Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1992

There comes a point for everything, but… ah, you know… playing music’s a full time job you know, It’s hard to shut if off and turn it off and on like a faucet.
-Bob Dylan (to Stuart Coupe, March 1992)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date March 18, 1992
End date November 15, 1992
Legs 5
No. of shows 20 in Oceania
61 in North America
11 in Europe
92 in Total

The early weeks of May found Dylan in resplendent form; some of the best shows of the NET are claimed to have come from these particular dates.
~Andrew Muir (One More Night: Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour)

The Warfield Theater
San Francisco, California
5 May 1992

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Jerry Garcia (guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Ian Wallace (drums)
  • Charlie Quintana (drums & percussion)

Idiot Wind

Someone’s got it in for me
They’re planting stories in the press
Whoever it is I wish they’d cut it out quick
But when they will I can only guess



San José Event State Center
San José, California
9 May 1992

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Ian Wallace (drums)
  • Charlie Quintana (drums & percussion)

Perhaps the best of the West-coast shows..[1992]…features the last “Most Of The Time”, Dylan’s face beaded with sweat, visibly living each phrase.
~Clinton Heylin (A Life In Stolen Moments)

Most of the Time

Most of the time
I’m clear focused all around
Most of the time
I can keep both feet on the ground


Ippodromo di Maia
Merano, Italy
7 July 1992

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

I dreamed I saw St. Augustine
Alive as you or me
Tearing through these quarters
In the utmost misery


Broome County Forum
Binghamton, New York
12 October 1992

Simple Twist of Fate

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark
Tingle to his bones


F.M. Kirby Center
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
1 November 1992

West L.A. Fadeaway (Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter)

I’m looking for a chateau, twenty one rooms but one will do
I’m looking for a chateau, twenty one rooms but one will do


Youtube playlist

Recommended concerts from 1992

  • April 24, 1992 – Waikiki, Hawaii
  • May 5, 1992 – San Francisco, California
  • May 9, 1992 – San José, California
  • October 12, 1992 – Broome County Forum, Binghamton, NY.
  • October 28, 1992 – Paramount Theatre, Springfield, MA.
  • November 1, 1992 – Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • November 11, 1992 – Clearwater, Florida

-Egil

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