He [Willie Nelson] takes whatever thing he’s singing and makes it his. There’s not many people who can do that. Even something like an Elvis tune. You know, once Elvis done a tune, it’s pretty much done. But Willie is the only one in my recollection that has even taken something associated with Elvis and made it his. He just puts his sorta trip on it…
~Bob Dylan (28 April 1993)
From the filming of Willie Nelson 60th birthday party.
Jesse H. Jones Communication Center Building B
The University of Texas At Austin
28 April 1993
Continue reading April 28: Bob Dylan & Willie Nelson – KRLU-TV Studios, Austin, Texas 1993
Been so long since a strange woman has slept in my bed
Look how sweet she sleeps, how free must be her dreams
In another lifetime she must have owned the world, or been faithfully wed
To some righteous king who wrote psalms beside moonlit streams
I and I, in creation where one’s nature neither honors nor forgives
I and I, one say to the other, no man sees my face and lives
9 February 1993
Continue reading Feb 9: Bob Dylan: I & I, Hammersmith Apollo London, England – 1993 (Video)
Far between sundown’s finish an’ midnight’s broken toll
We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashing
As majestic bells of bolts struck shadows in the sounds
Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing
Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight
Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight
An’ for each an’ ev’ry underdog soldier in the night
An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing
Washington, District Of Columbia
17 January 1993
Surprise appearance at the Bill Clinton inauguration concert.
Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar) backed by an orchestra led by Quincy Jones.
Broadcast by TV-stations all over the world, January 17 & 18, 1993.
Continue reading January 17: Bob Dylan sings Chimes Of Freedom in Washington 1993
Dylan makes a surprise appearance at Camden Lock market, an open-air market in Camden Town, London, where he is filmed in a restaurant called Fluke’s Cradle and walking around in a top hat and frock coat by ex-Eurythmic Dave Stewart. The resultant footage appears as a promotional video for “Blood in My Eyes” cleverly lip-synched and intercut with shots of Dylan signing autographs and walking among the crowds. Dylan is accompanied by his regular bodyguard, Jim Callaghan, but remains very approach- able throughout the afternoon, even when dining at the restaurant.
-Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)
On July 21, 1993 Bob Dylan walked around in Camden Town, London in a top hat filming the video for “Blood In My Eyes”. He signed autographs and seemed relaxed. There are many cool pictures of this event, here are 18. And of course the video for “Blood In My Eyes”.
Continue reading Bob Dylan @ Camden, London July 21, 1993 Photos
The concerts @ the Supper Club in Nov 1993 are considered by “most” fans to be “The Real MTV unplugged”. 4 fantastic shows in 2 days, all of them delivered at approximately 60 min.
The Supper Club
New York City, New York
16 & 17 November 1993
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar & harmonica)
- Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
- John Jackson (guitar, banjo)
- Tony Garnier (bass)
- Winston Watson (drums & percussion)
The early show performance [of “Ring Them Bells – Supper Club 17 Nov]…. may well be the single finest moment of the Never Ending Tour..
~Clinton Heylin (Still On The Road)
Here are some audio & a video.
One Too Many Mornings and Queen Jane Approximately for the Supper Club performances (video):
A mixture of old classics, songs he hadn’t played for a while and tracks from World Gone Wrong were all treated to the true authentic voice of Bob Dylan. Not only that but each show seemed better than the previous one and some songs, such as, “Queen Jane” & “Ring Them Bells” , were performed nearly as well as they have ever been, either before or since.
-Andrew Muir (Razor’s Edge)
Continue reading November 16 & 17: Bob Dylan @ The Supper Club, New York City – 1993