The last show of the 1975 tour @ Madison Square Garden, New York City – 8 December 1975.
The show was a benefit concert for the imprisoned boxer, Hurricane Carter, hence the name of the show: “The Night of the Hurricane.” Special guests for the night: Robert Flack and Muhammad Ali.
The people from the Hurricane Carter movement kept calling me and writing me. And Hurricane sent me his book, which I read and which really touched me. I felt that the man was just innocent, from his writings and knowing that part of the country. So I went to visit him and was really behind him, trying to get a new trial.
~Bob Dylan (to Bill Flanagan, March 1985)
We’re gonna play this song now. This is what this concert, or this show is all about, and this person, he’s a beautiful man, and beauty should never be in prison.
~Bob Dylan (before Hurricane)
- When I Paint My Masterpiece
- It Ain’t Me, Babe
- The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
- Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
- It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
- Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
- Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
- The Times They Are A-Changin’
- Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)
- Mama, You Been On My Mind
- Never Let Me Go (Joseph C. Scott)
- I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
- I Shall Be Released
- Love Minus Zero/No Limit
- Simple Twist Of Fate
- Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
- Hurricane (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
- One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
- Just Like A Woman
- Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
- This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
This is Scarlet here, Scarlet Rivera … don’t clap yet! We’re got a new song to play for you. It’s called Romance In Durango. Influenced by the past and a bridge to the future.
~Bob Dylan (before Romance In Durango)
Romance In Durango:
Here’s another new song. This is about the marriage ceremony between man and woman, it’s what happens when you get married, called Isis.
~Bob Dylan (before Isis)
The concluding date of Bob Dylan’s legendary 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour doubled as a benefit for wrongly imprisoned prizefighter Rubin Carter, the subject of Dylan’s famed narrative “Hurricane.” An excellent companion to Sony’s official release The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Live 1975, this unauthorized two-disc set captures the performance in its entirety, complete with superior sound quality and a beautiful package that mirrors Sony’s own aesthetics. The fiery, sinuous folk-rock sound that defined the Rolling Thunder dates reaches its apex here. Familiar songs like “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” and “Just Like a Woman” radiate new life, galvanized by Dylan’s impassioned vocals and his all-star band’s crackling energy.
~Jason Ankeny (allmusic.com)
Gonna dedicate this song to Mr. Richard Manuel, who does it so well.
~Bob Dylan (before I Shall Be Released)
I Shall be Released:
Gonna dedicate this to all our sisters out there tonight.
~Bob Dylan (before Oh, Sister)
Lots of people make up the Rolling Thunder Revue, a lot of people who make it up you don’t see, and we are the Rolling Thunder Revue, and we shall return! ~Bob Dylan (before Sara)
Here is a great article written by Harold Lepidus (examiner.com ):