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Bob Loves Portland Maine
source: November 23, 2001

Disc one
Hallelujah, I'm Ready To Go (a) [Lm]
One Too Many Mornings (a) [Bh / Lps]
Desolation Row (a)
This World Can't Stand Long * (a) [Lm]
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum 
Not Dark Yet 
Stuck Inside Of Mobile [La]
Lonesome Day Blues 
Mama, You Been On My Mind (acoustic)[Bh]
Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (a)
Tangled Up In Blue (a) [Bh]
Disc two
Summer Days [Tu]
Drifter's Escape [Bh]
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 [Ls]
First encore:
Things Have Changed 
Like A Rolling Stone 
If Dogs Run Free (a) [LCe]
Honest With Me [Lsg]
Blowin' In The Wind (a)
All Along The Watchtower 
Second encore:
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (a)
In my opinion, this title has been judged more by comparison than on its own worth and subsequently, has been given a bad rap by some reviewers. The 2001 material is fantastic and very well represented by various manufacturers. The Portland show may not be the paragon concert of the ‘01 leg, but the material and title shouldn't be so easily dismissed. Some of the songs could certainly be tighter, but that isn't something you can lay off on TMR. The recording is excellent, and indeed there are some definite highlights. One Too Many Mornings is outstanding, as is Not Dark Yet! The energy and emotion that Dylan infuses into this version is so magical, that one would be hard pressed to find a recording that conveys the sentiments of the piece any better. In fact, Dylan is running the whole show on all cylinders undoubtedly fueled by his band. There are a lot of great 01 shows…to say this title unequivocally doesn't belong in your CD rack isn't accurate. And aesthetically, its a snappy little package as well.
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Source / Venue:
Cumberland Civic Center, Portland Maine Nov. 23, 2001

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Mr. Tambourine Man /  023/024

Feb. 2002

8 stars

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(a)   - acoustic
[Bh] - Bob on harp
[LCe] - Larry & Charlie on electric guitars
[La] -Larry on acoustic guitar
[Lm] -Larry on mandolin
[Ls] -Larry on steel
[Lsg] -Larry on slide guitar
[Tu] -Tony on acoustic upright bass
* Written by J. Wright, J. & J. Anglin

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