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Campo Sportivo

Pisa, Italy

26 June 1993

 

 

Disc 1 [78:46]

1. Hard Times [6:12]

2. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [9:01]

3. All Along The Watchtower [6:40]

4. Just Like A Woman [8:18]

5. Tangled Up In Blue [12:38]

6. Lay Lady Lay [7:56]

7. Watching The River Flow [6:21]

8. Little Moses [6:14]

9. Tomorrow Night [5:58]

10. Gates Of Eden [8:23]

 

Disc 2 [62:44]

1. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [8:40]

2. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 [6:34]

3. I And I [9:18]

4. Simple Twist Of Fate [10:57]

5. Maggie's Farm [8:52]

6. What Good Am I? [7:39]

7. Girl From The North Country [10:40]

 

 

Concert # 488 of The Never-Ending Tour. Concert # 8 of the 1993 Europe Summer Tour. 1993 concert # 32.

Concert # 32 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, 17 acoustic with the band

5, 9-11, 14, 17 Bob Dylan harmonica

1, 8 Bucky Baxter (accordion).

7 new songs (41%) compared to previous concert. 2 new songs for this tour

 

NOTES:

Some track transitions are not entirely seamless

D1 T2: [5:44 - 9:01] volume dips

D1 T3: [0:23] dropout

D2 T7: [10:35 - 10:40] dead runoff

 

SOUND: Good. Everything is a balanced and the vocals are upfront. There is, as usual, a trifle muffled and compressed (or

canned might be a better word for it) effect to the works, but it's punchy and has some charge to it, this is nice.

 

COMMENTS: What the hell kind of breakdown is going on in Watchtower? 'Break down' is more like it, that's the same

noise my 1970 Nova used to make on really cold mornings. I can't remember the last time I looked at my speakers and told

Bob to shut up. Out loud, how mental is that? I did at the end of Tangled, for some reason I couldn't take the yelling and I

just snapped. Nice long, long harp, though. Bob is singing okay on this, but he's not exactly killing anything. What's better

than having Bob butcher the intro to Lay Lady Lay with awful guitar, only to have it throw off his timing and his vocals

make you laugh and shake your head? Not much, that was so bad it was worth sitting through. Nearly seven minutes of the

worst guitar you're likely to hear from Bob, my word. Wow, Bob actually thanks the crowd after Little Moses, sad that that's

news, but it is Bob, after all. I was listening to Good As I Been To You earlier today and they really caught his voice well on

that album. It's no wonder he decided to play a few of those tunes every night here in 1993, and maybe that's a good

indicator of whether or not you'll enjoy these acoustic sets: If you like that record, you'll probably love these acoustic sets,

simple as that. I spun Gates of Eden twice and both times I lost track of how many verses he sang, he blows harp for so long

I ended up losing what went before, that was odd. Bob's timing is off again on Don't Think Twice, it sounds as if his head

isn't totally in the game here. He gets behind then yells double-time to try to catch up, not a good formula. I and I suffers

the same fate, but all at once Bob calms down and lets a marvelous Simple Twist and What Good Am I? escape. I've said it

a bunch and it bears repeating that it's disarming how fast Bob can go from sucking to singing so well, so beautifully, what a

trip. I dare you to hunker down and spin What Good Am I? and tell me his vocals suck...consider this an official challenge,

from me to you. Ignore his clunky guitar solo and the nearly four minutes of plotless, messy jamming, I'm talking about his

vocals. Hey, another scarce Girl From the North Country ending, it's great not to hear It Ain't Me, Babe for a change. And a

fairly good version, mellow and well done.

 

BOTTOM LINE: This show is back-loaded with highlights and you have to wade through some average water to get to

them, but they're there, and worth hearing. (you can even skip ahead on the cd, I won't say a word, and you won't lose your

Hardcore Fan merit badge, I'll see to that)

 

 

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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