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Fleadh Festival

Finsbury Park

London, England

12 June 1993

 

 

1. Hard Times [4:07]

2. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [6:27]

3. All Along the Watchtower [7:37]

4. You're A Big Girl Now [9:09]

5. Tangled Up In Blue [13:47]

6. One Irish Rover [9:03]

7. Watching The River Flow [6:51]

8. Jim Jones [5:30]

9. Mr. Tambourine Man [6:20]

10. Maggie's Farm [4:13]

Total time [69:05]

 

 

Concert # 481 of The Never-Ending Tour. First concert of the 1993 Europe Summer Tour. 1993 concert # 25.

Concert # 25 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).

1, 8-9, 11 acoustic with the band.

4 Bob Dylan harmonica.

1 Bucky Baxter (accordion).

6 Van Morrison (guitar & shared vocal).

 

NOTES:

The final track, It Ain't Me, Babe, is missing

Some track transitions are not entirely seamless

T1: [0:00] beginning is cut, digi-wrinkles

T1: [0:21 - 0:22] fuzzing, almost a dropout

T10: [6:48 - 6:58] source is unplugged, dead runoff

 

SOUND: Ouch. Deep fried with loud drums, echo (a rarity within this set) and some very distant vocals. Imagine you're

sitting way back in the venue and on your lap is a little baby speaker that is plugged right into the guitars, that's kind of how

this is. The vocals are picked up eventually as an afterthought; they sure weren't the first (or second, or third) priority. Still,

sick fans that we are, you'll find your ears adjusting and trying to justify that this grows into a adequate listen, but you'd have

to have much a better stash than I do to actually believe yourself.

 

COMMENTS: I wonder if the audience tape is better than this, one would think from Bob's vocals and harp are concerned

it couldn't help but be. The worst part of this is that Bob sounds like he's doing a good job up there. A nicely sung Big Girl

Now and the cool guitar work in Tangled make this sound like a pretty good time. Van Morrison wanders out to join Bob on

One Irish Rover, but the guys babbling near the tape source are more distinct , and you can't even tell what they were

saying. The tune sounds like a great effort, but damned if you get much off this recording, other than Winston exploding

drums. The last verse is perhaps the cleanest, but at this point it may as well be a soundcheck. Jim Jones and Tambourine

Man are hard to hear, especially given that Bob is almost entirely missing unless he hits a high note. Thank God it's a short

set tonight.

 

BOTTOM LINE: Not worth the bother, even an average audience tape would bloody this chap's nose. However, Bob's

performance suggests that an audience source might well be worth tracking down, he sounds like he's having a good night.

 

 

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

 

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