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Bob Dylan 970222 in Akita, Japan

Subject: Feb. 22 Akita
From: NISHIMURA Itsuko (
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 03:49:53 +0900

February 22, 1997

1. Absolutely Sweet Marie
2. Lay, Lady Lay
3. All Along The Watchtower
4. Just Like A Woman
5. Most Likely You Go Your Way
6. Silvio
7. Friend Of The Devil @
8. Mr. Tambourine Man @
9. Masters Of War @
10. God Knows
11. When I Paint My Masterpiece
12. Highway 61
13. Like A Rolling Stone
14. One Too Many Mornings@
15. Rainy Day Woman

Akita was Best for me.

I thought, "Tonight is different because he was wearing
big white tengallon hat."
First song was "Sweet Marie". It was not "Flood"

But he surprised me in "Lay, Lady Lay" still.
Every words of the song were very clear to hear.

And "Watchtower" was not same.
I love the song very much.

I know, so many people hates to hear this great song.
But from the begining,
Akita's "Watchtower" was different.
the Voice made great difference.
Not only the voice, Band's performance were amazing.
Specialy Devid !
Actually, I don't know why I felt it differently so strong.
I can't say very much. But believe me I've enjoyed every minutes
to been there.  :)
you have to listen the tape.

Bob starts sing "God Knows" with only his electric guitar.
Not soft like Woodstock, With great tense voice.

Rhythm of "Masterpiece" were so beautiful.
In the middle of the song.
Bob and Tony looked at my friend with smile.
She has 1st row seat and She was swinging her right hand with big smile.
Her seat was swinging also.
My seat was 3rd row, I could see her (and her hand) very well.

She's terrific.
In Kurashiki, Bob gave her his guitar pick and kiss.
He could be remember her face.

"Masterpiece" for her(?) has beautiful voice.
Every songs from this night has the beautiful voice.

Akita was best for me, Hope everyone will find the tape!

It was very cold night and snow's falling.
Akita is north country in Japan. That's why he sang
great songs so warm?

It is very hard to write about shows in Japan for me.
Especially if it was English. But it is fun. I wish I could write it well.