Bob Dylan – Montreal, Canada (12/04/75)

Bob Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Revue
Montreal Forum
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
December 4, 1975

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Concert Set List:

Disc 1 [73:02.211]

Track Time Name

01. [03:39.500] 01 Good Love Is Hard To Find
02. [03:43.690] 02 Sleazy
03. [05:17.212] 03 Hula Hoop
04. [06:20.951] 04 Werewolves Of London
05. [03:02.742] 05 Don’t Blame Me
06. [04:42.639] 06 Laissez Faire
07. [03:51.752] 07 Catfish
08. [03:24.181] 08 Too Good to be Wasted
09. [04:06.239] 09 Life On Mars?
10. [02:25.593] 10 Band Introduction
11. [03:39.396] 11 Hank Williams
12. [03:47.423] 12 Need A New Sun Rising
13. [03:42.943] 13 Cindy (When I Get Home)
14. [03:21.583] 14 Mercedes Benz
15. [03:30.556] 15 Woman of Heart and Mind
16. [04:59.947] 16 Shadows and Light
17. [05:37.136] 17 Coyote
18. [03:48.728] 18 Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow

Disc 2 [48:36.316]

Track Time Name

01. [01:45.840] 19 Ramblin’ Jack
02. [03:30.689] 20 San Francisco Bay Blues
03. [03:51.291] 21 House Of The Rising Sun
04. [03:39.583] 22 Grand Coulee Dam
05. [03:00.605] 23 Salt Pork, West Virginia
06. [04:30.399] 24 I’m a Ramblin’ Boy
07. [04:17.078] 25 When I Paint My Masterpiece
08. [05:30.587] 26 It Ain’t Me Babe
09. [05:22.361] 27 Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
10. [03:59.000] 28 Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
11. [05:51.668] 29 Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
12. [03:17.215] 30 Romance in Durango

Total Recording Time [121:38.527]

Date: 12.04.1975
Tracks: 30
Total Time: 2:01:23
Catalog: Bill Graham Avg Rating: ****

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Bob Neuwirth – guitar, vocals
Ronee Blakley – vocals, piano
T-Bone Burnett – guitar
Steven Soles – guitar
Mick Ronson – guitar
David Mansfield – steel guitar, mandolin ,dobro, violin
Scarlet Rivera – violin
Rob Stoner – bass
Howie Wyeth – piano, drums
Luther Rix – drums, percussion
Joni Mitchell – vocals, guitar
Ramblin Jack Elliot – guitar, vocals

Soundboard Recording > ? > wgv (192 kbps streaming version) > GM/GS(R) Roland Corporation U.S. Soundcard > Total Recorder 8.0 (build 3844) Standard Edition > wav (44.1k, 16 bit, stereo) > wav (Adobe Audition 1.0 / edit & split) > flac (flac 1.2.1b w/flac frontend 1.7.1 – align on SB option – level 8 – verify on)

Concert Summary: Other than Bob Dylan’s 1965/66 era, when he first embraced an electric guitar on stage, has a tour sparked more perpetual interest than his Rolling Thunder Review tour a decade later. Its no wonder the tour has become so legendary, as in addition to the long list of musical luminaries along for the ride; Dylan was at yet another creative peak. Having released one of his greatest (and most personal) albums, Blood On The Tracks the previous year and hot off the sessions for the follow-up. Desire, Dylan had an abundance of excellent new material. By nearly all accounts, the first leg of the tour, at the tail end of 1975, had the greatest intensity and contained many of Dylan’s most memorable performances. Although debate continues as to which Rolling Thunder performances were greatest, most agree that the December 4th Montreal show was a peak moment, if not one of the best nights of the tour. When Dylan released his first seriously thought out career retrospective box set in 1985, “Biograph,” the “Romance In Durango” and cataclysmic version of “Isis” from this night’s first set were chosen to represent the era. Here we present Bill Graham’s pristine soundboard recordings of that very same first set in Montreal, which contains the remainder of the performances, including all the great artists leading up to Dylan.
As was the general format during the 1975 leg of the tour, the show begins with a double dose of Dylan’s close friend and MC for the shows, Bobby Nuewirth. Backed by Guam (as the core RTR musicians were known) he kicks things off with “Good Love Is Hard To Find,” followed by “Sleazy.” Following these openers, Nuewirth becomes master of ceremonies and one by one introduces some of the core band members, who each do a song or two of their own. First up on this night is guitar player, T-Bone Burnett, with the esoteric original, “Hula Hoop” and Warren Zevon’s classic “Werewolves Of London.” The other Guam guitarist, Steven Soles, goes next with covers of Jimmy McHugh’s “Don’t Blame Me” and David Ackles’ “Laissez-Faire.” Bassist Rob Stoner next takes a turn with Dylan’s tribute to baseball player “Catfish” Hunter, followed by his hilarious self-pity song, “Too Good To Be Wasted (Too Wasted To Be Good).”
Mick Ronson, guitarist and arranger from David Bowie’s legendary Ziggy Stardust band also takes a turn with “Life On Mars.” For obvious reasons, often confused with David Bowie’s Hunky Dory LP track, this song was written by Bob Barnes and shares nothing in common with the Bowie song, other than the title. Following Ronson, Neuwith does a few introductions and then invites Nashville singer and actress Ronee Blakely to the stage, to duet with him on the homage to Hank Williams “Alabama Dark.” Blakely then takes a seat at the piano and leads the band through her own “Need A New Sun Rising.” Nuewirth takes over again on the next two numbers. First performing “Cindy (When I Get Home),” followed by “Mercedes Benz,” the song he and Janis Joplin wrote, immortalized on her Pearl LP and one of her last recordings.
Much to the delight of the Montreal audience, the first “special guest” of the evening is up next, Joni Mitchell. After several massively successful albums in the early ’70s, Mitchell had retreated into seclusion for some time and her brief stint with the Rolling Thunder Review not only signified a welcome return to the stage, but was also a showcase for new material. Mitchell was beginning to head in a new direction that would take both fans and critics years to catch on to, but the embryonic stages of that transition can clearly be heard on this four-song set. Three new songs destined for her transitional and controversial next album, 1975’s Hissing Of Summer Lawns, are previewed here. Also, of particular note is an embryonic “Coyote,” one of the most intriguing songs to later surface on Hijera. Written on this tour and a direct reflection of her experiences, Mitchell even acknowledges writing the fourth verse just the night before.
Following Joni’s mini-set, Neuwirth pays homage to Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, with a song that takes his name and serves as a fitting introduction to the man himself. Ramblin’ Jack gets a mini-set of his own; performing engaging reads of “San Francisco Bay Blues” and “House Of The Rising Sun” followed by Woody Guthrie’s “Grand Coulee Dam.” The band joins in for two more as he closes his set with “Salt Pork West Virginia” followed by “Rich And Ramblin’ Boy.”
With no fanfare, not even an introduction, Dylan joins the existential gypsy caravan on stage. Dylan begins with “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” a song he contributed to the Band’s Cahoots LP several years before, a song of weary travel and the elusiveness of the muse.
Dylan’s choice of material, despite spanning well over a decade of his career, conveys a distinctive unity and displays one of his greatest strengthsóa beautiful disregard for professional songwriter polish. This elasticity in his approach to his material is what makes his performances on this tour so immediately engaging, not only for the audience, but also for Dylan himself.
The next two numbers, “It Ain’t Me Babe” and “The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll,” have enticingly ragged new arrangements and leave no doubt that Dylan is fully engaged in the material. In stark contrast to the over hyped Dylan/Band Tour from the previous year, where he often seemed distracted; on this tour, and specifically on this first leg, his commitment to the moment is palpable at all times. Next up is a delightful performance of “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” followed by a surprising high energy arrangement of “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall.”
The recording concludes with Dylan bringing out violinist, Scarlet Rivera, to perform on a song from the recent Desire sessions. The spicy “Romance In Durango,” although incomplete, is immediately captivating, with Dylan compressing the syllables and stabbing at the lyrics in a very dynamic manner. His skillful concentration of language makes the more spacious lines of the lyric all the more penetrating. It’s this new approach, where Dylan’s lyric delivery serves the feel of the music (as opposed to the other way around) that makes his performances on this tour so utterly fascinating.

Note: Track split is as it came through wgv stream. I just carefully removed the gaps on track transitions, edited as seamless as it gets, but didn’t move the marks from where the silences started.


Luisbp51 (Hungercity November 29, 2010)

Bob Dylan – Hartford, CT (11/24/75)

Bob Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Revue
Civic Center Arena
Hartford, Connecticut
24 November 1975

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Disc One

Bob Neuwirth:
01. Good Love Is Hard To Find (N. Albright)
02. Sleazy (?)

T-bone J. Henry Burnett:
03. Hoola Hoop (John Fleming/J. Henry Burnett/Roscoe West)

Steven Soles:
04. Donít Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh)

Rob Stoner:
05. Catfish (Bob Dylan-Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

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

Bob Neuwirth & Ronee Blakley:
07. Alabama Dark (Bob Neuwirth)

Ronee Blakley:
08. Need A New Sun Rising (Ronee Blakley)

Bob Neuwirth:
09. Cindy (When I Get Home) (trad.)
10. Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin/Michael McClure)

Rick Danko & Allen Ginsberg:
11. Oh What A Time (?)
12. It Makes No Difference (Robbie Robertson)

Joni Mitchell:
13. Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow (Joni Mitchell)
14. Edith And The Kingpin (Joni Mitchell)

Disc Two

01. Bob Neuwirth: Song for Rambliní Jack (Bob Neuwirth) > Rambliní Jack Elliott: Muleskinner Blues (Jimmie Rodgers)
02. South Coast (Ross/Eskin/Dehz)
03. Black Bill (?)
04. Iím A Rich And Rambliní Boy (Derroll Adams)

Bob Dylan:
05. When I Paint My Masterpiece
06. It Ain’t Me, Babe
07. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
08. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
09. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
10. Romance In Durango (Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
11. Isis (Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)

Disc Three

Bob Dylan + Joan Baez (vocal, guitar):
01. Blowin’ In The Wind
02. Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)
03. Mama, You Been On My Mind
04. Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)
05. I Shall Be Released

Joan Baez:
06. Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)
07. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (trad.)
08. Joe Hill (Earl Robinson)
09. Love Song To A Stranger (Joan Baez)
10. Help Me Make It Through The Night (Kris Kristofferson)
11. Please Come To Boston (Dave Loggins)
12. instrumental by Sandy Bull

Roger McGuinn:
13. Eight Miles High (Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby)
14. Chestnut Mare (Roger McGuinn/Jacques Levy)

Joan Baez & Roger McGuinn:
15. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)

Disc Four

Bob Dylan:
01. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
02. Simple Twist Of Fate
03. Oh, Sister (Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
04. Hurricane (Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
05. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
06. Sara
07. Just Like A Woman
Bob Dylan + Roger McGuinn (shared vocal):
08. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

09. This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening

Source 1:


Lineage: Unknown flacs probably same source / sourced from LB-0537 > Wave Repair 4.9.3. to fix index clicks/spurts, removed leading/tracking silences, tracking > flac lvl 8 verify

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 23

The full tape emerged in 2000.

Source 2:

Bob Dylan songs only


aud > ? > .flac files from Les Kokay RTR 75 dvd data disc vine (LB-3706) > speed correction > .flac

Bob Dylan – Rochester, NY (11/17/75)

Bob Dylan
War Memorial Coliseum
Rochester, New York,
17 November 1975

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Bob Dylan
& The band called Guam consisted of:

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

CD 1

1. When I Paint My Masterpiece
2. It Ain’t Me, Babe
3. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
4. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
5. Romance In Durango
6. Isis
7. The Times They Are A-Changin’
8. Wild Mountain Thyme
9. Mama, You Been On My Mind
10. Dark As A Dungeon
11. Never Let Me Go
12. I Shall Be Released
13. Tangled Up In Blue
14. Oh ,Sister (cut)
15. Oh, Sister
16. Hurricane

CD 2
1. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
2. Sara
3. Just Like A Woman
4. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
5. This Land Is Your Land

Bonus Tracks:(6-9 Bangor Maine 27.11.1975)

6. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
7. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
8. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
9. I Donít Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

Bonus Tracks:(10&11 Hartford 24.11.1975)
10. Love Minus Zero – No Limit
11. Simple Twist Of Fate

Rolling Thunder Revue concert # 17. (Infos O.Bjˆrner)

#14-20 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).
#13 Bob Dylan solo (vocal, guitar & harmonica).
#1 Bob Neuwirth (shared vocal).
#2, #13, #14, #17 Bob Dylan (harmonica).
#5, #6, #14-20 Scarlet Rivera (violin).
#7-12 Joan Baez (vocal, guitar).
#19 Roger McGuinn (shared vocal).
#20 shared vocal by Bob Dylan and the entire ensemble for the evening.

**Sloman did not attend this concert.
**First Wild Mountain Thyme during Rolling Thunder Revue.

Weíre gonna dedicate this to my mother and Helena Rubinstein. (before Mama, You Been On My Mind).
Weíre gonna do this as a request (before Never Let Me Go)
Thank you. Youíve heard about Hurricane Carter? (before Hurricane)


Reference. Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, page 36.

!!! Mono audience recording, 90 minutes.!!!

I recieved the original Audio CD-Rs from the
“southside butcher” long time ago.

Ripped with EAC (secure mode) 2005-03-02 (see EAC loc file)

First converted the tracks to “SHN”,
decoded now to wav with TLH.
Flac Frontend 1.7.1 => Flac in 2012
MD5 and ffp with TLH


Van Morrison & Elvis Costello – London, England (01/28/87)

VAN MORRISON guests Elvis Costello
Royal Albert Hall
London, England
January 28, 1987
Audience Recording

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01. Announcement
02. What Would I Do
03. Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)
04. Help Me


Elvis Costello
Van Morrison
T Bone Burnett

The Confederates band:
James Burton – lead guitar
Jim Keltner – drums
Jerry Scheff – bass
Benmont Tench – keyboards
T-Bone Wolk – guitar, accordion, mandolin

themysticmuse notes: (2019-06-12)
I got this AUD recording from a serious vantrader as one single WAV file. I’ve split the WAV in separate tracks using adobe audition 2019 and then exported them as flacs, sbe’s fixed in TLH. metadata added to all tracks. no remastering has been made. artwork created and included.
ffp created for the flacs, md5 created to verify all files. enjoy!

LINEAGE: AUD > ? > WAV > tracks split (adobe audition 2019) > FLAC > SBE’s fixed (TLH) > FLAC

REVIEW by BP fallon:
Wednesday at 6.00 pm in the Albert Hall and Elvis and the Confederates are rehearsing with their special guest. Benmont Tench tells Van Morrison that he doesn’t know the old Sonny Boy Williamson song “Help Me,” so Van tells him to play the intro to Booker T and the MG’s “Green Onions” instead. It sounds great.
When Elvis introduces Van that evening, the place erupts even more. They do “Jackie Wilson Says” and it’s such a thrill to see Elvis and Van singing together, Van being pushed to his proper heights by these great players. And then it’s into “Help Me” with Benmont on the organ and Elvis on harmonica riffin’ off each other. Everyone’s grinning. Ooh, my soul.

REVIEW by Richard Cook:
A huge cheer was coughed up when EC called on an encore guest, a visibly underwhelmed Van Morrison. Van bumbled through three songs including a dismal “Jackie Wilson Said,” and ran off. Poor fellow — why bother him, anyway?

Elvis covered “Full Force Gale” for “No Prima Donna”, the first tribute album for the songs of Van Morrison, released in 1994.
Elvis Costello’s “500 Albums You Need” (Vanity Fair, November 2000) features four albums by Van Morrison, including Astral Weeks (1968) and Moondance (1970).

More info about this show here:

Bob Dylan – New Orleans, LA (05/03/76)

Bob Dylan
May 3, 1976 – Evening Show
New Orleans
The Warehouse

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Sleazy – Bob Neuwirth
Flint Hill Special – David Mansfield
Werewolves Of London – T-Bone Burnett
Too Good To Be Wasted – Rob Stoner
Mad Man – Steven Soles
Tears On My Pillow – Donna Weiss
A Lady Is Still A Lady – Bob Neuwirth
They Had To Move Away – Bob Neuwirth
Alabama Dark [fragment] – Bob Neuwirth
Is There Life On Mars ? – Mick Ronson
If (poem by Rudyard Kipling) – Dennis Hopper
The Battle Of New Orleans – Bob Neuwirth
Rollin’ Across The U.S.A. – Kinky Friedman
Dear Abbie – Kinky Friedman
Asshole From El Paso – Kinky Friedman
Mr.Tambourine Man
Love Minus Zero / No Limit
Vincent Van Gogh
Maggie’s Farm
Isis [incomplete]
Eight Miles High – Roger McGuinn
Jolly Roger – Roger McGuinn
Lover Of The Bayou – Roger McGuinn
Chestnut Mare – Roger McGuinn
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man – Joan Baez
(Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody) Turn Me Around – Joan Baez
Love Song To A Stranger, Part II – Joan Baez
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Joan Baez
Sweeter For Me (aka Red Telephone) – Joan Baez
Dancin’ In The Streets – Joan Baez
Diamonds And Rust – Joan Baez
Railroad Boy
I Pity The Poor Immigrant
Shelter From The Storm
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
You’re A Big Girl Now
Rita May
Lay Lady Lay
Silver Mantis – T-Bone Burnett
Idiot Wind
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Gotta Travel On

Source 1:


SBD > ? > DAT > Soundforge 6.0 > CD Wave > CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC

This is a full recording of the entire show and not the Dylan only edited set already on DIME as

Torrent #374702 Bob Dylan – 1976-05-03, New Orleans, LA (soundboard)[LB-6725]

There is some speculation about this being the evening show, please see Les Kokay’s “Songs Of The Underground” p.106-110.
This is a new transfer and is not identical to LB-0509. The DAT was described to me as coming from 1st generation cassette (?) copies.
As you can never be sure with Dylan tapes of that vintage, especially SBDs, I decided to present the linage the way I did and add this caveat.
I did not harm the sound of the source tape in any way other than trying to pitch correct the show.

d1t09 just a 0:40 fragment (song does neither appear in Olof’s nor Les’ notes)
d2t04 @ 0:39 a one second patch from my old vinyl boot “At The Warehouse” to cover a drop out on the original DAT (sorry for the crackles…)
d2t06 ends @ 5:00 (probably a minute missing)
d2t16 cuts @ 6:44 (probably 10-20 seconds missing)
d3t06 @ 4:30 several seconds edited out (track cuts on DAT with music overlapping)
d3t09 cuts @ 1:14 (probably a minute missing)

Please keep this info file intact when distributing the music !
As long as there’s no commonly used sytem of identifiying Dylan shows (as e.g. Grateful Dead shows at other than CEDAR,
this is the best and easiest way at the moment to identify multiple versions of the same show. Thank You.

Source 2:

Source 1 contains all the songs performed, I think. This source is missing some songs. You can see what songs it does contain over at Lossless Bob.


Label: The Soundboard Master Tapes, TSMT-001/002

Audio Source: soundboard
Lineage: Silver –> XLD –> FLAC 8

Number of Discs: 2

Artwork: included

Total running time: 133m 27s
Disc 1 running time 64m 43s / Disc 2 running Time 68m 43s

Notes: Bob Dylan and the RTR played two shows at the Warehouse in New Orleans on May 3rd, 1976. The evening show is sourced from an excellent quality soundboard recording. The sound quality on this is a considerable improvement over all previous release and can be considered definitive. All of the Dylan performances are present and a selection of the other numbers fill out the balance of the set with ‘Isis’ being the biggest cut in the tape, eliminating the final several minutes of the song.

The first two Dylan songs are played alone accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. ‘Love Minus Zero / No Limit’ makes its only appearance on the second RTR tour. Dylan’s work with Guam begins with the duet ‘Vincent Van Gogh’ with Bob Neuwirth which is followed by the intense ‘Maggie’s Farm’ played during this tour. Dylan exaggerates the hillbilly accent during the chorus lending a counterpoint of irony to the song, but he sings so intensely he has to pause before the final ‘I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more’ and clears his throat. Two songs from Desire follow. ‘Isis’ is played with a heavy rock beat and is unfortunately cut after four and a half minutes, but that is a flaw on the source tape and there is nothing that can be done (unless an audience tape were to surface).

The final Dylan set takes up the bulk of disc two beginning with ‘Shelter From The Storm.’ The acoustic arrangement from Blood On The Trackswas transformed into an electric, fuzz laden stomper with Dylan shouting out the lyrics. The vulnerable desire for salvation is changed into a diatribe from one demanding respect wrapped into the hero’s hubris. After ‘You’re A Big Girl Now’ the only ever live performance of ‘Rita Mae’ follows. This Desire outtake, released two years after this show on the rare Masterpieces LP, sounds awesome and one that should have made more live appearances.

The weight of these performances lay in ‘Idiot Wind’ which effectively replaced ‘Hurricane’ in the set list for giving purpose to the proceedings. This performance seems to drag as Dylan spits out the lyrics. ‘We’re gonna go after this song – get a transfusion’ are Dylan’s words before the final eight minute version of ‘Gotta Travel On’ where everybody it seems takes a solo. Friends And Other Strangers is packaged in a gorgeous digipack with many period photos on the artwork and given the sound quality and excellent performance is worth having.

Bob Dylan – Friends And Other Strangers (The Soundboard Master Tapes TSMT-001/002)

Source 3:


Soundboard recording of the entire Dylan portion (minus Isis) of the 1976-05-03 show at the Warehouse in New Orleans.

Source 4:

This does not contain all the songs, for more information go to Bobs Boots.


The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA  May 3, 1976
Manufacturer / Catalog No. 
Flashback 01.94.0225 2CD

(a) acoustic
(a/b) acoustic with band
(w/JB) duet with Joan Baez
* verses by:
Dylan, Baez, Friedman, McGuinn, Stoner

This is a great representation of the ’76 material.  The mono soundboard recording is not up to today’s standards (there is quite a bit of tape hiss), but it is right up there among the best tapes of the tour. The sonic problems disappear, however, once you concentrate on the songs (such as the way Bob draws out the words on Maggie’s Farm or the happy feeling bounce of the reworked Shelter From The Storm. The performance is as good as you will find from this tour. The set includes 14 of the 16 Dylan performances. While giving a larger overview of the entire revue, the set leaves off Isis and You’re A Big Girl Now. The package, typical of this label, is very sparse and unworthy of such a historical recording.

Source 5:

Unknown LB#

“New Orlean ’76” is all the source info I have.

Contains these songs

Mr. Tambourine Man
No Limit
Vincent Van Gogh
Maggie’s Farm
Diamonds and Rust
Railroad Boy
I Pity the Poor Immigrant
Shelter from the Storm
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Agai
You’re a Big Girl Now
Rita May
Lay Lady Lay
Idiot Wind
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Gotta Travel On
Oh Sister
Simple Twist of Fate

Bob Dylan – Mobile, AL (04/29/76)

Bob Dylan
Expo Hall, Municipal Auditorium
Mobile, Alabama
April 29, 1976 ñ Evening

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01. Flint Hill Special (instrumental) (Earl Scruggs) [02:49]
02. Werevolves of London (LeRoy P. Marinell(Waddy Wachtel/Warren Zevon) [T-bone J. Henry Burnett] [06:32]
03. Too Good To Be Wasted (Rob Stoner) [04:23]
04. Mad Man (Steven Soles/J. Henry Burnett) [Steven Soles] [05:03]
05. Tears On My Pillow (Donna Weiss) [Donna Weiss] [04:07]
06. Is There Life On Mars? (Roscoe West) [Mick Ronson] [05:04]
07. Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin/Michael McClure) [Bob Neuwirth] [02:02]
08. Alabama Dark (Bob Neuwirth) [Bob Neuwirth] [03:34]
09. They Had To Move Away (Bobby Charles) [Bob Neuwirth] [07:48]
10. Battle Of New Orleans (Jimmy Driftwood) [Bob Neuwirth] [03:09]
11. Rock And Roll Across The USA (Kinky Friedman/ Danny Finley (ëPanama Redí)) [Kinky Friedman] [03:28]
12. Dear Abbie (Kinky Friedman) [Kinky Friedman] [03:22]
13. Asshole From El Paso (Kinky Friedman) [Kinky Friedman] [02:34]
14. Mr. Tambourine Man [05:16]
15. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) [05:39]
16. Vincent van Gogh [w Rob Stoner] (Robert Friemark) [02:58]
17. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight [03:44]
18. Maggie’s Farm [05:09]
19. One Too Many Mornings [04:06]
20. Isis (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan) [05:56]
21. Eight Miles High (Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby) [Roger McGuinn] [03:37]
22. Cardiff Rose (Roger McGuinn) [Roger McGuinn] [04:41]
23. Lover Of The Bayou (Roger McGuinn) [Roger McGuinn] [03:56]
24. Chestnut Mare (Roger McGuinn/Jacques Levy) [Roger McGuinn] [05:51]
25. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (Lincoln Wayne Moman/Dan Penn) [Joan Baez] [02:56]
26. Ainít Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ëRound (trad.) [Joan Baez] []
27. Love Song To A Stranger (Joan Baez) [Joan Baez] [05:34]
28. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson) [Joan Baez] [03:45]
29. Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez) [Joan Baez] [04:07]
30. Blowin’ In The Wind [w Joan Baez] [03:32]
31. Railroad Boy (trad.) [02:57]
32. I Pity The Poor Immigrant [04:29]
33. Shelter From The Storm [05:49]
34. I Threw It All Away [04:31]
35. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [08:30]
36. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go [04:22]
37. Going, Going, Gone [03:59]
38. Lay Lady Lay [04:56]
39. Silver Mantis (J. Henry Burnett/Fleming) [06:45]
40. Mozambique (Bob DylanñJacques Levy/Bob Dylan) [03:51]
41. Idiot Wind [10:12]
42. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door [w Roger McGuinn] [04:29]
43. Gotta Travel On [whole ensemble] (Paul Clayton-Larry Ehrlich-David Lazar-Tom Six) [06:58]

Rolling Thunder Revue 2 concert #11:
Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal)
3-22 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)

14 Bob Dylan harmonica
16 Bob Dylan & Bobby Neuwirth shared vocal
30-32 Joan Baez (guitar and shared vocal)
39 T-bone J. Henry Burnette vocal, Joan Baez background vocal
42 Bob Dylan & Roger McGuinn shared vocal
43 shared vocal by Bob Dylan & the group

You donít hear a song like that every day (after Vincent van Gogh)
[audience calls for Hurricane] Hurricaneís out now, we donít have to sing that no more (before Stuck Inside Of Mobile)
Iíd like to do this for Dorothy whoís in the house tonight (before Lay Lady Lay)

Source 1:

LB-61, (72min+69min+59min), from Bob Meyer’s audience master collection, complete show, very good sound; most spectral density is below 12k except for noise; (a similar wav and spectral looking version of this recording circulated on DVD vine 1/06 as SHNs with no info or md5 files with filenames like d1t01.shn) (a close EAC match was part of the LK DVD-R set as evening “Master > CDR > EAC > FLAC”)

Acoustic Thunder Wild Wolf 75/76

REFERENCE: Les Kokay: Songs of the Underground. Rolling Thunder Revue. Private publication 2000, pages 95-96

Mono audience recording, 110 minutes

Source 2:

Source: derived from LB-0061

Using Audacity 2.0.3
(1) boosted overall volume on all tracks
(2) boosted left channel to more closely match right
(3) smoothed all rough transitions
(4) fixed all between-track ticks

Only include the Dylan songs.