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December 4: Bob Dylan: Oakland, CA – 1988 (video)




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The tape of the benefit performance shows that Dylan’s voice had recovered significantly during his six weeks off; unfortunately, it also suggests again that the two-guitar acoustic set format was not very stimulating for Dylan as a performer in 1988. These are again lackluster, uninspired performances, interesting solely because this was only the third time in his career that Dylan is known to have performed “Pretty Boy Floyd” on stage and because, as he had at the October shows, Dylan added Lo “With God on Our Side” a verse about the Vietnam War that he didn’t write – the Neville Brothers had added it when they recorded the song on an album produced by Daniel Lanois earlier that autumn.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist Volume 3: Mind Out Of Time 1986 And Beyond)

Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
4 December 1988
An all acoustic evening of music to benefit The Bridge School.

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar)
  • G.E. Smith (guitar)

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September 3: Bob Dylan @ Riverfront Park, Manchester, New Hampshire 1988

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Dylan performs his first-ever electric “Visions of Johanna.” He also reintroduces “Rank Strangers to Me” and “I Don’t Believe You” into the acoustic set.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

Riverfront Park
Manchester, New Hampshire
3 September 1988

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

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July 28: Bob Dylan @ Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, Texas 1988 (audio)

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Starplex Amphitheatre
Dallas, Texas
28 July 1988

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

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July 11: Bob Dylan Hamilton, Canada 1988 full concert video

bdylan-88hamiltonCopps Coliseum
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
11 July 1988

This train is put in before the actual concert, I don’t know from what show it is taken. Any info is appreciated.

1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
2. Absolutely Sweet Marie
3. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
4. Ballad Of A Thin Man
5. Simple Twist Of Fate
6. All Along The Watchtower
7. It Ain’t Me, Babe
8. To Ramona
9. Mr. Tambourine Man
10. I Shall Be Released
11. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
12. Like A Rolling Stone
13. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
14. Gotta Serve Somebody
15. Maggie’s Farm

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June 18: Bob Dylan – The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest, East Troy, Wisconsin, 1988 (video)


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Well, Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
They were the best of friends
So when Frankie Lee needed money one day
Judas quickly pulled out a roll of tens
And placed them on a footstool
Just above the plotted plain
Sayin’, “Take your pick, Frankie Boy
My loss will be your gain”

Alpine Valley Music Theatre
East Troy, Wisconsin
18 June 1988

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

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