I love Dylan’s Gospel tours from 1979 & 1980. And the concerts @ Fox Warfield Theatre November 1979 might be the best of them.
Fox Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, California
2 November 1979
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar)
- Spooner Oldham (keyboards)
- Tim Drummond (bass)
- Terry Young (keyboards)
- Jim Keltner (drums)
- Regina Mcrary , Helena Springs , Mona Lisa Young (background vocals)
1999 was a great year for 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.
University Of Illinois
27 October 1999
27 September 1997
World Eucharistic Congress
Broadcast live by Italian TV RAI Uno.
- Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
- A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
- Forever Young
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
- Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & backup vocal)
- Larry Campbell (guitar & backup vocal)
- Tony Garnier (bass)
- David Kemper (drums & percussion)
The 3 best all time (from any artist) officially released concert albums are obviously “Hard Rain”, “Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert” & “Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue”. They are all brilliant. Today “Hard Rain” is the best of the lot.
The album received an awful lot bad criticism upon its release, and surprisingly still does. To my ears it has always sounded amazing. Listening to other bootlegs from Rolling thunder 2 & watching the Hard Rain movie (and outtakes), one could easily wish that more songs had been included, and he’d put out a double album. But it is what it is, and it’s incredible. It is also (as noted by Paul Williams) inexhaustible, it still sounds fresh & wonderful today.
Here is (a stunning) “Shelter From The Storm”: