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Bob Dylan: best live versions of “Visions of Johanna”





I´ve posted some great versions of VOJ lately. There seems to be strong opinions among our readers regarding “best VOJ live version”, so why not compare different versions?

I´v nominated 10 versions and would love to get feedback – use the comments section in this post or comment on my post on Alldylan´s FB page -> Alldylan @ Facebook.

Try to pick 3, but any number will do.

My top 3:

  1. Sheffield 1966
  2. Portsmouth 2000
  3. Dublin 2005

If we get enough response, I´ll compile the results and update this post.

1966

Gaumont Theatre
Sheffield, England
16 May 1966

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April 24: Video of Bob Dylan performing “My Back Pages” in Utica, New York in 1997





bob dylan utica 1997

Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rollin’ high and mighty traps
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
“We’ll meet on edges, soon,” said I
Proud ’neath heated brow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

Real nice version with a lovely and rather long harmonica part by our man.

Hamilton College
Stanley Performing Arts Center
Utica, New York
24 April 1997

  • 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: Po’ Boy, Binghamton, New York 14 November 2004 (video)

bob dylan new york 2004

Man comes to the door—I say, “For whom are you looking?”
He says, “Your wife,” I say, “She’s busy in the kitchen cookin’”
Poor boy—where you been?
I already tol’ you—won’t tell you again

This is a great version of a underrated beauty from “Love & Theft”.

Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York
14 November 2004

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Jan 21: Bob Dylan performing “Shelter From The Storm” @ Madison Square Garden, NYC 1998 (Video)





bob dylan new york 1998

’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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November 20: Bob Dylan: Ain’t Talkin’ – New York 2006





bob dylan new york 2006

As I walked out tonight in the mystic garden
The wounded flowers were dangling from the vines
I was passing by yon cool and crystal fountain
Someone hit me from behind

Ain’t talkin’, just walkin’
Through this weary world of woe
Heart burnin’, still yearnin’
No one on earth would ever know

New York City Center
New York City, New York
20 November 2006

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & keyboard)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Denny Freeman (guitar)
  • Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, pedal steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

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