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Bob Dylan: 6 Brilliant live performances from the year 1997





A lot of people don’t like the road, but it’s as natural to me as breathing. I do it because I’m driven to do it, and I either hate it or love it. I’m mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it’s the only place where I’m happy. It’s the only place you can be who you want to be.
~Bob Dylan (John Pareles Interview, Sept. 1997)

I do a certain amount of concerts every year. But it’s not a constant never-ending tour. A part of me doesn’t wanna do it at all. Just want to quit right away. Playing is a job. My trade. Like you’re journalists. You are heading for the next news item, I’m heading for the next town.
~Bob Dylan (London press conference, 4 Oct 1997)

Never Ending Tour 1997

Start date February 9, 1997
End date December 20, 1997
Legs 6
No. of shows 11 in Asia
78 in North America
4 in Europe

93 in Total

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Bob Dylan: The Gospel Years, Part 1 – Awakening





This is the first part in a new series of posts about Bob Dylan 1979-81: “The Gospel Years”.  We will look at the albums, the tours (each leg), timeline, etc..

For obvious reasons, too many Dylan fans seems to ignore this period. That is sad, because it´s an interesting period with many great performances and 3 strong albums. You don´t have to be religious to enjoy such great art.

The next “Bootleg series” release will be about “The Gospel Years”:

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Bob Dylan: 6 Brilliant Live Performances From The Year 1994

Edna Gundersen: Was playing at Woodstock [1994] a special moment?

Bob Dylan: Nah, it was just another show, really. We just blew in and blew out of there. You do wonder if you’re coming across, because you feel so small on a stage like that.

Never Ending Tour 1994

Start date February 5, 1994
End date November 13, 1994
Legs 5
No. of shows 14 in Asia
73 in North America
17 in Europe

104 in Total

A fine N.E.T. year with 3 very special moments:

  • Playing “Masters of War” in Hiroshima
  • The Great Music Experience – Nara, Japan
  • Woodstock 94

Please use the Comments section to  post your personal favourites from 1994.

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September 19: Bob Dylan I Want You & John Brown, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1987

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The guilty undertaker sighs
The lonesome organ grinder cries
The silver saxophones say I should refuse you
The cracked bells and washed-out horns
Blow into my face with scorn
But it’s not that way
I wasn’t born to lose you
I want you, I want you
I want you so bad
Honey, I want you

Sportpaleis Ahoy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
19 September 1987

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica)
  • Tom Petty (guitar)
  • Mike Campbell (guitar)
  • Benmont Tench (keyboards)
  • Howie Epstein (bass)
  • Stan Lynch (drums)

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September 19: Bob Dylan Delia, Soldier’s Grave and more, Newcastle, England 2000

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Delia was a gambling girl, gambled all around,
Delia was a gambling girl, she laid her money down.
All the friends I ever had are gone.

Delia’s dear ol’ mother took a trip out West,
When she returned, little Delia gone to rest.
All the friends I ever had are gone.

Great video with: Delia, Searching For A Soldier’s Grave, Country Pie & Standing In The Doorway (cut).

Newcastle Arena
Newcastle, England
19 September 2000

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