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November 5: Bob Dylan live in Pittsburgh, PA 1999 [Full Audio Concert and video encore]

“At approximately 9:30, the houselights dimmed and Dylan and his band took the stage. Dylan was dressed in a white suit with thin black trim along the sides and his country squire black tie. After a quick discussion, they launched into Roving Gambler(acoustic) – The first tune of the night was the first surprise (it wouldn’t be the last) Dylan’s vocals were strong and true from the first note and he looked fit and trim and in good spirits.”
…Read More (Review from Carsten Molt at Boblinks)

Description from YouTube:
This is the ninth concert of the 1999 US Fall Tour with Phil Lesh and Friends and 106th of the year. The tape comes from LB-2445 and is a complete audience stereo recording. Another great gig from the golden years of the NET.

A great show overall and a strong performance, with classics like Tangled Up In Blue and fan favourites like Blind Willie McTell. Also, a great use of the bouzouki from Larry Campbell. Continue reading November 5: Bob Dylan live in Pittsburgh, PA 1999 [Full Audio Concert and video encore]

October 27: Bob Dylan University Of Illinois Champaign, Illinois 1999 (full concert video)

bob dylan Champaign 1999

1999 was a great year for Bob Dylan’s “Never Ending Tour”.

For all the splendours of earlier in the year [1999], this last leg was the most consistently triumphant. By the time Dylan brought the year’s touring to an end, with an extended set on November the 20th, he had played 121 shows – the most in a single year of his entire career. It had been a very good year, the best since 1995.
~Andrew Muir (One More Night: Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour)

A lot of concerts from this tour is in circulation (both video & audio) and this concert is a great example from that last leg. Highlights include: One Too Many Mornings, This Wheel’s On Fire, Not Dark Yet & Not Fade Away.

Assembly Hall
University Of Illinois
Champaign, Illinois
27 October 1999

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Bob Dylan: 5 Great Live Versions of “Not Dark Yet” (Videos)

Shadows are falling and I’ve been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep, time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars that the sun didn’t heal
There’s not even room enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Some facts:

  • Dylan has played “Not Dark Yet” 152 times live
  • First time was @ Columbus Civic Center, Columbus, Georgia – 30 October 1997
  • Last performance: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut – 8 September 2012
  • Peak year: 1999 with 57 renditions

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August 25: Bob Dylan released “Not Dark Yet” in 1997




A lot of the songs (on Time Out Of Mind) were written after the sun went down . . This one phrase was going through my head: ‘Work while the day lasts, because the night of death cometh when no man can work … It wouldn’t let me go. I was like, what does that phrase mean? … It was at the forefront of my mind for a long period of time, and I think a lot of that is instilled into this record
~Bob Dylan to Jon Pareles, 1997

‘ Not Dark Yet ‘ is many folks’ favourite song on Dylan’s 1997 album, and for sure it pushes all the right buttons: a gorgeous vocal, a brooding melody, the darkling worldview and that seemingly effortless way he captured the dusk in his veins.
~Clinton Heylin (Still On The Road)

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July 27: Watch Bob Dylan Performing “Highlands” in New York City 1999





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Well my heart’s in the Highlands gentle and fair
Honeysuckle blooming in the wildwood air
Bluebelles blazing where the Aberdeen waters flow
Well my heart’s in the Highland
I’m gonna go there when I feel good enough to go

Lovely version.

Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
27 July 1999

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

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