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 Post subject: Lakeland 1976
PostPosted: Mon February 19th, 2018, 00:14 GMT 
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Chances there’s a soundboard recording in the vault?


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 Post subject: Re: Lakeland 1976
PostPosted: Mon February 19th, 2018, 01:02 GMT 
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Dunno, but here's a little background from:

Songs of the Underground - a collectors guide to
the Rolling Thunder Revue 1975-1976

by Les Kokay

Lakeland, Florida, Civic Center, 18 Apr 76
1. Visions of Johanna - solo
2. If You See Her, Say Hello - solo
3. Vincent Van Gogh (with Neuwirth)
4. Weary Blues from Waiting
5. I'll be Your Baby Tonight
6. Maggie‟s Farm
7. One Too Many Mornings
8. Seven Days

9. Railroad Boy (duet with Baez)
10. Wild Mountain Thyme (duet with Baez)
11. Blowin‟ In The Wind (duet with Baez)
12. I Pity the Poor Immigrant (duet with Baez)

13. Shelter from the Storm
14. I Threw It All Away
15. Just like Tom Thumb's Blues
16. Mozambique
17. Going, Going, Gone
18. Lay Lady Lay
19. Silver Mantis – T-Bone Burnette with Baez
20. Idiot Wind
21. Knockin‟ on Heaven's Door (with McGuinn)
22. Gotta Travel On

Tape: There is a (VG+) Tape of the Tracks listed
Vinyl Bootleg: - Rolling Thunder EP (4,8,15)
CD: Hold the Fort for What it‟s Worth (WILD WOLF) (4) Un1976Titled (1-22)
Acoustic Thunder (1,2)


Stage Comments
- Before Vincent Van Gogh: "Sounds better out there than it does up here" (probably Neuwirth)
- Before Seven Days: "This is a song I'm gonna try out on ya"
- After Immigrant: "The great ...great Joan Baez"
- Before Going Going Gone: "We'll try to do this, we've never done this before"
- Before Silver Mantis: "T Bone's gonna sing a song called Shasiko"
- Before Gotta Travel On: "Happy Easter" (may not be Dylan)

Performance comments:
Few comments to the audience and no dedications. Overall a much less friendly atmosphere from Dylan
(although judging by more complete tapes the atmosphere during other artists sets was more relaxed).

This show is a bit ragged - particularly Seven Days and I Pity the Poor Immigrant.
The sound is still making the transition towards the guitar dominated harsher 1976 tone.
Although Scarlet Rivera is still in the band, her "show" pieces (Hurricane, Coffee. Oh, Sister) have
gone making her less a part of the overall sound.

Dylan actually sings during Gotta Travel On (during This Land in 1975 he was inaudible).
He does two verses, followed by Baez, the Dylan calls to Kinky Friedman for a verse, followed
by Neuwirth and McGuinn.

During Immigrant Baez has trouble getting the harmonies right while Dylan ploughs on.
She makes up for this by some fine high scat singing during the instrumental breaks which
prompts Dylan's compliment at the end (although with the tone of some of Dylan's lyrics in
other songs this comment could be ironic).

Visions of Johanna (a bit leaden) and Weary Blues probably "one offs" for this tour.

Many songs have rewritten lyrics: I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, One Too Many Mornings,
I Threw It All Away, Going Going Gone, Lay Lady Lay. These new lyrics are responsible for
much of the angry, bitter, "who really cares" tone of Dylan's sets during this tour.
Dylan seems to be singing, not so much to the actual crowd as to some private audience (in his head?).
What prompted this?

If You See Her, Say Hello has rewritten and savage lyrics.
If you see her say hello, she might be in North Saigon
She left here in a hurry; I don't know what she was on
You might say that I'm in disarray,and for me time's standing still
Oh I've never gotten over her, I don't think I ever will

A bright light from me I saw, a scattering of souls
Just one of those reckless situations, which nobody controls
Well, the menagerie of life goes by, right before my eyes
We all do the best we can, which should come as no surprise

If you're making love to her, watch it from the rear
You'll never know when I'll be back, or liable to reappear
For its natural dream of peace as it is for rules to break
And right now I've got not much to lose, so you'd better stay away

Sundown, silver moon, hitting on the days
My head can't toler...stand no more, what my heart don't tolerate
Well I know she'll be back someday, of that there is no doubt
And when that moment comes Lord, give me the strength to keep her out


Vincent Van Gogh
Although not a Dylan song, it fits well with the other "true history" songs on Desire (Hurricane & Joey),
which may have accounted for its appeal to Dylan.
From James McLaren (Look Back)
In a personal conversation with Bob Neuwirth in August 1988 at the Edmonton Folk Festival,
I specifically asked Bob about the authorship of Vincent Van Gogh. I had always surmised it was a
Neuwirth composition. He replied that it was written by his art teacher, Robert Friemark. (sp?)
Neuwirth also added that he, Dylan, and Kristoffersen "may" also have contributed a line or two each.
So, I think Dylan should be excused on this one on the grounds of "considerable doubt".

© Les Kokay 2008 - All rights Reserved.



Makes we wanna go listen to that 'If You See Her' version.


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 Post subject: Re: Lakeland 1976
PostPosted: Mon February 19th, 2018, 01:07 GMT 
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No soundboard available, only audience recordings (the best for this show is from lowgen). Here is the list of all 1976 recordings available:
http://jokerman.org.uk/lb/detail/LBM-ye ... il-76.html

Here is the video I made from this show (sound is good, comes from LB-9273 by lowgen): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ENvAGwA-zY


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 Post subject: Re: Lakeland 1976
PostPosted: Mon February 19th, 2018, 01:44 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Dunno, but here's a little background from:

Songs of the Underground - a collectors guide to
the Rolling Thunder Revue 1975-1976

by Les Kokay

Lakeland, Florida, Civic Center, 18 Apr 76
1. Visions of Johanna - solo
2. If You See Her, Say Hello - solo
3. Vincent Van Gogh (with Neuwirth)
4. Weary Blues from Waiting
5. I'll be Your Baby Tonight
6. Maggie‟s Farm
7. One Too Many Mornings
8. Seven Days

9. Railroad Boy (duet with Baez)
10. Wild Mountain Thyme (duet with Baez)
11. Blowin‟ In The Wind (duet with Baez)
12. I Pity the Poor Immigrant (duet with Baez)

13. Shelter from the Storm
14. I Threw It All Away
15. Just like Tom Thumb's Blues
16. Mozambique
17. Going, Going, Gone
18. Lay Lady Lay
19. Silver Mantis – T-Bone Burnette with Baez
20. Idiot Wind
21. Knockin‟ on Heaven's Door (with McGuinn)
22. Gotta Travel On

Tape: There is a (VG+) Tape of the Tracks listed
Vinyl Bootleg: - Rolling Thunder EP (4,8,15)
CD: Hold the Fort for What it‟s Worth (WILD WOLF) (4) Un1976Titled (1-22)
Acoustic Thunder (1,2)


Stage Comments
- Before Vincent Van Gogh: "Sounds better out there than it does up here" (probably Neuwirth)
- Before Seven Days: "This is a song I'm gonna try out on ya"
- After Immigrant: "The great ...great Joan Baez"
- Before Going Going Gone: "We'll try to do this, we've never done this before"
- Before Silver Mantis: "T Bone's gonna sing a song called Shasiko"
- Before Gotta Travel On: "Happy Easter" (may not be Dylan)

Performance comments:
Few comments to the audience and no dedications. Overall a much less friendly atmosphere from Dylan
(although judging by more complete tapes the atmosphere during other artists sets was more relaxed).

This show is a bit ragged - particularly Seven Days and I Pity the Poor Immigrant.
The sound is still making the transition towards the guitar dominated harsher 1976 tone.
Although Scarlet Rivera is still in the band, her "show" pieces (Hurricane, Coffee. Oh, Sister) have
gone making her less a part of the overall sound.

Dylan actually sings during Gotta Travel On (during This Land in 1975 he was inaudible).
He does two verses, followed by Baez, the Dylan calls to Kinky Friedman for a verse, followed
by Neuwirth and McGuinn.

During Immigrant Baez has trouble getting the harmonies right while Dylan ploughs on.
She makes up for this by some fine high scat singing during the instrumental breaks which
prompts Dylan's compliment at the end (although with the tone of some of Dylan's lyrics in
other songs this comment could be ironic).

Visions of Johanna (a bit leaden) and Weary Blues probably "one offs" for this tour.

Many songs have rewritten lyrics: I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, One Too Many Mornings,
I Threw It All Away, Going Going Gone, Lay Lady Lay. These new lyrics are responsible for
much of the angry, bitter, "who really cares" tone of Dylan's sets during this tour.
Dylan seems to be singing, not so much to the actual crowd as to some private audience (in his head?).
What prompted this?

If You See Her, Say Hello has rewritten and savage lyrics.
If you see her say hello, she might be in North Saigon
She left here in a hurry; I don't know what she was on
You might say that I'm in disarray,and for me time's standing still
Oh I've never gotten over her, I don't think I ever will

A bright light from me I saw, a scattering of souls
Just one of those reckless situations, which nobody controls
Well, the menagerie of life goes by, right before my eyes
We all do the best we can, which should come as no surprise

If you're making love to her, watch it from the rear
You'll never know when I'll be back, or liable to reappear
For its natural dream of peace as it is for rules to break
And right now I've got not much to lose, so you'd better stay away

Sundown, silver moon, hitting on the days
My head can't toler...stand no more, what my heart don't tolerate
Well I know she'll be back someday, of that there is no doubt
And when that moment comes Lord, give me the strength to keep her out


Vincent Van Gogh
Although not a Dylan song, it fits well with the other "true history" songs on Desire (Hurricane & Joey),
which may have accounted for its appeal to Dylan.
From James McLaren (Look Back)
In a personal conversation with Bob Neuwirth in August 1988 at the Edmonton Folk Festival,
I specifically asked Bob about the authorship of Vincent Van Gogh. I had always surmised it was a
Neuwirth composition. He replied that it was written by his art teacher, Robert Friemark. (sp?)
Neuwirth also added that he, Dylan, and Kristoffersen "may" also have contributed a line or two each.
So, I think Dylan should be excused on this one on the grounds of "considerable doubt".

© Les Kokay 2008 - All rights Reserved.



Makes we wanna go listen to that 'If You See Her' version.


Don’t know why If You See Her isn’t still in the set, I would have thought Dylan would have loved it given it’s such an easy song to manipulate, as you can see in 1976 and also in 2002-2004, has to be in my Top 10 Dylan songs


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 Post subject: Re: Lakeland 1976
PostPosted: Mon February 19th, 2018, 01:51 GMT 
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BobDylan66 wrote:
Here is the video I made from this show (sound is good, comes from LB-9273 by lowgen): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ENvAGwA-zY

Thanks so much for this BobDylan66!
Much much much appreciated!


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