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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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Jan 26: Bob Dylan performing “Forever Young” & “My Blue Eyed Jane” @ Fort Myers, Florida in 1999

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Bob Dylan – Atlantic city 1999

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

Everblades Arena
Fort Myers, Florida
26 January 1999

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

1999-01-26 Fort Myers poster

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Jan 24: Bob Dylan @ Fleet Center, Boston 1998

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Fleet Center
Boston, Massachusetts
24 January 1998

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

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Bob Dylan’s Best Songs: Blind Willie McTell

Blind-Willie-McTell & Bob Dylan

Kurt Loder: I heard an outtake from the Infidels sessions called Blind Willie McTell. Is that ever going to come out? It’s a great song.
Bob Dylan: I didn’t think I recorded it right. But I don’t know why that stuff gets out on me. I mean, it never seems to get out on other people.
~Bob Dylan (Kurt Loder interview 1984)

[Blind Willie McTell] He was just a very smooth operating bluesman. His songs always reminded me of… As trains, but that ‘s just my hang up, you know, trains. And his vocal style, and his sound seems to fit right in with that lonesome sound. His kinda, you know, Ragtime… kinda thing on a 12 string guitar, so it made everything he did sound, you know, give it a little higher pitch. You know, you could probably call… You could probably call… you could probably say he was the Van Gogh of Blues. You could probably say he was the Van Gogh of the country Blues.
~Bob Dylan (Eliot Mintz Interview, March 1991)

Well, God is in His heaven
And we all want what’s His
But power and greed and corruptible seed
Seem to be all that there is
I’m gazing out the window
Of the St. James Hotel
And I know no one can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell
~Bob Dylan (Blind Willie McTell)

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January 21: Bob Dylan performing “Shelter From The Storm” @ MSG, NYC 1998 (Video)

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’Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”

Not a word was spoke between us, there was little risk involved
Everything up to that point had been left unresolved
Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”

Great version where our man misses the first sentence in verse three… and the starts of the last verse (details below the video).

The Theater
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
21 January 1998

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