Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 2000

We’re playing over here with a lot of pride, it’s a big honor to play in this country, Great Britain. When I grew up, they used to tell me about the Battle of Britain, RAF, Winston Churchill, all that stuff. Now, we all know that Britain stood alone and without any allies; and that always meant a lot to me and everybody that I grew up With.
-Bob Dylan (Onstage, Wembley Arena, London, 5th October 2000)

Never Ending Tour 2000

Start date March 10, 2000
End date November 19, 2000
Legs 5
No. of shows 75 in North America
37 in Europe
112 in Total

The year 2000 is regarded by many bobcats to be among the best N.E.T. years.

The year kicked-off with 2 great shows @ Anaheim, California on March 10. The early show featured 2 live debuts; Tell Me That It Isn’t True and Things Have Changed.

Sun Theatre
Anaheim, California
10 March 2000
Early show

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

Tell Me That It Isn’t True

I have heard rumors all over town
They say that you’re planning to put me down
All I would like you to do
Is tell me that it isn’t true


The Gorge Amphitheatre
George, Washington
18 June 2000

House Of The Risin’ Sun (trad.)

There is a house down in New Orleans
They call the rising sun
And it’s been the ruin of many poor girl
And me, oh God, I’m one.


Guildhall
Portsmouth, England
24 September 2000

Visions of Johanna

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


Halle Münsterland
Münster, Germany
1 October 2000

Dignity

Fat man lookin’ in a blade of steel
Thin man lookin’ at his last meal
Hollow man lookin’ in a cottonfield
For dignity


Wembley Arena
London, England
6 October 2000

Blind Willie McTell

Seen the arrow on the doorpost
Saying, “This land is condemned
All the way from New Orleans
To (new) Jerusalem”
I traveled through East Texas
Where many martyrs fell
And I know no one can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell


Recommended concerts from 2000

  • March 10, 2000 – The Sun Theater, Anaheim, CA. Early.
  • March 10, 2000 – The Sun Theater, Anaheim, CA. Late.
  • March 16, 2000 – Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
  • March 17, 2000 – Reno Hilton Theater, Reno, NV
  • May 24, 2000 – Freileichtbühne Junge Garde, Dresden, Germany
  • June 18, 2000 – The Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA
  • September 23, 2000 – Cardiff International Centre Arena, Cardiff, Wales
  • September 24, 2000 – Guildhall, Porthsmouth, England
  • September 25, 2000 – Guildhall, Porthsmouth, England
  • October 1, 2000 – Halle Münsterland, Münster, Germany
  • October 5, 2000 – Wembley Arena, London, UK.
  • October 6, 2000 – Wembley Arena, London, UK.

-Egil

Van Morrison’s 50 Greatest Songs Countdown – #44 Redwood Tree

And it smells like rain
Maybe even thunder
Won’t you keep us from all harm
Wonderful redwood tree

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August 3: Bob Dylan @ Inglewood, Los Angeles, California 1986 (audio)

Bob Dylan 1986

 

The Forum
Inglewood
Los Angeles, California
3 August 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)

The Queens Of Rhythm:

  • Carolyn Dennis (backing vocals)
  • Queen Esther Marrow (backing vocals)
  • Madelyn Quebec (backing vocals)
  • Louise Bethune (backing vocals)

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Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1999

Bob Dyaln 1999

Touring is something you either love or hate doing. I’ve experienced both. I try to keep an open mind about it. Right now, I’m enjoying it. The crowds make the show. Going onstage, seeing different people every night in a combustible way, that’s a thrill. There’s nothing in ordinary life that even comes close to that.
– Bob Dylan (Edna Gundersen interview for USA Today – April 1999)

Never Ending Tour 1999
Start date January 26, 1999
End date November 20, 1999
Legs 5
No. of shows 98 in North America
21 in Europe

119 in total

Every N.E.T. junkie seems to agree that 1999 was a wonderful Dylan year. Strong performances in all 5 legs.
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Van Morrison’s 50 Greatest Songs Countdown – #45 Rave On, John Donne

John Donne

Rave on John Donne, rave on thy Holy fool
Down through the weeks of ages
In the moss borne dark dank pools

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”
-John Donne

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Watch Full Concert – Bob Dylan @ Target Center, Minneapolis 1998

Bob Dylan 1998

As a follow up to my latest post:

Minneapolis 1998 is indeed among Dylan’s best concerts of 1998.

Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
23 October 1998

  • 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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