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Video of Bob Dylan performing a stunning version of “Visions of Johanna” in Portsmouth 2000





Ain’t it just like the night to play tricks when you’re tryin’ to be so quiet?
We sit here stranded, though we’re all doin’ our best to deny it
And Louise holds a handful of rain, temptin’ you to defy it
Lights flicker from the opposite loft
In this room the heat pipes just cough
The country music station plays soft
But there’s nothing, really nothing to turn off
Just Louise and her lover so entwined
And these visions of Johanna that conquer my mind

I´ve posted videos (including this one) from this great concert in Portsmouth before.

But this version of VOJ is so incredible it deserves a post for itself.

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April 24: Bob Dylan: The 8th and last Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan session 1963




bob dylan freewheelin

 Freewheelin’ in it’s released form is essentially a “best of” from one of the most creative years in Dylan’s life. The lag between sessions resulted in an album whose sound metamorphosed at least twice.
~Clinton Heylin (BD – The Recording Sessions)

Dylan nailed 5 master versions for “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” @ this important recording session.

bob dylan freewheelin shots

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April 24: Video of Bob Dylan performing “My Back Pages” in Utica, New York in 1997





bob dylan utica 1997

Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rollin’ high and mighty traps
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
“We’ll meet on edges, soon,” said I
Proud ’neath heated brow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

Real nice version with a lovely and rather long harmonica part by our man.

Hamilton College
Stanley Performing Arts Center
Utica, New York
24 April 1997

  • 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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Bob Dylan: Videos from Boulogne Billancourt, France – April 21, 2017





Boulogne Billancourt, France
Seine Musicale
April 21, 2017

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

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Bob Dylan: Videos from Paris concert April 20, 2017 – updated





Paris, France
Zenith Paris
April 20, 2017

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

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