Bob Dylan: Rotterdam – September 10, 1987

Bob Dylan & Roger McGuinn - Rotterdam 1987
Bob Dylan & Roger McGuinn – Rotterdam 1987

Three years on, Dylan returns to this relatively intimate venue, and, although the acoustics remain poor, he presents a high-energy show. After concluding the main set with a version of “Slow Train,” he returns with the Heartbreakers and Roger McGuinn (who has opened all the shows) for a fine version of “Chimes of Freedom,” Dylan singing the first and last verses, and Mr. McGuinn the second. The second encore is “Gotta Serve Somebody.”
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

Sportpaleis Ahoy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
19 September 1987

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar) with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
  • Tom Petty (guitar)
  • Mike Campbell (guitar)
  • Benmont Tench (keyboards)
  • Howie Epstein (bass)
  • Stan Lynch (drums)
  • The Queens Of Rhythm: Carolyn Dennis, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec (backing vocals)

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  1. The Times They Are A-Changin’
  2. Highway 61 Revisited
  3. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  4. Shot Of Love
  5. Queen Jane Approximately
  6. Dead Man, Dead Man
  7. I Shall Be Released
  8. Clean Cut Kid
  9. I Want You
  10. John Brown
  11. Watching The River Flow
  12. Slow Train
  13. Chimes Of Freedom
  14. Gotta Serve Somebody

13 Roger McGuinn (guitar & shared vocal)
14 Roger McGuinn (guitar)

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  1. Well, unfortunately I was there, and the acoustics were so bad one could not come to any conclusion about the quality of the performance… My impression, based on what I could hear, was that Dylan himself hardly heard what was happening, because it seemed he was singing his heart out against the chaotic music that was being played… It hurt me to see how he was lost in it all… Dark years those were in the eighties, I am so much younger now…

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