And yet to have been present at the best of the 1984 shows (Paris, Barcelona, Vienna, Offenbach), particularly if one was somewhere towards the front of the sea of humanity, able to see the man and hear him, must have been an unforgettable experience. Here is Dylan offering himself – through his singing; he does almost no talking between songs – openly and enthusiastically and warmly.
… Paris (July 1) is my favorite show of the tour (based on the tapes).
~Paul Williams (BD Performing artist 1974-86)
“There must be some way out of here,” said the joker to the thief
“There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth”
Standing on the waters casting your bread
While the eyes of the idol with the iron head are glowing
Distant ships sailing into the mist
You were born with a snake in both of your fists while a hurricane was blowing
Freedom just around the corner for you
But with the truth so far off, what good will it do?
#2 – Jokerman
Highway 61 Revisited
All Along The Watchtower
Just Like A Woman
I And I
License To Kill
Greg Sutton: I’ve Got To Use My Imagination (Gerry Goffin & Barry Goldberg)
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
It Ain’t Me, Babe
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
Simple Twist Of Fate
Masters Of War
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Enough Is Enough
Every Grain Of Sand
Lay Lady Lay
Like A Rolling Stone
Mr. Tambourine Man
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Girl From The North Country
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
The Times They Are A-Changin’
Blowin’ In The Wind
Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
Mick Taylor (guitar)
Ian McLagan (keyboards)
Greg Sutton (bass)
Colin Allen (drums).
8-10, 18-20 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).
4, 9, 18 Bob Dylan harmonica.
21-25 Carlos Santana (guitar)
Been so long since a strange woman has slept in my bed
Look how sweet she sleeps, how free must be her dreams
In another lifetime she must have owned the world, or been faithfully wed
To some righteous king who wrote psalms beside moonlit streams