Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 22:41:00 EDT From: "Dr. Charles D. Bailey" (cbailey@PEGASUS.CC.UCF.EDU) Subject: 10-5-95 concert, UCF Arena; Jim Jones: "What the flog...?" I just left the concert and walked back to my office, about 1500 feet away! After 21 years of Dylan concert deprivation, he practically showed up on my doorstep. IMHO a strong, serious, kick-ass concert. I'll try to post a set list tomorrow. There are a couple I haven't positively ID'd. "Shelter from the Storm" seemed especially strong. Three encores. Regarding Jim Jones: "What the flog...?" I love the song too. Had not previously heard it. Had trouble with what they flog out of you, too. Sounds like the PERSON to me, and that seems plausible. Dr. Charles D. Bailey, Professor School of Accounting, College of Business Administration, University of Central Florida
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 05:56:17 GMT From: Bill Pagel (billp61@EARTH.EXECPC.COM) Subject: October 5, 1995 Orlando - Setlist Oct. 5, 1995 Orlando Florida - Univ. of Central Florida Arena 1. Down In The Flood 2. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You 3. All Along The Watchtower 4. Just Like A Woman 5. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight 6. Silvio 7. Mr. Tambourine Man (acoustic) 8. Masters Of War (acoustic) 9. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (acoustic) 10. Seeing The Real You At Last 11. Shelter From The Storm 12. Obviously 5 Believers (encore) 13. Ballad Of A Thin Man 14. My Back Pages 15. Rainy Day Women Nos. 12 & 35 (thanks to Christine Consolvo for the preceding information) For set lists and cue sheets from the current tour, and shortly a photo from the Edge show, visit the "Bob Links" web page at: http://www.execpc.com/~billp61/boblink.html Bill Pagel
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 15:02:06 GMT From: "Keith C. Brewster" (fs293@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU) Subject: Orlando 10/5/95 - Review Last week I posted a personnel review of the Tampa show. This time I will post the review given by the Orlando Sentinel music critic. The UCF arena holds approx. 4,000 with approx. 2,000 in attendance. Keith Brewster
Dylan and his band show joy, spontaneity at UCFBy Parry Gettelman SENTINEL POPULAR MUSIC CRITIC Here's a suggestion for all those Deadheads wondering what to do with themselves in the post-Jerry Garcia era. Try checking out Garcia's old cohort Bob Dylan. You'll get to hear some of the same songs because Dylan covers were a sta- ple of the Dead's shows. And these days, Dylan is playing with a joy and spontaneity reminiscent of the Dead--except that Dylan's band displays a rather stronger sense of structure. At the University of Central Florida Arena on Thursday night, most of Dylan's songs had ex- tended, inspired jams. Guitarist John Jackson, steel player Bucky Baxter and bassist Tony Gar- nier weighed in with outstanding solos that seemed to rise organically from the melody and groove laid down by Winston Watson. On lap and pedal steel, Baxter strengthened the Nashville Skyline-era feel of the group. He also got a soulful Hammond organlike sound out of the pedal steel on numbers such as "Shelter >From the Storm" and played beautiful mandolin and dobro in the show's acoustic segment. Dylan played a lot of lead guitar, and although, of course, he never cracked a smile, he seemed to be having as much fun as a kid who had been woodshedding and couldn't wait to show off. He and Jackson frequently took a twin-lead ap- proach, weaving through each other's riffs and trading licks. Band members were hyper-aware of Dylan's subtle dynamic cues. Their alertness also allowed him to go way out on a limb sometimes in his solos. There was some wild dissonance between Dylan's guitar and the steel in the long ending to "Just Like a Woman," for instance. Dylan's ex- cursions weren't always 100 percent successful from a technical standpoint, but they felt great. Dylan also played some wonderful harmonica solos, including a gorgeous, lullabylike theme at the end of an acoustic "Mr. Tambourine Man." His voice wasn't quite as strong, perhaps, as at his UCF show two years ago. However, his phras- ing was as arresting as ever--and yes, he enun- ciated pretty clearly. He took a wry approach to "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight," first whispering a phrase, inserting an unexpected pause and then singing. He banished the memory of every bad coffeehouse open-mike version of "Masters of War" with his low-key but chilling vocal. Dylan didn't draw a Dead-sized crowd; most of the upper-level seats were empty. But the audi- ence's reaction was ecstatic enough to lure him back for three encores that took the show past the two-hour mark. The crowd wasn't just show- ing devotion to a legend; it was showing appre- ciation for a great musician with a killer band.
Subject: overview on recent shows... Date: Sun, 08 Oct 1995 23:28:59 GMT From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Christine Consolvo) Well...I'm back. No, I did NOT say *happy* to be back. What a wonderful run of shows I was just lucky enough to witness. I started in Sunrise for the second show just in time to catch Bob in an unusually happy mood. *Big* grins were the order of the night making his face seem almost contorted since I've seen these expressions so seldom (ever?). Don't have the foggiest what got into him, but it agreed with him and the adoring audience. What a very special treat to see Alison Krauss guest on 'One More Night'. The song was sung so sweetly... The entire show was excellent (as were they all). He even deigned to reach down when leaving the stage and sign a couple of quick autographs. The next night in Tampa I was fortunate to wind up on the front row (thanks guys, you know who you are). The stage was very high and we were able to stand from the very beginning without interfering with the people in the seconds row's enjoyment while seated. Another night filled with many grins from Bob. He seemed to greatly enjoy Dickey Betts' guesting on stage. There was a tense moment or two when he ran off with the ending of 'Ramblin' Man' --forgetting who was in charge of the stage. However, J. J. seemed to savor those moments! More autograph signing in Tampa. In Ft. Pierce I found myself seated directly in front of a bank of speakers meant to hang from the ceiling (which was too high) and had left the cotton balls in Missouri. This detracted from the experience somewhat, but the show was another good one. Many, many screaming teenage girls thronged to the stage front during 'Rainy Day Women' which, I assume, had something to do with the transformation from "fingers Dylan" straight into "Bob Dylan: GUITAR HERO!!!!!" He really got into it, taking that stance and shaking his head back and forth over and over and over and over... He came very close to actually getting down on his knees with it! What a performance, and just when we thought we might be tiring of that song! Another little autograph seesion. Two days off to observe Yom Kippur didn't appear to hurt him one bit! If I had to say which show was the least, it might be the next show in Orlando, but I don't dally in these thoughts as some do. It yielded the best harmonica work of the six shows I saw. It has to take raw nerve to hit the soaring, screaming notes he reached that night. Clear out into the stratoshere!!!! And then again and again!! All I could do was shake my head in disbelief-thanking God this wasn't a dream. Then on to the Riverview Music Shed in Jacksonville. What a place! It actually was a shed made of sheet metal and painted lovely shades of yellow and orange. We drove by it twice, choosing two other buildings on the same block that seemed more likely to be the venue. It had rained most of the morning and water covered the unpaved lot where some had to park (for $5, no less). Rain also covered the floor of the "reception area/chemical toilet haven" in some places two or three inches deep.Everyone wound up with their feet soaked. The promoters had, thoughtfully, sandbagged the other "shed" which contained the stage, reducing it to muck instead of mud. We were treated (for our persistance, I guess) to a varied setlist that night which was greatly enjoyed by all. So much facial expression on 'If You See Her'...an incredible show of human emotion...I was forced to keep my hand clamped over my mouth during it so others wouldn't think (know?) they were seated near a lunatic! 'Drifter's' reappeared on the setlist here and I couldn't help but think of the O. J. situation when he sang "the trial was bad enough, but THIS IS TEN TIMES WORSE!". 'Alabama Getaway' had it's first outing and they did a nice, tight version which was obviously enjoyed by all on and off the stage. Which leads me to the last show I was lucky enough to see in Charleston, SC. What can I say? 'Tears Of Rage' was transcendant...stringing out the words ending each line...pouring his heart out until you'd swear there could be nothing left inside...This applied to just about every song that night. When he was leaving the stage the second time, before 'Rainy Day Women', several young girls jumped onto the stage in an attempt to go with him! The first who reached him, was allowed to go back with him during the short break then watched the show from the side of the stage, weeping. I'd think their behavior would be a major ego boost for our aging troubadour. I can't imagine anyone more deserving...This run of shows just kept getting better and better and better. Long may he run... Just thought I'd mention it... Christine