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Bob Dylan – US Summer Tour 1986 – True Confession Tour part 3 (Videos, Audio, and more)

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Before diving into the music of the “US Summer Tour – 86”, let’s look at some videos leading up to the tour.

Let’s kick off with the Tokyo (backstage Budokan) interview. (It should probably have been included in part 2 of this series, but I didn’t find it till now).

10 March 1986
MTV Interview, Backstage, Budokan Hall, Tokyo

…probably I’d do ANY song that I’d ever written, but to put them in a show is a different thing, because it takes time, and there’s not a lotta time when you play for a few hours.
~Bob Dylan (1986-03-10)

..and same place.. with Tom Petty (talking about touring with Dylan):

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Bob Dylan – To Ramona – Rich Stadium – Buffalo, New York – 4 July 1986 (Video)

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Ramona
Come closer
Shut softly your watery eyes
The pangs of your sadness
Shall pass as your senses will rise
The flowers of the city
Though breathlike
Get deathlike at times
And there’s no use in tryin’
T’ deal with the dyin’
Though I cannot explain that in lines

Another Great 86-show from the North-American leg. I will post more from this show soon… Here is “To Ramona”.

Rich Stadium
Buffalo, New York
4 July 1986

Musicians:

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)

Your cracked country lips
I still wish to kiss
As to be under the strength of your skin
Your magnetic movements
Still capture the minutes I’m in
But it grieves my heart, love
To see you tryin’ to be a part of
A world that just don’t exist
It’s all just a dream, babe
A vacuum, a scheme, babe
That sucks you into feelin’ like this

I can see that your head
Has been twisted and fed
By worthless foam from the mouth
I can tell you are torn
Between stayin’ and returnin’
On back to the South
You’ve been fooled into thinking
That the finishin’ end is at hand
Yet there’s no one to beat you
No one t’ defeat you
’Cept the thoughts of yourself feeling bad

I’ve heard you say many times
That you’re better ’n no one
And no one is better ’n you
If you really believe that
You know you got
Nothing to win and nothing to lose
From fixtures and forces and friends
Your sorrow does stem
That hype you and type you
Making you feel
That you must be exactly like them

I’d forever talk to you
But soon my words
They would turn into a meaningless ring
For deep in my heart
I know there is no help I can bring
Everything passes
Everything changes
Just do what you think you should do
And someday maybe
Who knows, baby
I’ll come and be cryin’ to you

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-Egil

Bob Dylan – Old Orchard Beach, Maine – 3 July 1988

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Another great 1988 concert… and (again) fantastic sound quality….

  • Concert # 18 of The Never-Ending Tour
  • Concert # 18 of the Interstate 88 Tour, part 1: Summer Tour of North America
  • First Never Ending Tour performance of To Ramona

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‘Twas in the town of [Jacksboro] in the year of ’73
When a well-known, famous drover came a-steppin’ up to me
Saying, How do you do, young cowboy, and how’d you like to go
And spend the summer pleasantly on the trail of the buffalo

#9 – Trail Of The Buffalo (trad. arr. Woody Guthrie)

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’
I was layin’ in bed
Wond’rin’ if she’d changed at all
If her hair was still red
Her folks they said our lives together
Sure was gonna be rough
They never did like Mama’s homemade dress
Papa’s bankbook wasn’t big enough
And I was standin’ on the side of the road
Rain fallin’ on my shoes
Heading out for the East Coast
Lord knows I’ve paid some dues gettin’ through
Tangled up in blue

#2 Tangled Up In Blue

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