Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bob Dylan
3 Nights in Southern Ontario
2008-11-11,2008-11-12 & 2008-11-15

Thought I was only going to see one Dylan show this year...then he books a tour in Southern Ontario. That alone might not have been enough except that a friend was coming in from Italy for some shows and I thought...hell, if you can't see Bob when you're being a good host, when can you?

Pretty well anytime you want, seems to be the answer.

Big surprise/tease first night out...there's no Stu or Denny onstage.
Paul James is playing lead!
The band has life!
Bob is on fire!
He looked right at me!

What a treat to see someone on stage moving.

Alas the dream ended on the 6th song when the current, less than electric, ensemble took it's place.

Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.


John Labatt Centre

London ON

Disc 1
Track 01 Intro/Cat's in the Well
Track 02 Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Track 03 The Levee's Gonna Break
Track 04 Spirit on the Water
Track 05 Stuck Inside of Mobile (with the Memphis Blues Again)
Track 06 Masters of War
Track 07 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Track 08 John Brown
Track 09 Beyond the Horizon
Track 10 Highway 61
Track 11 Shooting Star
Track 12 It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

Disc 2

Track 01 Under the Red Sky
Track 02 Thunder on the Mountain
Track 03 Ain't Talkin'
Track 04 (audience)
Track 05 Like A Rolling Stone
Track 06 Band Intro's/talk
Track 07 All Along the Watchtower

An even better show tonight...5 more songs with Paul James, 4 of them new. Monster tunes: Tangled Up In Blue, Desolation Row, Man In the Long Black Coat, Simple Twist of Fate...tough to argue with those. Bob's also doing some weird shit with 'stacatto singing'...added something to Tangled...turned Desolation Row into a bit of spectacle. James energized Bob and this night it carried over to the band.

GM Center, Oshawa ON

1. The Wicked Messenger
2. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Bob on harp center stage)
3. The Levee's Gonna Break
4. Tangled Up In Blue
5. High Water (for Charlie Patton)
6. Man In The Long Black Coat
7. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (Bob center stage)
8. Desolation Row
9. 'Til I Fell In Love With You (Bob on harp center stage)
10. Simple Twist Of Fate
11. Honest With Me
12. When The Deal Goes Down
13. Highway 61 Revisited
14. Nettie Moore
15. Thunder On The Mountain

16. Like A Rolling Stone
17. All Along The Watchtower

So it seems the experiment with Paul James is continuing...only without Paul James. At the Sudbury show on Thursday Bob employed only Denny in the lead spot for 5 songs. Tonight in Kingston, Stu gets his turn...and he makes the most of it.

This show started well. The most enjoyable songs, other than the obvious THC with Bob on lead guitar, were songs I'm not normally keen about hearing. Maggies, LLL and MYFML were all interestingly different. This was balanced by the less than stellar renditions of a few songs I generally like; JLAW and Hwy61 in particular.

Bob Dylan
K-Rock Centre
Kingston ON

Disc 1
Track 01 Intro
Track 02 Maggies Farm
Track 03 Lay Lady Lay
Track 04 Things Have Changed
Track 05 Spirit on the Water
Track 06 Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
Track 07 Just Like A Woman
Track 08 The Levees Gonna Break
Track 09 Make You Feel My Love
Track 10 Stuck Inside of Mobile (With the Memphis Blues Again)
Track 11 Ballad of Hollis Brown
Track 12 Honest With Me

Disc 2

Track 01 The Lonsesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Track 02 Highway 61
Track 03 Nettie Moore
Track 04 Thunder On the Mountain
Track 05 audience
Track 06 Like A Rolling Stone
Track 07 Band Intro
Track 08 All Along the Watchtower

It's been awhile since I've put back-to-back(skipashow)to-back Dylan nights together but the song breakdown looks real nice.

36 different songs out of 51 over three nights

Cat's In The Well 2008/11/11
Love Minus Zero/No Limit 2008/11/11
Masters Of War 2008/11/11
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight 2008/11/11
John Brown 2008/11/11
Beyond The Horizon 2008/11/11
Shooting Star 2008/11/11
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) 2008/11/11
Under The Red Sky 2008/11/11
Ain't Talkin' 2008/11/11
The Wicked Messenger 2008/11/12
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues 2008/11/12
Tangled Up In Blue 2008/11/12
High Water (For Charley Patton) 2008/11/12
Man In The Long Black Coat 2008/11/12
Desolation Row 2008/11/12
'Til I Fell In Love With You 2008/11/12
Simple Twist Of Fate 2008/11/12
When The Deal Goes Down 2008/11/12
Maggie's Farm 2008/11/15
Lay, Lady, Lay 2008/11/15
Things Have Changed 2008/11/15
Just Like A Woman 2008/11/15
Make You Feel My Love 2008/11/15
Ballad Of Hollis Brown 2008/11/15
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll 2008/11/15 (26X1)

Spirit On The Water 2008/11/11,2008/11/15
Stuck Inside Of Mobile 2008/11/11,2008/11/15
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum 2008/11/12,2008/11/15
Honest With Me 2008/11/12,2008/11/15
Nettie Moore 2008/11/12,2008/11/15 (5X2)

The Levee's Gonna Break 2008/11/11,2008/11/12,2008/11/15
Highway 61 Revisited 2008/11/11,2008/11/12,2008/11/15
Thunder On The Mountain 2008/11/11,2008/11/12,2008/11/15
Like A Rolling Stone 2008/11/11,2008/11/12,2008/11/15
All Along The Watchtower 2008/11/11,2008/11/12,2008/11/15 (5X3)

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