19 June 1993
Disc 1 [71:31]
1. Hard Times [4:59]
3. All Along The Watchtower [5:30]
4. Just Like A Woman [8:08]
5. Tangled Up In Blue [12:21]
6. You're A Big Girl Now [6:12]
7. Watching The River Flow [6:12]
8. Jim Jones [6:15]
9. Tomorrow Night [5:14]
10. Mr. Tambourine Man [7:50]
Disc 2 [62:46]
1. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [8:04]
2. Knockin' On Heaven's Door [4:42]
3. Cat's In The Well [5:04]
4. I And I [9:12]
5. Simple Twist Of Fate [8:43]
6. Maggie's Farm [7:37]
7. What Good Am I? [5:47]
8. Highway 61 Revisited [0:29]
9. Highway 61 Revisited [6:07] ***
10. It Ain't Me, Babe [6:57] ***
Concert # 483 of The Never-Ending Tour. Third concert of the 1993 Europe Summer Tour. 1993 concert # 27.
Concert # 27 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, 8-12, 19 acoustic with the band.
12 starts acoustic and ends electric.
5, 9-11, 14, 15, 19 Bob Dylan harmonica.
1, 8, 12 Bucky Baxter (accordion).
4 new songs (21%) compared to previous concert. 3 new songs for this tour.
Some track transitions are not entirely seamless
D2 T8: [0:28] cut
*** = rest of show filled out using a audience recording
SOUND: Alien. Tony fans take note, the mix has our boy center stage, along with Bob's vocals. Compressed but warm and
throaty, this unusual sound has some personality to it. This may be one that grows on you the longer you listen. For the
impatient among us however this isn't the best recording in the box set, you'll probably hear the overcooked, bleeding and
buzzy vocals and think I've lost it, calling it 'unusual'. I don't know, I like shows with lots of bass in 'em, so I like this.
COMMENTS: Take a listen at the nice jam in Watchtower, nothing like refreshing a stale drink now and then to jumpstart a
tape. The band is all over these songs tonight, and Bob is answering the challenge. Mellow vibes abound in Big Girl Now,
too bad Bob's guitar solo not only sprays graffiti over the melody, but it throws his timing off just enough to make him start
yelling to catch up. Tony turns Watching The River Flow into a honky-tonk parade, you can hear every fill he's pulling off
on this recording. Tomorrow Night, let me count the ways. How can you not jab wildly at the repeat button when he's
singing like that? I'm a sucker for that bending, roller coaster country-folk-blues lilt, or whatever it is. That's Bob all right:
his voice has tremendous bend. It gets reedy on Tambourine Man, but we get a Tam Jam that takes us to the bus stop and
back, so it's worth a couple listens. In later years he would use that breathless, stacking vocal style to great effect (for good
or ill) on Don't Think Twice and Hard Rain, among others. Speaking of Don't Think Twice, Bob's singing like a dumb kid
who just lost his favorite thing in the world; baffled, sad, and talking to himself even though others are in the same room.
Excellent. Making like the Grateful Dead, they melt right into Heaven's Door, but Bob is doing the shouty-karaoke thing
and the best the band can muster is a cliché-ridden solo that belongs in a museum somewhere, where future bands can go
study how the dinosaurs used to sound when the world was new and musical clichés were still okay. Bob tones it down for
Simple Twist of Fate, and it's a goodie. Hey, somebody finished off the show by using an audience source, that was nice of
them. Man, hearing the crowd where they're supposed to be is like opening a window and catching a stiff breeze. Now I'm
tripping on the clap along attempts and the miscellaneous cheering and hooting instead of listening to the music. Ah well,
I'm sure I didn't miss much.
BOTTOM LINE: Not too bad, a few highlights, Bob's singing pretty well. Call this one slightly above average, which
means it's mildly recommended...sort of.
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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