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PostPosted: Wed March 5th, 2008, 21:28 GMT 

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I am looking for some recommendations for great shows between 1999 and 2001. Any suggestions?

Also if you know of shows also have great sounding bootlegs.


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6-14-99 Eugene "Ace of Clubs"
11-13-99 East Rutherford "In the Land of the Boss"
6-18-2000 George "Columbia Recorded Artist"
Almost all the Fall 2000 Crystal Cat Bootlegs are worth getting...I'd recommend the second Portsmouth show.
10-28-01 Milwaukee "Trailing Moss in Mystic Glow"


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PostPosted: Wed March 5th, 2008, 23:10 GMT 
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Best Concert between 1999 & 2001 = Corvallis Oregon October 7, 2001

Wait For The Light To Shine (acoustic) (Larry on mandolin) (song by Fred Rose)
My Back Pages (acoustic) (Larry on fiddle and Bob on harp)
Desolation Row (acoustic)
Searching For A Soldier's Grave (acoustic) (Larry on mandolin)
(song by Johnnie Wright, Jim Anglin and Jack Anglin)
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
Positively 4th Street (Larry on pedal steel)
Summer Days (Tony on standup bass)
Moonlight (Bob on harp and Tony on standup bass)
Masters Of War (acoustic) (Charlie on dobro)
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (acoustic) (Larry on pedal steel)
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (acoustic)
Watching The River Flow (Larry on slide guitar)
Sugar Baby (Tony on standup bass)
Cold Irons Bound
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Larry on slide guitar)
(encore)
Love Sick
Like A Rolling Stone
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (acoustic) (Charlie on electric guitar)
Honest With Me
Blowin' In The Wind (acoustic)

Bob's voice, harmonica & guitar playing were superb. The band was great, the audience loved it. This was the third concert after the release of Love & Theft.

Recordings: http://www.expectingrain.com/discussion ... =corvallis

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PostPosted: Wed March 5th, 2008, 23:49 GMT 
Just get Acoustic 1999 and 2000 first and then go from there.


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Try the Sun Beating At the Altar boot from 2000.


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Josepi wrote:
Try the Sun Beating At the Altar boot from 2000.


That show is damn near perfect. Wonderful song selection, beautifully played, totally involved Dylan.

I'd also recommend Roadmaps for the Soul from 1999 for a wonderful acoustic set.

Cardiff and Portsmouth shows from 2000 have stunningly good sound, and pretty much every show I've heard from 2000 has a great performance.


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Cardiff and Portsmouth shows from 2000 have stunningly good sound, and pretty much every show I've heard from 2000 has a great performance.


Spot on RW... 2000 was his last genuinely great year of touring... the Birmingham show of that year was also very, very good... as was the Dublin shows.


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Some time ago, one of the members of this forum at the time, Steverino, posted a reference list of Bob's Best Shows which he compiled from Bjorner's yearly chronologies. He also included several other sources for recommended shows, all of which were very useful to me when I was building my library. Here is the link to that posting (June 8, 2006):

http://expectingrain.com/discussions/vi ... =reference

I also want to add my own preferences which may or may not be on the list:

Slovenia-Roadmaps For The Soul- 4/28/99-soundboard
Tramps-7/26/99
Santa Cruz-3/15, 3/16/2000
Munster-True Love Needs No Company-10/1/2000 (excellent recording, thought to be a soundboard)


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So many great shows in this period it's hard to go wrong. Start with the compilations and work your way up from there. Comps not mentioned include Tomorrow is Hard Enough (Europe fall 2000) and Pathway to the Stars (US fall 2000).


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thickboy wrote:
Spot on RW... 2000 was his last genuinely great year of touring... the Birmingham show of that year was also very, very good... as was the Dublin shows.


I'd push it a little further, into 2002. But my interest level drops sharply after that.

The U.K. shows in 2000 were spectacular, with the added excitement of not knowing if I was even gonna make it to the ones I had tickets for. (Remember, the fuel crisis was resolved about two days before the Aberdeen gig.)

Glasgow was fantastic. I also have a soft spot for Newcastle: listen again to his sublime rendition of "Delia" from that night.

The only Dylan gig I saw in 2001 was Stirling, which was, er, sterling.


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Thanks for the great suggestions!


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Gothenburg 29 june 2001 is excellent. A great Hollis Brown +++ There is a Crystal Cat recording of the concert.


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A while ago I took votes (hundreds) on his Top 75 Shows, and the results are here. You'll find at least the popular opinions on the best shows from your period there, though of course tastes vary:
http://expectingrain.com/discussions/vi ... hp?t=21208


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Admirable as your list is, Penguins, it has little to do with which Dylan shows were the best, more which recordings are the most popular.

A good example is Atlanta 2002. I was at this show, and while it was enjoyable, it was no better or worse than many others that year. The only reason it appears on your list is because of the amazing quality soundboard (via ALD) recording doing the rounds under various titles. If Tampa, New Orleans, or any other shows from that Winter U.S. tour were available in similar quality, they would surely make the list too.


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Ste wrote:
thickboy wrote:
Spot on RW... 2000 was his last genuinely great year of touring... the Birmingham show of that year was also very, very good... as was the Dublin shows.


I'd push it a little further, into 2002. But my interest level drops sharply after that.

The U.K. shows in 2000 were spectacular, with the added excitement of not knowing if I was even gonna make it to the ones I had tickets for. (Remember, the fuel crisis was resolved about two days before the Aberdeen gig.)

Glasgow was fantastic. I also have a soft spot for Newcastle: listen again to his sublime rendition of "Delia" from that night.

The only Dylan gig I saw in 2001 was Stirling, which was, er, sterling.


My father lived in Nairn at the time of the Aberdeen show... I drove from the Midlands up to see him... then from Nairn to Aberdeen to see His Bobness... then back to Nairn... then back to the Midlands... a twelve hundred mile trip in less than three days... happy memories!

Bob should play an open-air show at Loch Ness... they could advertise it as "His Bobness at Loch Ness" (I have copy-write protection on the slogan... just in case).


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I did the first four: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, and Birmingham. The Scottish shows were relatively easy for me, as I lived in Edinburgh at the time. What I remember vividly was the drive from Newcastle to my mate's house in Knutsford, Cheshire after that night's gig. Horrendous thunderstorm. I could barely see ten feet in front of me on the M1. John Peel saw me safely there, though.


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Ste wrote:
I did the first four: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, and Birmingham. The Scottish shows were relatively easy for me, as I lived in Edinburgh at the time. What I remember vividly was the drive from Newcastle to my mate's house in Knutsford, Cheshire after that night's gig. Horrendous thunderstorm. I could barely see ten feet in front of me on the M1. John Peel saw me safely there, though.


Ah, good memories... the things we do to follow The Master!


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Vienna 99and Dublin 00 are Fantastic Shows.


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Having spent most of the day listening to spring 2000 shows, I change my recommendation to 3/15 at Santa Cruz above all else. Truly unbelievably fantastic and in great sound.


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The answer is staring y'all in the face: Ljubljana 1999!


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I never really listen to the past-no time, but I can recommend Bonnaroo from 2004 I think.
came to me cuz I actually got the whole set on VHS . Didnt realize how close the footage was (recorded by a japanese girl) til i finally watched it the other week. forgotten in a box out of the country but retrieved it and was cool to watch.
Bob on fire. Think it was one of the funnest shows I was at. (aside from this past tour :D which I think was his best yet since 1999 )


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PostPosted: Thu February 1st, 2018, 17:06 GMT 

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Cardiff from September 2000 was magical. everything that Dylan attempted came off. effortlessly.


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Ste wrote:
I did the first four: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, and Birmingham. The Scottish shows were relatively easy for me, as I lived in Edinburgh at the time. What I remember vividly was the drive from Newcastle to my mate's house in Knutsford, Cheshire after that night's gig. Horrendous thunderstorm. I could barely see ten feet in front of me on the M1. John Peel saw me safely there, though.


I did the first four too!

Aberdeen was the best of the lot for me. Still listen to the boot of regularly. Not Dark Yet was excellent.

Front row right in front of Bob at Newcastle.

Had tickets for Sheffield and Cardiff but gave them away and came back to Scotland.

Munster is a good recording too. Rumour a long time ago that it was being recorded for a possible live album. Although Dignity was a bit mince as always.
Tracklist
1-1 Intro
1-2 Duncan And Bray
1-3 John Brown
1-4 Visions Of Johanna
1-5 One Too Many Mornings
1-6 Tangled Up In Blue
1-7 Searching For A Soldier's Grave
1-8 Country Pie
1-9 Standing In The Doorway
1-10 All Along The Watchtower
1-11 Dignity
1-12 Just Like A Woman
1-13 Drifter's Escape
1-14 Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
2-1 Love Sick
2-2 Like A Rolling Stone
2-3 If Dogs Run Free
2-4 Things Have Changed
2-5 I Shall Be Released
2-6 Highway 61 Revisited
2-7 Blowin' In The Wind


Manchester 2002 was also an excellent show I'd recommend. The first acoustic Maggies Farm.
Tracklist
1-1 Intro
1-2 Maggie's Farm
1-3 Senor
1-4 It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
1-5 One Too Many Mornings
1-6 Memphis Blues Again
1-7 Moonlight
1-8 I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
1-9 Lonesome Day Blues
1-10 Masters Of War
1-11 Visions Of Johanna
1-12 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
1-13 Blind Willie McTell
2-1 Summer Days
2-2 Drifter's Escape
2-3 Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
2-4 Things Have Changed
2-5 Like A Rolling Stone
2-6 Forever Young
2-7 Honest With Me
2-8 Blowin' In The Wind
2-9 All Along The Watchtower


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PostPosted: Sat February 3rd, 2018, 05:23 GMT 
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3/10/2000 late show.

Come for the rarities, stay for amazing performances of the standards.

Ithica 1999 is also a standout.

A good point was made above about sound quality - both these shows sound good but are not in the knock-your-socks-off sound of Portsmouth or London 2000 etc. They are fantastic performances, however.


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Ste wrote:
A good example is Atlanta 2002. I was at this show, and while it was enjoyable, it was no better or worse than many others that year. The only reason it appears on your list is because of the amazing quality soundboard (via ALD) recording doing the rounds under various titles.


That's surprising. I absolutely love that one. "Sugar Baby" is probably my favorite from that show.


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