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February 8: Bob Dylan: “I Want You” London 1990 (Video)

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The guilty undertaker sighs
The lonesome organ grinder cries
The silver saxophones say I should refuse you
The cracked bells and washed-out horns
Blow into my face with scorn
But it’s not that way
I wasn’t born to lose you

I want you, I want you
I want you so bad
Honey, I want you

“I Want You” + “Political World”

Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
8 February 1990

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February 6: Bob Dylan Performing Ballad Of Hollis Brown, London, England 1990 (video)

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Hollis Brown
He lived on the outside of town
Hollis Brown
He lived on the outside of town
With his wife and five children
And his cabin fallin’ down

You looked for work and money
And you walked a rugged mile
You looked for work and money
And you walked a rugged mile
Your children are so hungry
That they don’t know how to smile

Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
6 February 1990

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

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January 30:Bob Dylan Theatre du Grand Rex Paris, France – 1990 (audio)

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If the first night was energetic, the second is positively frenetic. The Parisians are rewarded for their enthusiasm with four songs from Oh Mercy.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

Theatre du Grand Rex
Paris, France
30 January 1990

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

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Bob Dylan – Never Ending Tour 1990 – Part 2





It’s not a drain at all, …. Billy Idol’s got the right idea. It’s a charmed life. It beats 9-to-5 now, it did then and it will tomorrow.
You gotta stick it out though. That’s all there really is at the end of the line in this business. B.B. King and Chuck Berry are still working. Little Richard is as good now as he was then.
-Bob Dylan (to Edna Gundersen, August 31, 1990)

1990 Late Summer Tour of North America

  • First concert: August 12, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Jubilee Auditorium
  • Last concert: September 12, Mesa, Arizona – Mesa Amphitheater
  • 23 concerts

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Bob Dylan: The Fastbreak Tour 1990 (audio & video)





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Bob Dylan @ Toad’s Place – Jan 12, 1990

Don’t be bewildered by the Never Ending Tour chatter, there was a Never Ending Tour but it ended with the departure of guitarist GE Smith. [Smith played his last concert with Dylan on October 19, 1990]
~Bob Dylan (Liner Notes to 1993’s World Gone Wrong)

The Never Ending Tour 1990 started off with a leg called the Fastbreak tour where Dylan performed:

  • Jan 12, 14 & 15 – United States – one small club (Toad’s place) & two east coast colleges
  • Jan 18 & 25 – Brazil (two giant festivals)
  • Jan 29, 30, 31 & Feb 1 – Paris, France @ Theatre de Grand Rex
  • Feb 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 – London, England @ Hammersmith Odeon

He plays 98 songs in 15 shows, 56 of which were only played one or two times.

1990-01-12 New Haven ticket

It starts in a small club with 700 people, where Bob plays 50 songs in five hours, many of them covers never heard before or since.

On January 12, as a warm-up for two stadium shows in Brazil and ten further dates in Paris and London, he played his first club gig in over twenty-five years, at Toad’s Place in New Haven. The seven hundred lucky witnesses saw this forty-eightyear-old man play for a total of four and a half hours.
Starting at a quarter to nine, with a cover of Joe South’s ‘Walk a Mile in My Shoes’ (‘before you accuse, criticize, or abuse I walk a mile in my shoes’), Dylan finally left the Toad’s stage at twenty minutes past two in the morning, after four sets, interspersed by three breaks of just twentyfive minutes each, having played fifty songs in total, only eight of which derived from his supposed halcyon days of 1963-66.
~Clinton Heylin (Behind The Shades)

Toad’s Place
New Haven, Connecticut
12 January 1990

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

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