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PostPosted: Mon September 8th, 2008, 23:01 GMT 
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The way I understand it: People on a handful of Dylan discussion boards were asked to submit their favorite shows. They could choose 1. They could choose up to 75. I think they were asked to avoid the official releases and focus on unofficial material. No other criteria. In looking at the list, I think perhaps it should be called the top 75 Bob Dylan concert RECORDINGS. Because it is paying as much attention to sound quality as to performance. More so in some cases in my opinion. But for those interested--it's a good starting point.

(Somewhere in one of the top 75 threads, the person who solicited the lists wrote a few simple guidelines for selection)


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PostPosted: Sat September 20th, 2008, 19:24 GMT 

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I was at Hammersmith Apollo 2003. Agree it was one of the best I have seen.

However, to me it comes second to Bob's Glasgow Barrowlands gig in 2004. Was anyone else there?


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2008, 17:18 GMT 
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littlesallysanctus wrote:
Gee the concert in 1964 i was about in 4th grade. but nonetheless, if it was a halloween concert was he wearing a costume? pictures, anyone?


He had his Bob Dylan mask on. He was masquerading.


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2008, 17:23 GMT 
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Manchester 5th Apr 95 should be on there instead of Brixton, its far superior


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PostPosted: Sat October 4th, 2008, 00:56 GMT 
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Saratoga Springs 2008

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PostPosted: Thu October 9th, 2008, 21:56 GMT 
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zuluarab wrote:
However, to me it comes second to Bob's Glasgow Barrowlands gig in 2004. Was anyone else there?


Yes!!


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PostPosted: Tue October 14th, 2008, 01:14 GMT 

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zuluarab wrote:
However, to me it comes second to Bob's Glasgow Barrowlands gig in 2004. Was anyone else there?


Yes!!


That was a great gig because of the atmosphere, the fact that it was in such an intimate setting and the crowd/Bob interaction but the actual performance was just ok, a great It Ain't Me Babe though, I have to seek out the show again to listen to


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PostPosted: Tue October 14th, 2008, 06:12 GMT 

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How Dublin 2005 can get in there, when Birmingham 18 Nov 2005 didn't, is a major mystery. Birmingham is the best Bob concert, and best singing by Bob, of the last 7 or 8 years.


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PostPosted: Wed October 15th, 2008, 17:28 GMT 
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Crazy list.
The top ten are all well known bootleg titles.

I could come up with an alternative top ten list that would knock that out the water.

No Upper Darby 1988?
No Montreal 1975?
No Munster 2000?
San Francisco 1980?
Nothing from London or Paris 1990?
Prague 11th March, 1995, jeez, the first show is good but it ain't even the best Prague show, let alone worthy of all time top ten!


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PostPosted: Wed October 15th, 2008, 17:32 GMT 
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Sheffield 1966.
That show is as good as anything ever released, officially or otherwise.

The two complete shows we have from 1963 are better than everything on that top ten


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PostPosted: Wed October 15th, 2008, 19:08 GMT 
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Sheffield 1966.
That show is as good as anything ever released, officially or otherwise.

The two complete shows we have from 1963 are better than everything on that top ten



I'm amazed Sheffield 66 is not number one nothing he has done since that magnificent performance in South Yorkshire comes close.


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PostPosted: Wed October 15th, 2008, 19:14 GMT 
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zuluarab wrote:
I was at Hammersmith Apollo 2003. Agree it was one of the best I have seen.





The three shows in London 03 (Brixton, Bush, Hammersmith) are way overrated they had great set lists but I always thought the wonderful set lists hide three very average performances.


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PostPosted: Thu October 16th, 2008, 17:21 GMT 
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diamond sutra wrote:
songanddanceman wrote:
Sheffield 1966.
That show is as good as anything ever released, officially or otherwise.

The two complete shows we have from 1963 are better than everything on that top ten



I'm amazed Sheffield 66 is not number one nothing he has done since that magnificent performance in South Yorkshire comes close.


In total agreement. Is the electric portion of this show available (other than Leopard Skin and One Too Many Morning)?


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PostPosted: Sun November 16th, 2008, 21:53 GMT 
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i cant believe it but i was actually at one of those shows (Atlanta 2002)which is pretty good considering ive only seen him 4 times.

i do remember it being really good. i was recruiting a friend of mine that night and Dylan totally came through for me.


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PostPosted: Mon December 8th, 2008, 02:39 GMT 

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Get a hold of a recording of Bob's performance at Stanhope, New Jersey, July 2000...last concert of that
leg of the tour, a no-holds-barred full tilt blast with Larry C. and Charlie S. at their finest. Great from
the first note of "Duncan and Brady" to the last note of "Blowin' in the Wind". Especially fine version of
"Blind Willie McTell."


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I probably would have replaced one with a 2004 show... possibly Kool Haus. I do think that a 1966 show should be in the top 10. Sheffield is amazing.


Hi, by 'koolhaus' are you referring to the toronto venue? i seem to recall that was march 2003--or is this a different show?
thanx


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Vienna in June 2009 (Stadthalle), specially "All along the Watchtower", "Masters of War" and Highway 51".


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Oporto, Spain (4-8-99)


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AndoDoug wrote:
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I probably would have replaced one with a 2004 show... possibly Kool Haus. I do think that a 1966 show should be in the top 10. Sheffield is amazing.


Hi, by 'koolhaus' are you referring to the toronto venue? i seem to recall that was march 2003--or is this a different show?
thanx

Kool Haus was March 21, 2004 and a very good show indeed but I prefer The Phoenix show from the night before. It featured:
Desolation Row
Tangled Up In Blue
Million Miles
Positively 4th Street
If You See Her, Say Hello
Standing In the Doorway

in succession from the third slot to the ninth and these six songs are simply jaw drop majestic! For their power and beauty, they are, without a doubt, the most fantastic run of songs Dylan has ever played.

The night finished with one of the greatest performances of All Along the Watchtower ever recorded. Freddy and Larry were absolutely on top of it. If you can get this show, it is not to be missed. It will not disappoint!


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It's hard to quibble with this list. There are always individual dates that can be proposed additions, for so many reasons. I only have one comment--nothing from 1989?! I have so many shows from that year and they are just great. The variety and chances he took were worthy of at least a few being on that list. That's it from me.


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PostPosted: Thu August 18th, 2016, 14:34 GMT 
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It's been 8 years since this list was compiled. I'd love to see an updated list of the Top 75.

It'd also be interesting to see a "best of each year" poll... Maybe a nomination thread for each year on a Friday, then run the poll on a Monday?

Heck... I may even do that.


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PostPosted: Fri August 19th, 2016, 02:14 GMT 
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songanddanceman wrote:
Crazy list.
I could come up with an alternative top ten list that would knock that out the water.

No Upper Darby 1988?
No Montreal 1975?
No Munster 2000?
San Francisco 1980?
Nothing from London or Paris 1990?
Prague 11th March, 1995, jeez, the first show is good but it ain't even the best Prague show, let alone worthy of all time top ten!

This post highlights issues of how a list like this is produced. In the early rounds of the best songs list we merely solicited suggestions, and better informed individuals weighed in. Later these suggestions were added to polls and promptly lost to their better known peers. Note that it's unlikely that most who vote against boots that have not been made more easily available have had a chance to hear them (thus the value of these projects).
We need a panel like the ones Mojo puts together imho


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PostPosted: Fri August 19th, 2016, 02:22 GMT 
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I agree, let's do a new project on this but don't let the riff raff decide on it. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri August 19th, 2016, 02:45 GMT 
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AndoDoug wrote:
songanddanceman wrote:
Crazy list.
I could come up with an alternative top ten list that would knock that out the water.

No Upper Darby 1988?
No Montreal 1975?
No Munster 2000?
San Francisco 1980?
Nothing from London or Paris 1990?
Prague 11th March, 1995, jeez, the first show is good but it ain't even the best Prague show, let alone worthy of all time top ten!

This post highlights issues of how a list like this is produced. In the early rounds of the best songs list we merely solicited suggestions, and better informed individuals weighed in. Later these suggestions were added to polls and promptly lost to their better known peers. Note that it's unlikely that most who vote against boots that have not been made more easily available have had a chance to hear them (thus the value of these projects).
We need a panel like the ones Mojo puts together imho


I don't know why the Fairfax, Virginia show from 2002 didn't make the Top 75 list at least. It's better than the Atlanta show.


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