Bob Dylan: Merrillville, Indiana – 27 August 1990 (full concert audio)

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Then, after the semi-acoustic set, Dylan dedicates a heartfelt version of “Moon River” to Stevie Ray Vaughan, following it with a rather magnificent cover of a Robert Hunter
song, “Friend of the Devil.”
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)


  • Only known version of Moon River
  • First Friend Of The Devil
  • Moon River was dedicated to Stevie Ray Vaughan who died in a helicopter crash the night before after having played at an Eric Clapton concert in Alpine Valley.

Star Theatre
Merrillville, Indiana
27 August 1990

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G. E. Smith (guitar)
  • Steve Bruton (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Christopher Parker (drums)


  1. Maggie’s Farm
  2. I Want You
  3. Simple Twist Of Fate
  4. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
  5. Masters Of War
  6. Man Of Peace
  7. Desolation Row
  8. Gates Of Eden
  9. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  10. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  11. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
    Everybody here knows about Stevie so … So this one’s for Stevie. Wherever you are Stevie.
  12. Moon River (Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer)
  13. Friend Of The Devil (Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter/John Dawson)
  14. All Along The Watchtower
  15. I Shall Be Released
  16. Like A Rolling Stone
  17. Blowin’ In The Wind
  18. Highway 61 Revisited

  • 7-10, 17 acoustic with the band.
  • 2, 3, 10, 17  Bob Dylan harmonica.
  • 18  G.E. Smith (electric slide guitar).

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5 thoughts on “Bob Dylan: Merrillville, Indiana – 27 August 1990 (full concert audio)”

  1. I was at this show! It was only my 7th or so Bob Dylan show. What great memories. Thanks so much for posting.

  2. simply awesome………..1990-now…………….just awesome shows! go bob! see you soon!

  3. Hi there,

    listen to your posts a lot, thanks for that!
    i think there’s something wrong in the line up, i definitely hear a third gutarist, any idea?



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