Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1989

My reason for getting into songwriting was having something to sing. My songs aren’t written for great singers. They’re written for me.
-Bob Dylan (Edna Gundersen interview for USA Today, September 21, 1989)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date May 27, 1989
End date November 15, 1989
Legs 3
Shows 21 in Europe
78 in North America
99 in total

Les Arènes
Frejus, France
13 June 1989

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G.E. Smith (guitar).

Lakes Of Pontchartrain (trad.)

It was on one fine March morning,
When I bid New Orleans adieu,
And I was on the road to Jackson town,
My fortunes to renew,

The Beacon Theatre
New York City, New York
10 October 1989

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G. E. Smith (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Christopher Parker (drums)

Everything Is Broken

Broken lines, broken strings,
Broken threads, broken springs,
Broken idols, broken heads,
People sleeping in broken beds

The Beacon Theatre
New York City, New York
12 October 1989

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

The Beacon Theatre
New York City, New York
13 October 1989

What Good Am I?

What good am I if I’m like all the rest
If I just turn away, when I see how you’re dressed

Ben Light Gymnasium
Ithaca College
Ithaca, New York
29 October 1989

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)

Disease Of Conceit

There’s a whole lot of people suffering tonight from the disease of conceit
Whole lot of people struggling tonight from the disease of conceitv

Recommended concerts from 1989

  • June 11 – Brussels
  • June 13 – Les Arènes, Frejus, France
  • June 15 – Madrid, Spain
  • August 29 – Las Cruces, NM
  • October 10 – The Beacon, NYC
  • October 11 – The Beacon, NYC
  • October 12 – The Beacon, NYC
  • October 20 – Poughkeepsie, NY
  • October 27 – Troy, NY