I have to agree with the Newcastle 22nd reviews. This show was very
special. From the opening Seeing the Real You At Last to the encores.
I will never forget the echoing vocal on Cold Irons Bound which danced
around the Arena, it was like listening to Moses.
– Rob Pattison (Boblinks review)
June 22, 2004
Tell Me That It Isn’t True
Lonesome Day Blues
Under The Red Sky
Cold Irons Bound
Ring Them Bells
Tweedle Dee And Tweedle Dum
This Wheel’s On Fire (Dylan/Danko)
Highway 61 Revisited
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
Bye And Bye
Honest With Me
Masters Of War
If Not For You
Like A Rolling Stone
All Along The Watchtower
An extremely steady view of this show, In recent years 2002 has shown itself to be one of Bobs better years for me. This is a very easy concert to sit back and enjoy.
Review by Arthur Deakin (from Boblinks): follow the link there are many fine reviews.
“Rockaday Bobby Rings them Bells”
“Wow: the sound man listened after the potential sound mix disaster in
Cardiff of last Friday, those gentle souls in charge of the sound mixer
absolutely nailed it: almost as well as Bob did. This was my (n+1)th
Dylan concert, where n>50 and, I have to say it’s right up there with the
first one at Sheffield Gaumont Theatre in 65 or 66: that’s high praise
I’ll tell you.
The night started well with Seeing the real you: I recognised this after a
few seconds: good omen. Bob’s singing and playing both strong. Again he
looked relaxed in black hat this time: where did the white one go?
Matching black hats across the band also from memory. Under the Red Sky
stepped up the pace. Cold Irons Bound, with its atmospheric start and
building themes was little short of great.
Then those bells were rung –
for the first time live in my earshot: what a treat. Tweedle dum burned
in followed by a tremendous rendition of Wheel’s on Fire: true to the
original but much tighter. Highway 61 was rock music at its best: took me
straight back to that concert in Sheffield all those years ago. Then the
highlight of the evening and absolutely splendid version of Hattie
Carroll. Who else can go from hard rock to gentle, rolling, music
overlayed by wonderful words delivered with passion & conviction? Pause
for reflection through Bye & Bye & Honest then, the second highlight
– the newish version of Masters of War: great stuff well received all
Whole concert now reaching new hights: Summer Days went on for its
usual staggering length: a joyful piece mixing all sorts of musical
influences delivered with great style & enjoyment by all on stage, but
Then expected Cat’s in the Well but out of Bob’s hat
came “If not for you” another treat. LARS & Watchtower as dessert. What
a night. Yet more justification for going to see the old man as many
times as possible in one tour: every night’s significantly different, and
in their different ways, every night is a revelation. Rock on, Bob!”