We “knew“ he had to play the standard” setlist tonight, but he took us by surprise yet again. This might mean that a new standard setlist is busy being born. Only two changes from the Stavern show; Watching the River Flow opens (Most Likely You Go.. opened @ Stavern) and Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum replaced “Blind Willie McTell” at #11.
It was a wonderful evening @ Bendiksbukta, great area, not too much people & good festival logistics. All these things were bad at Stavernfestivalen. But most important off course; the show was in a different league. Almost every song performance was better than last shows performances, even the brilliant Stavern-version of “Girl From The North Country” was slightly better @ Bendiksbukta.
Also check out:
Shelter From The Storm:
Ratings of every song below.
- Bob Dylan – piano, harp
- Tony Garnier – bass
- George Recile – drums
- Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
- Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
- Donnie Herron – banjo, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel
Setlist & our thoughts:
|1||Watching The River Flow||3/6. I was totally convinced that we were gonna get “Things Have Changed”, so this was a real surprise indeed. Fast, a bit rusty & OK vocal.||4/6|
|2||Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right||4/6. Better vocal performance than @ Stavern, better playing by the band as well. Solid version of a song with much higher potential (This could grow into a “North Country” performance down the road somewhere)||5/6|
|3||Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues||5/6. Again a nice Tom Thumb. a bit tighter & better Vocal than @ Stavern.||5/6|
|4||To Ramona||4/6. Way better performance than Stavern, but the closing harmonica solo was disappointing.||4/6|
|5||The Levee’s Gonna Break||5/6. Dylan sits back (OK Vocal) and lets the band (especially Charlie Sexton) shine on this hard shuffleblues.||5/6|
|6||Shelter From The Storm||5/6. Another solid Shelter, again (as yesterday) ->nice harmonica and some wonderful vocal.||6/6|
|7||Cry A While||4/6. Another song were Sexton is allowed to shine. Solid stuff, OK Vocal.||4/6|
|8||Girl Of The North Country||6/6. FANTASTIC again. Could someone PLEASE upload a video with great sound on youtube ? Is that too much to ask ?
(audio version embedded further down in this post)
|9||Summer Days||4/6. Solid & very much like the Stavern performance.||4/6|
|10||Desolation Row||5/6. Better & tighter band and better vocal than Stavern. Nice harmonica solo… and interesting piano parts from our man 🙂||5/6|
|11||Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum||3/6. OK band, OK Vocal… This one didn’t really fly. We would rather have Blind Willie anytime.||5/6|
|12||Lonesome Day Blues||5/6. Dylan let’s his band shine again. Two great guitar solos from Sexton.||5/6|
|13||A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall||5/6. Way much better than the lousy Stavern performance. Good (sometimes GREAT) vocal.||5/6|
|14||Thunder On The Mountain||5/6. Another band song. both Sexton & Kimball gets a couple of nods.. great solos from both of them. Good Vocal.||5/6|
|15||Ballad Of A Thin Man||5/6. Good & sometimes GREAT vocal. Nice harmonica solos (but a bit weaker than at Stavern). Solid band performance.||6/6|
|16||All Along The Watchtower||3/6. Bad vocal (too much mumbling), OK band.||5/6|
Girl From The North Country:
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum:
-Egil & Hallgeir
4 thoughts on “July 12: Bob Dylan in Kristiansand, Norway 2014 (review & audios)”
Thank you for these reviews of Bob Dylan in Norway! I’m attending my first ever concert with him in the next few days. I wonder which setlist they will use then… Surely there will be some sort of surprise. And can I perhaps ask your advice on how to get close to the stage, how long before the concert should I be there?
You probably don’t need to be early to get close to the stage, just move along the wings & not in the middle when approaching.
This could vary from show to show off course, and in Kristiansand you could close up even during the concert.
Great reviews – thanks guys! I’ll be seeking out this one …
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