November 11: Bob Dylan @ Waterbury, Connecticut 1975


Fantastic material. … The sound quality of the recording is as true and clean as any ever made along the Rolling Thunder tour. The vocals are crisp, powerful, and on top of the mix. All instruments are well balanced and represented in the overall sound.
The 11th recording made along the tour, this show was recorded on the 11th day of the 11th month …. and what a magical mystery tour it is. The complex, though loose weaving and interacting of the instruments and vocals create a beautiful tapestry that will not be matched on any tour before or since. With the ‘Desire’ album to be released in a few weeks, Bob relies heavily on it for the show material. The cryptic songs of desire and despair add another layer to the thick blanket of mythography that is, was, and will forever be ‘Rolling Thunder’. …. The obscure title comes from Dylan’s introduction of the song ‘Sara’. “We want to do this one for Larry, our favorite reporter, who’s out there somewhere. He tells it like it is.”

The Dylan/Baez set 1s extended to five songs. Tonight’s set includes the version of “The Water Is Wide” used as back- ground in the “Renaldo, Clara, and the Woman in White” scene. The concert is filmed for Renaldo and Clara. However, no footage is used, probably because Dylan uses no white face makeup, for the only time on the tour.
-Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

Palace Theater
Waterbury, Connecticut
11 November 1975

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar)
  • Bob Neuwirth (guitar)
  • T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar)
  • Roger McGuinn (guitar)
  • Steven Soles (guitar)
  • Mick Ronson (guitar)
  • David Mansfield (steel guitar, violin, mandolin ,dobro)
  • Rob Stoner (bass)
  • Howie Wyeth (piano, drums)
  • Luther Rix (drums, percussion)
  • Ronee Blakeley (vocal)

  1. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  3. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  4. Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  5. Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  6. Blowin’ In The Wind
  7. The Water Is Wide (trad.)
  8. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
  9. Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)
  10. I Shall Be Released
  11. Simple Twist Of Fate
  12. Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  13. Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  14. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
  15. Sara
  16. Just Like A Woman
  17. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  18. This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

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  1. We saw them Nov 8 in Burlington Vt. I’m 64 and seen LOTS of shows including Woodstock, Watkins Glen and a ton of other stuff on both coasts. I can’t think of anything that I’ve seen or heard that was better, or even as good. It was truly stellar.

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