Category Archives: Bob Dylan Concerts

Bob Dylan: House Of Blues, Atlanta, Georgia 3 & 4 August 1996 (videos)

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The August 4 gig was drummer Winston Watson‘s (member of Bob Dylan’s backing band September 1992- August 4, 1996) last concert with Bob Dylan.

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House Of Blues
Atlanta, Georgia
3 & 4 August 1996

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

You’re A Big Girl Now (3 August):

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Bob Dylan: 5 Great Live versions of “Workingman’s Blues #2” (Video & audio)

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There’s an evenin’ haze settlin’ over the town
Starlight by the edge of the creek
The buyin’ power of the proletariat’s gone down
Money’s gettin’ shallow and weak
The place I love best is a sweet memory
It’s a new path that we trod
They say low wages are a reality
If we want to compete abroad

Happy birthday “Modern Times”, here are 5 great live versions of “Workingman’s Blues #2”.

National Indoor Arena
Birmingham, England
17 April 2007

My cruel weapons have been put on the shelf
Come sit down on my knee
You are dearer to me than myself
As you yourself can see
I’m listenin’ to the steel rails hum
Got both eyes tight shut
Just sitting here trying to keep the hunger from
Creeping it’s way into my gut

Meet me at the bottom, don’t lag behind
Bring me my boots and shoes
You can hang back or fight your best on the front line
Sing a little bit of these workingman’s blues

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August 27: Another Self Portrait The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 by Bob Dylan was released in 2013

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“…one of the most important, coherent and fulfilling Bob Dylan albums ever released.”
– David Fricke (Rolling Stone Magazine)

The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969–1971) is an album of unreleased recordings, demo recordings, alternative takes mostly from Bob Dylan’s 1970 albums Self Portrait and New Morning, and a couple of live tracks from the Isle of Wight Festival (1969), released on August 27, 2013. It is the latest addition in the series of official “bootleg” recordings issued by Columbia Records.

Pretty Saro (official video)

The cover is new artwork by Bob Dylan. The liner notes have been written by Greil Marcus, who wrote the original Self Portrait review for Rolling Stone that infamously asked, “What is this shit?”. Also included is an extensive essay from journalist Michael Simmons. The set also contains rare photographs of that era from John Cohen and Al Clayton.

“For fans, this is more than a curiosity, it’s an indispensable addition to the catalog.”
– Thom Jurek (allmusic)

I wrote about what I liked best about this bootleg series release when it came out last year:

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Bob Dylan: 5 Great live versions of “I’ll Remember You”

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I’ll remember you
When I’ve forgotten all the rest
You to me were true
You to me were the best
When there is no more
You cut to the core
Quicker than anyone I knew
When I’m all alone
In the great unknown
I’ll remember you

An ok song from “Empire Burlesque” (1985), but there are loads of Great live versions.

Dylan performed it over 200 times live between 1986 & 2005.

Here are five great live versions:

Westfalenhalle 1
Dortmund, West Germany
15 September 1987

I’ll remember you
At the end of the trail
I had so much left to do
I had so little time to fail
There’s some people that
You don’t forget
Even though you’ve only seen ’m one time or two
When the roses fade
And I’m in the shade
I’ll remember you

Didn’t I, didn’t I try to love you?
Didn’t I, didn’t I try to care?
Didn’t I sleep, didn’t I weep beside you
With the rain blowing in your hair?

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7 Highlights from Bob Dylan’s Europe Summer Tour 2014 (videos)

Photo credit - Andrea Orlandi
Photo credit – Andrea Orlandi

A great 2014 leg ended 17 July @ Main Stage, Kirjurinluoto Arena, Pori, Finland.

He’s now Playing his third 2014 leg down in Australia & New Zealand (9 August – 10 September), and only a few videos have popped up on youtube yet.

I feel it’s time to reflect a bit over the European leg by choosing some of my favorite videos.

Forgetful heart
Lost your power of recall
Every little detail
You don’t remember at all
The times we knew
Who would remember better then you

Forgetful Heart @
Istanbul, Turkey
Black Box Istanbul
June 20, 2014

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