Bootlegs by Dylan to remember

Nättidningen Rolling Stone har tre sidor om Dylans bästa bootlegs

Följande tre bootlegs har jag i åtanke att införskaffa:

Jones Beach, 6/30/88
This is the best soundboard from the early G.E. Smith era of the Never Ending Tour. The setlist isn’t very adventurous, but the guitarist adds an extra oomph to standards like “All Along The Watchtower” and “Maggie’s Farm.” It opens with a fairly rare “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and has a gorgeous “Boots Of Spanish Leather.”

Toad’s Place, 1/12/90
The single weirdest show in Dylan’s career. This four-and-a-half-hour marathon set was a warm-up before the 1990 leg of the NET kicked off. Extreme rarities like “Man Of Peace” and “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” are mixed with shocking covers like “Dancing In The Dark.” By the end he’s taking requests, and playing whatever the crowd yells for. You have to hear it to believe it.

The Supper Club, 11/16/93
The most beloved gig of the Never Ending Tour. In this tiny New York club Dylan performed an acoustic gig that outshined the following year’s MTV Unplugged by a huge margin. Lost Eighties track “Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)” is transformed into a song of haunting beauty, while “Queen Jane Approximately” has never sounded so tender. Ironically 1993 was a lousy year of the NET, but on this November night Dylan played his most perfect show of the past quarter-century.


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