..lots of surprising song selections, a tight band and Dylan in great and authoritative voice, willing to radically experiment (the re-worked Dignity, for example) and – once again – reinventing his back pages.
~Andrew Muir (Razor’s Edge)
Bob seems to be in a good mood, the band is tight, and the performance is incredible. We get to hear two songs performed live for the first time ever.
Wonderful 2000 show.
Concert # 1166 of The Never-Ending Tour. First concert of the 2000 US Spring Tour. First 2000 concert.
10 March 2000
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
- Charlie Sexton (guitar)
- Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
- Tony Garnier (bass)
- David Kemper (drums & percussion)
- Live debuts of Tell Me That It Isn’t True and Things Have Changed
- First Dignity since Manchester 4 April 1995.
Continue reading March 10: Bob Dylan @ Sun Theater, Anaheim, CA – 2000 (audio)
Washington, District Of Columbia
20 January 1986
Martin Luther King Day
- The Bells Of Freedom (Stevie Wonder)
- I Shall Be Released
- Blowin’ In The Wind
- Happy Birthday (Stevie Wonder)
2, 3 released in the UK on DVD Bob Dylan Live Transmissions: Part One, RMS 2661, March 2008.
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
- 2 Stevie Wonder’s band Wonderlove
- 3 Stevie Wonder (shared vocal), Mary Travers (shared vocal), Noel Paul Stookey (shared vocal & guitar), Peter Yarrow (shared vocal & guitar)
“I still say that some of the biggest criminals are those that turn their heads away when they see wrong and know it’s wrong. I’m only 21 years old and I know that there’s been too many wars… You people over 21 should know better. The first way to answer these questions in the song is by asking them. But lots of people have to first find the wind.”
~Bob Dylan (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan Liner Notes – 1963)
The version of “Blowin’ in the Wind” that eventually appeared on The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan was recorded at this July 9 session. Of all the available performances of this song from 1962 and 1963, this “official” recording is my favorite. It has a presence, a magic, as if Dylan took a deep breath and thought, “Okay, this one’s for posterity.” I don’t think Dylan ever put quite as much of himself into the song again. He didn’t have to. The song itself was in the wind at that point.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist 1960-1973 The Early Years)
Continue reading July 9: Bob Dylan recorded “Blowin’ In The Wind” in 1962
Finally there is “Blowin’ In The Wind,” again broadcasted on Spanish TV and one of the most exciting performances of Dylan ever filmed.
~Clinton Heylin (A Life In Stolen Moments)
This is a real Gem! Just to see the look on Dylan’s face when the crowd sings back at him.. “.. oh awright!”
The footage of the last encore, “Blowin’ In The Wind” is priceless. Dylan had been encouraging the fans to sing along on the choruses to this song for about two weeks, but on this evening the crowd – who had been wonderful all through the performance.. – caught Dylan by surprise. They started singing – loudly and in fine harmony – at the first chorus.. , and Dylan is visibly and audibly startled, and then deeply moved.
~Paul Williams (BD Performing Artist 1974-86)
Minestadio del F.C. Barcelona
28 June 1984
Continue reading June 28: Bob Dylan & Carlos Santana: Blowin’ In The Wind, Barcelona 1984 (Video)
I will update this post with more stuff as soon as I find new videos/audios.
- Update1 – Soon After Midnight added 23.06.2014
Black Box Istanbul
June 20, 2014
- Bob Dylan – vocal, piano, harp
- Tony Garnier – bass
- George Recile – drums
- Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
- Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
- Donnie Herron – banjo, viola, violin, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel
Continue reading June 20: Bob Dylan: Istanbul, Turkey, 2014 (videos)