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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2008, 00:28 GMT 
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A group of living legends assembled for this event. It's is one of the greatest concerts of all time. Dylan performs like he never had before and never would again. His rendition of North Country Blues must be heard to be believed. A few people say he was too drunk. If anything, the wine only made him more passionate. You can hear in his voice that he's singing his heart out for every man, woman, and child in Chile.


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Yes, so "passionate" that he forgets the words to "Blowin' In The Wind" and insists upon singing for a second time a song that has already been performed that night...and what about that awfully awful "Spanish Is A Loving Tongue"?

I stand askance and cast my eyes sideways at you, sir.


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I enjoy it for what it is. Wouldn't mind hearing a sound board of the whole thing. I can't help but wonder if the tape speed is off or if it's even changing during the recording. It sounds a bit sea sick to me and I'm not sure if him being drunk accounts for all of it.


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I can see why you suspect a speed problem but I'm sure that's the way he sang, with an assortment of unusual note jumps.

The wine surely helped him create this less-than-serious sound, never heard before or since. It fit right in with Ochs' frantic hosting style.

It's fun and I'm glad we have it.


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The Mighty Monkey Of Mim wrote:
Yes, so "passionate" that he forgets the words to "Blowin' In The Wind" and insists upon singing for a second time a song that has already been performed that night...and what about that awfully awful "Spanish Is A Loving Tongue"?

I stand askance and cast my eyes sideways at you, sir.


It is not about remembering the words. It is about passion for the people of Chile.


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any samples? I have never heard these performances...


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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2008, 07:37 GMT 
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It was just posted in Rare Recordins


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I've always liked the performance of North Country Blues. OK, it's not for general public consumption though.

I'm certainly no believer that anything Dylan does is untouchable - far from it. But this is enjoyable for me for reasons I can't really explain. Maybe it's similar to being drawn to looking at some tragic event. (Not that I would enjoy that.)


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I'm not too keen on it at all. I usally can't listen to all three songs Dylan did. He sounds so wishy woshy and i think it really is a terrible performance. It just reminds me of so sloppy shite shows that he done in 1990/91.


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"Yes, so "passionate" that he forgets the words to "Blowin' In The Wind""

Didn't happen. As press reports at the time were quite clear about, he broke off the song because one of the supposed backup singers was out of control, trying to commandeer the lead vocal and otherwise disrupting the performance.


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monicasdude wrote:
"Yes, so "passionate" that he forgets the words to "Blowin' In The Wind""

Didn't happen. As press reports at the time were quite clear about, he broke off the song because one of the supposed backup singers was out of control, trying to commandeer the lead vocal and otherwise disrupting the performance.


Interesting fact, thanks.

Anyone know anything about the rumour concerning dylan falling off the stage due to being wasted!?


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I like 'North Country Blues'. The rest is not good, imo.


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Let me say the people of Chile never had a better friend than Bob Dylan.


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"Anyone know anything about the rumour concerning dylan falling off the stage due to being wasted!?"

Not mentioned in press reports at the time; I don't think that story saw print until four years after the event, when Paul Cable passed it on as a rumor in his "Unreleased Recordings" book. There were quite a few "rumors" and other stories in that book that had little or no factual foundation -- e.g., the "legendary" White Bear LPs -- and this looks to be one of them.


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To think that Bob's appearance is what saved this concert from not happening...


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I was at this show. I was friends with Melanie and her husband Peter and was lucky enough to be backstage. It was a show I will never forget.


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who's the x that plays "change in the weather" song?
the same guy who screams "blowing in the wind" too loud?


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PostPosted: Sun October 19th, 2014, 16:01 GMT 
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Both artists and audience seem extremely drunk. :D


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it's been well documented he was drunk….for those who wonder, what follows is a first-person account……. hope the link works….if not…just type in….


http://snapjudgment.org/bob-dylan-my-lap


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PostPosted: Sun October 19th, 2014, 20:12 GMT 

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>who's the x that plays "change in the weather" song?
>the same guy who screams "blowing in the wind" too loud?

Larry Estridge


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PostPosted: Sun October 19th, 2014, 22:12 GMT 
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The Basement Tapes wrote:
Let me say the people of Chile never had a better friend than Bob Dylan.


I'm sure that's not true.

As for the performances themselves. I have this concert, and I'm not particularly impressed by them either. I thought Arlo Guthrie's performances far eclipsed Dylan's on this particular night.

I've heard several better Dylan concerts and performances.


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