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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 05:17 GMT 

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Lou Reed wrote:
Hello from Buffalo

Duke was unbelievable. During "Thunder" Bob stopped playing for a full minute and leaned against the piano soaking it all in.

"What Good Am I" sounded exactly like the Oh Mercy version (including vocals)

"Tangled" very unique, Bob on piano the whole time

First time no organ since '01??? (even though it was set up in its usual spot)

Different arrangement of "Pay in Blood" compared to Detroit

The band sounded GREAT!!!


Thanks for the notes! As for the keyboard, Bob did not touch the keyboard at all during the Chicago show last November. I think there were a few additional shows towards the end of the tour that did not have keyboard as well. It's definitely a positive trend.


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 05:20 GMT 

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Tony on Beatle bass?!


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 05:20 GMT 
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Great setlist!!

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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 05:35 GMT 

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Hi folks,

I'm a new member here, but having just gotten back home to Toronto from the Buffalo show, not ready to go to bed, having a beer, I thought I'd post a few remarks on the show tonight. It was magnificent. When the lights when on at the end I felt stunned and deeply satisfied (so much so I had to bum a smoke on the way out). I don't believe I was anywhere near the only one feeling this way. At least where I was standing (about ten feet from the rail) the audience was very responsive. Bob's voice was just terrific--warm, affective, communicative. He did not touch a guitar or the organ. Even the harp he didn't touch until - I think - tangled, but the crowd of course loved it when he did. And after that he was with it a lot, and to really beautiful effect, playing off Duke and vice versa. There were three mirrors--didn't bother me in the slightest. He said not a single word (no "thank you friends!). Who cares. He didn't bring the band up to stand a bow. Twice - after H61 and after Ballad of a TM - he stood by the mike and sort of extended his arm. It was most dignified and appropriate. He certainly has changed his approach with the musicians. By the time I saw him in TO last November he had chased them all to the left side of the stage with his piano--I loved the show no less for that, mind you. But this time around Duke had a fair bit of liberty--with Bob even, as someone else mentioned, sort of laying his arms on the top of his piano and listening during Thunder. (Although at the time, from his expression, I wasn't altogether sure he wasn't regarding Duke's extended solo somewhat sardonically, though that may not be the case. He shared some sort of joke with Donnie--kept turning to him and laughing and then even went right over and said something to him in the middle of Duke's solo.) Of course What Good Am I was a dream--though I got a bit distracted by having to ask a drunken monkey to quieten down. Tangled was really special. Reworked in a really restrained way, so that there was this wonderful tension between the natural forward movement of the song and his holding it back with the key he was singing in. In Pay in Blood, also, he reigned in it's forward movement -- at first it was not even recognizable. Wonderful though. No complaints at all. I did miss Charlie's subtle elaborations, but Duke's solos were really nice. Donnie was more forward again. His banjo appeared to not be properly plugged in at the start of HW, but then he got it going. Nice on Blind Willie too. Beautiful poster too--no image of Bob on it. Just bold font against a grainy black and white of tree trunks (small print titles it "spring forward"). All and all a great, great show. Can't wait for California next weekend!


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 05:44 GMT 
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holy crap. bob rules. haven't read what others wrote. will tomorrow. or after I remember my thoughts. so there's no harmonica for like 7 or more songs. he's centre stage the first 3 songs, opened with things have changed. no charlie. centre stage no harmonica was weird. he clapped along for second. wasn't sure about duke until tangled up in blue but now i'm sold! the dude is great, and he's not held back. yet anyway. weird how one guy can make the whole sound of everything so different. much slower tangled which was kinda meh until duke dude kicked in and changed everything. super cool. during thunder duke was playing and bob just leaned over the piano watching him enjoying it like everyone else. wanted pay in blood, got pay in blood, lyric changes "my conscience is clear, how (or what) about yours?" hee hee. yay bob. what good am I was the absolute greatest highlight. man oh man. that made it all worthwhile. I could go home tomorrow 100% totally satisfied. but I won't. hahaha. was on the rail at centre alongside 5 other Canadians. I like us. no band intro. the mirrors are stupid. oh, some lady made an announcement that the bob Dylan tour has requested that we enjoy the show live and in person and not through the lens of a camera, but not to worry, they have a professional photographer onsite to capture the whole evening and those photos will be posted on their website. I like scarlet town. I didn't like pay in blood as much as i'd been hoping for it. 4 tempest songs is pretty cool. blind willie yay. visions awesome of course. but what good am I, wow wow wow. everyone was happy. bob has a new suit. i'm tired.


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 05:46 GMT 
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smoke wrote:
Great setlist!!

:D

Yeah upsetting setlist :D :D


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 06:08 GMT 
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thanks for the reviews! the hands-on-piano during thunder sounds good. I hope a video comes of that 8)


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 06:08 GMT 
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thanks for the reviews! the hands-on-piano during thunder sounds good. I hope a video comes of that 8)


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 06:14 GMT 
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also...

dawes are really good, great harmonies, i'll see them again for sure.

back to bob.... it sure it nice watching 6 guys who all are happy and enjoying themselves. bye charlie. I like the new guy. I never like the new guy. but I like this guy.

did I mention what good am I? it was a saving grace holy crap moment. and awesome and perfect.

a young buffalo girl in line said dang a lot. I should say dang. it's much more endearing that my usual words. not sure I could pull it off though.

I should brush my teeth. meh. dang it.

whoever said the mirrors are gone is wrong. there were 3 of them with the same dang fingerprints as last year. one on the left on the stage leaning up on an amp, same with towards centre, and one raised on a guitar stand in front of the piano which was really a nuisance.

he never played keyboards once. good.

thin man on piano with no echo. kinda lame ass chopsticks piano playing for a bit but decent overall.

ummmmm. goodnight.


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 06:33 GMT 
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The reports sound very promising !!! :D
Wish I could be there at the shows. :?


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 06:36 GMT 
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awesome setlist, but I already miss Charlie ! :( :( :( Why is Stu still onstage ? arghhhh.... Can't wait for a full audio !


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 07:12 GMT 
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frightsky wrote:
Hi folks,

I'm a new member here, but having just gotten back home to Toronto from the Buffalo show, not ready to go to bed, having a beer, I thought I'd post a few remarks on the show tonight. It was magnificent. When the lights when on at the end I felt stunned and deeply satisfied (so much so I had to bum a smoke on the way out). I don't believe I was anywhere near the only one feeling this way. At least where I was standing (about ten feet from the rail) the audience was very responsive. Bob's voice was just terrific--warm, affective, communicative. He did not touch a guitar or the organ. Even the harp he didn't touch until - I think - tangled, but the crowd of course loved it when he did. And after that he was with it a lot, and to really beautiful effect, playing off Duke and vice versa. There were three mirrors--didn't bother me in the slightest. He said not a single word (no "thank you friends!). Who cares. He didn't bring the band up to stand a bow. Twice - after H61 and after Ballad of a TM - he stood by the mike and sort of extended his arm. It was most dignified and appropriate. He certainly has changed his approach with the musicians. By the time I saw him in TO last November he had chased them all to the left side of the stage with his piano--I loved the show no less for that, mind you. But this time around Duke had a fair bit of liberty--with Bob even, as someone else mentioned, sort of laying his arms on the top of his piano and listening during Thunder. (Although at the time, from his expression, I wasn't altogether sure he wasn't regarding Duke's extended solo somewhat sardonically, though that may not be the case. He shared some sort of joke with Donnie--kept turning to him and laughing and then even went right over and said something to him in the middle of Duke's solo.) Of course What Good Am I was a dream--though I got a bit distracted by having to ask a drunken monkey to quieten down. Tangled was really special. Reworked in a really restrained way, so that there was this wonderful tension between the natural forward movement of the song and his holding it back with the key he was singing in. In Pay in Blood, also, he reigned in it's forward movement -- at first it was not even recognizable. Wonderful though. No complaints at all. I did miss Charlie's subtle elaborations, but Duke's solos were really nice. Donnie was more forward again. His banjo appeared to not be properly plugged in at the start of HW, but then he got it going. Nice on Blind Willie too. Beautiful poster too--no image of Bob on it. Just bold font against a grainy black and white of tree trunks (small print titles it "spring forward"). All and all a great, great show. Can't wait for California next weekend!

:D :D :D thky :!:


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 07:39 GMT 
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Sweet Melinda wrote:
holy crap. bob rules. haven't read what others wrote. will tomorrow. or after I remember my thoughts. so there's no harmonica for like 7 or more songs. he's centre stage the first 3 songs, opened with things have changed. no charlie. centre stage no harmonica was weird. he clapped along for second. wasn't sure about duke until tangled up in blue but now i'm sold! the dude is great, and he's not held back. yet anyway. weird how one guy can make the whole sound of everything so different. much slower tangled which was kinda meh until duke dude kicked in and changed everything. super cool. during thunder duke was playing and bob just leaned over the piano watching him enjoying it like everyone else. wanted pay in blood, got pay in blood, lyric changes "my conscience is clear, how (or what) about yours?" hee hee. yay bob. what good am I was the absolute greatest highlight. man oh man. that made it all worthwhile. I could go home tomorrow 100% totally satisfied. but I won't. hahaha. was on the rail at centre alongside 5 other Canadians. I like us. no band intro. the mirrors are stupid. oh, some lady made an announcement that the bob Dylan tour has requested that we enjoy the show live and in person and not through the lens of a camera, but not to worry, they have a professional photographer onsite to capture the whole evening and those photos will be posted on their website. I like scarlet town. I didn't like pay in blood as much as i'd been hoping for it. 4 tempest songs is pretty cool. blind willie yay. visions awesome of course. but what good am I, wow wow wow. everyone was happy. bob has a new suit. i'm tired.


I love your review :D :D


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 07:49 GMT 
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"Good god this is amazing!"

I can't wait for tapes to show up, from what I've heard it sounds brilliant.


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 08:11 GMT 

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egads we are on the front page.~ :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 08:19 GMT 
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Steichen wrote:
We have songs...

Soon after Midnight and Highwater!



:D


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 08:22 GMT 
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raging_glory wrote:
My heart is pounding!


:) :)


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 08:31 GMT 
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Like A Thin Man wrote:
kyle schreiber ‏@Kyle_Schreiber 3m

ITS SOON AFTER MIDNIGHT AND BOB DYLAN HAS JUST BEGUN!!


:D


Possible SAM?


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 08:38 GMT 
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LOADS OF Fine images here - including a closeup of the Duke

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 454&type=1


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 08:40 GMT 
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27maries wrote:
I'm having trouble not shaking the people around me right now. This set list is making me that excited.


:D :D GREAT :!: :!:


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 08:45 GMT 
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chambre wrote:
Beyond here lies nothing .. Bob center stage with harp


LOVE THIS ONE 8)


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 08:46 GMT 
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williamblanda wrote:
Best Bob has sounded in years... Not a single bark and excellent singing and playing by his band.

'13 will be legendary if this keeps up.

'Night!


I hope Mez has taken care of his mess.

What an incredible opening night! Thanks to all involved.


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 09:03 GMT 
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I don't want to be ........................anway:


1. Duke replacing Charlie.
Probably the best change since years!

2. What good am I?
Really pleasing and good surprise

4. 4 songs of Tempest. No live debut but good start. More songs of the album will 99% follow. 4-5 songs per show might get standard

5. Things have changed as Opener
Well I don't know why but after studying the sets last decades, I'm quiet sure that it was an one off and will move to Tangled after max few shows.

6.Thunder, H61, Boatm.Nothing new same as last years, just different order. Really nothing to get exited. It might change to normal order after few shows.----or not.

7. Voice on Blind Willie sounds bad as last years.- Nothing changed there .Perhaps better on other songs.

8. No LARS! Every show without LARS is better than with LARSor BITW.

9. Chances for changes are bigger than usual but despite more Tempest songs, perhaps 1 or 2 surprises from the 2009-2012 setlist catalogue nothing will happens

10. However although all negativ points probably the best setlist since 2008.

We will see what the future brings.

P.S.: George on brushes on many songs (incl H61!) sounds interesting and softer.


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 09:05 GMT 
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Funny how much praise the Duke gets, after a lot of people being skeptic before last night. :D


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PostPosted: Sat April 6th, 2013, 09:07 GMT 
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Blind Boy Zimmerman wrote:
Funny how much praise the Duke gets, after a lot of people being skeptic before last night. :D


At least no Charlie! :lol:


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