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Bob Dylan: 5 Great Live Versions of “Gates of Eden”





Of war and peace the truth just twists
Its curfew gull just glides
Upon four-legged forest clouds
The cowboy angel rides
With his candle lit into the sun
Though its glow is waxed in black
All except when ’neath the trees of Eden

..Only at the start of the Never Ending Tour, partnering an equally electric “My Back Pages” with an arrange- ment of heart-stopping intensity, would “Gates of Eden” come back into its own. Disappointingly, this dramatic reinterpretation was dropped after just a handful of performances. Thankfully, in the spring of 1995, it returned to join “Mr. Tambourine Man” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” in laser-precise acoustic sets that acted as a crash course in the compositional quantum leap achieved three decades prior.
-Clinton Heylin (Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973)

Performances:

  • 115 times acoustic w/ band – top year 1990 (28 times)
  • 85 times acoustic – top year – top year 1989 (27 times)
  • 8 times w/band in 1988 (8 times)

First known performance: Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts – 24 October 1964

Last known performance: Kingsford Smith Park, Seagulls Rugby League Football Club, Ballina, New South Wales, Australia – 31 March 2001

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February 5: Bob Dylan Gates of Eden & Mr. Tambourine Man Hammersmith Odeon London, England – 1990

bob dylan hammersmith 1990

 

Of war and peace the truth just twists
Its curfew gull just glides
Upon four-legged forest clouds
The cowboy angel rides
With his candle lit into the sun
Though its glow is waxed in black
All except when ’neath the trees of Eden

Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
5 February 1990

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Feb 5: Bob Dylan performing Gates of Eden & Mr. Tambourine Man @ Hammersmith Odeon London, England – 1990 (video)

bob dylan hammersmith 1990

 

Of war and peace the truth just twists
Its curfew gull just glides
Upon four-legged forest clouds
The cowboy angel rides
With his candle lit into the sun
Though its glow is waxed in black
All except when ’neath the trees of Eden

Hammersmith Odeon
London, England
5 February 1990

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Today: The late Ronnie Van Zant was born in 1948, 66 years ago

ronnie van zant  To me, there’s nothing freer than a bird, you know, just flying wherever he wants to go. And, I don’t know, that’s what this country is all about, being free. I think everyone wants to be a free bird.
~Ronnie Van Zant

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