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El Pabellón Araba de Vitoria

Vitoria, Spain

2 July 1993

 

 

Disc 1 [64:47]

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

2. All Along the Watchtower [7:37]

3. Just Like A Woman [9:09]

4. Tangled Up In Blue [13:47]

5. Born In Time [9:03]

6. Watching The River Flow [6:51]

7. Little Moses [5:30]

8. Tomorrow Night [6:20]

 

Disc 2 [56:50]

1. Boots Of Spanish Leather [9:10]

2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [10:37]

3. Cat's In the Well [7:09]

4. I And I [10:42]

5. Simple Twist Of Fate [14:56]

6. Maggie's Farm [4:13]

 

 

Concert # 493 of The Never-Ending Tour. Concert # 13 of the 1993 Europe Summer Tour. 1993 concert # 37

Concert # 37 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.

9, 10, 11, 17 Bob Dylan harmonica.

1, 8 Bucky Baxter (accordion).

10, 11, 17 Bucky Baxter (electric mandolin)..

5 new songs (29%) compared to previous concert. 1 new song for this tour

 

NOTES:

The first track, Hard Times, is missing and the last two tracks, Rainy Day Women, It Ain't Me, Babe are missing

D1 T1: intro clipped, source picks up smack in the middle of a verse

Some track transitions are not entirely seamless

D2 T1: [0:00] digi-spike

D2 T2, T3: volume on the vocals dip just a bit

D2 T6: [4:04 - 4:13] song cuts, dead runoff

 

SOUND: Get past the crusty buzz on the vocals and you'll hear a decent little tape. It's not the best in this set by any

stretch, but it's listenable, with upfront vocals and even the band sounds okay. Actually, the drums are distant (with, given

Mr. Watson's drumming style, might be a good thing; remember, he doesn't have that bitching little dinglebell thing on his

kit yet) and the guitars swim and swap places, but nothing you can't handle.

 

COMMENTS: This thing kicks on in the middle of Bob doing Mobile, and by the time you really come to grips and settle

in, it's over. Watchtower is a smoky version, Bob sings it low and cool, as if he left a lit Marlboro dangling on the edge of

his lip and had no desire to remove it while he sang. Too bad the rusty jam session goes nowhere fast. Oh Lord, something

woke him up on the wrong side of the mic, get a load of the alley cat headache he spews in Just Like A Woman. Somebody

tell him shouting in a drunkenly affected voice isn't going to get him a gold star on his little touring chart that Tony Garnier

keeps on the bus anytime soon. Bob recovers some in Tangled, he curtails the drama school voice back to a more 'normal'

(for him) style. Of course this is Tangled, and he's going to shout it, but he lets the band off their leash for a little while and

he's able to play a bit with his delivery. And suddenly...pure loveliness, in the form of Born In Time. Bob warms quickly

and bleeds one line into the next with ease, and the band compliments him well. This is the good sort of breathless delivery,

and now this baby starts to brown and sizzle. River Flow is a small firework, and a typically excellent acoustic set follows.

Tomorrow Night is sung diced and chunky, but even that seems to work given with how furious they're chopping the

chords. I think they just raised the guitar volume, because now Bob's vocals are competing directly with the band during

Boots. He manages to win, of course, but it's a fight. Happily the guitar isn't that bad, now if only Don't Think Twice didn't

sound like exactly like Boots, only a beat or two faster. That's nearly 20 minutes of the same-sounding song, oh brother. I

and I strolls through he graveyard eating ice cream, and Bob even sings a few early lines in a quiet, wilting ghost voice,

pretty funny. And perhaps a perfect example of the negative stereotype that is hung around 1993, grab a pillow and check

out the 14 minutes of Simple Twist of Fate; proof that even Dylan could use an editor. Maggie's Farm cuts, but that's okay,

we have enough to go on here.

 

BOTTOM LINE: Not that great, other than a decent Born In Time there's not much here. The good July shows don't start

until the 8th, I'd start there if I were you.

 

 

Setlist and NET info © 2001 by Olof Björner

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

 

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