The last three songs on the album (“You’re a Big Girl Now,” “I Threw It All Away,” and “Idiot Wind“) are as powerful and exciting as anything Dylan has done (comparable, for instance, to the May 1966 versions of “Ballad of a Thin Man” and “Like a Rolling Stone”). As phenomenal as every aspect of each of these performances is, the unique orchestration of guitars, keyboards, violin, drums and voice on “Big Girl” must be singled out for particular praise. Stoner’s bass-playing while Dylan sings “Down the highway, down the tracks, down the road to ecstacy” on “Idiot Wind” will have a special place in my heart as long as I live.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986)
Fantastic concert from the penultimate show of Rolling Thunder Revue 2. Five songs from this show were chosen to be included on Bob Dylan’s brilliant live album “Hard Rain”: Maggie’s Farm, One Too Many Mornings, Shelter from the Storm, You’re a Big Girl Now & Idiot Wind.
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976
- Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal & harmonica)
- Scarlet Rivera (violin)
- T-bone J. Henry Burnette (guitar & piano)
- Steven Soles (guitar)
- Mick Ronson (guitar)
- Bobby Neuwirth (guitar & vocal)
- Roger McGuinn (guitar & vocal)
- David Mansfield (steel guitar, mandolin, violin & dobro)
- Rob Stoner (bass)
- Howie Wyeth (drums)
- Gary Burke (percussion)
- Mr. Tambourine Man
- It Ain’t Me, Babe
- Vincent van Gogh (Robert Friemark)
- Maggie’s Farm
- One Too Many Mornings
- Mozambique (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
- Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
- Blowin’ In The Wind
- Railroad Boy (trad.)
- Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) (Woody Guthrie, Martin Hoffman)
- I Pity The Poor Immigrant
- Shelter From The Storm
- Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
- I Want You
- Tangled Up In Blue
- You’re A Big Girl Now
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- You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
- Lay Lady Lay
- Silver Mantis (Joseph Henry Burnett, John Fleming)
- Going, Going, Gone
- Idiot Wind
- Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
- Gotta Travel On (Paul Clayton, Larry Ehrlich, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman, David Lazar, Tom Six)
- A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
- 4, 5, 12, 16, 21 released on HARD RAIN – 10 September 1976
- 4-6, 8-12, 21, 22, 24 included in the TV film HARD RAIN, first broadcast by NBC Network 14 September 1976
From HARD RAIN:
- Alldylan @ Facebook
- Bob Dylan: Live 1961- 1969 (video & audio)
- Bob Dylan: 5 essential videos from the 60’s
- Bob Dylan live 1970 – 1979 (videos & audio)
- Bob Dylan: 7 essential videos from the 70’s
- Karl Erik’s expectingrain.com
- Olof’s “Still On The Road“
10 thoughts on “May 23: Bob Dylan: Fort Collins, Colorado 1976 (videos)”
My wife Yvette I were there….up from Las Vegas, New Mexico…An amazing funky show!!!!
I was at this concert. And ironically, we got pretty much soaked. Anybody else?
The video of Tangled Up in Blue from this show that was shown by Jeff Rosen at the recent Dylan archives event at Asbury Park,NJ was amazing. Far better sound quality than the circulating audio, and watching him do it was something. If only all the video from this show would be released.
The live Shelter from the Storm is just astounding, might even be better than the album version.
Absolutely it is! This version of Shelter is one of my top five Dylan recordings of all time.
When I first heard Idiot Wind on this album, all I wanted to do is play it over and over real loud. I still do, it’s the best.
Best album ever.
Nah – can’t touch H61 Revisited !
What power! What passion!
Best. Live. Album. Ever.
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