Bob Dylan: 7 Brilliant live versions of “Shooting Star”

Seen a shooting star tonight
And I thought of you
You were trying to break into another world
A world I never knew

Studio version
Recorded: 14 or 15 March 1989
Recorded location: The Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana
Producer: Daniel Lanois
Engineer: Malcolm Burn and Mark Howard

Live:
Performed onstage: 1990-2013 -> 126 times
First time: Jun 09, 1990
Last time: Aug 01, 2013

Roma Palaeur
Rome, Italy
6 June 1991

I always kind of wondered
If you ever made it through
Seen a shooting star tonight
And I thought of you



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Bob Dylan Best Songs from the 70s – 6 different lists (Rolling Stone, Uncut, The Guardian and more..)

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’
I was layin’ in bed
Wondrin’ if she’d changed at all
If her hair was still red

Four of the original lists aren’t actually made up of songs only from the 1970s, but I’ve pulled out the songs recorded in the 1970s and ranked accordingly.

The Guardian

From the list “Bob Dylan’s 50 greatest songs – ranked!” – April 2020

    1. Idiot Wind – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    2. Tangled Up in Blue – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    3. I Shall Be Released – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)
    4. Hurricane – Desire (1976)
    5. Simple Twist of Fate – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    6. Isis – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    7. Slow Train – Slow Train Coming (1979)
    8. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
    9. If Not For You – New Morning (1970)
    10. Forever Young – Planet Waves (1974)
    11. Went to See the Gypsy – New Morning (1970)
    12. Changing of the Guards – Street-Legal (1978)

Idiot Wind

Tangled Up In Blue

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Bob Dylan: 6 Fabulous live versions of “License to Kill”

Man thinks ’cause he rules the earth he can do with it as he please
And if things don’t change soon, he will
Oh, man has invented his doom
First step was touching the moon

Studio version:
Recorded: April 13, 1983
Location: Studio A, Power Station, New York City, New York
Producer: Mark Knopfler & Bob Dylan
Engineer: Neil Dorfsman

Live:
Performed onstage: 1984, 1986-88, 1993, 1995, 1998 -> 46 times
First time: May 28, 1984
Last time: Sep 26, 1998

NBC Studios
Rockefeller Center
New York City, New York
22 March 1984

Late Night with David Letterman

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Bob Dylan: 7 live versions of “Hazel”

Hazel, dirty-blonde hair,
I wouldn’t be ashamed to be seen with you anywhere,
You got something I want plenty of,
Ooh, a little touch of your love.

Recorded: November 06, 1973
Recorded location: Studio B, The Village Recorder – West Los Angeles, California
Producer: Rob Fraboni
Engineer: Rob Fraboni Nat Jeffery – assistant engineer

Performed onstage: 1976, 1994, 2004-05 -> 8 times
First time: Nov 26, 1976, Last time: Jun 10, 2005

Winterland
San Francisco, California
25 November 1976

Hazel, stardust in your eye,
You’re going somewhere and so am I,
I’d give you the sky high above,
Ooh, for the touch of your love.



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Bob Dylan – 6 Great Live Versions of “Lenny Bruce”

Lenny Bruce is dead but his ghost lived on and on
Never did get any Golden Globe award, never made it to Synanon
He was an outlaw, that’s for sure
More of an outlaw than you ever were
Lenny Bruce is gone but his spirit’s living on and on.

A great Dylan song recorded May 14, 1981. Released on the album “Shot of Love” August 10, 1981. Dylan has sung the song 117 times on stage, first time June 10, 1981 and last performance was November 02, 2019.

I wrote that song in five minutes! It is true, I rode with him once in a taxi cab. I thought it was a little strange after he died, that people made such a hero out of him. That when he was alive he couldn’t even get a break. And certainly now, comedy is rank, dirty and vulgar and very unfunny and stupid, wishy-washy and the whole thing.
.. But he was doing this same sort of thing many years ago and maybe some people aren’t realizing that there was Lenny Bruce, you know, who did this before and that is what happened to him. So these people can do what they’re doing now. I don’t know, you know.
–> Bob Dylan (Dave Herman Interview – July 1981)

Palace des Sports
Avignon, France
25 July 1981

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