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Blind Willie In Nova Scotia
source: Metro Centre Aug. 6, 2002

Disc one  
I Am The Man, Thomas (a) 
Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) (a) [Lf]
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (a) [Bh]
Tangled Up In Blue (a) 
Subterranean Homesick Blues [Ls]
Moonlight [Tab] 
Blind Willie McTell [Lc] 
Lonesome Day Blues [Ls] 
Mama, You Been On My Mind (a) 
Masters Of War (a) [Cd] 
Forever Young (a) 
Disc two
Summer Days [Tab] 
Make You Feel My Love 
Drifter's Escape (a) 
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 [Lsg]
Like A Rolling Stone 
Honest With Me [Ls] 
Blowin' In The Wind (a) [Bh]
All Along The Watchtower
Humming Bird (a)[Le]
The Man In Me (a)[Bh/ Lps]
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (a) [Lc / Cd]

An excellent recording. Full, upfront, loud, and clear. The vocals tend to have a bit of an echo here and there, and there's the presence of an enthusiastic audience; but overall it's an enjoyable listen. The performances are uniformly very good, however the 'sing-song' voice is in evidence at many points. This tour was destined to be overshadowed by the fantastic Fall 2002 shows which followed, and perhaps in retrospect, the particular leg of the touring year represented by this disc seems only average in comparison. Nice performances throughout, although nothing really remarkable. Tambourine Man Records seriously need to pick their fillers better, the tracks are already available on the companion release Acoustic Man In Augusta. So... minus points for that oversight. The second problem is that the packaging is as dismal and unimaginative as the title. Once again they've borrowed from Acoustic Man In Augusta... the back cover photos are the same! More care and attention to detail is needed from TMR. If they get rid of the minor hitches, and pay more attention to the overall detail of their releases, they would be more desirable to the collector. As it is, it's a fine recording presented in a bit of a sub par package with badly chosen fillers. Recommended if you're looking for a disc from this leg, but again... not essential.
© 2002 M McGarr / bobsboots.com
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Source / Venue:
The Metro, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Aug. 6, 2002
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine Aug. 4, 2002

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Tambourine Man Records  /  TMR-044/45

Nov. 2002

8 stars

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Thanks to Mike McGarr for scans & Review

(a) - acoustic
[Bh] -Bob on harp
[Cd] -Charlie on dobro
[Ce] -Charlie on electric guitar
[Lc] -Larry on cittern
[Lf-Larry on fiddle
[Lps]-Larry on pedal steel guitar
[Ls] - Larry on slide guitar
[Lsg]-Larry on steel guitar
[Tab]-Tony on acoustic upright bass

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