Feb 28: Bob Dylan @ Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan – 1978




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Includes a final version of “Repossession Blues” and the first performance of a brand-new Dylan composition, “Is Your Love in Vain,” introduced with a unique harmonica break. The show is recorded for a possible live album. Seven songs eventually appear on At Budokan: “Shelter from the Storm,” “Love Minus Zero,” “Simple Twist of Fate,” “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” “It’s Alright, Ma,” “Forever Young,” and “The Times They Are a Changin’.”
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

Nippon Budokan Hall
Tokyo, Japan
28 February 1978

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Billy Cross (lead guitar)
  • Alan Pasqua (keyboards)
  • Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals)
  • David Mansfield (violin & mandolin)
  • Steve Douglas (horns)
  • Rob Stoner (bass)
  • Bobbye Hall (percussion)
  • Ian Wallace (drums)
  • Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Debbie Dye (background vocals)

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February 27: Bob Dylan Just Like A Woman, Atlantic City 1999

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Nobody feels any pain
Tonight as I stand inside the rain
Ev’rybody knows
That Baby’s got new clothes
But lately I see her ribbons and her bows
Have fallen from her curls
She takes just like a woman, yes, she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl

Copa Room
Sands Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey
27 February 1999
Early show

  •  Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

Queen Mary, she’s my friend
Yes, I believe I’ll go see her again
Nobody has to guess
That Baby can’t be blessed
Till she sees finally that she’s like all the rest
With her fog, her amphetamine and her pearls
She takes just like a woman, yes, she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl

It was raining from the first
And I was dying there of thirst
So I came in here
And your long-time curse hurts
But what’s worse
Is this pain in here
I can’t stay in here
Ain’t it clear that—

I just can’t fit
Yes, I believe it’s time for us to quit
When we meet again
Introduced as friends
Please don’t let on that you knew me when
I was hungry and it was your world
Ah, you fake just like a woman, yes, you do
You make love just like a woman, yes, you do
Then you ache just like a woman
But you break just like a little girl

-Egil

February 27: Bob Dylan Love Sick, Atlantic City, 1999 (video)

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I’m walking through streets that are dead
Walking, walking with you in my head
My feet are so tired, my brain is so wired
And the clouds are weeping

Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?
I spoke like a child; you destroyed me with a smile
While I was sleeping

This is indeed a GREAT version.

Copa Room
Sands Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey
27 February 1999
Early show

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

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Feb 26: Bob Dylan plays Christchurch, New Zealand in 2003 (audio)

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I’m not sure if a live concert can get any better than this one. The
sound quality was excellent, the guitar work of Tony and Larry just
amazing and Bob’s piano work really does add new colour. I feel George is far too busy as a drummer and there were times when both Bob and Tony seemed to be trying to communicate to him how the songs should go. Billy does not have the finesse of Charlie but hopefully he will listen to what is happening and develop. Anni DiFranco referred to Mr Dylan and his killer band, how good would this band be with Garth Hudson on organ?
~Les Memory (boblinks.com)

Westpac Trust Entertainment Centre
Christchurch, New Zealand
26 February 2003

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bill Burnette (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

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Feb 25: Bob Dylan – Knocking On Heavens Door, Sydney 1986

Photo by Jimmy Steinfeldt
Photo by Jimmy Steinfeldt

Mama, take this badge off of me
I can’t use it anymore
It’s gettin’ dark, too dark for me to see
I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

Entertainment Centre
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
25 February 1986

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar) with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers:
  • Tom Petty (guitar)
  • Mike Campbell (guitar)
  • Benmont Tench (keyboards)
  • Howie Epstein (bass)
  • Stan Lynch (drums)
  • Debra Byrd, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec, Elisecia Wright (backing vocals)

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