“There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music”
– Barack Obama
Yesterday the greatest studio album ever released celebrated it’s 46th birthday… and today the greatest rock concert ever performed celebrates it’s 46th birthday… should be easy for Dylan people to remember 🙂
This was the first bootleg concert I ever heard.. and it’s still my fav one.
Here is my top 5 concerts:
- Bob Dylan & The Hawks – Manchester – 17.05.1966
- Bruce Springsteen – Passaic, New Jersey – 19.09.1978
- Bob Dylan – Fort Collins, Colorado – 23.05.1976
- The Rolling Stones – Brussels – 17.10.1973
- Bruce Springsteen – Brixton Academy, London – 24.04.1996
1. She Belongs To Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions Of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row
6. Just Like A Woman
7. Mr. Tambourine Man
8. Tell Me, Momma
9. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
10. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Eric von Schmidt)
11. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
12. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
13. One Too Many Mornings
14. Ballad Of A Thin Man
15. Like A Rolling Stone
The facts from Wikipedia:
|Released||October 13, 1998|
|Recorded||May 17, 1966|
|Genre||Rock, folk rock, blues rock|
Live 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert is a two-disc live album by Bob Dylan, released in 1998. Recorded at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall. It is from Dylan’s famous world tour in 1966, having been extensively bootlegged for decades, and is an important document in the development of popular music during the 1960s.
The setlist consisted of two parts, with the first half of the concert being Dylan alone on stage performing an entirely acoustic set of songs, while the second half of the concert has Dylan playing an “electric” set of songs alongside his band The Hawks. The first half of the concert was greeted warmly by the audience, while the second half was highly criticized, with heckling going on before and after each song.
“I don’t believe you”:
Today’s mandatory playlist:
Bob Dylan left many a jewel in the studio. Some were rerecorded for later albums, others were abandoned for good.
All the songs on this list have been officially released at a later date.. they might not be the best version of the song.. I will point out.. but at least he eventually put a version out.
- Blind Willie McTell
- Idiot Wind – New York version
- She’s Your Lover Now
- Red River Shore
- Caribbean Wind
Check out that T-shirt, Patti sure know who her heroes should be! Also check out the admiration in Dylan’s eyes.
Patti Smith hosted a series of podcasts giving a retrospective about the life and time of Bob Dylan in 2007. I think it is time that I remind you of these great programs.
Tom Morello and many others (Roger McGuinn and Garth Hudson and commentators including the author Greil Marcus) were interviewed for the cast.
Patti Smith hosts music and conversation about Bob Dylan. His friends, early influences and collaborators discuss their close relationships with Dylan, the stories behind his greatest songs and other memorable moments of his career.
There are a lot of small great anecdotes on the life with and around Dylan.
Jakob Dylan in episode 6:
“I got to watch my heroes meet him and saw how they reacted, whether it was Joe Strummer or Tom Waits. It was peculiar. I’m so stoked to meet Tom Waits, and he’s so nervous to meet my dad. It’s a head spin.”
Journalists and biographers add critical insights and provide historical contexts. A few of todays singer-songwriters also detail how Dylan’s art influenced their own lives and careers. We also hear comments from Dylan, himself, from interviews recorded throughout the last 45 years.
All are available for listening or downloading from Legacy podacsts: