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The Point Depot

Dublin, Ireland

5 February 1993



Disc 1 [64:08]

1. Maggie's Farm [6:04]

2. Lenny Bruce [4:25]

3. All Along the Watchtower [5:25]

4. Tangled Up In Blue [7:40]

5. Positively 4th Street [6:44]

6. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [8:24]

7. She Belongs To Me [4:31] Part I

8. She Belongs To Me [4:13] Part II

8. Tomorrow Night [5:27]

9. Jim Jones [6:50]

10. Mr. Tambourine Man [4:20]


Disc 2 [57:31]

1. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [5:28]

2. Cat's In The Well [4:28]

3. I and I [8:10]

4. The Times They Are A-Changin' [7:46]

5. Highway 61 Revisited [7:02]

6. Ballad Of A Thin Man [10:40]

7. Everything Is Broken [7:41]

8. It Ain't Me, Babe [6:12]



Concert # 457 of The Never-Ending Tour. First concert of the 1993 Winter Tour Of Europe. First 1993 concert.

First concert with the 9th Never-Ending Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric

slide guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), Winston Watson (drums & percussion).


8–12, 14, 18 acoustic with the band.

3, 11, 14, 18 Bob Dylan harmonica.

1 Bucky Baxter (backup vocal).

11, 14, 18 Bucky Baxter (electric mandolin).



Some track transitions are not entirely seamless

D1 T2: [1:15, 1:26] dropouts; crowd noise clipped at end

D1 T7 & T8: She Belongs To Me split into two tracks for some reason

D2 T14: [4:16] cable bump/wire jiggle/whatever

D2 T18: [6:04-6:12] ending clipped


SOUND: Vocals barely discernable for first track but begin to round into listenable shape a minute or so into Lenny Bruce.

Bob's guitar is so up front during Lenny Bruce if I wasn't such a professional I might be frightened. This recording ends up

sounding pretty well, the crowd is far away and when Bob yells the high end buzzes a little, but not too bad.


COMMENTS: Songs like Tangled and Mobile are pretty good here, Bob is singing a little more quietly than he will in the

coming months on these, nice. Whoops, guess the Old Harper just kicked in, She Belongs To Me is vintage '93

caterwauling. Strangely that same caterwauling works to some degree on Tomorrow Night. Bob's solo comes through

bright and magnified, an ugly little gem. Great acoustic set, these are fun. Dig Tony's small bass solo in Jim Jones. After

the song Bob muses that it's a tough tune to play, so maybe that's why it sounds cool...Bob had to focus. Sadly that proves

so taxing he vocally blunders his way through the rest of the show. Kidding. I and I is fascinating in a train wreck kind of

way; you can't help but stare at your speakers and listen to the entire thing. And on it goes, during Highway 61: "Yes I think

it can be easily done...I'm not sure though!" Another tumbler of Maker's Mark for the big guy, I'm buying.


BOTTOM LINE: Overall, I'd say this is a minor step up from the audience recording; take a listen to the three filler tracks

from the bootleg "Apollo Landing" for an idea of the sound quality of that. It's pretty good; when the sound on this balances

and warms up it's okay, too. In the end it comes down to which you prefer, but don't lose sleep over having one and not the

other, the performance isn't that great.



Setlist and NET info © 2001 by Olof Björner

Recording notes and comments © 2005 by the proud members of the Glenn Cripes Fan Klub


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