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Lycabettus Theatre

Athens, Greece

23 June 1993

 

 

Disc 1 [74:55]

1. The Times They Are A-Changin' [7:18]

2. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [9:19]

3. All Along The Watchtower [5:58]

4. Just Like A Woman [7:46]

5. Tangled Up In Blue [12:00]

6. Positively 4th Street [8:08]

7. Watching The River Flow [5:14]

8. Jim Jones [6:20]

9. Tomorrow Night [5:28]

10. Gates Of Eden [7:18]

 

Disc 2 [59:18]

1. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [7:33]

2. Cat's In The Well [6:41]

3. I And I [7:23]

4. Shooting Star [8:20]

5. Maggie's Farm [6:46]

6. What Good Am I? [6:05]

7. Highway 61 Revisited [7:12]

8. Girl From The North Country [9:13]

 

 

Concert # 486 of The Never-Ending Tour. Concert # 6 of the 1993 Europe Summer Tour. 1993 concert # 30

Concert # 30 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, 8-11, 18 acoustic with the band.

5, 9, 11, 18 Bob Dylan harmonica.

1 Bucky Baxter (electric mandolin).

9 new songs (50%) compared to previous concert. 4 new songs for this tour

 

NOTES:

Some track transitions are not entirely seamless

D1 T1: [0:33 - 3:18] volume lowers

D1 T6: [0:21] volume lowers for the rest of the disc

D2 T2: [6:38 - 6:41] track transition off

D2 T4: [8:17 - 8:20] track transition off

D2 T6: [6:01 - 6:05] track transition off

 

SOUND: Not good. Rife with middling to severe sonic diarrhea, this is something of a shame because you can tell that

underneath the overblown, burnt vocals and the jittery distortion on any loud passage there is a solid nice sounding bed of

music there. The second electric set (well, the set after the bulk of the acoustic songs) balances out well, much better than

the first pack of tracks.

 

COMMENTS: Bob sounds like he's doing okay, but the constant distortion on his vocals make it annoying to sit through, no

matter how nice h may be doing. All this source makes me want to do is go seek out an audience recording to see hear Just

Like A Woman again. 4th Street just 'starts', out of a simple drumbeat, Bob suddenly throws himself into the song and

immediately takes over the wheel. The volume lowers just in time for the acoustic set, which is great. Bob purrs out Jim

Jones, and the distortion on the guitars aren't as bad here. Tomorrow Night is the best song on these discs, not only in terms

of performance but it's such a mellow tune that even the harp solo is nice and crystal clear. There's barely 2 seconds pause

between the end of Tomorrow Night and the start of Gates Of Eden, close enough to call it a transition? I'm going to need a

Deadhead ruling here. Tony's bass gets a boost in the I and I, Shooting Star, What Good Am I? frame. The vocals are more

balanced with the rest of the band on the second disc, which naturally helps matters. What Good Am I? is a melancholy

walk to the funeral parlor, with Bob giving an excellent phrasing lesson on how to deal with ballads. Highway 61 of course

finds him slipping all over himself, but the band quickly and quite simply play over him, giving him an out.

 

BOTTOM LINE: First, the sound: Awful first half, good acoustic songs, decently nice second half. The performance

sounds energetic enough to perhaps check out the audience source a spin if you're bored one day. Overall? Average gig in

all over the place sound, a couple nice highlights that are worth hearing.

 

 

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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