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PostPosted: Sun January 7th, 2018, 13:54 GMT 
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Great suggestions all around.
This is an impossible exercise that changes on a daily basis.

I like how MickVet pulled this into the conversation:
"Disease of Conceit on piano, London, February 1990 is a candidate"

The answers are limitless.

Edit: yes, Maggie, good one on Ring from Japan orchestra...

And let's not forget:

God Knows from Wolftrap

OR

Can't Wait from the Alcatraz

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Levy Gonna Break from Brazil


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PostPosted: Sun January 7th, 2018, 14:16 GMT 

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my vote Bangladesh Bob
https://youtu.be/kIBxQ1SAXe0


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PostPosted: Sun January 7th, 2018, 15:48 GMT 
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Full disclosure : this thread was the result of an accident.

I smoked a joint yesterday at work and then decided to do a political thread on the new war on pot by the Trump/Sessions crime syndicate. As I was at work, I moved a little too fast and after I posted the thread(it was good!), I realized I had posted it in this section - the general discussion. I tried to delete it but could only erase the title and content, and as there is a small window of time to edit it, I had to quickly think of new easy thread to replace it with - bingo, this is it.

Worked out nice though - have seen a few videos that are terrific! My favorite so far is one Dylanswife posted - the "Pressin' On" one - superb!! The Japanese concert with the full symphony orchestra on "Hard Rain" was a pleasant surprise too.

And of course, this is an exercise in recycling - there have probably been ten threads on this subject. However, can one have too many great live Bob videos? Me thinks not.

And, the whole experience reminds me of a recent quote by one of my other heroes, New Hampshire inventor Dean Kamen -

"I make more mistakes in a day than most people are willing to deal with in a lifetime," Kamen said. "I learned a long time ago it doesn't matter how many times you fall down as long as you stand up one more time than you fell down, you're doing just fine."


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PostPosted: Sun January 7th, 2018, 18:45 GMT 
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chrome horse wrote:
Full disclosure : this thread was the result of an accident.

I smoked a joint yesterday at work and then decided to do a political thread on the new war on pot by the Trump/Sessions crime syndicate. As I was at work, I moved a little too fast and after I posted the thread(it was good!), I realized I had posted it in this section - the general discussion. I tried to delete it but could only erase the title and content, and as there is a small window of time to edit it, I had to quickly think of new easy thread to replace it with - bingo, this is it.

Worked out nice though - have seen a few videos that are terrific! My favorite so far is one Dylanswife posted - the "Pressin' On" one - superb!! The Japanese concert with the full symphony orchestra on "Hard Rain" was a pleasant surprise too.

And of course, this is an exercise in recycling - there have probably been ten threads on this subject. However, can one have too many great live Bob videos? Me thinks not.

And, the whole experience reminds me of a recent quote by one of my other heroes, New Hampshire inventor Dean Kamen -

"I make more mistakes in a day than most people are willing to deal with in a lifetime," Kamen said. "I learned a long time ago it doesn't matter how many times you fall down as long as you stand up one more time than you fell down, you're doing just fine."



“I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly”

― Peter Cook


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PostPosted: Sun January 7th, 2018, 18:58 GMT 
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Dean Kamen is kind of like the Bob Dylan of technology -

http://www.unionleader.com/citizen-of-the-year/citizen-of-the-year-influence-of-inventor-and-innovator-dean-kamen-extends-beyond-manchester-millyard-20171231


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PostPosted: Sun January 7th, 2018, 19:11 GMT 

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Abandoned Love

Such an incredibly personal song!


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PostPosted: Sun January 7th, 2018, 19:58 GMT 

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mogi67 wrote:
Abandoned Love

Such an incredibly personal song!


I forgot about this. I take it you mean this version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_b9jdjmoNE

You may well be right


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PostPosted: Sun January 7th, 2018, 20:26 GMT 
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bloodblondehighwayhome wrote:
LARS in 1966, period.

I cannot fathom the damage to one's brain that would be necessary to agree with that... Or anything from that era. Most anything from the Gospel tours would be infinitely better candidates and of course, the Never Ending Tour probably has over 4,000 to 5,000 songs one could argue as the greatest song performed live.


Go back and listen to the guitar intro (!) and the vocal delivery of Just Like A Woman from a good 1966 show.

The gospel tours? Good Lord. I can't stand being preached at.


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PostPosted: Sun January 7th, 2018, 20:47 GMT 

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"Mama You´ve Bin On My Mind" from the 1992 fall tour!
If you don´t know it, get it! Fx from 1/11 - he gave some
great performances on that tour, the last one with only
Bob on the stage.


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PostPosted: Sun January 7th, 2018, 20:51 GMT 

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Go back and listen to the guitar intro (!


Might be a taller order than expected...


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PostPosted: Sun January 7th, 2018, 22:07 GMT 
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mogi67 wrote:
Abandoned Love

Such an incredibly personal song!

Good call for the live Bitter End rendition. Right up there with Idiot Wind for me.


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PostPosted: Sun January 7th, 2018, 22:16 GMT 
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mogi67 wrote:
Abandoned Love

Such an incredibly personal song!


Finally someone throws down a real contender.


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PostPosted: Mon January 8th, 2018, 03:17 GMT 
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^ For the most self-pitying song ever performed live?

Why should he be allowed to feel a love he's about to abandon?


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PostPosted: Mon January 8th, 2018, 03:41 GMT 

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that's thoughtful of him-shows self-control to just throw her out and not use her first.' ...the desperate importance of irrelevance' -connie willis :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon January 8th, 2018, 05:58 GMT 
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Best song ever performed live?

Do you mean Bob's best song he's performed live?
'Cause to me Desolation Row is Bob's greatest song, which would be the best song ever performed live.

Or is it best performance of a song live?
'Cause then I'd maybe pick a song that's had an ever-changing arrangement and lyric swapping.


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PostPosted: Mon January 8th, 2018, 06:19 GMT 
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^ My logic demands a combination of the two. Hence
-> best song ever: Like A Rolling Stone
-> best live performance ever: sometime in May 1966, RAH 1, Manchester,..
It's not really hard!!


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PostPosted: Mon January 8th, 2018, 08:13 GMT 
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Mr. Tambourine Man
Gaumont Theatre
Sheffield, England
16 May 1966
CBS Records recording


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I believe two more that should be thrown into the mix are the Newport performance of Chimes Of Freedom and a modern choice of the 2004 Sam Cook tribute at the Apollo Theater, A Change Is Gonna Come. ... Both have been long term go-to's in my world. ... Also, same goes for the vevo offered 75 Tangled & the Masked & Anonymous Cold Irons Bound.
.... Then there's the '75 Isis & Romance In Durango ..... Then there's that 80's one from that Gershwin tribute & that Dignity from MTV Unplugged .... Ect.


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Black Cross - Dec.61´.


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PostPosted: Mon January 8th, 2018, 17:57 GMT 
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Any one of these from the March 20, 2004 show in Toronto with Freddy Koella and Larry Campbell on guitars. The five songs were done in succession and are without question the best series of songs Bob has ever performed in a row. Even though there was a sound problem with Bob's mic for All Along the Watchtower it is the best performance of the song in this planetary system ever recorded.

Desolation Row
Tangled Up In Blue
Million Miles
Positively 4th Street
If You See Her, Say Hello

Like A Rolling Stone
All Along the Watchtower


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PostPosted: Mon January 8th, 2018, 20:21 GMT 

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goodmeats wrote:
Mr. Tambourine Man
Gaumont Theatre
Sheffield, England
16 May 1966
CBS Records recording


This is at the top of my list too. Also, the acoustic Visions of Johanna from the '66 tour. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts in '76--oh, wait, haven't heard that one. One more: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, Clarkston, MI, July 14, 2013 was a really good one.


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PostPosted: Mon January 8th, 2018, 20:26 GMT 

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Mickvet wrote:
Disease of Conceit on piano, London, February 1990 is a candidate, in my opinion (assuming the thread is about the best performance of a song, live; as opposed to the best song per se that he has performed-which might imply the best song performed atrociously).


The last one I heard was really good on all fronts, but I'm definitely open to hear another. Would be smart of me though unnecessary, since https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVEqs7zBddQ is so satisfying.. But good to not remain locked up in my lonely world of minimum downloads.Thank-you :D


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PostPosted: Mon January 8th, 2018, 21:35 GMT 

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Oh I forgot this is the best https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41xZ1-N9zJ4


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PostPosted: Mon January 8th, 2018, 22:08 GMT 
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It's All Over Now, Baby Blue. Biograph.

I am infinitely more a NET fan but this is just something else.


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PostPosted: Tue January 9th, 2018, 00:12 GMT 

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bloodblondehighwayhome wrote:
^ My logic demands a combination of the two. Hence
-> best song ever: Like A Rolling Stone
-> best live performance ever: sometime in May 1966, RAH 1, Manchester,..
It's not really hard!!

I know!
There’s a phenomenon on ER that you often see exhibited in middle management, where individuals have to display (quite vocally and publicly) how they are adding value. After all, if you just say ‘yeah, I agree’....why...anyone can do that. Posters here aren’t even good at coming up with plausible alternatives. It’s as if they were charged with reviewing Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and changed ‘four score and seven’ to 87.


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