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



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September 12: Bob Dylan @ Great Woods Performing Arts Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts in 1993

bob dylan great woods 1993

..nothing short of amazing. The performance is dead-on, and the vocals are way up front in your face. The recording is perfect digital quality right off of the soundboard. The show itself is among the best of the tour, and the song line-up is a taper’s dream..
~bobsboots.com

..in near  perfect quality and showcasing a focused, “biting” Dylan peformance  that simply sizzles. The opening number sets the table nicely, with a rough and tumble vocal and lengthy harp fills that indicate Bob is in a lively mood on this night. The line recording catches every little nuance and inflection with startling clarity.
~from “Deep Beneath The Waves”

Great Woods Performing Arts Center
Mansfield, Massachusetts
12 September 1993

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

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July 21: Bob Dylan @ Camden, London 1993 – Photos

Dylan makes a surprise appearance at Camden Lock market, an open-air market in Camden Town, London, where he is filmed in a restaurant called Fluke’s Cradle and walking around in a top hat and frock coat by ex-Eurythmic Dave Stewart. The resultant footage appears as a promotional video for “Blood in My Eyes” cleverly lip-synched and intercut with shots of Dylan signing autographs and walking among the crowds. Dylan is accompanied by his regular bodyguard, Jim Callaghan, but remains very approach- able throughout the afternoon, even when dining at the restaurant.
-Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

On July 21, 1993 Bob Dylan walked around in Camden Town, London in a top hat filming the video for “Blood In My Eyes”. He signed autographs and seemed relaxed. There are many cool pictures of this event, here are 18. And of course the video for “Blood In My Eyes”.

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