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Hammersmith Apollo

London, England

12 February 1993

 

 

Disc 1 [77:10]

1. Maggie's Farm [7:10]

2. Just Like A Woman [8:29]

3. All Along The Watchtower /Tangled Up In Blue [9:46]

4. Tangled Up In Blue continued... [8:11]

5. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) [6:57]

6. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [9:40]

7. She Belongs To Me [6:56]

8. Tomorrow Night [5:05]

9. Jim Jones [6:10]

10. Mr. Tambourine Man [8:43]

 

Disc 2 [44:44]

1. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [7:40]

2. Cat's In The Well [6:37]

3. I And I [8:35]

4. Simple Twist Of Fate [10:57]

5. Highway 61 Revisited [7:48]

6. audience / What Good Am I? [3:05]

 

 

Concert # 462 of The Never-Ending Tour. Concert # 6 of the 1993 Winter Tour Of Europe. 1993 concert # 6

Concert # 6 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).

3, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18 Bob Dylan harmonica.

1 Bucky Baxter backup vocal.

8-11, 18 acoustic with the band.

9, 18 without Winston Watson

11, 18 Bucky Baxter electric mandolin

4 new songs (22%) compared to previous concert. 1 new song for this tour.

 

NOTES:

Some track transitions are not entirely seamless

The majority of What Good Am I? is cut, and the final two tracks (Everything Is Broken and It Ain't Me, Babe) are missing

from this source

D1 T1: [1:28] volume lowers

D1 T3: [7:06 - 9:46] Track transition off; next song starts

D2 T6: [2:59 - 3:05] track cuts, dead runoff

 

SOUND: Somewhat hot and buzzy with some crispy vocals. Largely fine though, and an easy listen.

 

COMMENTS: Well, Bob's not yelling, that's a good thing. Just Like A Woman is too sugary, the band is dragging it on far

too long. They grow bored in the middle of Watchtower and vamp through the breakdown, and still Bob is doing okay.

Tangled is an auto-pilot beer run, listen to that by the book singing, oh brother. I Don't Believe You looks like an inspired

choice on paper, but it's one of the worst songs of the night. Shouting lyrics out of his canon, Bob quickly makes a mess and

never cleans it up. Mobile is better, but then again, what wouldn't be an improvement after that? His vocals overall are

ragged and worn down, but there's life here, he turns in some sweet twists of the lip throughout Mobile and a cool She

Belongs To Me. And it's probably the balance of this recording, but the guitars sound too harsh and unnatural. Hey who

cares anyway, we're in the middle of the acoustic set, man, quiet all that noise down and button your trap already. Tomorrow

Night is a gem, and Bob leans into the mic afterwards and thanks the crowd for allowing him to play his "...latest hit." He's

a pistol, that one. Here's a game: you tell your pal to pick out the "best ever" Little Moses or Tomorrow Night they can find

in 1993, and meanwhile you stand pat with this solid version of Jim Jones and I bet it'll stomp the guts of anything your

buddy brings to the stereo. Tambourine Man is a light piece that goes down easy, despite the fact that the band can't really

decide on a suitable tempo. Suddenly we skirt through a decent Don't Think Twice and Bob is tearing great chunks out of

Cat's In The Well, line by line. He's, uh, rocking, for lack of a better cliché. And for some incredible reason, don't ask me to

speculate, this zeal and energy comes to a head in the form of I And I. From the opening chords you know it's going to be a

monster version, like watching sets of waves build from the beach and then you see the biggest one forming early on and

you suddenly wish you had a surfboard because damned if that wave is going to be anything less than epic. Bob is clear as a

bell, crisp as a new dollar bill, hairy as a military barbershop, etc... For the only time all night I wish a song would last a few

more minutes. Simple Twist is obviously more subtle, but he's still on fire and sings this one beautifully, the harmonica solo

almost feels like an explosion given the reflective mood Bob creates.

 

BOTTOM LINE: Pretty good show, overall. I would still stick with the superior sounding audience source from the old

Kiss The Stone label, titled "Fifth Time Around". It's complete for one, more natural sounding for another, and the crowd is

behaved. This source is not an upgrade, but rather merely a different source, and even though the acoustic set has better

sound and vocals here, the old bootleg is more than good enough for me.

 

 

Setlist and NET info © 2001 by Olof Björner

Comments © 2005 by the proud members of the Glenn Cripes Fan Klub

 

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