9 July 1993
Disc 1 [49:33]
1. Hard Times [4:37]
3. All Along The Watchtower [6:19]
4. Just Like A Woman [7:23]
5. Tangled Up In Blue [10:52]
6. The Man In Me [7:04]
7. Watching The River Flow [4:52]
Disc 2 [49:07]
1. Little Moses [6:13]
2. Boots Of Spanish Leather [7:32]
3. Mr. Tambourine Man [8:52]
4. Maggie's Farm [8:26]
5. Ballad Of A Thin Man [7:41]
6. It Ain't Me, Babe [10:20]
497 of The Never-Ending Tour. Concert # 17 of the 1993
Concert # 41 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, 8-10, 13 acoustic with the band.
5, 9, 10, 13 Bob Dylan harmonica.
1, 8 Bucky Baxter (accordion)
2 new songs (15%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.
Some track transitions are not entirely seamless
D1 T7: [4:32 - 4:52] dead runoff
D2 T6: [10:00 - 10:20] dead runoff
D2 All tracks have 2 second gaps between them, may be this copy...
SOUND: Really nice sounding recording here folks. I wish everything in this set sounded as balanced as this does. First of
all, there's next to nothing in the way of buzzing high end's or hot levels, it sounds like there's plenty to play with here. Bob
is front and center yet remains rooted in the proper context with the band, and not like some alien voice beaming down his
vocals from his grazing position high above in orbit. The guitars are also back where they belong (they only peek out for the
solos, as it should be) and the drums are with them every step of the way. Tiny Tony Tim is in there somewhere with his
bass, but this is a team effort tonight. Anyway, great sound, definitely one for your trade list.
COMMENTS: My oh my what a nifty little Hard Times opener, Bob starts off a little spotty but quickly finds where he
wants to be and delivers some great vocals. And check out the Just Like A Woman, sounds like he means it, what a crazy
performance! WARNING: The Man In Me is good. I know, I know, it's a beer-run floater and all that, but this one is pretty
tight, and Bob is so ready for the setlist tonight you can't help but appreciate every tune. Those guitars sound so fresh you
almost wish Bob wouldn't blow back in with the vocals but not here, here Bob is lifting this thing off the ground and
providing the energy and encouragement. Watching The River Flow brings thing back to reality some, but it's still wholly
decent and the rodeo-clown-car breakdown is a trip, I think this is more of a case of me not liking the song much. I hate to
evoke the dreaded 'definitive' or, and God help me, the 'Best Ever'...so let me simply say this: this version of Little Moses is
the front-runner for the best among its siblings within Righteous To Me. Once again the seemingly always interesting
Tambourine Man Deep Space Field Trip Jam Session goes into this interesting call and answer play, using, odd as it sounds,
chords. Can you even solo with chords? A rhythm solo? Whatever it is, it's a vamping beauty, go have a listen.
BOTTOM LINE: This entire show is a dazzler. Huge and hearty recommendation here, this one is a keeper and sure to be
the darling of a Crystal Cat or Rattlesnake recruiting effort for a trip to the major leagues in the form of a remaster and
release, complete with period-correct pictures and a $45.00 price tag.
Setlist and NET info © 2001 by Olof Björner
Recording notes and comments © 2005 by the proud members of the Glenn Cripes Fan Klub
original source: http://www.gopherstick.com/RTM%2037%20July%209.htm