April 20: Bob Dylan Gonna Change My Way of Thinking, Melbourne, 2011


Gonna Change My Way of Thinking was released on the album, Slow Train Coming, the nineteenth studio album by Bob Dylan, released on August 20, 1979 by Columbia Records. It was the artist’s first effort since becoming a born-again Christian, and all of the songs either express his strong personal faith, or stress the importance of Christian teachings and philosophy. The evangelical nature of the record alienated many of Dylan’s existing fans; at the same time, many Christians were drawn into his fan base. Slow Train Coming was listed at #16 in the 2001 book CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music.

The album was generally well-reviewed in the secular press, and the single “Gotta Serve Somebody” became his first hit in three years, winning Dylan the Grammy for best rock vocal performance by a male in 1980. The album peaked at #2 on the charts in the UK and went platinum in the US, where it reached #3.

Today we have picked a really good version from his tour down-under in 2011.

Rod Laver Arena
Melbourne Park
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
20 April 2011

1.Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking

2.Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
3.Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
4.Things Have Changed
5.Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
6.Tangled Up In Blue
7.Rollin’ And Tumblin’
8.Forgetful Heart (Bob Dylan-Robert Hunter/Bob Dylan)
9.High Water (for Charlie Patton)
10.Desolation Row
11.Highway 61 Revisited
12.Simple Twist Of Fate
13.Thunder On The Mountain
14.Ballad Of A Thin Man

15.Like A Rolling Stone
16.Forever Young

– Hallgeir