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7 Highlights from Bob Dylan’s Europe Summer Tour 2014 (videos)

Photo credit - Andrea Orlandi
Photo credit – Andrea Orlandi

A great 2014 leg ended 17 July @ Main Stage, Kirjurinluoto Arena, Pori, Finland.

He’s now Playing his third 2014 leg down in Australia & New Zealand (9 August – 10 September), and only a few videos have popped up on youtube yet.

I feel it’s time to reflect a bit over the European leg by choosing some of my favorite videos.

Forgetful heart
Lost your power of recall
Every little detail
You don’t remember at all
The times we knew
Who would remember better then you

Forgetful Heart @
Istanbul, Turkey
Black Box Istanbul
June 20, 2014

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8 fine cover versions of Bob Dylan’s “Simple Twist Of Fate”



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Nobody sings Bob Dylan as Bob Dylan off course. There are however nice interpretations of many of his songs.

Here are 8 fine covers of “Simple Twist Of Fate”:

Jerry Garcia Band, August 7, 1977, Keystone – Berkeley, CA

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Bob Dylan: 10 best songs recorded in 1974

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1974 is an important year in the life of Bob Dylan.

I’ve put together a list of the ten best songs recorded (studio or live) this year. One rule applies: it has to be officially released in some form. I’ve nominated 25 songs & I challenge everyone reading this to set up their own “Bob Dylan – Top 10 songs recorded in 1974”. Feel free to ignore my nominated songs list and please use the comments section to share lists & thoughts.

…and by the way lists are fun.

Relevant albums

Before The Flood
Released June 20, 1974
Recorded February 13–14, 1974, in Los Angeles,
except track 4: January 30, 1974, in New York
Blood On The TracksReleased January 20, 1975

Recorded September 16–19, 1974, at A&R Recording in New York,
New York and December 27–30, 1974, at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

BiographReleased November 7, 1985
Recorded November 1961-August 1981
The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3
(Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991
Released March 26, 1991
Recorded November 1961 – March 1989
 Bob Dylan Bootleg_series_1-3
Blood on the Tracks – New York Sessions
source: Original test pressing
Recorded 16 September – 8 October, 1974
 bob dylan new york sessions

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Bob Dylan: Blackpool, England, November 23, 2013 (Video & Audio)

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Blackpool, England
Opera House Theatre
November 23, 2013

  • Bob Dylan – piano, harp
  • Tony Garnier – bass
  • George Recile – drums
  • Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
  • Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
  • Donnie Herron – banjo, violin, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

  1. Things Have Changed (Bob center stage)
  2. She Belongs To Me (Bob center stage with harp)
    Soundcloud: Things have changed & She belongs to me:

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Bob Dylan – Simple Twist of Fate – Madrid, Spain – 15 June 1989 (Video)

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They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones
’Twas then he felt alone and wished that he’d gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate


Palacio De Los Deportes
Madrid, Spain
15 June 1989


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


They walked along by the old canal
A little confused, I remember well
And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burnin’ bright
He felt the heat of the night hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walkin’ by the arcade
As the light bust through a beat-up shade where he was wakin’ up,
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate

He woke up, the room was bare
He didn’t see her anywhere
He told himself he didn’t care, pushed the window open wide
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate

He hears the ticking of the clocks
And walks along with a parrot that talks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in
Maybe she’ll pick him out again, how long must he wait
Once more for a simple twist of fate

People tell me it’s a sin
To know and feel too much within
I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring
She was born in spring, but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate


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