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 Post subject: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Tue December 12th, 2017, 03:37 GMT 

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While I'm sure that people love these two years (especially on a Bob Dylan website!) is it not considered a part of the Golden Era? A precious thread draws the line at 1996 and onward into 2003, but I thought it would begin somewhere in '94 or at least '95. I would really enjoy hearing some thoughts on these years and where they fit in Dylan's best touring years to various people. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Tue December 12th, 2017, 10:21 GMT 

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St Louis
Koln
Prague
Kiel
Boston, obviously
New York 2nd night
Syracuse

probably the highlights imo


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Tue December 12th, 2017, 12:12 GMT 

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For me the renaissance began with the Great Music Experience in May '94.

The 1995 UK dates were amongst the greatest Dylan shows I've ever seen. After '91 and '93, I never expected him to be anywhere near that good again


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Tue December 12th, 2017, 14:55 GMT 

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For me it is the last show in Philadelphia (and last show of the year): December 17, 1995. That is among my favorite Dylan shows ever.


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Tue December 12th, 2017, 15:20 GMT 

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The Spring 1994 leg through the Midwest and South was tremendous.


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Tue December 12th, 2017, 15:43 GMT 

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totally agree...spring 94...something comes into him and the band...

While, I do love the spring 95 and probably the most "talked about" within this time frame...I prefer the October 95 shows by a landslide...and all of 1996 for me...

my gold and most rewarding bob moments fall between Summer 1991 thru fall of 1996. Personally, I can find 'almost' all that attracts me to live Dylan within.

Happy listening


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Tue December 12th, 2017, 16:09 GMT 
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My first Bob Dylan show, Birmingham April 2nd 1995 - sublime pie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9ozCLTFYOY

Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
All Along The Watchtower
What Good Am I?
Tombstone Blues
Tears Of Rage
Mr. Tambourine Man
Desolation Row
To Ramona
Highway 61 Revisited
Jokerman
Lenny Bruce
Like A Rolling Stone
It Ain’t Me, Babe


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Tue December 12th, 2017, 16:19 GMT 
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lovethatcountrypie wrote:
The Spring 1994 leg through the Midwest and South was tremendous.

I was on the rail between Bob and J. J. Jackson at the Valparaiso (IN) show April 16, 1994. The set lists during that tour were good and the band delivered. Bob himself seemed to be enjoying the experience. I don't think you can go wrong with this era of the NET.


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Tue December 12th, 2017, 17:55 GMT 
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94 & 95 are a little blurry,
clear enough to recall multiple shows were worthwhile.
Highgate with Jerry & The Dead is the blurriest.
Will take further research, study & a lotta beer-talk around
a warm fire to come up with any scraps of detailed observations.


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Tue December 12th, 2017, 18:39 GMT 

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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
94 & 95 are a little blurry,
clear enough to recall multiple shows were worthwhile.
Highgate with Jerry & The Dead is the blurriest.
Will take further research, study & a lotta beer-talk around
a warm fire to come up with any scraps of detailed observations.


That's a faulty way of setting up an investigation. You're going to like these shows, even if they're shite, in that environment.


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Tue December 12th, 2017, 21:50 GMT 

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For me it's

Theatre of Living Arts 1995 AKA Pedlar Now Speaks
Krakow 1994 (The best version of I Don't Believe You - his singing!)
Roseland 1994
The Prague Shows 1995

In fact I prefer almost all of 1994 over 1995


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Wed December 13th, 2017, 00:49 GMT 
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Mickvet wrote:
Still Go Barefoot wrote:
94 & 95 are a little blurry,
clear enough to recall multiple shows were worthwhile.
Highgate with Jerry & The Dead is the blurriest.
Will take further research, study & a lotta beer-talk around
a warm fire to come up with any scraps of detailed observations.


That's a faulty way of setting up an investigation. You're going to like these shows, even if they're shite, in that environment.

Faulty reality? That sounds like shite in and of itself.


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Wed December 13th, 2017, 02:39 GMT 

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I saw Dylan in the fall of 1995 and was shocked by his appearance--in person, he looked far younger and healther than he had 2-3 years earlier (the 30th Anniversary concert, the David Letterman/Radio City Music Hall appearance, etc.) Something tells me that at some point in 1993-94, Dylan made a conscious effort to get healthier, and by 94-95, the results were manifest.


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Wed December 13th, 2017, 04:12 GMT 

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Hank wrote:
I saw Dylan in the fall of 1995 and was shocked by his appearance--in person, he looked far younger and healther than he had 2-3 years earlier (the 30th Anniversary concert, the David Letterman/Radio City Music Hall appearance, etc.) Something tells me that at some point in 1993-94, Dylan made a conscious effort to get healthier, and by 94-95, the results were manifest.


I see what you mean, and I'm glad he put forth the effort to take better care of himself. When I was getting back into Dylan's work, one of the first live shows I had heard was Woodstock '94. From there I went looking for more shows from that year as well as the following year. That one '95 performance of Shelter from the Storm in Prague is so great! They should do another official release of these years (not that I don't like Unplugged)


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Wed December 13th, 2017, 05:36 GMT 
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Hank wrote:
I saw Dylan in the fall of 1995 and was shocked by his appearance--in person, he looked far younger and healther than he had 2-3 years earlier (the 30th Anniversary concert, the David Letterman/Radio City Music Hall appearance, etc.) Something tells me that at some point in 1993-94, Dylan made a conscious effort to get healthier, and by 94-95, the results were manifest.


Victor Maymudes (Bob's former road manager) documented that Bob quit drinking in 1994 and in my opinion the shows became noticeably stronger and more consistent than in the early years of the Never Ending Tour, and arguably his most consistently strong shows since 1986.

It has also been documented Bob received vocal coaching prior to the Japan Great Music Experience show and I believe he was quoted as saying he felt he was singing better than he had for 15 years!

I'm not sure I would call 1994 a different era to 92 or 93, that incarnation of the touring band with Bob Dylan, John Jackson, Bucky Baxter, Tony Garnier and Winston Watson had been playing together since 1992 and I don't think the 94 shows are dramatically different musically than 93, the difference is Bob sounding noticeably more focused and clear than he had shown for a number of years.


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Wed December 13th, 2017, 06:20 GMT 
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I must admit that I have listened to '95 a lot more than '94 over the years. I was lucky to see a few '95 UK shows and so it holds a special place in my heart.
Surprised no-one has mentioned Berkeley '95 yet. Definitely a much revisited listen from my collection.


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Wed December 13th, 2017, 07:20 GMT 
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The Bard wrote:
I must admit that I have listened to '95 a lot more than '94 over the years. I was lucky to see a few '95 UK shows and so it holds a special place in my heart.
Surprised no-one has mentioned Berkeley '95 yet. Definitely a much revisited listen from my collection.


Berkeley, Brixton. that show with Garcia; lots of contenders for stand-out '95 shows. '94, the only thing off the top of my head is Roseland Ballroom.


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Wed December 13th, 2017, 08:23 GMT 

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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Mickvet wrote:

That's a faulty way of setting up an investigation. You're going to like these shows, even if they're shite, in that environment.

Faulty reality? That sounds like shite in and of itself.


I think you've taken me up wrong. I just meant that with the talk, the beer and the warm fire, the music might sound better than it is. Billy Joel could begin to sound good under those circumstances! And yes, I was only talking shite, probably still am.


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Wed December 13th, 2017, 08:51 GMT 

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The band is rubbish in '94-95, but Bob's vocals are generally a lot stronger than 1992/93. Some standout performances (professionally recorded, which always helps) like Woodstock and Unplugged. The early '95 shows are great, at least the acoustic sets are, where the pedestrian nature of the band is less obvious.


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Wed December 13th, 2017, 09:32 GMT 

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I was listening to Woodstock 94 yesterday. While there are some good performances - Masters of War, Don't Think Twice, I Shall Be Released, Just Like a Woman - there are some really awful ones too. Particularly where he does that "cram the whole line into the first chord as fast as possible and wait for the band to catch up" thing, the worst case being All Along the Watchtower - Theremustbesomewayoutofheresaidthejokertothethief........................


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Wed December 13th, 2017, 12:17 GMT 
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My father got as a present a double Woodstock 94 compilation record, one song per artist.
From Bob they included Highway 61 revisited. rocks


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 Post subject: Re: Live 1994-1995
PostPosted: Thu December 14th, 2017, 08:35 GMT 

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mjmooney wrote:
I was listening to Woodstock 94 yesterday. While there are some good performances - Masters of War, Don't Think Twice, I Shall Be Released, Just Like a Woman - there are some really awful ones too. Particularly where he does that "cram the whole line into the first chord as fast as possible and wait for the band to catch up" thing, the worst case being All Along the Watchtower - Theremustbesomewayoutofheresaidthejokertothethief........................


Closely followed by, 'Earlyonemorningthesunwasshingandhewaslayinginbed...'.


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