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Le Zenith

Paris, France

23 February 1993

 

 

Disc 1 [64:38]

1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 [4:55]

2. The Man In Me [5:00]

3. All Along The Watchtower [6:45]

4. Tangled Up In Blue [11:29]

5. Shelter From The Storm [9:07]

6. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [10:21]

7. She Belongs To Me [5:53]

8. Tomorrow Night [4:55]

9. Jim Jones [6:09]

 

Disc 2 [56:10]

1. Mr. Tambourine Man [8:50]

2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [8:29]

3. Cat's In The Well [5:19]

4. I And I [8:23]

5. Simple Twist Of Fate [8:23]

6. Highway 61 Revisited [7:04]

7. What Good Am I? [8:17]

8. Everything Is Broken [1:20]

 

 

Concert # 470 of The Never-Ending Tour. Concert # 14 of the 1993 Winter Tour Of Europe. 1993 concert # 14

Concert # 14 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)

3-5, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18 Bob Dylan harmonica.

8-11, 18 acoustic with the band.

9 Bucky Baxter (accordion)

9, 18 without Winston Watson.

11, 18 Bucky Baxter electric mandolin.

4 new songs (22%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

NOTES:

Some track transitions are not entirely seamless

The final song, It Ain't Me, Babe, is missing from this source

D1 T1: [4:00 - 4:07] volume spike

D1 T9: [6:06 -6:09] dead runoff

D2 T8: [0:40 - 1:20] song cuts, dead runoff

 

SOUND: Pretty good balance here, which is hit or miss on the recordings in this set given their nature. The vocals are loud,

the guitars are crunchy and crisp and a half step behind, and even the drums and bass are well represented. While it doesn't

have the highest high end (loud vocals buzz some), it sure is a wide recording, if that makes sense.

 

COMMENTS: 1993 haters will point to the way Bob sings The Man In Me as rock solid evidence as to why one should

steer clear. On the other hand, 1993 likers (are there really true 1993 lovers out here?) will point to the way the band plays

Watchtower as a counterattack. Anyway, enough what all that, collect what you like, to hell with opinionated Bob snobs

telling you what you ought to leave off your list. Bob is vocally browning around the edges, but still has enough juice left to

turn up the decibels. Tangled is a shouty mess, Bob slips and slides through it, filibustering until he gets back to solid

ground. Shelter From The Storm starts off bright and sunny, a cool beat, sweet bass playing. Then Bob comes in, a

cockroach on a wedding cake. He's getting off, he doesn't care how messy it gets, he's going to yell the sum'bitch out and

get through it. Stuck Inside of Mobile would be even better if Bob wasn't singing, can you believe that? Me either, but with

that cat-torture phrasing, I'd rather just listen to the band jam on this one. Tony gets the bulk of the spotlight in She Belongs

To Me and just dominates, and here Bob pulls back a bit and manages to deliver a nice version. The acoustic set is loud and

in charge, but not even things like Jim Jones or Tomorrow Night can slow down Bob this evening, he's got a bus to catch

and damned if he's got time to slow down and think these things through. Tambourine Man and Don't Think Twice are the

auto-pilot twins again, and the usually peppery Cat's In The Well just illustrates how badly needs a 15 minute break to

collect himself. What Good Am I? is probably the best in show winner, Bob finally knocks out a more or less gentle tune for

once and in comparison it's the lone gem.

 

BOTTOM LINE: This would be a sweet instrumental gig. Bob's singing is energetic, but that translates to wild shouting

and eager yells on all but a few songs, but hey, at least the band sounds terrific.

 

 

Setlist and NET info © 2001 by Olof Björner

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

 

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