Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 13:18:29 +0500 From: xyx Subject: DEEP BENEATH THE WAVES vol 12 It's midnight on bay, lights are shining and the sailboats sway And that cool ocean breeze, runnin' down through the Keys..... "Wait a minute, this is the Dylan list, the Neil Young list is over there, YOU BOTTOM DWELLING SQUID BRAIN!!!!" Sorry, lost my bearings. Ready for another, yes? "THERE IS A PLACE OF BROKEN DREAMS" 3CD (Flashback) Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA 05/08/86 (31 songs incl/Petty sets) plus 10 trax filler from (3) different 1986 venues Very nice soundboard recording of complete MtnView show w/23 trax from BD, eight from TP. As I had heard the quality was suspect on this, I was pleasantly surprised to find the quality much better than I had anticipated. Not up to the soundboard standard of Marseilles '93, mind you, but very good nonetheless. Personally, I favor the acoustic and mid-tempo performances from this show, the rocking songs Bob speeds thru as if a 33rpm played at 45 (Shake A Hand, 4th Street, Clean Cut Kid). Mid-tempo tracks featuring some excellent keyboard work by Benmont Tench are a highlight (Ill remember You, Ballad of a Thin Man, We had it All), as are the excellent acoustic performances (One Too Many Mornings, Hard Rain, I Forgot More duet w/Petty, Lonesome Town w/spoken tribute to Ricky Nelson). As was often the case in '86, BD pulled out some early rockers- Good Rockin' Mama (w/John Lee Hooker), Uranium Rock. Let me also add that I find Mike Campbell to be a very distinctive guitar player and one who "did right" by the songs with his playing. Another highlight is Ry Cooder's Across the Borderline. The bonus trax are from audience sources and include Unchain my Heart, House of the Rising Sun, Union Sundown, Knockin', Ramona, Real You, Mr. TMan,.... with no duplication from the Shoreline show. Quality is decent, though by no means great, however IMO it exceeds the quality of some of the same trax found on another Dylan CD entitled "Covering Them." Petty tracks take up close to an hour, meaning the Dylan tracks could have all fit on a double CD. Program 'em out if you like. This is a nice companion piece to "Lonesome Town" Vols 1&2 and the various Westwood One single CDs as a document of the '86 tour. Well worth picking up, IMO. The packaging, to be blunt, sucks. A trifold cardboard sleeve whose only redeeming feature is that the trax are all timed. No photos or pics, though, only a lame guitar design. Until the next time - xyx P.S. Apologies for the error on authorship of "A Couple More Years"