Bob Dylan: 5 Great live versions of “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

Written by Bob Dylan for his fifth studio album Bringing It All Back Home and recorded January 15, 1965.

Performed 217 times live, first @ Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts – Oct 24, 1965 & last @ Kingsford Smith Park, Seagulls Rugby League Football Club, Ballina, New South Wales, Australia – Mar 31, 2001.

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, California
3 September 1965

The lamppost stands with folded arms
Its iron claws attached
To curbs ‘neath holes where babies wail
Though it shadows metal badge


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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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