Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1989

My reason for getting into songwriting was having something to sing. My songs aren’t written for great singers. They’re written for me.
-Bob Dylan (Edna Gundersen interview for USA Today, September 21, 1989)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date May 27, 1989
End date November 15, 1989
Legs 3
Shows 21 in Europe
78 in North America
99 in total

Les Arènes
Frejus, France
13 June 1989

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G.E. Smith (guitar).

Lakes Of Pontchartrain (trad.)

It was on one fine March morning,
When I bid New Orleans adieu,
And I was on the road to Jackson town,
My fortunes to renew,



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Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1992

There comes a point for everything, but… ah, you know… playing music’s a full time job you know, It’s hard to shut if off and turn it off and on like a faucet.
-Bob Dylan (to Stuart Coupe, March 1992)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date March 18, 1992
End date November 15, 1992
Legs 5
No. of shows 20 in Oceania
61 in North America
11 in Europe
92 in Total

The early weeks of May found Dylan in resplendent form; some of the best shows of the NET are claimed to have come from these particular dates.
~Andrew Muir (One More Night: Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour)

The Warfield Theater
San Francisco, California
5 May 1992

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Jerry Garcia (guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Ian Wallace (drums)
  • Charlie Quintana (drums & percussion)

Idiot Wind

Someone’s got it in for me
They’re planting stories in the press
Whoever it is I wish they’d cut it out quick
But when they will I can only guess



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