Classic concert: Bob Dylan Newcastle, June 22, 2004

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I have to agree with the Newcastle 22nd reviews. This show was very
special. From the opening Seeing the Real You At Last to the encores.
I will never forget the echoing vocal on Cold Irons Bound which danced
around the Arena, it was like listening to Moses.
Rob Pattison (Boblinks review)

BOB DYLAN
METRORADIO ARENA
NEWCASTLE
ENGLAND
June 22, 2004
97 mins

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Bob Dylan: 5 Great live versions of “I Want You”

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The guilty undertaker sighs
The lonesome organ grinder cries
The silver saxophones say I should refuse you
The cracked bells and washed-out horns
Blow into my face with scorn
But it’s not that way
I wasn’t born to lose you

I want you, I want you
I want you so bad
Honey, I want you

“I Want You” is one of many brilliant songs from the best album ever made “Blonde On Blonde“.

Here are five great live versions:

Westfalenhalle 1
Dortmund, West Germany
15 September 1987

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Tom Petty (guitar), Mike Campbell (guitar), Benmont Tench (keyboards), Howie Epstein (bass) & Stan Lynch (drums)


On this Dortmund tape you can hear an intro to “I Want You” that gathers such momentum as piano is joined by bass and then drum and then harmonica, that its energy and personality become unstoppable and can be felt throughout the song, in the spirit of the vocal and the way singer and musicians work together.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performance Artist 1986-1990 And Beyond (Mind Out Of Time)

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November 14: Bob Dylan Like A Rolling Stone , Toronto, 2012

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Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
14 November 2012

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you ?
People’d call, say, “Beware doll, you’re bound to fall.”
You thought they were all kiddin’ you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin’ out
Now you don’t talk so loud
Now you don’t seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal.

How does it feel?
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone ?

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Bob Dylan: 2 versions of Neil Young’s Old Man – Happy Birthday Neil Young

Bob and Neil

Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.

Old man look at my life,
Twenty four
and there’s so much more
Live alone in a paradise
That makes me think of two.

Bob Dylan has only covered one Neil Young song – Old Man.

He played Old Man 33 times on his 2002 tour, and here are 2 of them:

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November 10: Bruce Springsteen released Live/1975–85 in 1986

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It’s not enough. By anyone else’s standards, of course, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live/1975-85 is an embarrassment of riches — five albums and ten years’ worth of barroom, hockey-arena and baseball-stadium dynamite; greatest hits, ace covers, love songs, work songs, out-of-work songs — the ultimate rock-concert experience of the past decade finally packaged for living-room consumption, a special gift of thanks to the fans who shared those 1001 nights of stomp & sweat and the best possible consolation prize for the poor bastards who could never get tickets.

~David Fricke – rollingstone.com

 

Thunder Road – October 18, 1975 at The Roxy Theatre:

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