July 11: Bob Dylan at Stavern Festival, Norway 2014 (review & videos)
We expected “standard” setlist, but knew he could surprise us.. and he really did! Great fun & a superb “North Country”. Ratings of every song below.
- Bob Dylan – piano, harp
- Tony Garnier – bass
- George Recile – drums
- Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
- Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
- Donnie Herron – banjo, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel
Setlist & our thoughts:
#1 – Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine):
|1||Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)||4/6. Shock treatment.. did not expect this. Fun, high energy & OK vocal.||5|
|2||Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right||3/6 – tame version, not much passion. OK vocal.||4|
|3||Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues||4/6 – Great fun to get Tom Thumb! Better vocal & solid performance.||4|
|4||To Ramona||3/6 very different & disappointing version, weak vocal performance.||3|
|5||The Levee’s Gonna Break||4/6 better vocal performance & rock solid band.||4|
|6||Shelter From The Storm||5/6 interesting version, nice harmonica and some wonderful vocal.||6|
|7||Million Miles/Cry A While
(Million Miles first verse)
|4/6 Started out (not “on burgundy”, but) as Million Miles, but quickly switched to Cry A While. A charming mistake turned into a solid version. OK Vocal.||4|
|8||Girl Of The North Country|| 6/6 FANTASTIC. Great vocal throughout, lovely version.
He really need to dump “Waiting For You” or “Duquesne Whistle” and insert this pearl into his “standard” setlist.
|9||Summer Days||4/6 Great last 3min & solid band performance. OK Vocal.||4|
|10||Desolation Row||4/6 Some great vocal parts, good version.||4|
|11||Blind Willie McTell||5/6 solid performance of the wonderful song. Good vocal.||6|
|12||Lonesome Day Blues||4/6 well.. same as “Summer D” & “Levee”: Solid band performance & OK Dylan vocal.||4|
|13||A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall||2/6 Forgot some lyrics, different version in a bad way, bad vocal.||4|
|14||Thunder On The Mountain||3/6 ok vocal, but not a good band performance.||3|
|15||Ballad Of A Thin Man||5/6 two GREAT harmonica solos pulls it up to a 5’er. OK vocal.||5|
|16||All Along The Watchtower||3/6 disappointing AATW. Below average.||4|
Also check out:
Million Miles/Cry A While:
Ballad of a Thin Man:
.. sorry for the bad pictures, but security was tight.
Tonight we’re looking forward to the “standard” setlist, and another wonderful Dylan-evening.
… and we didn’t get it – Things probably have changed..
-Egil & Hallgeir