Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 12:49:47 GMT From: "Colin J. Hulin" (cjhulin@MCI.COM) Subject: October 14, 1995 Biloxi, MS - Setlist October 14, 1995 Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum 1. Drifter's Escape 2. If Not for You 3. All Along the Watchtower 4. Positively 4th Street 5. It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry 6. Silvio 7. Tangled Up in Blue (acoustic) 8. Gates of Eden (acoustic) 9. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (acoustic) 10. Jokerman 11. In the Garden 12. Obviously 5 Believers (encore) 13. West L.A. Fadeaway 14. Times They Are a-Changin' (acoustic) 15. Rainy Day Women 12 & 35
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 13:06:58 GMT From: "William C. Parr" (parr@UTKVX.UTK.EDU) Subject: Re: Biloxi, MS, 14 Oct 95 Some comments on the concert in Biloxi, October 14: > 1. Drifter's Escape A real treat, done electric. Dylan started strong on this one. > 2. If Not For You Interesting song selections. A big shift from last fall, but staying with the pattern from the Florida concerts. > 3. All Along the Watchtower I know I'll probably get flamed for this, but I'd be ready to live with out AATW at a few concerts, for the sake of variety. Guitar solos -- not at the level of the later performances on Silvio or West LA Fadeaway. > 4. Positively 4th Street One of the high points of the concert. Dylan enjoyed this one, judging by his facial expressions. Good vocals. The band was tight. > 5. It Takes a Lot to Laugh (It Takes a Train to Cry) Sounded strangely like Rainy Day Women before the vocal started. I'm going to have to go back home and listen to this one carefully. > 6. Silvio Ah, a pleasure. The band really stretched itself beyond its usual high quality performance on this one. I've often found the instrumental portions by this version of the band to be lacking in imagination but that was no problem here. Guitar solos by both Dylan and JJ. > 7. Tangled Up in Blue (a) What can be said? TUIB, acoustic!! Good vocal. > 8. Gates of Eden (a) Another high point. The vocal was haunting. The band really excels at the acoustic material tonight. > 9. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (a) Good. By now, we were up by the stage. >10. Jokerman A surprise. This is at least the second time I've seen this one crop up at a recent concert, after its long run as opener. Well done, with feeling. >11. In The Garden Sung with feeling and commitment. The guitar work by Dylan may have been his best of the night. He seems to get a lot of enjoyment out of this song. Dylan's engagement seemed to be strongest on this song, over the whole night. Obviously, this song is Dylan speaking deeply, and it continues to speak back to him deeply. >12. Obviously 5 Believers Ah..... >13. West LA Fadeaway (enc) Interesting, and well-played. >14. The Times They Are A-Changin' (enc) (a) Dylan and the band (has a certain ring, doesn't it!) left the stage after the first encore, but came back quickly for the last two numbers. >15. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (enc) This is my second nomination for turning down the performing frequency. Well-done, but we've all been here before. And, like AATW, the performances are beginning to sound more and more alike. Overall -- A real pleasure. Acoustics were fair (an echo intruded occasionally) but acceptable. The crowd was very small. Good tickets could be had at the venue on the day of. In any event, the last 7 of 15 numbers (at least) found a lot of us right in front of the stage -- by that time, seating was random. If you haven't seen Dylan live in 1995, GO! You're missing a real treat. I enjoyed this concert more than the three concerts I caught in 1994. (And the first Nashville concert in November 1994 was formidably good, Chattanooga and Knoxville also being good!) The variety of songs from the early tour is good. Although I don't have my setlists with me, I note at least 8 songs of the 15 which had no regular place in the setlist in 1994. Also: The turnout was very low. J. Cliburn's estimate was about 2000. That's consistent with my observation. Bill Parr
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 02:00:33 GMT From: Joseph Cliburn (jcliburn@FLINTCREEK.WIN.NET) Subject: Biloxi Blues (long, I guess) This is NOT the Biloxi setlist. You should have figured that out by the file size, but if you're looking for the setlist you're in the wrong locale. This is an extended concert review, which I feel amicably obligated to post... Those not given to rambling, reeling, rolling rhetoric should quit reading here... Or click here!