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Fleadh Festival

The Racecourse

Waterford, Ireland

4 July 1993



Disc 1 [73:55]

1. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 [5:44]

2. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [8:43]

3. All Along the Watchtower [6:17]

4. The Man In Me [7:41]

5. Tangled Up In Blue [11:10]

6. Watching The River Flow [6:00]

7. Little Moses [5:51]

8. Tomorrow Night [5:19]

9. Boots Of Spanish Leather [7:38]

10. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [9:28]


Disc 2 [26:57]

1. Cat's In the Well [7:03]

2. Ballad Of A Thin Man [9:27]

3. It Ain't Me, Babe [10:27]



Concert # 494 of The Never-Ending Tour. Concert # 14 of the 1993 Europe Summer Tour. 1993 concert # 38.

Concert # 38 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).

7-10, 13 acoustic with the band.

5, 8-10, 13 Bob Dylan harmonica..

7 Bucky Baxter (accordion).

13 Bucky Baxter (electric mandolin).



Some track transitions are not entirely seamless

D1 T2: [4:34] vocal source really kicks in


SOUND: There's a couple different things to talk about here. The sound for the first song and half is like a bad audience

recording, with barely intelligible vocals and heaps of venue echo. Thankfully during Stuck Inside Of Mobile Bob's vocals

suddenly (and frighteningly if you're, as I was, unprepared) kicks the house down and stomps in. They're close, but fuzzy,

and the band sounds like they're playing from under the stage. The levels are up and down after that, but eventually settle

into a decent state. The vocals are never crystal clear though, there's always some kind of buzzing, or light compression

frosting them. The overall sound clears up nicely over the last 4 tracks or so. The nice thing is that the ambiance involves

more of the crowd presence, so it's definitely more of a well-rounded representation of how the show was, but in the end it's

nothing special. A good audience tape would be a better listen.


COMMENTS: Ugh. I'm guessing the guys partied in their own way for the 4th of July earlier in the day. Well, the band is

okay and Bob is interested in being here, but his singing leaves a lot to be desired tonight. With the exception of a nice

Watching The River Flow and beautifully sung Baby Blue (and listen to Bob play himself into a corner that he can't get out

of, so he finally just ends it, hilarious!), everything else is mailed in, real auto-pilot stuff.


BOTTOM LINE: Get a nice trader to maybe toss the Baby Blue on as filler, but otherwise look elsewhere.



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