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PostPosted: Sat January 27th, 2018, 03:09 GMT 

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Been on a 1990 kick. Found it interesting that so many of G.E Smith’s licks that he redesigned for many of the tunes were carried over through the years by jj, Larry,
Charlie etc. Although not one of my favorites, his footprint is certainly undeniable and very much respected.

So, my heart is in June -August of 1990. The acoustic band performances, John brown in particular lay the ground work of what is ahead down the road on NET. Just heard the 6/6 show from Toronto again after many years in the vault and marveled at “I’ve Been All Around This World”. Good stuff

Any recommendations? Questions , comments or concerns?


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PostPosted: Sat January 27th, 2018, 06:28 GMT 

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Whiskey at the time--combined with the time that's elapsed since--means I unfortunately don't have too many specific memories of my Oct. 27, 1990, show at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee. The relative nosebleed seats didn't help, either. I was glad to go with my sister, the only time I hit the road to visit her during her 4-year stay at Vanderbilt. I do retain a couple of artifacts from the gig: I snatched a concert poster from a telephone pole, a poster that I still have (which was basically drawn from the cover of Under the Red Sky with the gig details on it). Also, my sister sent on a review of the show from the campus newspaper, The Vanderbilt Hustler. (This would not be the Larry Flynt publication.) The funny thing about the article is that it features a rather large photo of Dylan's opening act, Wire Train, with this headline: "Dylan disappoints crowd despite some redemption."

Thanks to folks like Michael Krogsgaard and Clinton Heylin, I've relished this highlight from the set list--the opener of Z.Z. Top's "My Head's in Mississippi." (Whiskey aside, I would not have recognized it at the time, only being familiar with Z.Z. Top's radio hits.)


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PostPosted: Sat January 27th, 2018, 06:32 GMT 

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Here's some fun, rather startling math: It was 28 years from Dylan's debut album to those 1990 gigs. And the forthcoming 2018 gigs, Lord willing, will be 28 years out from the 1990 ones. Oh mercy!


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PostPosted: Sat January 27th, 2018, 11:39 GMT 
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Paris, January 30, 1990. One of Dylan's best shows ever.

Le Grand Rex
Paris, France
30 January 1990

1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
2. I Want You
3. Maggie's Farm
4. All Along The Watchtower
5. I Believe In You
6. Where Teardrops Fall
7. What Was It You Wanted
8. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
9. The Times They Are A-Changin'
10. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
11. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
12. Boots Of Spanish Leather
13. Seeing The Real You At Last
14. Political World
15. Man In The Long Black Coat
16. Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)
17. Simple Twist Of Fate
18. Masters Of War
19. I Shall Be Released
20. Like A Rolling Stone

21. Forever Young
22. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35


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PostPosted: Sat January 27th, 2018, 11:56 GMT 

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My Echo, My Shadow And Me wrote:
Paris, January 30, 1990. One of Dylan's best shows ever.

Le Grand Rex
Paris, France
30 January 1990

1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
2. I Want You
3. Maggie's Farm
4. All Along The Watchtower
5. I Believe In You
6. Where Teardrops Fall
7. What Was It You Wanted
8. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
9. The Times They Are A-Changin'
10. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
11. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
12. Boots Of Spanish Leather
13. Seeing The Real You At Last
14. Political World
15. Man In The Long Black Coat
16. Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)
17. Simple Twist Of Fate
18. Masters Of War
19. I Shall Be Released
20. Like A Rolling Stone

21. Forever Young
22. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35


A great variety from throughout his career in that setlist. Yet, there was so much still to come.


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PostPosted: Sat January 27th, 2018, 14:15 GMT 

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I suppose the shows from the "Fastbreak Tour" in January and February are more consistent than the summer shows. But you are right in poiting out the format change in the acoustic set. I definitely prefer those acoustic sets from summer 1990 to the later acoustic sets that became the standard during the NET. Those early acoustic "band sets" were much tighter, and Dylan seeemed driven and engaged in a very positive way.

A personal favourite from those summer shows is Montreux 1990, July 9. It starts lacklustre, but when they reach the acoustic set, it gets (and stays) phenomenal. Well ok, I was in the audience then. Because the show started on a low, everybody was surprised and thrilled when it began to take off. And feared that Dylan might fall back into routine. Which he didn't. So, from song to song the night got more exciting and emotional. To my ears, the tape supports my memory... Among the highlights are "I Believe In You" and "Across the Borderline" (with Flaco Jimenez an accordion, he had played as opener/support).


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PostPosted: Sat January 27th, 2018, 17:11 GMT 

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Countless great, high-energy shows during this outstanding touring year


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PostPosted: Sat January 27th, 2018, 18:36 GMT 

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Not sure of which show I'd pick but the whole Hammersmith residency is incredible.
It'd prob be this one just for this performance:
https://youtu.be/samyo2oY_VA


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PostPosted: Sun January 28th, 2018, 13:54 GMT 
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Hammersmith,Odeon,London 8/2/90 is great.
And there is great compilation 5 disc set call Those where the days,
songs from the Hammersmith shows and the París shows.


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PostPosted: Sun January 28th, 2018, 15:27 GMT 
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Ted Smith Coliseum
University Of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi

25 October 1990



1. My Head's In Mississippi (Billy Gibbons/Dusty Hill/Frank Beard)

2. Tangled Up In Blue

3. My Back Pages

4. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)

5. Queen Jane Approximately

6. Masters Of War

7. Gotta Serve Somebody



8. Oxford Town

9. Mr. Tambourine Man

10. Barbara Allen (trad.)

11. Boots Of Spanish Leather



12. Joey (Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy)

13. Every Grain Of Sand

14. Wiggle Wiggle

15. All Along The Watchtower

16. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

17. I Shall Be Released

18. Like A Rolling Stone







19. Blowin' In The Wind

20. Highway 61 Revisited

Also West Point...


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PostPosted: Tue January 30th, 2018, 11:13 GMT 

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What is the best quality recording of one of the London shows ?


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PostPosted: Tue January 30th, 2018, 16:13 GMT 

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For me it's the final Paris show, I think, I don't have it to hand. The one that features Lenny Bruce. I think this edges anything from Hammersmith.


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PostPosted: Tue January 30th, 2018, 21:04 GMT 
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Would have to be that Detroit show with Buckets of Rain.


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PostPosted: Wed January 31st, 2018, 10:03 GMT 

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smoke wrote:
Ted Smith Coliseum
University Of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi

25 October 1990



1. My Head's In Mississippi (Billy Gibbons/Dusty Hill/Frank Beard)
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Anywhere i could hear this? Would love to hear bob sing zz top


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PostPosted: Wed January 31st, 2018, 14:43 GMT 

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the_hurricane wrote:
smoke wrote:
Ted Smith Coliseum
University Of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi

25 October 1990



1. My Head's In Mississippi (Billy Gibbons/Dusty Hill/Frank Beard)
.


Anywhere i could hear this? Would love to hear bob sing zz top


Easy to find: There is a Pink Panther Compilation titled 1990 My Head's In Mississippi.
Performance of the ZZ Top song: track 46


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PostPosted: Wed January 31st, 2018, 20:32 GMT 

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the_hurricane wrote:
smoke wrote:
Ted Smith Coliseum
University Of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi

25 October 1990



1. My Head's In Mississippi (Billy Gibbons/Dusty Hill/Frank Beard)
.


Anywhere i could hear this? Would love to hear bob sing zz top


It's here on the site, for download as a FLAC recording.


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PostPosted: Fri February 2nd, 2018, 06:23 GMT 
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the_hurricane wrote:
smoke wrote:
Ted Smith Coliseum
University Of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi

25 October 1990



1. My Head's In Mississippi (Billy Gibbons/Dusty Hill/Frank Beard)
.


Anywhere i could hear this? Would love to hear bob sing zz top


It's out there. Sound is acceptable for the era...probably not actually "the best" but it is a damn good show.

OP mentioned June 6th, I came across some very good video of June 5th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faxAEQaMZnM&t=96s


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PostPosted: Fri February 2nd, 2018, 17:27 GMT 
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Toad’s Place


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