13 July 1993
Disc 1 [77:27]
1. Hard Times [5:21]
3. All Along the Watchtower [7:26]
4. Just Like a Woman [8:34]
5. Tangled Up In Blue [11:13]
6. She Belongs To Me [8:26]
7. Watching The River Flow [5:29]
8. Little Moses [6:48]
9. Tomorrow Night [5:52]
10. Boots Of Spanish Leather [9:23]
Disc 2 [66:19]
1. Mr. Tambourine Man [11:28]
2. Cat's In The Well [6:59]
3. I And I [9:19]
4. applause [0:20]
5. Simple Twist Of Fate [8:22]
6. Maggie's Farm [10:03]
7. Man In The Long Black Coat [8:28]
8. It Ain't Me, Babe [11:16]
500 of The Never-Ending Tour. Concert # 20 of the 1993
Concert # 44 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, 17 Bob Dylan harmonica.
1, 8 Bucky Baxter (accordion).
5, 6, 12-15 Cesar Diaz (electric guitar).
Some track transitions are not entirely seamless
D1 T1: [0:00] digi-spike
D1 T2: [3:10] volumes dips slightly for remainder of show
D2 T1: [0:00] digi-spike
D2 T8: [11:06 - 11:16] dead runoff
SOUND: This is a fine, fine string of shows in universally beautiful sound. The band on this one is balanced and the vocals
riding high in the saddle, the guitars are crunchy and perfect, the drums and
bass pulse just behind. Much like the
show back on July 8, the volume dips a little after a track or two, making this not as clean overall as say, the sound on the
6th or 9th or 17th, but nice. nonetheless Again it's not that big of a deal considering everything still sounds good. It's odd to
have the audience never be a factor in judging the sound of a recording, but there's actually just as much that can go wrong
up on stage as it turns out as out in the crowd. These last few July tapes are all choice, however, no worries.
COMMENTS: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the groove zone. Hey, the 500th show of the NET, what a way to
celebrate, huh? I have a stupid thought, and it goes like this: if Bob's songs were movie genres, Tangled Up In Blue would
be a western. Not an adventure or a romantic comedy, but a western. The western, done right, is dependable,
straightforward, and usually doesn't beg for your constant focused attention using gimmicks or fancy twists. Anyway, I lost
my point (if I ever had one), but this is a good version of Tangled. She Belongs To Me sounds like it could be a 1999
version or something; Bob sings it wonderfully. River Flow is the usual honky-tonk review circa 1953, not bad. I'm sick of
having to keep gushing on about Tomorrow Night every single show but listen to it and you tell me! He does something
different every time. Tonight it's holding the word "surrender" each time and turning it into a long old strip of taffy,
stretching the word out like a kid stretches out chewing gum as far as it'll go before chomping it back into his mouth.
Superb rendition. Boots is too fast, and Bob's vocals are getting worn down and scratchy. The main musical progression in
Tambourine Man is almost the same as Cat's In the Well, just not as fast. No wonder they work well back to back. So many
of these songs and jams leave little wonder as to how a thing like Summer Days would eventually be born. You may
remember the nutty blister jams in many a Summer Days in the Fall of 2002, but they all pale to some of the creatures found
here in July 1993. Check out the cool lilt Bob dons for I and I, like somebody teasing children before bedtime, scaring them
with stories about Jack the Ripper or the boogie man. Then skip ahead and check out Man In The Long Black Coat; the kids
are shivering under the covers afraid to shut their eyes and Bob has gone back for their parents. Not nice music.
BOTTOM LINE: In the end this show is pretty entertaining and the sound is good enough to warrant inclusion near the top
of your want list. Not the strongest July show, but not the worst.
Setlist and NET info © 2001 by Olof Björner
Comments © 2005 by the proud members of the Glenn Cripes Fan Klub
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