Bob Dylan 990720 in Albany
Cuesheet from Maggie Z. From: NN Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 00:23:07 EDT Subject: Albany Dylan To: firstname.lastname@example.org As a huge Dylan fan, I am always happy to attend a concert and never pass up an opportunity to see Dylan. However, I am dying to hear more variety. I have heard Watchtower and Tangled Up In Blue at every show. It seems to be a repetition of the same 25 songs-in my experience. I would love to go and hear Isis, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, She Belongs to Me, Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat (which I am happy to see he's been playing), etc. The Albany show was great. I especially loved the versions of Maggie's Farm and My Back Pages. I was amazed at the melancholy and passion with which he performs Not Dark Yet. The duet with Paul Simon was memorable, but a little bizarre. Sounds of Silence was great! Dylan knew very few words to Wanderer...its just not a tune for him and he appeared to know it. Knocking on Heavens door was okay, and I had to laugh when Dylan threw in "I hear you knockin but you can't come in." I appreciated his friendly jab at Simon after they were finished performing together. As a true Dylan fan, I feel that he could tour less and offer us more variety. I am NEVER disappointed. I have heard Tangled Up In Blue live 16 times and he always makes a different, new impression upon me. Because it is always different, always with a different tone. I have never seen Simon before, but was totally pleased and surprised by his show. He is a great performer and pleased the audience-we were all dancing. Well, the younger crowd appeared to be dancing and the older crown sat equipped with popcorn and ice cream (a generalization). I usually do not dance for Dylan shows as I am there to hear the greatest poet of the twentieth century. During Simon, It was impossible to sit still for Graceland, Mrs. Robinson, and Diamonds on The Soles of Her Shoes...Simon has an energetic and positive disposition. I was familiar with everything except the Capeman Songs. I can see why that show wasn't that popular. The guys were great. They are lucky to have suck great bands backing them. Wonderful and unforgettable show.