June 8: Bob Dylan @ Wembley Arena, London, England – 1989 (video)

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The heavyweight music press was full of praise for the Wembley show. “Oh yes: this was a rejuvenated Dylan,” Melody Maker’s Allan Jones concluded, “the master in all his raging glory. Unforgettable, unsurpassable.” NME’s Gavin Martin enthused: “Tonight all the images of Dylan fused into the crucible of his raw genius …. Poet, seer, mystic, iconic rocker, ravaged salvationist, virulent misanthrope – such descriptions are paltry. The meaning of the songs weren’t simply buried in nostalgia or in the lyrics, it was in the way he played with inflections and the sounds of the words, the way he changes the timbre of his voice
to exact the most from the frazzling guitar cauldron or the weird, disfigured acoustic interludes … tonight he proved that on form he was still unimpeachable, miles ahead of pretenders both young and old.”
~Andrew Muir (One More Night)

Wembley Arena
London, England
8 June 1989

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G. E. Smith (guitar)
  • Kenny Aaronson (bass)
  • Christopher Parker (drums)

  1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  2. When Did You Leave Heaven? (W. Bullock/R. Whiting)
  3. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
  4. Simple Twist Of Fate
  5. All Along The Watchtower
  6. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
  7.  Barbara Allen (trad.)
  8. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  9. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
  10. Boots Of Spanish Leather
  11. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
  12. In The Garden
  13. Like A Rolling Stone
  14. One Too Many Mornings
  15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  16. Maggie’s Farm




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2 thoughts on “June 8: Bob Dylan @ Wembley Arena, London, England – 1989 (video)”

  1. Thanks for more unwatchable footage and terrible sound quality. Stop embarrassing Dylan Inc. Shut down this silly website, and get a life. The marriage-parenthood-job thing is not living, either.

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