September 12: Bob Dylan @ Great Woods Performing Arts Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts in 1993

bob dylan great woods 1993

..nothing short of amazing. The performance is dead-on, and the vocals are way up front in your face. The recording is perfect digital quality right off of the soundboard. The show itself is among the best of the tour, and the song line-up is a taper’s dream..
~bobsboots.com

..in near  perfect quality and showcasing a focused, “biting” Dylan peformance  that simply sizzles. The opening number sets the table nicely, with a rough and tumble vocal and lengthy harp fills that indicate Bob is in a lively mood on this night. The line recording catches every little nuance and inflection with startling clarity.
~from “Deep Beneath The Waves”

Great Woods Performing Arts Center
Mansfield, Massachusetts
12 September 1993

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

  1. You’re Gonna Quit Me (Mance Lipscomb)
  2. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
  3. All Along The Watchtower
  4. Under The Red Sky
  5. I And I
  6. Watching The River Flow
  7. Blackjack Davey (trad. arr. by Bob Dylan)
  8. To Ramona
  9. Boots Of Spanish Leather
  10. God Knows
    .. an astounding version of “God Knows,” which slowly builds and builds until it explodes into an all out sonic assault, with Bob enunciating the words so clearly and screaming 3:10 into the song “ohhhhhhyeaaaaahh” like some manic street preacher
    ~from “Deep Beneath The Waves”
  11. Maggie’s Farm—
  12. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  13. It Ain’t Me, Babe

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-Egil

12 thoughts on “September 12: Bob Dylan @ Great Woods Performing Arts Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts in 1993”

  1. YOU’RE A GEM! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! IF ITS NOT TOO MUCH TROUBLE, I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HEAR BALLAD OF A THIN MAN… GOD KNOWS WAS AN “ASTOUNDING” VERSION AS YOU SAID!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thanks for “I and I” – terrific start of an unusual version …. but even after it gets cut, as you said, the beats and audience response continues with short breaks again and again ….. rather strange, but somehow “original”. Maybe someone who had attended this concert could report to explain the experience during this interesting number.

      1. Egil, you’re a whizard, … thanks for fixing this broken dream of a song. Dylan goes about this version as only he can under certain moods, and goes great with those drumbeats in support.

  3. Thanks, Egil, for the audio picks …. including some rarer “live” ones like nos. 1, 4, 7 ( period piece as if made-for-Dylan ) and 10 ( as described ). Any chance of getting to hear no. 5 ( I and I ), too ? Greetings :))

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