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PostPosted: Thu July 13th, 2017, 22:55 GMT 
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I think most people here agree that the 2000-2002 era was a very important time in Dylans performances. I feel after that he lost a bit of passion and creativity. Im well aware of the 2003 Hammersmith and 2004 Motril shows. But besides that whats worth listening to?


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PostPosted: Thu July 13th, 2017, 23:41 GMT 

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I think most people here agree that the 2000-2002 era was a very important time in Dylans performances. I feel after that he lost a bit of passion and creativity. Im well aware of the 2003 Hammersmith and 2004 Motril shows. But besides that whats worth listening to?


'93-'95 for a resurgent Dylan for the last time really going out on a limb vocally.


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 00:29 GMT 
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Make yourself familiar with http://thousandhighways.blogspot.com if you're looking to explore eras


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 00:38 GMT 
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Oh, Im sorry, I of course meant post-2002 in the title. Could someone change that,because I cant edit the post.


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 01:27 GMT 
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Dublin 2005 may be one of the best Dylan shows of all time. Just pitch perfect performances from beginning to end.
ALL of the England shows at the end of 2003 are essential.
There are plenty of moments in the organ years I like but it sounds like not so much your taste.
The next unquestionable great live period is 2013-14 (and still strong but those had the best set/vocals). It's obviously very consistent but I'd go for one of the Tokyo shows as the best representation of the set.


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 02:10 GMT 

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Spring 04 i think is a fantastic tour. High energy from start to finish on that tour. Underrated. Some nice arrangements to boot.


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 03:30 GMT 
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NEP wrote:
Spring 04 i think is a fantastic tour. High energy from start to finish on that tour. Underrated. Some nice arrangements to boot.


Yup.


boiledgutsofbirds wrote:
Dublin 2005 may be one of the best Dylan shows of all time. Just pitch perfect performances from beginning to end.


Yessir.


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 03:39 GMT 
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I really enjoy the Fall 2006 tour as well. First tour with Modern Times in the mix and it really shines. Especially that final show in New York with the debut of Ain't Talkin'. Great show.


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 07:28 GMT 

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Fall 13- right now: there may be grumbles about static setlists and too much "Sinatra" but I'm convinced we're still in a miraculous late period where his vocal has magically rediscovered itself. Stockholm 13 for sensational sound, Tokyo CC 14 (better performance and sensational sound), Detroit 15 Hungry Hoss remaster of Soomlos(Send McG a pm), Paducah 16 Soomlos, still waiting on a truly must ha e 2017 boot but Spots Nottingham is the one that keeps me going.

Fall 09: plenty of edge and Charlie's return seems to have put a bomb under everyone - in a good way

Dublin 05: as mentioned already but think everyone referring to the sensational 2nd show.


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 07:44 GMT 
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Fall 13- right now: there may be grumbles about static setlists and too much "Sinatra" but I'm convinced we're still in a miraculous late period where his vocal has magically rediscovered itself. Stockholm 13 for sensational sound, Tokyo CC 14 (better performance and sensational sound), Detroit 15 Hungry Hoss remaster of Soomlos(Send McG a pm), Paducah 16 Soomlos, still waiting on a truly must ha e 2017 boot but Spots Nottingham is the one that keeps me going.

Good summary of the Set years. And if you're looking for an outlier, the two Rome 2013 shows are in great sound (crystal cat)


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 08:13 GMT 

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I'm pretty ignorant as to Bob's NET performances, but what I DON'T like is what I can only call his 'rushed' delivery. That strange mannerism of cramming all the words of a line into the first few bars, while the band plays sedately on, until the next line starts, at which point he gabble-speaks (little attempt at melody) that one. It's awful - when did he start doing that?


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 11:49 GMT 

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on that spring 2004 tour

Standout versions of many songs on a nightly basis.

Blind Willie Mctell (some of best outings on NET imo)
Cry Awhile ( my favs are found on this tour..just great vocals throughout)
Cold Irons (even with echo)
LARS (started that hip hop drum skip over chorus which worked well)
Saving Grace
Girl From N.C , BOOTS & Lonesome Death (handled nicely in the electric prances)
Down Along Cove


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 14:56 GMT 

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Boston and NYC theater runs spring 2004. Consistently excellent and interesting shows.


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 17:00 GMT 
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I can also recommend the spring tour 2004! Bob's voice is pretty rough through the whole year, but it doesn't stop him from giving lovely performances!

Highlights from 2004:
A Change Is Gonna Come, Blind Willie McTell (DeKalb), Cry A While, Down Along The Cove, Not Dark Yet (Motril/DeKalb), Moonlight (that lovely uplifting arrangement - St. Paul), Tears Of Rage (including a new verse! - Boone), Not Dark Yet (Motril/DeKalb), Dignity (Rochester), God Knows (fierce! - Brockton), Man In The Long Black Coat, Million Miles (West Lafayette), No More One More Time (San Francisco), Ring Them Bells (some lyrical changes here - Washington), Seeing The Real You At Last (Poughkeepsie), Senor (Detroit), Trying To Get To Heaven (lyrical changes also - Atlantic City), Under The Red Sky (Detroit), This Wheel's On Fire (San Francisco), Ballad Of A Thin Man (Washington), Forever Young (Atlantic City), I Believe In You (Washington)


And I can wholeheartedly recommend this particular compilation from the spring tour 2005:
http://thousandhighways.blogspot.de/201 ... dings.html


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 17:09 GMT 

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tears from boone is nuts good. My favorite version. Good stuff. And Change Gonna Come...perfecto cover...one great vocal of passion.


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 20:53 GMT 
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gnr10 wrote:
I think most people here agree that the 2000-2002 era was a very important time in Dylans performances. I feel after that he lost a bit of passion and creativity. Im well aware of the 2003 Hammersmith and 2004 Motril shows. But besides that whats worth listening to?


There are great shows in every phase of Dylan's career. I actually prefer many post-2002 shows to the 2000-2002 era.

- Berlin 2003 and the entire European Tour 2003 (Freddy Koella on guitar!)
- St. Louis 2004
- Chicago 2004
- London/England 2005 (all shows)
- New York City 2006
- Minneapolis 2008
- Kalamazoo 2008
- New York City 21.11.2008
- Rothbury 2009
- Orange Beach 2009
- Berkeley 10.10.2009
- Seoul 2010
- Tampa 2010
- Lyon 2010
- Beijing 2011
- Oberhausen 2011
- Calgary 2012
- New York City 2012
- Brussels 2013
- Mainz 2015
- Berlin 2015 (Oct. 14)
- Los Angeles 2016
- Frankfurt 2017


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PostPosted: Fri July 14th, 2017, 21:46 GMT 

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Great list, Shadow, but I'd add in some more from 2014, which I think has probably been the strongest start-to-finish touring year in recent memory; highlights are:

- Tokyo 4th April
- Tokyo 7th April (best version of 'Forgetful Heart')
- Klam, Austria
- Pori, Finland
- Denver, CO
- Minneapolis 5th November (stunning show)
- Philadelphia 23rd November
- New York 3rd December

Also, as I've not seen it mentioned, Memphis 2011 is a great show.


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PostPosted: Sat July 15th, 2017, 11:03 GMT 

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Portland, Oregon, Memorial Coliseum, October 14, 2006 - great show, starts with tombstone blues and a lovely tom thumb's blues

Boston, Massachusetts, Agganis Arena, November 12, 2006 - maybe the best denny freeman show! and just look at the setlist:

1. Absolutely Sweet Marie
2. Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
3. Honest With Me
4. Positively 4th Street
5. Masters Of War
6. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
7. When The Deal Goes Down
8. Cold Irons Bound
9. Every Grain Of Sand
10. Rollin' And Tumblin'
11. Tangled Up In Blue
12. Nettie Moore
13. Highway 61 Revisited

(encore)
14. Thunder On The Mountain
15. Like A Rolling Stone
16. All Along The Watchtower

New York, New York, The United Palace, November 21, 2008 - the return of gotta serve somebody and a wonderful tomorrow is a long time


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PostPosted: Sat July 15th, 2017, 11:52 GMT 
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Thank you very much for your recommendations. I heard some spring 2004 shows and they are mindblowing. I especially loved the Chicago 2004 show. Freddy Koella is doing an amazing work there and its a shame he only was part of the band for such a short time.

But I also have a recommendation. Last year I quite often listened to the 2004 Rochester show. And if my memory serves me well that was one of the best Dylan performances Ive ever heard:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV1trgLBD74
The version of high water is also great.


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PostPosted: Sat July 15th, 2017, 20:24 GMT 
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2004 Rochester is great. Best Lonesome Day Blues there is!


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PostPosted: Sun July 16th, 2017, 14:36 GMT 
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Spring 2004.
Two drummers & Freddy K. on the guitar provided unique colors to the palette. Freddie played the guitar like an Impressionist painter taking to the canvas. Bob let Freddy explore more than he did other guitarists for good reason. Try the 3rd night in Detroit with Jack White. Bob's vocal was particularly gruff during this time - great contrast to the gentle complex arrangement of North Country Girl.
Larry Campbell is still onboard for another year or so. After Freddy's departure, I tend to gravitate toward the return of Charlie Sexton in '09 then again a few years later.
Some gems between that time of course..


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PostPosted: Wed October 11th, 2017, 01:35 GMT 

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Great suggestions here - thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed October 11th, 2017, 17:27 GMT 
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gnr10 wrote:
I think most people here agree that the 2000-2002 era was a very important time in Dylans performances. I feel after that he lost a bit of passion and creativity. Im well aware of the 2003 Hammersmith and 2004 Motril shows. But besides that whats worth listening to?


I'm on a current mission to reveal to the people how awesome the 2011 Milan gig is. You want proof? Here's the proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjNbsaqDwKg


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PostPosted: Wed October 11th, 2017, 18:01 GMT 

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gnr10 wrote:
I think most people here agree that the 2000-2002 era was a very important time in Dylans performances. I feel after that he lost a bit of passion and creativity. Im well aware of the 2003 Hammersmith and 2004 Motril shows. But besides that whats worth listening to?


I'm on a current mission to reveal to the people how awesome the 2011 Milan gig is. You want proof? Here's the proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjNbsaqDwKg


Thanks for the recommendation. I find myself rarely disappointed by directions from the people on here.

For my own part, I can vouch for that 2005 Dublin show (and the other one the night before), as I was privileged enough to have been at both.


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PostPosted: Wed October 11th, 2017, 18:23 GMT 
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Mickvet wrote:

Thanks for the recommendation. I find myself rarely disappointed by directions from the people on here.

For my own part, I can vouch for that 2005 Dublin show (and the other one the night before), as I was privileged enough to have been at both.


That's a good one. In the same breath I'd mention Brixton 2005 (the whole run).


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