October 13: Bob Dylan – Upper Darby, PA 1988 – Soundcheck & Full concert

After a three-week break, Dylan has scheduled four shows in New York with two warmup shows on the outskirts of Philadelphia to conclude his 1988 touring activities. Before the first Philadelphia show, Dylan has an extended soundcheck during which he runs through three country classics with the band: “Give My Love to Rose,” “I Don’t Hurt Anymore,” and ‘Tm Moving On.” The show itself is Dylan’s first since 1986 to feature over 20 songs, including a seven-song encore, four acoustic, three electric, concluding with an impressive “Every Grain of Sand.” “Bob Dylan’s 115’th Dream” and “With God on Our Side” are included. The notion of a full-band version of “Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream” sounds amazing, but in reality Dylan strips it of all its humor.
–>Clinton Heylin (A life in Stolen Moments)

The Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
13 October 1988

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

Soundcheck before concert

1. Give My Love To Rose (Johnny Cash)
2. Give My Love To Rose (Johnny Cash)
3. I Don’t Hurt Anymore (Don Robertson-Jack Rollins)
4. I’m Movin’ On (Hank Snow)
5. What’d I Say (Ray Charles)
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September 16: Great Bob Dylan Concert in Aberdeen 2000 (video)

Another great gig from 2000, the embedded video includes the last 7 songs in the setlist.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
Aberdeen, Scotland
16 September 2000

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

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September 3: Bob Dylan @ Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles 1965

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With the same band and repertoire as at Forest Hills, Dylan plays a major west coast show. However, this time far more of the audience are enthusiastic about the show, and Dylan treats them to an encore. Afrer the show, he attends a Hollywood-style party, along with 300 other guests, at which he meets a longtime idol, Marlon Brando.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

…The historical value of these long-lost and much-bootlegged tapes cannot be overstated, however. Alternative Edge’s Hollywood Bowl 1965 boasts the same source limitations as rival releases and features the show in its entirety (minus the finale of “Mr. Tambourine,” missing from all known recordings), making it an essential addition to any serious Dylan enthusiast’s collection.
~Jason Ankeny (allmusic.com)

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, California
3 September 1965

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & electric guitar)
  • Robbie Robertson (guitar)
  • Al Kooper (organ)
  • Harvey Brooks (bass)
  • Levon Helm (drums)

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August 27: Bob Dylan: Merrillville, Indiana – 1990 (full concert audio)

Then, after the semi-acoustic set, Dylan dedicates a heartfelt version of “Moon River” to Stevie Ray Vaughan, following it with a rather magnificent cover of a Robert Hunter
song, “Friend of the Devil.”
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)

Notes:

  • Only known version of Moon River
  • First Friend Of The Devil
  • Moon River was dedicated to Stevie Ray Vaughan who died in a helicopter crash the night before after having played at an Eric Clapton concert in Alpine Valley.

Star Theatre
Merrillville, Indiana
27 August 1990

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

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August 23: Watch Bob Dylan @ Oakes Garden Theatre, Niagara Falls 2003

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Oakes Garden Theatre
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
23 August 2003

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)
  • Freddie Koella (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

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August 21: Bob Dylan Portland, Oregon 1990 (audio)

..they were terrific, spectacularly good… superb!
… Most of all, I think, the wondrous music this team is creating at this show is a reflection of the mind-state of the singer/rhythm guitarist/bandleader/harmonica player – Bob Dylan, the author of this magnificent work of accidental art, this recording which stops time and leaves me as a listener breathless and thrilled, over and over again.
-Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performance Artist 1986-1990 And Beyond)

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, Oregon
21 August 1990

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

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