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August 21: Bob Dylan Portland, Oregon 1990 (audio)


..they were terrific, spectacularly good… superb!
… Most of all, I think, the wondrous music this team is creating at this show is a reflection of the mind-state of the singer/rhythm guitarist/bandleader/harmonica player – Bob Dylan, the author of this magnificent work of accidental art, this recording which stops time and leaves me as a listener breathless and thrilled, over and over again.
-Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performance Artist 1986-1990 And Beyond)

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, Oregon
21 August 1990

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

happen.” In the case of Portland ‘90, this moment is not one song but a sequence of songs: the unforgettable first electric set of “Subterranean Homesick Blues”/”I Want You”/”You’re a Big Girl Now”/”Masters of War”/”I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”/”otta Serve Somebody.” The “moment” in which Dylan and his collaborators succeed in stopping time is also the entire concert, every song including the twelve that follow the six just named (a four-song acoustic band set, a second six-song electric set, and two encores).
-Paul Williams

  1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  2. I Want You
    “I Want You” sounds terrific from the get-go, multiple guitars playing the evocative and recognizable opening notes of the song with keyboard richness against a bright and easy rhythm backup..”
    –Paul Williams

  3. You’re A Big Girl Now
  4. Masters Of War
  5. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
  6. Gotta Serve Somebody
  7. John Brown
  8. Song To Woody
  9. Lakes Of Pontchartrain (trad.)
  10. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  11. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
  12. All Along The Watchtower
  13. I’ll Remember You
  14. What Good Am I?
  15. In The Garden
  16. Like A Rolling Stone
  17.  Blowin’ In The Wind
  18. Highway 61 Revisited


June 12: Bob Dylan – Masters Of War, Portland, Oregon 1999 (Video)

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Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build the big bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks

Great sound & good video…  GREAT version.

Rose Garden Arena
Portland, Oregon
12 June 1999


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

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Bob Dylan: best live versions of “Visions of Johanna”

I´ve posted some great versions of VOJ lately. There seems to be strong opinions among our readers regarding “best VOJ live version”, so why not compare different versions?

I´v nominated 10 versions and would love to get feedback – use the comments section in this post or comment on my post on Alldylan´s FB page -> Alldylan @ Facebook.

Try to pick 3, but any number will do.

My top 3:

  1. Sheffield 1966
  2. Portsmouth 2000
  3. Dublin 2005

If we get enough response, I´ll compile the results and update this post.


Gaumont Theatre
Sheffield, England
16 May 1966

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Jan 16: Bob Dylan @ Portland, Oregon in 1980

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Paramount Theatre
Portland, Oregon
16 January 1980

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Fred Tackett (guitar)
  • Spooner Oldham (keyboards)
  • Tim Drummond (bass)
  • Terry Young (keyboards)
  • Jim Keltner (drums)
  • Carolyn Dennis
  • Regina Peeples, Regina Havis , Mona Lisa Young (background vocals)

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3 Dec: Bob Dylan Plays Portland, OR in 1980

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Paramount Theater
Portland, Oregon
3 December 1980

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Fred Tackett (guitar & mandolin)
  • Willie Smith (keyboards)
  • Tim Drummond (bass)
  • Jim Keltner (drums)
  • Clydie King, Carolyn Dennis, Regina Havis (background vocals)

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