Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1993

My whole thing has been about disallowing demagoguery. The songs I recorded in my past, they’re almost like demos. I’m still trying to figure out what some of them are about. The more I play them, the better idea I have of how to play them. My audience has changed over a couple of times now, a lot of ‘em don’t even know ‘Like a Rolling Stone.’ They’re not enchanted by the past, and I don’t allow the past to encroach on the present.
-Bob Dylan (to Greg Kot – August, 1993)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date February 5, 1993
End date October 9, 1993
Legs 4
No. of shows 33 in Europe
40 in North America
3 in the Middle East
76 in Total

Huntsville Convention Center
Huntsville, Alabama
19 April 1993

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

Gates of Eden

Of war and peace the truth just twists
Its curfew gull just glides
Upon four-legged forest clouds
The cowboy angel rides



Palatrussardi di Milano
Milano, Italy
27 June 1993

Hard Times (Stephen Foster)

Let us pause in life’s pleasures and count its many tears
While we all sup sorrow with the poor
There’s a song that will linger forever in our ears
Oh, hard times, come again no more


Plaza des Toros
Gijon, Spain
8 July 1993

It Ain’t Me, Babe

Go away from my window
Leave at your own chosen speed
I’m not the one you want, babe
I’m not the one you need


The Supper Club
New York City, New York
17 November 1993
Early show

Queen Jane Approximately

When your mother sends back all your invitations
And your father, to your sister he explains
That you’re tired of yourself and all of your creations
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane


The Supper Club
New York City, New York
17 November 1993
Late show

I Shall Be Released

They say every man must need protection
They say every man must fall
Yet I swear I see my reflection
Some place so high above the wall



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Recommended concerts from 1993

  • June 27, 1993 – Milano, Italy
  • July 8, 1993 – Gijon, Spain
  • September 12, 1993 – Great Woods, Mansfield, MA
  • September 14, 1993 – Holmdel, New Jersey
  • November 16, 1993 – The Supper Club, NYC
  • November 17, 1993 – The Supper Club, NYC

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