Friedman:
72.Rock And Roll Across The USA (Kinky Friedman/ Danny Finley (ìPanama Redî))
73.Dear Abbie (Kinky Friedman)

Bob Dylan:
74.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
75.Isis (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Roger McGuinn:
76.Eight Miles High
77.Jolly Roger
78.Lover Of The Bayou
79.Chestnut Mare

Joan Baez:
80.Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
81.(Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody) Turn Me Around
82.Love Song To A Stranger, Part 2
83.The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
84.Sweeter For Me (Red Telephone)
85.Dancing In The Streets
86.Diamonds And Rust

Bob Dylan:
87.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
88.You’re A Big Girl Now
89.Rita May (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
90.Lay, Lady, Lay
91.Idiot Wind
92.Gotta Travel On (Paul Clayton, Larry Ehrlich, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman, David Lazar, Tom Six)

LB-5577;
Soundboard

Except Rita May

LB-11131;
Hold The Fort For What It’s Worth (Wild Wolf)

Municipal Auditorium
San Antonio, Texas
11 May 1976

93.Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark)
94.Mozambique (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
95.Shelter From The Storm (PA)
96.Romance In Durango (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan) (PA)
97.You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (PA)
98.Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan) (PA)
99.Going, Going, Gone (PA)
100.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (PA)

LB Unknown;
Soundboard

Except Bennyboy:

Spanish Is The Loving Tongue,
Shelter From The Storm,
Romance In Durango.

Tarrant County Convention Center Arena
Fort Worth, Texas
16 May 1976

Bob Neuwirth:
101.Cindy (When I Get Home) (trad.)

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:
102.The Dogs (T-Bone Burnett/John Fleming/Rosana Taplin)
103.Here Come The Blues Again (Dr Hook)

Bob Dylan:
104.It Ain’t Me, Babe
105.Vincent Van Gogh (Robert Friemark)
106.One Too Many Mornings

Joni Mitchell
107.Black Crow (Joni Mitchell)
108.Song For Sharon (Joni Mitchell)

Joan Baez:
109.El Preso Numero Nueve (Prisoner Number Nine) (Antonio & Roberto Cantoral)
110.Forever Young

Bob Dylan:
111.Blowin’ In The Wind
112.Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
113.You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

T-Bone Burnett:
114.Silver Mantis (J. Henry Burnett/Fleming)

Official releases:

Released on Hard Rain, Columbia PC 34349, 10 September 1976
and on Columbia CK 34349 (CD), 30 November 1976:
I Threw It All Away, Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again,
Oh, Sister (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan),
Lay, Lady, Lay

Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again released on single Columbia 3-10454, 30 November 1976
Lay, Lady, Lay released on Masterpieces, CBS/SONY 57 AP875-7, March 1978 in Japan, and later 1978 in Australia and New Zealand.

LB-11131;
Hold The Fort For What It’s Worth (Wild Wolf)

Except:

Cindy (When I Get Home),
The Dogs,
Here Come The Blues Again,
Black Crow,
Song For Sharon,
El Preso Numero Nueve (Prisoner Number Nine),
Forever Young.

LB-4321;
From Les Kokay 76 data dvdr set

And:
Oh, Sister
Bennyboy

State Fair Arena
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
18 May 1976

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:

115.Linda Lou

Bob Dylan:

116.Maggie’s Farm
117.Mozambique (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Roger McGuinn:

118.Turn Turn Turn (adapted from The Book of Ecclesiastes by Pete Seeger)

Bob Dylan:

119.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
120.I Want You

Rolling Thunder Revue 2 concert #22.

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), Scarlet Rivera (violin), T-bone J. Henry Burnette (guitar & piano),
Steven Soles (guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar), Bobby Neuwirth (guitar & vocal),
Roger McGuinn (guitar & vocal), David Mansfield (steel guitar, mandolin, violin & dobro),
Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (drums), Gary Burke (congas).

Going, Going, Gone has the different lyrics:
ìI been walking on clouds, sleeping in the dust,
Now I just got to go, before itís all Diamond and Rustî

LB-4327;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
Soundboard;
Equipment: My Low Gen tape > CoolEdit > HR >
CDR > EAC > Flac (reordered to concert order)

Except Maggie’s Farm

LB-11728;
Incomplete soundboard

Henry Levitt Arena
Wichita, Kansas
19 May 1976

Steven Soles:
121.Wouldnít You Know (Steven Soles)

Joan Baez:
122.Joe Hill (Earl Robinson)

Bob Dylan:
123.One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)

LB-4314;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
From Les Kokay 76 data dvdr set

Colorado Hotel
Fort Collins, Colorado
22 May 1976
Rehearsal

124.Just Like A Woman

LB-3237;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
Rolling Thunder Rehearsals

Hughes Stadium
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976

125.Railroad Boy (trad.)
126.Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) (Woody Guthrie)
127.Tangled Up In Blue
128.TV Broadcast Intro
129.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Official releases:

Blowin’ In The Wind released on Joan Baez: Rare, Live & Classic, Vanguard VCD3-125/27, 31 August 1993.
Released on Hard Rain, Columbia PC 34349, 10 September 1976 and on Columbia CK 34349 (CD), 30 November 1976:

Maggie’s Farm,
One Too Many Mornings,
Shelter From The Storm,
You’re A Big Girl Now,
Idiot Wind.

Included in the TV film Hard Rain, first broadcast by NBC Network 14 September 1976:

Maggie’s Farm,
One Too Many Mornings,
Mozambique (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan),
Blowin’ In The Wind,
Railroad Boy (trad.),
Deportees (Woody Guthrie),
I Pity The Poor Immigrant,
Shelter From The Storm,
Idiot Wind,
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.

Idiot Wind released on Masterpieces, CBS/SONY 57 AP875-7, March 1978 in Japan, and later 1978 in Australia and New Zealand.
Source: Various TV broadcasts.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – People Sleeping In Broken Beds, 1989 Summer Tour of North America

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Bob Dylan
1989 PEOPLE SLEEPING IN BROKEN BEDS
Pink Panther Records
1989 Summer Tour of North America

Thanks to Nellie at Expecting Rain for compiling this.

Download: FLAC/MP3

Bob finished recording what would become Oh Mercy early in 1989 and then played 72 concerts before finally releasing the album on 18 September.
These 72 prior concerts are amazing in terms of high & consistent performance standard which revisited a very large number of his songs & the songs of others.

He had finally achieved what Jerry Garcia had told him he must do – reconnect with the songs from is vast catalogue & play them with conviction.
Bob started this process immediately after his strange 1987 concerts with The Grateful Dead. In late 1987, he toured Europe with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

Bob played with The Heartbreakers in 86, but the 87 tour was completely different with Bob agreeing to play band requests for his past songs.
1988 brought the unexpected success of The Traveling Wilburys which gave his failing career a much needed boost & exposure to a new audience.
He also came up with a new business model – a small, stripped down road band doing large numbers of “never ending” concerts
& playing ever-changing setlists of his own songs & other people’s songs that he liked.

Back to Oh Mercy, an album almost as famous for the songs left off it (God Knows, Series Of Dreams, Dignity, Born In Time) as it was for those on it.

Bob had a long time to think about what he wanted to include on Oh Mercy, & I suspect he considered not releasing it at all.
Bob had to make a decision – continue as a “wilbury” (Roy Orbison’s death on 6 December 1988 made that unlikely), stick with the old songs,
or push forward into the future with new songs that he believed in. So Bob pushed the reset button – all the way back to 1981 & Shot Of Love,
the last Christian album which Bob had worked hard & long on & was very proud of but which sold very poorly. This was a very high risk career move & Bob knew it.

The released Oh Mercy (like Infidels) has heavily disguised, but it had a far more potent religious message than any previous album.
What Bob does with Oh Mercy is to actually answer some questions raised by some of his old songs – he tells you what he really believes, & more importantly, why.

Everything Is Broken is Trouble Part 2, Man In The Long Black Coat is Blowin’ In The Wind Part 2, Ring Them Bells is Chimes Of Freedom Part 2.

The “message” of Oh Mercy goes something like this:

– people are incapable of managing or understanding the world without religious guidance.
– people revert to the dark side without such guidance – every man’s conscience is vile and depraved.
– the world is a harsh and dangerous place and always will be – trouble and damage are everywhere.
– temptation & sexual love is the only “escape” in this world but it takes you to the dark side and does not last.
– life on earth is simply a test of character for the life beyond.
– life & death are the same thing if you pass the test – people don’t live or die, people just float.
– the force of God is everywhere – blowin’ in the wind, hurricane breeze.
– not everyone will pass the test for the life beyond – ring them bells for the chosen few.

Now you can accept that or reject it, but Bob had decided to return to religious songs – a high risk move based on past experience,
but after 72 concerts to think about it, Oh Mercy hit the streets on 18 September 1989, & a new tour leg started in New York on 10 October.

The NY concerts are bizarre – there is a new Bob on stage with something new & powerful to say.
Andrew Muir refers to the “demonic rage” of the four show NY residency which kicked off the tour.

This is scary stuff, & there is overt & covert religion everywhere.
Five new songs (Everything Is Broken, Disease Of Conceit, Most Of The Time, What Good Am I?, Man In The Long Black Coat)
are played most nights along with Like A Rolling Stone, All Along The Watchtower, I Shall Be Released & A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.
The setlists are far more consistent for core songs that the concerts earlier in the year.
Shot Of Love is back – Shot Of Love, Dead Man, Dead Man, Trouble, Lenny Bruce.
There are mainstream hymns – Precious Memories & Rank Strangers To Me. There are Bob hymns – In The Garden, I Believe In You, Man Of Peace.

The most startling & serious performances are reserved for Bob on piano (the first piano Bob of the NET).
Check out Disease Of Conceit (Ithaca), Ring Them Bells (Poughkeepsie), Gotta Serve Somebody (Troy)
& the unbelievable rewrite of When You Gonna Wake Up? (Poughkeepsie) – the song has been drastically shortened
with only the first verse remaining from the original song. You cannot even make out the words – just fragments
(-left me in peace-another hungry mouth to feed-where he belongs-ain’t that strong-schools-every time-),
but it is so profound & played with such conviction that it stops you in your tracks.
He achieved something like it with I’m Not There (1956) from the Basement Tapes.

Poughkeepsie is the best concert & is available in excellent sound. It is one of Bob’s best concerts ever.

Just to ram it all home, immediately after the tour Bob retreats to a recording studio in Bloomington with Barry Goldberg
to record People Get Ready. You have got to wonder what else he recorded that day.

& you know what – Oh Mercy became the successful comeback album – praised by critics & fans alike.

The religion was ignored by almost everybody – as The Traveling Wilburys said, The Devil’s Been Busy. He got away with it!

You have to ask yourself how all those beds got broken – one of the great Bob mysteries.

You have gotta hear this stuff.

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

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

85 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
80 different songs
18 concerts are represented here (from the total of 27 concerts) plus 1 studio recording session.
7 hours & 37 minutes of music
1 bob

All 80 songs played on the tour leg are represented here.

The setlists were highly variable from night to night, with
3 songs being played twenty or more times,
12 songs being played ten or more times,
37 songs being played five or more times, and
26 songs only played once or twice.

The Beacon Theatre
New York City, New York
10 October 1989

1.75th Street Autograph Signing
2.Rank Strangers To Me (A. Brumley)
3.Girl Of The North Country
4.Bunkhouse Theme

LB-6808;
Shining At The Beacon (Cosmic Thrills / CT 50003-4)

The Beacon Theatre
New York City, New York
12 October 1989

5.What Good Am I?
6.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
7.You’re A Big Girl Now
8.Boots Of Spanish Leather
9.Lakes Of Pontchartrain (trad.)
10.Gates Of Eden
11.Queen Jane Approximately
12.Masters Of War
13.Most Of The Time

LB-7268;
Equipment: CD-R of unknown generation sent by DM >
wav (EAC secure mod) > flac [flac frontend 1.1.2
(except for Lakes Of Pontchartrain – version 1.1.3);
align on sb option – level 8 – verify on]

The Beacon Theatre
New York City, New York
13 October 1989

14.Precious Memories (arr. by Bob Dylan)
15.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
16.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
17.Song To Woody
18.In The Garden
19.Like A Rolling Stone
20.Man In The Long Black Coat
21.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

LB-1872

The Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
15 October 1989

22.Two Soldiers (trad.)
23.Everything Is Broken

LB-2301

The Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
16 October 1989

24.The Man In Me
25.I Shall Be Released

LB-8444;
Transfer: JTT;
Equipment: Master Cassette > Cassette (JG) > Cassette (TDK SA90 Dolby B) >
Akai GX95 Mk 2 (Dolby B) > Line in to Soundforge PRO 10 >
FLAC Level 6 align on sector boundaries

Constitution Hall
Washington, District Of Columbia
18 October 1989

26.One Irish Rover (Van Morrison)
27.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)

LB-5504

Mid-Hudson Arena
Poughkeepsie, New York
20 October 1989

28.The Times They Are A-Changin’
29.Absolutely Sweet Marie
30.Seeing The Real You At Last
31.Dead Man, Dead Man
32.I’ll Remember You
33.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
34.One Too Many Mornings
35.When You Gonna Wake Up?
36.Ring Them Bells
37.Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan & Richard Manuel)
38.Everybody’s Movin’ (Glen Trout)
39.Most Of The Time
40.All Along The Watchtower

LB-1777

Keaney Auditorium
University Of Rhode Island
South Kingston, Rhode Island
22 October 1989

41.John Brown

LB-4338;
Taper: Kevin Hall;
Taping Equipment:
Sony WM-D6C Professional Walkman recorder,
2 Beyer M-700 microphones;
Mastering: Carl Morstadt;
Mastering Equipment: Master Cassette >
Sony K707ES cassette deck >
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 >
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files >

The Opera House
Boston, Massachusetts
23 October 1989

42.Trouble
43.My Back Pages
44.Simple Twist Of Fate
45.Wagoner’s Lad (trad.)
46.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
47.Shelter From The Storm
48.I Shall Be Released

LB-8443;
Remaster: JTT;
Equipment: Master Cassette > Cassette (JG) >
Cassette (TDK SA90 Dolby B) > Akai GX95 Mk 2 (Dolby B) >
Line in to Soundforge PRO 10 > FLAC Level 6 align on sector boundaries

The Opera House
Boston, Massachusetts
24 October 1989

49.Man Of Peace
50.I Believe In You
51.Forever Young
52.Highway 61 Revisited
53.Mr Tambourine Man
54.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
55.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
56.Maggie’s Farm

LB-2237

Houston Fieldhouse
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
27 October 1989

57.Gotta Serve Somebody
58.Lenny Bruce
59.Mama, You Been On My Mind
60.To Ramona

LB-1894

Ben Light Gymnasium
Ithaca College
Ithaca, New York
29 October 1989

61.Positively 4th Street
62.Lay, Lady, Lay
63.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
64.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
65.Disease Of Conceit

LB-2246;
Taper: Paul Loeber (PL)

Arie Crown Theater
Chicago, Illinois
31 October 1989

66.I Want You
67.Ballad Of A Thin Man
68.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
69.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
70.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
71.Love Minus Zero / No Limit
72.Man In The Long Black Coat

LB-5461

Hill Auditorium
University Of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 November 1989

73.Visions Of Johanna

State Theater
Cleveland, Ohio
2 November 1989

74.Shot Of Love
75.Just Like A Woman
76.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
77.It Ain’t Me, Babe

LB-2362

Chrysler Hall
Norfolk, Virginia
7 November 1989

78.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
79.When First Unto This Country (trad.)

LB-0216

The Fox Theater
Atlanta, Georgia
10 November 1989

80.To Be Alone With You
81.Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)

Sunrise Musical Theater
Miami, Florida
13 November 1989

82.Subterranean Homesick Blues
83.Lay, Lady, Lay
84.Tangled Up In Blue

Belmont Hall Studio
Brown County
Bloomington, Indiana
20 November 1989

85.People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Build a Ladder to the Stars, 1974

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Bob Dylan
1974 BUILD A LADDER TO THE STARS
Pink Panther Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

Thanks as always to Nellie at Expecting Rain for this compilation. As per usual she has included an enormous amount of information in the text files which I have not included here (but do remain in the download) in order to save space.

Tour ’74 is a much misunderstood part of Dylan’s live performance canon.
The early concerts are quite different to the later ones which formed Before The Flood.

There have been various great compilations of Tour ’74 in the past,
most notably the silver boot Phantoms Of My Youth (Capricorn) and
Bob Meyer’s amazing Nineteen74 from 1981, a “best of” from his exhaustive, and at the time definitive, “1974 Project”.

However, since then, many pristine complete soundboards (& bits of soundboards) have emerged,
along with great audience tapes from Chicago and Hollywood. This new compilation reflects this.

One of the great surprises is the performance & sound quality of The Band songs, which are also included here.

Sound quality here is generally very good to excellent, but some tracks only exist in fair to poor sound.
Unfortunately, the first three tracks from Chicago are in poor sound –
if you don’t like these completist tracks, use the “skip” button.

Hope you enjoy it. You might be pleasantly surprised.

Lies, damn lies & statistics:

All the songs performed by Dylan & The Band on Tour’74.
20 of a total of 41 concerts represented here.
86 tracks.
59 different songs.
1 Bob.

Chicago Stadium
Chicago, Illinois
3 January 1974

1.Share Your Love With Me (Briggs/Malone)
2.Holy Cow (Alain Toussaint)
3.Life Is A Carnival (Robbie Robertson – Rick Danko – Levon Helm)

First concert of the 1974 Tour of America with The Band.
This was the only time that Dylan played during The Band’s set.

LB-2635;
From Les Kokay audience set

Chicago Stadium
Chicago, Illinois
4 January 1974

4.Hero Blues
5.It Ain’t Me, Babe
6.Tough Mama
7.Long Black Veil (Danny Dill – Marijohn Wilkin)
8.All Along The Watchtower
9.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
10.The Times They Are A-Changin’
11.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
12.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
13.Nobody ‘Cept You
14.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
15.The Shape I’m In (Robbie Robertson)
16.The Weight (Robbie Robertson)
17.Forever Young
18.Something There Is About You
19.Like A Rolling Stone

LB-2636;
From Les Kokay audience set

The Spectrum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 January 1974
Afternoon

20.To Ramona
21.Mama, You Been On My Mind

LB-9309;
Fix of LB-2637

The Spectrum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 January 1974
Evening

22.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
23.Song To Woody
24.Mr. Tambourine Man

LB-2638;
From Les Kokay audience set

The Spectrum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7 January 1974

25.Girl Of The North Country
26.Wedding Song
27.Nobody ‘Cept You

LB-2647;
From Les Kokay audience set

Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9 January 1974

28.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

LB-9312;
Fix of LB-2650

Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
10 January 1974

29.As I Went Out One Morning
30.Love Minus Zero/No Limit

LB-7073;
As I Went Out One Evening (Be Twisted / BTCD 020-21)

Boston Gardens
Boston, Massachusetts
14 January 1974

31.Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
32.Lay, Lady, Lay
33.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
34.It Ain’t Me, Babe
35.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
36.Ballad Of A Thin Man
37.The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)
38.This Wheel’s On Fire (Rick Danko – Bob Dylan)
39.I Shall Be Released
40.Up On Cripple Creek (Robbie Robertson)
41.All Along The Watchtower
42.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
43.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
44.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
45.Just Like A Woman
46.Something There Is About You

LB-1497;
Compiler: Les Kokay;
Part of The 1974 PA Tape Collection upgrade;
Sources:
first disc PA recording;
second disc – first 5 tracks PA recording, last 8 audience;
best known sources.

Except:
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.

LB-9378;
Taper: Bill Graham;
Source: Wolfgang’s Vault (WV);
Streaming capture: JTT;
Lossy FLAC from mp3 capture;
Incomplete soundboard;
Equipment: Soundforge PRO 10b, FLAC Level 8 Align on Sector Boundaries.

Capital Centre
Largo, Maryland
16 January 1974

47.One Too Many Mornings

LB-9328;
Lineage: Low gen tape > CDR > Eac > Flac;
The Band sets are from a different tape [LK AUD set]

Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida
19 January 1974
Afternoon

48.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
49.Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Don Hunter – Stevie Wonder)
50.Forever Young

LB-11892;
Hollywood Sportatorium (No Label / BDBA 11974)

Mid-South Coliseum
Memphis, Tennessee
23 January 1974

51.Going Back To Memphis (Chuck Berry)
52.Fourth Time Around

LB-2677;
From Les Kokay audience set

Nassau County Coliseum
Nassau, New York
28 January 1974

53.Gates Of Eden

LB-2694;
From Les Kokay audience set;
Master tape > CDR > EAC > CoolEdit2000 minimal HR > Flac

Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
30 January 1974

54.King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

Source:
Dylan related Wolfgang’s Vault Radio broadcasts Week 4;
Soundboard recordings captured, compiled and encoded by Arturo el Duderino, 14 March 2006;
128kbps digital mp3 stream > Creative SoundBlaster Live! > Wave (16bit, 44.1kHz, 2.0) > SoundForge 8.0 > TLH > FLAC

Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
31 January 1974
Evening

55.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
56.Lay, Lady, Lay
57.Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
58.Ballad Of A Thin Man
59.Up On Cripple Creek (Robbie Robertson)
60.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
61.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
62.Rag Mama Rag (Robbie Robertson)
63.This Wheel’s On Fire (Rick Danko – Bob Dylan)
64.Highway 61 Revisited
65.Blowin’ In The Wind

LB-9393;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
The 1974 PA tape collection upgrade

Except:
Ballad Of A Thin Man,
Up On Cripple Creek,
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,
This Wheel’s On Fire.

LB-11118;
1974 Soundboard Collection (Wonderland Records)

Missouri Arena
St. Louis, Missouri
4 February 1974
Afternoon

66.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
67.Desolation Row

LB-11762;
Taper: Bob Heyer

Coliseum
Denver, Colorado
6 February 1974
Afternoon

68.Visions Of Johanna

LB-2703;
From Les Kokay audience set

Alameda County Coliseum
Oakland, California
11 February 1974
Evening

69.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
70.Stage Fright (Robbie Robertson)
71.The Times They Are A-Changin’
72.Just Like A Woman
73.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
74.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
75.Highway 61 Revisited
76.Like A Rolling Stone
77.Maggie’s Farm
78.Blowin’ In The Wind – The original FLAC file from my set was corrupted. I supplied a new one from my files with the same source – Mat

LB-4445;
Oakland Flood (Mainstream / MSBR 0016-17)

Except Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right:

LB-11118;
1974 Soundboard Collection (Wonderland Records)

The Forum
Inglewood
Los Angeles, California
13 February 1974

79.When You Awake

Source:
Bob Dylan (and related);
Wolfgang’s Vault Radio broadcasts Week 5;
Soundboard recordings;
Captured, compiled and encoded by Arturo el Duderino, 14 March 2006;
128kbps digital mp3 stream > Creative SoundBlaster Live! > Wave (16bit, 44.1kHz, 2.0) > SoundForge 8.0 > TLH >FLAC

The Forum
Inglewood
Los Angeles, California
14 February 1974
Afternoon

80.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
81.She Belongs To Me
82.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

LB-10164;
Before The Flood Complete (Original Master Series / 110-111-112-113);
Gold CD Limited Edition;
Digitally Remastered

The Forum
Inglewood
Los Angeles, California
14 February 1974
Evening

83.Mr. Tambourine Man
84.Endless Highway (Robbie Robertson)
85.Gates Of Eden
86.Maggie’s Farm

LB-10164;
Before The Flood Complete (Original Master Series / 110-111-112-113);
Gold CD Limited Edition;
Digitally Remastered

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – You Don’t Know Me – Summer Tour of Europe, 1989

bob Dylan - rome - 1989

Bob Dylan
1989 YOU DON’T KNOW ME
Pink Panter Records
1989 Summer Tour of Europe

As always thanks to Nellie at Expecting Rain for the compilation.

Download: FLAC/MP3

The 1989 European summer tour is a major highlight of the NET in terms of performance & setlists,
& thanks to Legendary Taper D (LTD) with an equipment combination of the best Sennheiser microphones of the time
feeding the legendary Sony Walkman WM-6 Professional portable recorder & the best available Maxwell tapes,
along with attendance at almost all the concerts, we have at out disposal a collection of truly wonderful tapes.
Everything is recorded in analogue – DAT recorders were very rare & expensive at the time.

The LTD tapes dominate, but there are exceptions:
the New York rehearsal is a soundboard, but a generation copy;
LTB did a better job at The Hague, which is the best-sounding tape here;
Istanbul only appears as an incomplete amateur tape in poor sound, which is a pity because it was a great performance; &
BBC2 TV recorded the Athens TV documentary with Van Morrison in excellent sound.

These recordings cover a vast collection of Bob’s pre-Oh Mercy songs –
that album was recorded immediately before this tour but was not released until late-1989 & done of its songs appear here.

It also marks the beginning of the Tony Garnier era.

Provided with a twin narrative from the late Paul Williams & the very present Andrew Muir (aka homertheslut),
we visit the very murky world of the late-1980s European bobcats, including the king of them all – the now departed Lambchop.

You can’t go wrong with this.

Many thanks to those who made this possible, particularly 10haaf, chambre, lilraven, homertheslut &
the departed hardcore bobcats, Paul Williams & Lambchop.

& lets not forget guest appearances from Van Morrison, Bono, Ringo Starr &
an (almost) Traveling Wilburys reunion with George Harrison & Jeff Lynne who were present at Birmingham where Bob played Congratulations.

The Power Station
New York City, New York
May 1989

Rehearsals for the 1989 European Summer Tour.

01.Making Believe (Jimmy Work)
02.Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)
03.Lonesome Whistle Blues (Hank Williams ñ Jimmie Davis)
04.Little Queen Of Spades (Instrumental)
05.Little Queen Of Spades (Robert Johnson)
06.I’m Not Supposed To Care (Gordon Lightfoot)
07.Not Fade Away (Charles Hardin)
08.Everyday
09.Everybody’s Movin’ (Glen Trout)
10.I’ll Remember You
11.Ballad Of A Thin Man
12.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
13.Tomorrow Is A Long Time

LB-6802;
Never Ending Tour Rehearsals (Moonlight / ML-9623-24)

Christinehofs Slottspark
Christinehofs Slott, SkÂne, Sweden
27 May 1989

14.Gates Of Eden
15.Give My Love To Rose (Johnny Cash)

LB-7209;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 48kHz > Hard Drive >
ssrc 44.1kHz > wave convert to > flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

Globe Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
28 May 1989

16.Hey La La (Hey La La) (McBride)
17.It Ain’t Me, Babe
18.Eileen Aroon (trad., arr. Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem)
19.When Did You Leave Heaven? (W. Bullock/R. Whiting)
20.Boots Of Spanish Leather

LB-7218;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 >
Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 48kHz >
Hard Drive > ssrc 44.1kHz >
wave convert to flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

J‰‰halli
Helsinki, Finland
30 May 1989

21.Confidential (To Me) (Dolinda Morgan)
22.Just Like A Woman
23.All Along The Watchtower
24.Mr Tambourine Man

LB-7229;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 48kHz >
Hard Drive > ssrc 44.1kHz >wave convert to > flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

Simmonscourt
R.D.S.
Dublin, Ireland
3 June 1989

25.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
26.The Water Is Wide (trad.)

LB-7212;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) >
DAT 48kHz > Hard Drive > ssrc 44.1kHz > wave convert to >
flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

Simmonscourt
R.D.S.
Dublin, Ireland
4 June 1989

27.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
28.Masters Of War
29.Barbara Allen (trad.)
30.In The Garden
31.One Too Many Mornings

LB-7214;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) >DAT 48kHz >
Hard Drive > ssrc 44.1kHz > wave convert to >
flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

International Arena
National Exhibition Center
Birmingham, England
7 June 1989

32.Lonesome Town (Baker Knight)
33.You’re A Big Girl Now
34.John Brown
35.Girl Of The North Country
36.Congratulations

LB-7250;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 >
Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 48kHz >
Hard Drive > ssrc 44.1kHz > wave convert to >
flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

Statenhal
The Hague, The Netherlands
10 June 1989

37.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
38.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
39.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
40.Shelter From The Storm
41.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
42.Trail Of The Buffalo (trad. arr. Woody Guthrie)
43.I Shall Be Released
44.Like A Rolling Stone
45.To Ramona

LB-6591;
Taper: Legendary Taper B (LTB);
Equipment: Sony ECM 150 t > Sony D6, master cassette > DAT – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 > Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Les ArËnes
Frejus, France
13 June 1989

46.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
47.Lakes Of Pontchartrain (trad.)
48.Highway 61 Revisited
49.Peace In The Valley (Thomas A. Dorsey)
50.Man Gave Names To All The Animals

Ringo Starr (drums) on Highway 61 Revisited.

LB-7248;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 44.1kHz >
Hard Drive > wave convert to flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

Palacio De Los Deportes
Madrid, Spain
15 June 1989

51.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
52.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
53.Song To Woody
54.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
55.The Times They Are A-Changin’

LB-7244;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 44.1kHz >
Hard Drive > wave convert to flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

Palacio Municipal Deportes MontjuÌc
Barcelona, Spain
16 June 1989

56.Absolutely Sweet Marie
57.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
58.Forever Young

LB-7233;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 44.1kHz >
Hard Drive > wave convert to flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

Velodromo De Anoeta
San Sebastian, Spain
17 June 1989

59.I’ll Remember You
60.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

LB-7252;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 >
Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 44.1kHz >
Hard Drive > wave convert to flac (Trader’s Little Helper) >
md5summer

Palatrussadi di Milano
Milano, Italy
19 June 1989

61.Tangled Up In Blue
62.Ballad Of A Thin Man
63.Blowin’ In The Wind

LB-7254;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 44.1kHz >
Hard Drive > wave convert to flac and MD5summer (Trader’s little Helper)

Palazzo Della Civilta E Del Lavoro
Rome, Italy
20 June 1989

64.You Don’t Know Me (Eddy Arnold/Cindy Walker)
65.Simple Twist Of Fate
66.Mama, You Been On My Mind
67.Maggie’s Farm

Bob Dylan (harmonica) on:
You Don’t Know Me,
Simple Twist Of Fate,
Mama, You Been On My Mind.

LB-7203;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 >
Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 44.1kHz >
Hard Drive > wave convert to flac
(dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

Stadio Lamberti
Cava de’Tirreni, Italy
21 June 1989

68.Ontro
69.Subterranean Homesick Blues
70.Pancho And Lefty (Townes van Zandt)

LB-7224;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 44.1kHz >
Hard Drive > wave convert to flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

Stadio di Ardenza
Livorno, Italy
22 June 1989

71.Shot Of Love
72.Seeing The Real You At Last
73.I Want You
74.The Man In Me

LB-7237;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 44.1kHz >
Hard Drive > wave convert to flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

Acikhava Tiyatrosu
Istanbul, Turkey
24 June 1989

75.Making Believe (Jimmy Work)
76.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

LB-1718

Patras Festival
Ethniko Stadio
Patras, Greece
26 June 1989

77.Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan & Richard Manuel)
78.Two Soldiers (trad.)

LB-7246;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 >Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) >DAT 44.1kHz >
Hard Drive > wave convert to flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

Philopappos (The Hill Of The Muses)
Athens, Greece
27 June 1989

79.Crazy Love (Van Morrison)
80.Foreign Window (Van Morrison)
81.One Irish Rover (Van Morrison)

Bob Dylan and Van Morrison (shared vocals).
Van Morrison (guitar).

LB-2148;
BBC 2 TV program broadcast 3/16/91

PanathenaÌkos Stadio
Athens, Greece
28 June 1989

82.Every Grain Of Sand
83.House Of Gold (Hank Williams)
84.And It Stoned Me (Van Morrison)

LB-7240;
Taper: Legendary Taper D (LTD);
Equipment: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) > DAT 44.1kHz >
Hard Drive > wave convert to flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) > md5summer

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – My Soul Has Turned Into Steel, 1998 Winter and Spring Tour

bob dylan - van morrison 1998

Bob Dylan
1998 MY SOUL HAS TURNED INTO STEEL
Pink Panther Records
the 1998 winter and spring tours of north and south america.

Download: FLAC/MP3

premium never ending tour material by any measure.
bob might have survived histoplasmosis, but the “rock star” did die in mid-1997.
1998 was when bob started to get serious & grow up.
mainly fantastic sound & even more fantastic performances.

75 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
72 different songs
27 concerts
7 hours & 15 minutes of music
1 bob

Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
13 January 1998

1.Desolation Row
2.Make You Feel My Love
3.Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan & Richard Manuel)

LB-1969;
xref-00381

Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
14 January 1998

4.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
5.The Times They Are A-Changin’
6.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
7.Million Miles
8.This Wheel’s On Fire (Bob Dylan/Rick Danko)
9.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
10.Love Sick

LB-9082

The Theater
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
16 January 1998

11.John Brown
12.My Back Pages

LB-4351;
Taper: Bach

The Theater
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
17 January 1998

13.Absolutely Sweet Marie
14.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
15.Not Dark Yet
16.Tomorrow Is A Long Time
17.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
18.Million Miles
19.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
20.Like A Rolling Stone

LB-4352

The Theater
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
18 January 1998

21.More And More (Webb Pierce/Merle Kilgore)

Bob Dylan and Van Morrison (shared vocal)
backed by Van Morrisonís band: Pee Wee Ellis (tenor saxophone),
Matt Holland (trumpet), Ronnie Johnson (electric guitar), Robin Aspland (piano),
Nicky Scott (bass), Liam Bradley (percussion), Geoff Dunn (drums).

LB-6919;
Madison Square Garden (Crystal Cat / CC 452-53)

The Theater
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
18 January 1998

22.Cold Irons Bound
23.You’re A Big Girl Now
24.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
25.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

LB-3190

The Theater
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
20 January 1998

26.Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
27.Born In Time
28.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
29.Girl Of The North Country
30.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

LB-4300;
Taper: Bobby Bourbon;
Equipment: Schoeps MK4V’s > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony SBM-1 > Sony TCD-D7

The Theater
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
21 January 1998

31.Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)

Bob Dylan and Van Morrison (shared vocal) backed by Van Morrisonís band:
Pee Wee Ellis (tenor saxophone), Matt Holland (trumpet),
Ronnie Johnson (electric guitar), Robin Aspland (piano), Nicky Scott (bass),
Liam Bradley (percussion), Geoff Dunn (drums).

LB-6919;
Madison Square Garden (Crystal Cat / CC 452-53)

The Theater
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
21 January 1998

32.Shelter From The Storm
33.Mr Tambourine Man

LB-10448:
Equipment: Schoeps mics, dat clone from the master

Fleet Center
Boston, Massachusetts
23 January 1998

34.One Too Many Mornings
35.Ballad Of A Thin Man

LB-0884

Fleet Center
Boston, Massachusetts
24 January 1998

36.Just Like A Woman
37.Positively 4th Street

LB-4645

Mid-Hudson Arena
Poughkeepsie, New York
27 January 1998

38.If Not For You
39.Boots Of Spanish Leather

LB-4989

Landmark Theater
Syracuse, New York
28 January 1998

40.The Man In Me
41.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

LB-7646

Tilles Center
C.W. Post College
Brookville, New York
30 January 1998

42.Pretty Peggy-O (trad.)
43.Under The Red Sky
44.Masters Of War
45.Queen Jane Approximately

LB-10949;
Taper: dolphinsmile;
Equipment: Schoeps MK4 > SBM1 24/48 k Pure dat clone

Mark G. Etess Arena
Taj Mahal
Atlantic City, New Jersey
31 January 1998

46.Can’t Wait
47.Cocaine Blues (trad.)

LB-4157;
Taper: Bobby Bourbon (BB);
Equipment: Schoeps MK4V’s > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony SBM-1 > Sony TCD-D100

Prudential Hall
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, New Jersey
1 February 1998

48.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

LB-8191

Symphony Hall
Springfield, Massachusetts
2 February 1998

49.Shooting Star
50.Blind Willie McTell
51.ëTil I Fell In Love With You

LB-9181

Public Hall
Cleveland Convention Center
Cleveland, Ohio
14 February 1998

52.Simple Twist Of Fate
53.Highway 61 Revisited

LB-2247;
xref-01358;
Equipment: AUD > ? > CD-R > EAC (secure) > WAV > FLAC

John F. Savage Hall
University Of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio
15 February 1998

54.I Want You
55.It Ain’t Me, Babe

LB-6446;
Taper: Net Taper G (NTG);
Equipment: ?? > portable DAT-recorder > clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Fox Theater
St. Louis, Missouri
17 February 1998

56.Man In The Long Black Coat

LB-2391

Cameo Theater
Miami Beach, Florida
30 March 1998

57.To Be Alone With You
58.White Dove (Carter Stanley)
59.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
60.All Along The Watchtower

LB-10178;
Remaster: Schubert

Cameo Theater
Miami Beach, Florida
31 March 1998

61.Jokerman

LB-3498;
Remaster: Schubert

Sambodromo
PraÁa da Apoteose
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
11 April 1998

62.Like A Rolling Stone

Stoned In Rio De Janeiro (Sister Morphine)

The Rage
Vancouver, British Columbia
13 May 1998

63.Not Fade Away (Norman Petty/Charles Hardin)
64.Stone Walls And Steel Bars (Ray Pennington / Ray Marcum)

LB-7081

The Gorge Amphitheatre
George, Washington
16 May 1998

65.I Shall Be Released
66.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

I Shall Be Released – Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison (shared vocal).

LB-4641;
Location: FOB;
Equipment: Neumans km140 dat clone from master > cd ripped and uploaded

The Gorge Amphitheatre
George, Washington
17 May 1998

67.Maggie’s Farm
68.Lay, Lady, Lay
69.Roving Gambler (B. Flick.)
70.Tangled Up In Blue

LB-10636

Pauley Pavilion
UCLA
Los Angeles, California
21 May 1998

71.Rank Strangers To Me (A. Brumley)
72.Restless Farewell

LB-2485;
Sick Love (Zipperman Records / 003-04)

Pauley Pavilion
UCLA
Los Angeles, California
22 May 1998

73.If You See Her, Say Hello

LB-7652

Arena
Pond Of Anaheim
Anaheim, California
23 May 1998

74.I’m Not Supposed To Care (Gordon Lightfoot)
75.Forever Young

LB-4648

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Like Me Yet, 1998 Summer Tour of Europe

Bob Dylan - Stockholm - 1998-06-09

Bob Dylan
1998 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING LIKE ME YET
The Summer Tour of Europe
Pink Panther Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

premium never ending tour material by any measure.
bob might have survived histoplasmosis, but the “rock star” did die in mid-1997.
1998 was when bob started to get serious & grow up.
there is a great diversity of opinion about the 1998 european tour – some love it & some hate it

compare the gopherstick & andrew muir reviews of individual concerts
– both these people are very knowledgable about bob & their opinions differ wildly
– you can’t say one is right & one is wrong – it’s all about perception.

we also need to remember we are listening mainly to digital tapes recorded close to the stage here
– the live audience experience is a different thing altogether

the reality is that you have to listen to all the 33 concerts if you want to make sense of it – all shows are different

bob played a huge number of songs across his entire catalogue – it was anything but a TOOM promotion
– only Cold Irons Bound & Love Sick appeared most nights.

bob is obviously working to some sort of plan here

mainly fantastic sound & even more fantastic performances.

sony might like to consider dublin 1998 for a bootleg series release one day – it only circulates in very poor sound

100% lossless FLAC from best available sound sources.

Statistics for this compilation

81 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
81 different songs
26 concerts
7 hours & 55 minutes of music
1 bob

all 81 songs appear in this compilation

Statistics for the 1998 European Tour

30 May to 12 July (44 calendar days)

33 concerts

i’m not normally into statistics but this tour leg is astonishing:

81 different songs were played in 33 concerts (if you include Happy Birthday)

* 7 songs were played more than 25 times
* 8 songs were played more than 15 times
* 13 songs were played more than 10 times
* 26 songs were played more than 5 times
* 14 songs were played only 3 times
* 11 songs were played twice
* 22 songs were played once!! (think about it)
* All Along The Watchtower was played 6 times
* Like A Rolling Stone was not played at all

N¸rburgring
N¸rburg, Germany
30 May 1998
Rock Am Ring Festival

1.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
2.Cocaine Blues (trad.)
3.Mr Tambourine Man
4.Watching The River Flow
5.Ballad Of A Thin Man

LB-5424;
Taper: zimmy21;
Equipment : AKG Stereo Microphones > Sony D8 DAT Recorder >
Pioneer CD recorder > PC > EAC > Wav > Flac Frontend > Flac

Center Stage
Frankenstadion
Nurnberg, Germany
31 May 1998
Rock Im Park Festival

6.Lay, Lady, Lay
7.Tough Mama
8.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
9.Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia – Robert Hunter – John Dawson)
10.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

LB-6113;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 > TASCAM DA-40 >
professional >WaveTerminal > HD > ssrc >, WaveLab 6 > dBpoweramp > md5summer

Messehalle 7
Leipzig, Germany
2 June 1998

11.Maggie’s Farm
12.Shelter From The Storm

LB-6457;
Taper: Bach;
Lineage: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz > WaveTerminal >
HD > WaveLab 6 > convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Waldb¸hne
Berlin, Germany
3 June 1998

13.Everything Is Broken
14.If You See Her, Say Hello
15.Under The Red Sky
16.Not Dark Yet
17.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

LB-6440;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz >WaveTerminal >
HD > WaveLab 6 >, convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Stadthalle
Rostock, Germany
4 June 1998

18.What Good Am I? (The Pink Panther Source that I have is corrupt, I substituted in this song from LB-04470 – Mat)
19.Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan/Richard Manuel)
20.You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
21.My Back Pages
22.It Ain’t Me, Babe

LB-5734;
Taper: Net Taper I (NTI);
Equipment: OKMII > portable Sony DATrecorder – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Sibbarps Strand
Malmˆ, Sweden
6 June 1998
Brofastivalen

23.Pretty Peggy-O (trad.)
24.Positively 4th Street
25.Roving Gambler (trad.)
26.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

LB-4847

Frognerbadet
Oslo, Norway
7 June 1998
Norwegian Wood Festival

27.White Dove (Carter Stanley)

LB-8116

Globe Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
9 June 1998

28.Every Grain Of Sand
29.Desolation Row
30.One Too Many Mornings
31.This Wheel’s On Fire

LB-6920;
At the Globe Arena (Crystal Cat / CC 464-66)

Scandinavium
Gˆteborg, Sweden
10 June 1998

32.To Be Alone With You
33.Man In The Long Black Coat
34.Born In Time
35.The Times They Are A-Changin’
36.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
37.She Belongs To Me
38.’Til I Fell In Love With You

LB-3033;
Source: Unreleased Crystal Cat audio disks > (Audio Catalyst) wav > (flacfrontend) flac8

Forum
Copenhagen, Denmark
11 June 1998

39.All Along The Watchtower
40.Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
41.Shooting Star
42.Masters Of War
43.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
44.Tangled Up In Blue
45.Can’t Wait
46.Blind Willie McTell
47.Highway 61 Revisited

LB-6308;
Taper: MM;
Equipment: Marantz mics > portable DATrecorder – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Freileichtb¸hne
Stadtpark
Hamburg, Germany
12 June 1998

48.I Want You
49.Oh Babe, It Ain’t No Lie (Elizabeth Cotton)

LB-6465;
Taper: Net Taper F (NTF);
Equipment: OKMII > portable Sony DATrecorder – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
Wavelab > ssrc > Wavelab, levels raised > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Stadthalle
Bremen, Germany
14 June 1998

50.You’re A Big Girl Now
51.John Brown

LB-5505;
Taper: Net Taper I (NTI);
Equipment: OKMII > portable Sony DATrecorder – clone >
(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 >
wavelab > cdwave for tracking > tlh

Sportpaleis Ahoy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
15 June 1998

52.Make You Feel My Love

LB-4490

Grugahalle
Essen, Germany
16 June 1998

53.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

LB-6454;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz > WaveTerminal >
HD > WaveLab 6 > convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Forest National
Brussels, Belgium
17 June 1998

54.License To Kill
55.Ballad Of Hollis Brown
56.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

LB-4319;
Taper: zimmy21;
Equipment: AKG Stereo Microphones > Sony TCD-D8 DAT Recorder >
Pioneer CD recorder > PC > EAC > Wav > Flac Frontend > Flac

Newcastle Arena
Newcastle, England
20 June 1998

57.Gotta Serve Somebody
58.If Not For You
59.Cold Irons Bound
60.Simple Twist Of Fate
61.To Ramona
62.Forever Young
63.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

LB-6947;
Jack The Cowboy Went Up North (Shadow Blaster / SB 01-02)

Hall 4
S.E.C.C.
Glasgow, Scotland
21 June 1998

64.Boots Of Spanish Leather
65.Blowin’ In The Wind

LB-4637;
Equipment: DAT clone(s) > Sony DAT Deck DTC-59 ES >
Marantz PMD 670 Professional > SanDisc 2.0 GB CompactFlash Card >
Peak Pro 4.14 (sector boundaries) > Xact 1.59 > FLACs

The Arena
Sheffield, England
23 June 1998

66.Just Like A Woman

LB-8617;
Taper: Bt;
Equipment: DPA 4061 microphones and Sony TCD-100 DAT recorder >
Original Master DAT > GINA24 digital sound card > PC (Audacity) >
CD Wave > FLAC > MD5 created by MD5summer

NEC Arena
National Exhibition Center
Birmingham, England
24 June 1998

67.Girl Of The North Country
68.Mama, You Been On My Mind
69.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
70.Love Sick

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Van Morrison (vocal & harmonica).

LB-6921;
Bette Davies Style (no label / NECZIM 001-002)

Wembley Arena
London, England
27 June 1998

71.Tomorrow Is A Long Time

LB-6921;
Bette Davies Style (no label / NECZIM 001-002)

Le Zenith
Paris, France
30 June 1998

72.Happy Birthday

LB-4959;
Taper: LTJ;
Equipment: DAT clone(s) > Sony DAT Deck DTC-59 ES > Marantz PMD 670 Professional >
SanDisc 2.0 GB CompactFlash Card > Peak Pro 4.14 (tracking) > Xact 1.59 > FLACs

The Forum
Dijon, France
1 July 1998

73.Seeing The Real You At Last
74.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
75.I & I

LB-5181;
Taper: Legendary Taper J (LTJ);
Equipment: DAT clone(s) > Sony DAT Deck DTC-59 ES >
Marantz PMD 670 Professional > SanDisc 2.0 GB CompactFlash Card >
Peak Pro 4.14 (tracking) > Xact 1.59 > FLAC

Stravinsky Hall
Montreux, Switzerland
3 July 1998
32nd Montreux Jazz Festival

76.The Man In Me

LB-6472;
Taper: Bach;
Lineage: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz >WaveTerminal > HD > WaveLab 6 >
convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer.

Castello Scaligero
Villafranca, Italy
4 July 1998

77.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
78.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
79.I’ll Remember You

LB-6450;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit)
> TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz >WaveTerminal > HD > WaveLab 6 >
convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

La Scalinata
Rome, Italy
5 July 1998

80.Rank Strangers To Me (A. Brumley)

LB-6453;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz > WaveTerminal >
HD > WaveLab 6 > convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Racetrack
Frauenfeld
Z¸rich, Switzerland
12 July 1998
Out In The Green Festival

81.I Shall Be Released

LB-4632;
Taper: Vito;
Equipment: OKM II R > Sony DAT TCD D-100

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – She Buttoned Her Boot & Straightened Her Suit, 1999 Spring Tour

bob Dylan - malaga Spain - 1999

Bob Dylan
1999 SHE BUTTONED HER BOOT & STRAIGHTENED HER SUIT
Pink Panther Records
The 1999 European Spring Tour
The final PP installment of the four 1999 tour legs

Download: FLAC/MP3

1999 is a very, very great year for Dylan and the Never Ending Tour. The preceding American leg was great (but underated),
next was the European tour (this one), and then followed the testosterone-fuelled dual-billing North American concerts/battles with first Paul Simon and then Phil Lesh.

1999 Europe offers beautiful, laid-back and majestic performances of a large portion of his repertoire.
Like the rest of 1999, Bob performed a small core of songs regularly and a huge number of songs only once or twice.

Europe 1999 is one of the great performance peaks of the NET, and thanks to Schubert, Bach and others, it is almost all available in wonderful sound.
Bach v Schubert? Bach is brighter and more transparent, Schubert is rich and full due to sound-processing.
Generally, Bach is better for acoustic songs and Schubert for electric but it is not that simple – there are many exceptions.

All the known generally circulating Bach and Schubert FLAC, along with many other unspecified tapers, were tracked down for this compilation.
The FLAC was then converted to mp3@320kbps for comparison, song by song, on a 160GB ipod with high-end earplugs.

High art by any standard – performed everywhere from classic opera houses to bullrings to flying saucers to snow-covered mountain tops (outdoor concert, of course!).

66 different songs were played in Europe in 1999 – they are all represented here. So are all 21 concerts played over four weeks from early-April to early-May.

Parque das Nações
Lisbon, Portugal
7 April 1999

1.Roving Gambler (trad.)
2.Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
3.Maggie’s Farm
4.Lay, Lady, Lay
5.Blind Willie McTell
6.Like A Rolling Stone

LB-1862;
Remaster: Schubert;
Additional sound mastering (ASM)

Colisio Oporto
Oporto, Portugal
8 April 1999

7.Watching The River Flow
8.Tough Mama

LB-4134;
Remaster: Schubert;
Additional sound mastering (ASM)

Pavillón Multiusos do Sar
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
9 April 1999

9.The Times They Are A-Changin’
10.Fourth Time Around
11.God Knows

LB-4098;
Remaster: Schubert

The Times They Are A Changing’ Sourced from

LB-6411;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz > WaveTerminal >
HD > WaveLab 6 >, convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summe

Teatro Jovellanos
Gijón, Spain
10 April 1999

12.You’re Gonna Quit Me (Mance Lipscomb)
13.Desolation Row
14.All Along The Watchtower
15.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

LB-4126;
Remaster: Schubert

Desolation Row sourced from

LB-6395;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz > WaveTerminal >
HD > WaveLab 6 >, convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Velodrômo Anoeta
San Sebastian, Spain
11 April 1999

16.Everything Is Broken
17.Not Dark Yet

LB-4208;
Taper: Bach

Sala Ataulfo Argenta
Palacio de Festivales
Santander, Spain
13 April 1999

18.Gotta Serve Somebody
19.Positively 4th Street
20.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)

LB-4194;
Taper: Bach

Palacio de deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
14 April 1999

21.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
22.Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
23.Simple Twist Of Fate

LB-4115;
Taper: Bach

Velódromo Lluis Puig
Valencia, Spain
15 April 1999

24.My Back Pages
25.Mr Tambourine Man
26.Forever Young

LB-4171;
Taper: Bach

La Malagueta Bull Ring
Plaza de Toros
Málaga, Spain
17 April 1999

27.To Ramona
28.I Want You
29.I Shall Be Released
30.Not Fade Away (Norman Petty/Charles Hardin)

LB-1873;
Volume 9 – Was That Some Kind Of Joke? From Lisbon To Barcelona –
Spring ’99 – The Complete Collection

To Ramona sourced from

LB-6401;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz > WaveTerminal >
HD > WaveLab 6 > convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Palacio Municipal de Deportes
Granada, Spain
18 April 1999

31.Love Sick

LB-6400;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz > WaveTerminal >
HD > WaveLab 6 > convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Narciso Yepes Hall
Auditorio y Centro de Congresos de Murcia
Murcia, Spain
19 April 1999

32.Tomorrow Is A Long Time
33.Tombstone Blues
34.You’re A Big Girl Now
35.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

LB-4093;
Taper: Bach

Pabellón Príncipie Felipe
Zaragoza, Spain
21 April 1999

36.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
37.Blowin’ In The Wind
38.What Good Am I?
39.’Til I Fell In Love With You
40.Make You Feel My Love

LB-6409;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz >
WaveTerminal > HD > WaveLab 6 > convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Palau Municipal dels Esports
Barcelona, Spain
22 April 1999

41.Mama, You Been On My Mind
42.To Be Alone With You

LB-6394;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) > TASCAM DA-40 professional
> ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz > WaveTerminal > HD > WaveLab 6 >, convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Le Dome
Marseille, France
23 April 1999

43.Cocaine Blues (trad.)
44.Masters Of War
45.Visions Of Johanna
46.It Ain’t Me, Babe
47.Tangled Up In Blue
48.Can’t Wait
49.Just Like A Woman
50.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again

LB-10186;
Remaster: Schubert;
Additional sound mastering (ASM)

Visions Of Johanna & It Ain’t Me, Babe sourced from

LB-4183;
Taper: Bach

Hallenstadion
Zürich, Switzerland
25 April 1999

51.Highway 61 Revisited

LB-4099;
Remaster: Schubert;
Additional sound mastering (ASM)

Sporthalle
Linz, Austria
27 April 1999

52.She Belongs To Me
53.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

LB-4121;
Taper: Schubert;
Additional sound mastering (ASM)

Ljubljana, Slovenia
28 April 1999

54.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
55.Every Grain Of Sand

LB-6422;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ – 16 bit) > TASCAM DA-40 professional
> ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz >WaveTerminal > HD > WaveLab 6 >, convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Eishalle
Graz, Austria
29 April 1999

56.Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia – Robert Hunter – John Dawson)
57.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
58.One Too Many Mornings
59.Girl Of The North Country

LB-4539;
Taper: Bach;
Equipment: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 >
TASCAM DA-40 professional > WaveTerminal > HD >
WaveLab 6 > flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer

Friend Of The Devil sourced from

LB-2980;
Taper: Schubert;
Additional sound mastering (ASM)

Stadthalle
Wien, Austria
30 April 1999

60.Boots Of Spanish Leather
61.Cold Irons Bound

LB-7731;
Source: Unknown > Audio CDR’s > EAC (secure mode) >
wav (adobe audition – checking tracks / spectral analysis)
> (Traders Little Helper (Flac Level 8) with align on SB option) >
Traders Little Helper – torrent

Silvretta Ski And Funsport Arena
The Idalpe
Ischgl, Austria
1 May 1999

62.Oh Babe, It Ain’t No Lie (Elizabeth Cotton)
63.Under The Red Sky
64.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
65.If Not For You

LB-4122;
Taper: Schubert;
Additional sound mastering (ASM)

Olympiahalle
München, West Germany
2 May 1999

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

LB-9642

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – I Told My Ma I’m Going Stepping Out, 1999 US Winter Tour

Bob Dylan 1999-01-29 Daytona Beach

Bob Dylan
1999 I TOLD MY PA I’M GOING STEPPING OUT
the 1999 United States Winter Tour
Pink Panther Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

74 tracks
74 different songs
23 different concerts
1 bob

29 concerts (23 represented here)
4 songs played 20 times or more (Not Fade Away, Love Sick, Gotta Serve Somebody, Silvio)
7 songs played 15 times of more
14 songs played 10 times of more
23 songs played 5 times of more
9 songs played only 3 times
10 songs played only twice
26 songs played only once

Everblades Arena
Fort Myers, Florida
26 January 1999

1.Forever Young

LB-9645

National Car Rental Center
Sunrise
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
28 January 1999

2.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

LB-9136

Ocean Center
Daytona Beach, Florida
29 January 1999

3.If Not For You
4.You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
5.Roving Gambler (trad.)
6.Love Minus Zero / No Limit
7.My Back Pages
8.You’re Too Late (Lefty Frizzell & Herman P. Willis)

LB-3409

Ice Palace
Tampa, Florida
30 January 1999

9.Man In The Long Black Coat
10.Never Gonna Be The Same Again
11.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

LB-9625

Pensacola Civic Center
Pensacola, Florida
2 February 1999

12.Queen Jane Approximately
13.Rock Of Ages (trad.)

LB-4884;
Taper: soomlos;
Equipment: core-sound cardioids > sony d8 (16/48) >
microtrack > sound forge 7.0 > cd wave > flac

Nat Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena
University Of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
3 February 1999

14.Million Miles
15.Highway 61 Revisited

LB-7012

New Daisy Theater
Memphis, Tennessee
5 February 1999

16.My Blue-Eyed Jane (Jimmie Rodgers/L. B. White)
17.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

LB-7013

Municipal Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee
6 February 1999

18.Stone Walls And Steel Bars (Ray Pennington / Ray Marcum)
19.Honky Tonk Blues (Al Dexter/James B. Paris)

LB-5177;
Taper: Bobby Bourbon (BB);
Equipment: Schoeps MK4V’s > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony SBM-1 >
Sony TCD-D100(@44.1khz), DAT MASTER > Sony TCD-D100 >
Edirol R-4 > Wavelab 5 > CDWAV > FLAC

Ervin J. Nutter Center
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio
9 February 1999

20.Make You Feel My Love

LB-4719

Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Columbus, Ohio
10 February 1999

21.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
22.Simple Twist Of Fate
23.Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia – Robert Hunter – John Dawson)

LB-2437;
Equipment: SchoepsCMC64 > Sonosax SX-M2 > Panasonic SV 255 >
Master DAT > CDR > CDWAVE > FLAC

S.I.U. Arena
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
12 February 1999

24.Shelter From The Storm
25.Cold Irons Bound
26.Rank Strangers To Me (A. Brumley)
27.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
28.Blowin’ In The Wind

LB-4695;
Taper: PDub;
Equipment: Sonic Studios 6p mics > Sony D3, D7 or D8 >
Sony R300 (?) > Optical leads > Sony CD Burner > CDR(1) >
EAC (Secure/Offset) > FLAC (Level 8) > Data DVD

Redbird Arena
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois
13 February 1999

29.Watching The River Flow
30.She Belongs To Me
31.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
32.Cocaine Blues (trad.)
33.Masters Of War
34.Ballad Of A Thin Man
35.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

Brian Setzer (electric guitar):
Ballad Of A Thin Man,
Highway 61 Revisited,
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.

LB-8015;
Taper: sullylove;
Location: GA Floor – with the shoes!, 25 feet back dead Center;
Equipment: BK4021 Compact Cardioid Microphones > (mine were bought before DPA merge),
Sonosax SX-M2-LS/2 Microphone Amplifier > Sony SBM-1 High Density Linear A/D Converter >
Sony TCD-D8 DAT Walkman,
Transfer: M-Audio MicrotrackII Via spdif Coaxial Cable > flac FrontEnd

Joyce Center
Notre Dame University
South Bend, Indiana
14 February 1999

36.You’re A Big Girl Now
37.Desolation Row

LB-7529

Stabler Arena
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
18 February 1999

38.I Want You
39.Mama, You Been On My Mind

LB-5178;
Taper: Bobby Bourbon (BB);
Equipment: Schoeps MK4V’s > Sonosax SX-M2 >
Sony SBM-1 > Sony TCD-D100(@44.1khz), DAT MASTER >
Sony TCD-D100 > Edirol R-4 > Wavelab 5 > CDWAV > FLAC

Broome County Forum
Binghamton, New York
19 February 1999

40.One Too Many Mornings
41.’Til I Fell In Love With You
42.Every Grain Of Sand
43.Not Fade Away (Norman Petty/Charles Hardin)

LB-4250;
Taper: Bobby Bourbon;
Location: 11th Row in Front of left PA stack;
Equipment: Schoeps MK4V’s > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony SBM-1 > Sony TCD-D100

Olympic Center
Lake Placid, New York
20 February 1999

44.Gotta Serve Somebody
45.Mr Tambourine Man

LB-3284;
Taper: Bobby Bourbon;
Location: 14th Row Center;
Equipment: FOB Schoeps MK4V > Sonosax SX-M2 > SBM-1 > D100 @ 44.1kHz;
Transfer: D > Panasonic SV-3800 > S/PDIF > Audiophile 2496 > CDWAV >

RPI Fieldhouse
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
22 February 1999

46.Maggie’s Farm
47.Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan/Richard Manuel)
48.Boots Of Spanish Leather
49.The Times They Are A-Changin’
50.I Shall Be Released
51.Love Sick
52.To Be Alone With You

LB-4036;
Taper: VT Taper;
Location: KC in the Straw Hat 1st row left speaker stack;
Equipment: DAUD Master ATM-35 Hyper Cardioid Capsules > Sony D-7 DAT;
Transfer: Panasonic SV-3700 > Audiophile 2496 > @ 24 Bit to WaveLab >
16 Bit > CD Wave > Flac

Marine Midland Arena
Buffalo, New York
23 February 1999

53.All Along The Watchtower
54.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
55.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

LB-2839

Mullins Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts
24 February 1999

56.Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour (Frances J. Crosby/William H. Doane)
57.Girl Of The North Country
58.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
59.Like A Rolling Stone
60.Everything Is Broken
61.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

LB-5700;
Taper: Unwanted Man Music (UMM);
Equipment: AT853H > D7 > Tascam CD-RW750 > CD Wave > FLAC

Cumberland Civic Center
Portland, Maine
25 February 1999

62.I’ll Remember You
63.Can’t Wait
64.Positively 4th Street
65.Visions Of Johanna
66.Tangled Up In Blue
67.Pledging My Time
68.Blind Willie McTell

LB-5683;
Taper: Unwanted Man Music (UMM);
Equipment: AT853H > Sony D7 > Tascam CD-RW750 >
Audacity > CD Wave > FLAC

Club Rio
Rio Suite Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 March 1999

69.Lay, Lady, Lay
70.Just Like A Woman
71.It Ain’t Me, Babe

LB-5276

House Of Blues
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 March 1999

72.To Ramona
73.Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

LB-4960

Unidentified Recording Studio
New York City, New York
Early April 1999

74.Train Of Love (Johnny Cash)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – I Got a Black Cat Bone, 1999 Fall Tour With Phil Lesh

bob Dylan 1999-11-11 Augusta 9

Bob Dylan
1999 I GOT A BLACK CAT BONE
the 1999 United States Fall Tour with Phil Lesh
Pink Panther Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

Thanks to Nellie at Expecting Rain.

I was going to call this 20th Century Blues, but marianne faithful beat me to it.One of the most productive four weeks in NET history – in terms of both quality & quantity – & most of it in great sound.Bob finished the 20th century with a short, sharp tour where he looked both forward & back – a sort of parallel to elvis’s ’68 comeback special, pieced together from two sitdown & another two standing sets.Bob had a month-long party with 22 concerts – all of which are represented here.

If you don’t like this, you don’t like bob – astonishing music with lots of pleasant surprises.

PS – the jokes have not improved.

101 tracks
96 different songs (excluding the Dharma & Greg TV appearance)
22 different concerts
1 TV appearance
1 bob

ABC TV Studios,
New York City, New York,
28 September 1999

Play, Lady, Play episode Dharma & Greg

1.Instrumental #1
2.Instrumental #2
3.Instrumental #3
4.Dialogue

Two untitled instrumentals performed during episode 4 of season 3
of the US ABC TV comedy series Dharma & Greg, first broadcast 12 Oct 1999 –
not named individually but copyrighted as part of the collective work.
Bob appears with a band including T-Bone Burnett, with Dharma (Jenna Elfman) playing drums, Dharma & Greg –
US ABC TV comedy series broadcast from 1997 to 2002 – Bob appeared in the episode first broadcast on 12 Oct 1999
playing two unnamed instrumentals collectively copyrighted as Play, Lady, Play.

LB-6541

Park West
Chicago, Illinois
26 October 1999

Early show

5.I Want You
6.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

LB-4725

Park West
Chicago, Illinois
26 October 1999

Late show

7.Stone Walls And Steel Bars (Ray Pennington / Ray Marcum)
8.Watching The River Flow
9.Everything Is Broken

LB-4728

Assembly Hall
University Of Illinois
Champaign, Illinois
27 October 1999

10.One Too Many Mornings
11.This Wheel’s On Fire (Bob Dylan/Rick Danko)
12.It Ain’t Me, Babe

LB-11335

Millett Assembly Hall
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio
29 October 1999

13.Mr Tambourine Man
14.Masters Of War
15.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
16.When I Paint My Masterpiece
17.Blowin’ In The Wind

LB-2495;
Equipment: Schoeps CMC64 > Sonosax p/s >
sv255 > DAT > CDRMaster > CDwave > FLAC

Milwaukee Arena
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
30 October 1999

18.The Times They Are A-Changin’
19.Mama, You Been On My Mind
20.All Along The Watchtower
21.Every Grain Of Sand
22.Love Sick

LB-9972

University Of Illinois
Conference Center Pavilion
Chicago, Illinois
31 October 1999

23.Simple Twist Of Fate

LB-5625;
xref-01439;
Equipment: AUD DAT Master [Sonic Studios 6P] >
DAT clone(s) > CD > EAC > WAV > Soundforge 6.0 > FLAC

Breslin Student Events Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
2 November 1999

24.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
25.Can’t Wait
26.Just Like A Woman

LB-0023;
Equipment: Schoeps MK4V > Schoeps Box > SBM1 > DAT > CDR1 > CDWAVE > FLAC

Value City Arena
Jerome Schottenstein Center
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
3 November 1999

27.A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
28.Tomorrow Is A Long Time
29.To Be Alone With You
30.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
31.I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
32.It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
33.If You See Her, Say Hello
34.Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)

LB-4749;
Equipment: AUD DAT Master [Sonic Studios 6P] > DAT clone(s) > WAV >
Soundforge 6.0 > CD Wave > CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC

Civic Arena
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 November 1999

35.Roving Gambler (trad.)
36.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
37.Cocaine Blues (trad.)
38.You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
39.Cat’s In The Well

LB-2445;
Equipment: Schoeps Mics > asterDAT > CDR1 > CDR2 > CDWAVE > FLAC

Bryce Jordan Center
Penn State University
State College, Pennsylvania
6 November 1999

40.Shelter From The Storm
41.Seeing The Real You At Last
42.Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan/Richard Manuel)

LB-5145;
Taper: Bobby Bourbon (BB);
Equipment: Schoeps MK4V’s > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony SBM-1(@44.1khz) >
Sony TCD-D7 > DAT MASTER > Sony TCD-D100 > Ediril R-04>Wavelab 5 > CDWAV > FLAC

Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, Maryland
8 November 1999

43.I Am The Man, Thomas (Ralph Stanley/Larry Sparks)
44.Ring Them Bells
45.Big River (Johnny Cash)
46.Man In The Long Black Coat

LB-4720;
Equipment: daud fob sonic studios > tree trade 48k dat >
midiman delta dio 2496 > cooledit > wav > flac

The Apollo Of Temple
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9 November 1999

47.Hallelujah, I’m Ready To Go (trad.)
48.The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
49.Boots Of Spanish Leather
50.A Satisfied Mind (Red Hayes/Jack Rhodes)
51.Tangled Up In Blue
52.Ballad Of A Thin Man
53.Man Of Peace
54.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
55.Shooting Star
56.Maggie’s Farm
57.Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

LB-9841;
Taper: Mendo-Steve;
Master: D5scott;
Location: – right in front of the speakers;
Equipment: 2 Sonic Studios DSM-6P microphones >
Sony DAT * My 1st generation analog cassette;
Transfer: Sony KA1ESA > Pre Sonus Inspire GT > Sound Forge >
.wav files > Trader’s Little Helper > flac files

Veterans Memorial Coliseum
New Haven, Connecticut
10 November 1999

58.My Back Pages
59.John Brown
60.Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
61.’Til I Fell In Love With You
62.Positively 4th Street
63.Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
64.I & I
65.Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
66.West L.A. Fadeaway (Jerry Garcia ñ Robert Hunter)

Phil Lesh (bass) on West LA Fadeaway.

LB-4770;
Equipment: AUD DAT Master [unknown equipment] >
DAT clone(s) > WAV > Soundforge 6.0 > CD Wave > FLAC

Civic Center
Augusta, Maine
11 November 1999

67.Absolutely Sweet Marie
68.I Shall Be Released
69.Queen Jane Approximately
70.What Good Am I?

LB-4773;
Equipment: AUD DAT Master [unknown equipment] >
DAT clone(s) > WAV > Soundforge 6.0 > CD Wave > FLAC

Continental Airlines Arena
East Rutherford, New Jersey
13 November 1999

71.Song To Woody
72.Hootchie Cootchie Man (Willie Dixon)
73.Blind Willie McTell
74.Not Dark Yet
75.Like A Rolling Stone
76.Alabama Getaway (Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia)
77.Not Fade Away (Norman Petty/Charles Hardin)

Phil Lesh (bass) on Alabama Getaway.

LB-4260;
Equipment: Schoeps MK4V’s >
Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony SBM-1 >
Sony TCD-D100, Sony PCM-2600 >
HHB CDR, CD > Soundforge 8.0 > CD Wav > FLAC

Centrum Arena
Worcester, Massachusetts
14 November 1999

78.To Ramona
79.Highlands
80.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
81.Girl Of The North Country

LB-4636

Barton Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
15 November 1999

82.Money Honey (Jesse Stone)
83.Forever Young

LB-4780

Wittemore Center
University Of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire
17 November 1999

84.Duncan And Brady (trad.)
85.Desolation Row
86.Rock Of Ages (trad.)
87.Down Along The Cove

LB-5455;
Taper: Unwanted Man Music (UMM),
in association with Clean Cut Kid Productions (2000);
Equipment: CD-R trade > Extracted on Power Mac via Plextor drive > SHN (ca. 2001)

Mullins Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts
18 November 1999

88.Somebody Touched Me (trad.)
89.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
90.You’re A Big Girl Now
91.Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia – Robert Hunter – John Dawson)

LB-4786;
Equipment: Schoeps CMC6 > kc-5 > MK41 >
Sonosax > Sony TCD D-100 > DAT clone(s) >
WAV > Soundforge 6.0 > CD Wave > FLAC

Copa Room
Sands Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 November 1999

92.Everybody Loves Somebody (Irving Taylor/Ken Lane)

LB-4158;
Taper: Bobby Bourbon (BB);
Equipment: Schoeps MK4V’s > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony SBM-1 > Sony TCD-D100

Copa Room
Sands Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 November 1999

Late show

93.Oh Babe, It Ain’t No Lie (Elizabeth Cotton)
94.Visions Of Johanna
95.The Man In Me
96.Tombstone Blues
97.Make You Feel My Love

LB-4158;
Taper: Bobby Bourbon (BB);
Equipment: Schoeps MK4V’s > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony SBM-1 > Sony TCD-D100

Newark, Delaware
November 20, 1999
University Of Delaware
Bob Carpenter Center

98. This World Can’t Stand Long (Jim Anglin)
99. Joey (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
100. Highway 61 Revisited
101. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

Susan Tedeschi (guitar) on:
Highway 61 Revisited
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.

LB-5147;
Taper: Bobby Bourbon (BB);
Equipment: Schoeps MK4V’s > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony SBM-1 >
Sony TCD-D100(@44.1khz), DAT MASTER > Sony TCD-D100 >
Edirol R-4 > Wavelab 5 > CDWAV > FLAC

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Bass Player’s Wearing a Tie, 1978

bob Dylan - 1978-12-10 Charlotte

Bob Dylan
1978 BASS PLAYER’S WEARING A TIE
NORTH AMERICA NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
Pink Panther Records

Download: FLAC/MP3

The final piece of Pink Panther’s five part 1978 world tour, which consisted of 114 concerts (not the 115 often quoted by writers).
This has only been bettered by the 120 concerts in 1999 & 116 in 1995.
The year would take Bob to 10 countries – USA, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Sweden & Canada.

This final North American leg seems like it is light years away from the Japanese “greatest hits” shows.
It was not a happy time for Bob (as had been the American concerts in September & October), but Bob did make some radical decisions on how he would move forward & out of his situation.

The journalists were unrelenting in their criticism, Street Legal did not sell well, Renaldo & Clara was a commercial disaster,
the single Baby Stop Crying flopped & was all but dropped from the setlist.

I have no idea what was going on in his head, but the rants about geeks, gypsy kings, & an old man on a train in Mexico with glowing eyes (God?, devil?) give some insight.

Whether the stories about crosses thrown on stage or hotel room visits from God are reliable is debatable, but he did play Slow Train at soundchecks & Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) on the final tour night in Hollywood, Florida.

However, when you listen objectively to the best examples of the circulating tapes, you get some wonderful music.
The setlist is fairly static but the night by night variation is amazing.
Despite everything, the standard of performance is very high – he does not give up.
Improvisation is the order of the day & the band & backup singers give their all.
It is far looser than September & October – to the point of being feral & unpredictable.

The music soars all the way to heaven – literally.

Sound quality is mostly excellent, but there are some lo-fi tracks of the rarely played songs
(Baby Stop Crying was only played twice before being abandoned in mid-November).

A note on sound quality – Jokerman usually does a great job with sound ratings, but not here.
imo, Vancouver & LA are under-rated, Charlotte is over-rated, & Madison is incredible (although I concede that there are cuts & dropouts on some songs – most of which do not appear here).
I have never liked (& still don’t like) Charlotte – I know everyone raves about it but all the versions I have heard are harsh, processed & clipped.
There are 11 Charlotte tracks here – the performances are great, but imo there are better examples of most of the songs.

Generally, there are two examples of each song (one each from November & December) but not always.

The title comes from bootlegger comments at 11-15 LA just before Shelter From The Storm (but I had to clean it up a bit).

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

75 ball-tearing, sensational tracks
37 different songs
14 concerts are represented here (from the total of 32 concerts)
5 hours & 44 minutes of music
1 bob

All songs played on the tour leg are represented here.

Dane County Memorial Coliseum
Madison, Wisconsin
1 November 1978

1.My Back Pages
2.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
3.Tangled Up In Blue
4.Ballad Of A Thin Man
5.Like A Rolling Stone
6.I Shall Be Released
7.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
8.It Ain’t Me, Babe
9.Am I Your Stepchild?
10.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
11.Blowin’ In The Wind
12.Girl Of The North Country
13.Masters Of War
14.Just Like A Woman
15.All I Really Want To Do
16.Forever Young

My Back Pages instrumental without Bob Dylan.

LB-7674;
Compiler Les Kokay (LK);
from LK 78 series;
Equipment: Audience Master Cassette > PCM >
Betamax > PCM > HHBCDR-800 (pass thru) >
Panasonic SV3700 DAT Recorded >DAT;
Transfer: DAT > TCD-D10 proII > S/PDIF >
Audiomedia III PCI card > Powermac7200/80 >
Protools 3.4 > copied to Power Mac G3 >
Protools 4.1.1 > .WAV files > Flac

Hec Edmondson Pavilion
University Of Washington
Seattle, Washington
10 November 1978

17.Mr Tambourine Man
18.Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

LB-9353;
Taper: JEMS;
Equipment: Tandberg Model 11 R2R deck with Sony ECM-22P mic;
Transfer: Master Reels @ full track mono > Tandberg Model 11 >
Wavelab 96/24 1ch mono > wav 44.1/16 2ch mono > flac

Pacific National Exhibition Hall
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
11 November 1978

19.She’s Love Crazy (Tampa Red)
20.Maggie’s Farm
21.I Donít Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
22.Like A Rolling Stone
23.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
24.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
25.All Along The Watchtower
26.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
27.Changing Of The Guards

LB-4116

Alameda County Coliseum
Oakland, California
14 November 1978

28.Baby Stop Crying

LB-3574

The Forum
Inglewood
Los Angeles, California
15 November 1978

29.My Back Pages
30.Mr Tambourine Man
31.Bootlegger Banter
32.Shelter From The Storm
33.Ballad Of A Thin Man Intro
34.Ballad Of A Thin Man
35.I Shall Be Released
36.The Times They Are A-Changin’
37.Am I Your Stepchild?
38.Girl Of The North Country
39.We Better Talk This Over
40.Masters Of War
41.Bootlegger Banter
42.To Ramona
43.All I Really Want To Do
44.It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

LB-3738;
At The Forum (dylantree);
Equipment: Uher 240 Stereo Porta Deck with 2 Sennheiser MKH 404 Mics

A.S.U. Activities Center
Tempe, Arizona
18 November 1978

45.True Love Tends To Forget

LB-7736;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK);
from lk 78 series

LLoyd Noble Center
Norman, Oklahoma
23 November 1978

46.Watching The River Flow

LB-7741;
Compiler: Les Kokay (LK)

Mid-South Coliseum
Memphis, Tennessee
1 December 1978

47.Sheís Love Crazy (Tampa Red)
48.Tangled Up In Blue

LB-0263;
Taper: BS;

Municipal Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee
2 December 1978

49.It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
50.I Donít Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
51.I Shall Be Released
52.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) Intro
53.One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
54.To Ramona
55.All I Really Want To Do

LB-4407;
Taper: BS

Municipal Auditorium
Mobile, Alabama
5 December 1978

56.One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)

LB-7766;
Compiler Les Kokay (LK);
from LK 78 series

Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, North Carolina
7 December 1978

57.Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

LB-8724

Civic Center Arena
Savannah, Georgia
8 December 1978

58.Is Your Love In Vain?

LB-4823

Charlotte Coliseum
Charlotte, North Carolina
10 December 1978

59.My Back Pages
60.Sheís Love Crazy (Tampa Red)
61.Shelter From The Storm
62.Ballad Of A Thin Man Intro
63.Ballad Of A Thin Man
64.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power) Intro
65.SeÒor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
66.The Times They Are A-Changin’
67.Am I Your Stepchild?
68.We Better Talk This Over
69.Masters Of War
70.All Along The Watchtower
71.Changing Of The Guards

LB-4625;
Equipment: Taped using a 3-head portable cassette recorder and electret condenser mic
which was possibly above-average equipment for the typical audience stealth taper in those days;
Stereo master cassette tapes for Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte LB-7099

Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida
16 December 1978

72.Love Minus Zero/No Limit
73.It Ain’t Me, Babe
74.Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
75.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

LB-0212