Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1994

EG: Was playing at Woodstock [1994] a special moment?
Bob Dylan: Nah, it was just another show, really. We just blew in and blew out of there. You do wonder if you’re coming across, because you feel so small on a stage like that.
-Edna Gundersen Interview – May 1995

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date February 5, 1994
End date November 13, 1994
Legs 5
No. of shows 14 in Asia
73 in North America
17 in Europe
104 in Total

Todaiji Temple
Nara, Japan
22 May 1994
The Great Music Experience. Produced by Tony Hollingsworth

  • Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal)
  • Phil Palmer (guitar)
  • Wix” Vickens (keyboards)
  • Pino Palladino (bass)
  • Jim Keltner (drums)
  • The Tokyo New Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Kamen.

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?
I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways



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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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Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1999

Bob Dyaln 1999

Touring is something you either love or hate doing. I’ve experienced both. I try to keep an open mind about it. Right now, I’m enjoying it. The crowds make the show. Going onstage, seeing different people every night in a combustible way, that’s a thrill. There’s nothing in ordinary life that even comes close to that.
– Bob Dylan (Edna Gundersen interview for USA Today – April 1999)

Never Ending Tour 1999
Start date January 26, 1999
End date November 20, 1999
Legs 5
No. of shows 98 in North America
21 in Europe

119 in total

Every N.E.T. junkie seems to agree that 1999 was a wonderful Dylan year. Strong performances in all 5 legs.
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