November 19: Bob Dylan live at MSG NYC 2001 (full concert video)

bob dylan new york nov 2001
2001 was a fine year for Bob Dylan’s “Never Ending Tour”.

.. the show was superbly recorded and much of the atmosphere does come across. “Forever Young” sounds like a benediction on the self-healing residents of the suffering city. “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and, especially, “Blowin’ In The Wind” with its line “and too many people have died” have a special feel to them; a feeling that you can sense is being supplied almost as much by the audience as the performers. “Searching For A Soldier’s Grave” and Fred Rose’s song “Wait For The Light To Shine” cannot help but do the same, and the carefully-controlled lighting effects all added to the ambience.
~Andrew Muir (One More Night: Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour)

A great & very special New York concert only 2 months after 9/11.

“I was at the November 19th show in Madison Square Garden in New York which was the first time that Dylan had played New York after September 11th. As a concert it was a fairly standard set list, but there was an atmosphere in Madison Square Garden which was just incredible. There are good bootlegs of the concert but I don’t think they can capture the kind of feeling in the audience of welcoming Dylan to New York two months after September 11th, and there were two moments especially when this became very clear. He started singing “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and it was as if the entire audience just drew in its breath until the final line, going back to New York City, and when it got to that final line there was just this huge cheer that moved all over through the audience, it clearly at that moment had very, very special meaning for everyone in there.
~Stephen Scobie (to Andrew Muir in an interview for Judas! magazine)

Madison Square Garden Arena
New York City, New York
19 November 2001

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

  1. Wait For The Light To Shine (Fred Rose)
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  3. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  4. Searching For A Soldier’s Grave (Johnnie Wright, Jim Anglin, Jack Anglin)
  5. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  6. Just Like A Woman
  7. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  8. Lonesome Day Blues
  9. High Water (For Charley Patton)
  10. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
  11. Tangled Up In Blue
  12. John Brown
  13. Summer Days
  14. Sugar Baby
  15. Drifter’s Escape
  16. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
  17. Things Have Changed
  18. Like A Rolling Stone
  19. Forever Young
  20. Honest With Me
  21. Blowin’ In The Wind
  22. All Along The Watchtower


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