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Revisited Belgium
source: Brussels, Nov. 12, 2003
Disc one
Maggie's Farm [Bp]
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [Bp / Lps]
Cry A While [Bp/h / Ls]
Visions Of Johanna [Bp/h / La / Fe / Te]
It's Alright, Ma [Bp/h / Lc / Fe / Te]
Love Minus Zero/No Limit [Bp/h  / Lps] Freddy on acoustic guitar, [Te]
Man In The Long Black Coat [Bp / La]
The Wicked Messenger [Bp/h]
Stuck Inside Of Mobile [Bp/h / La]
Disc two
Love Sick [Bp]
Highway 61 Revisited [Bp]
Every Grain Of Sand [Bp/h]
Honest With Me [Bp / Ls]
Girl Of The North Country(a) [Bp/h / La / Tab]
Summer Days [Bp / Tab]
Cat's In The Well [Bp]
Like A Rolling Stone [Bp]
All Along The Watchtower [Bp/h]

This is a very good audience recording from  TMR. There is some beat clapping, conversation, and shrieks (particularly at the start of a song), but nothing constant or frequent enough to be distracting. The vocals are clear and upfront optimizing Dylan's expressive phrasing. Bob starts off with an explosive Maggie's Farm setting the stage for the rest of the evening. His gravel heavy breathing technique is gorgeous in Visions Of Johanna, one of the highlights. Man In The Long Black Coat is better than ever.  A lyric change, “from the high crescent moon” to, “blood on the moon” makes for a haunting version. Love Sick continues to get better with Dylan's aging vocals. Bob continues with the awkward Girl Of The North Country arrangement, never fully jiving with the band. The rigid encore is par. Eighteen songs, but bonus tracks would have been nice. The aesthetics are thin. TMR seems to always capture clean, vivid photos and uses pleasing color schemes. However, where they fall short is their unwillingness to put out multi-page info and picture booklets. Perhaps slack should be given with their quantity and expediency of releases. There is a nice full fold out photo of the band, but the inner sleeve photo is a Dylan in silhouette, which looks to be from the eighties and not very appealing. Also, points off for a one sided back sleeve (no liner image). Overall a quality title, and definitely a worthwhile purchase. Speaking of titles the revisited thing has been done to death.

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Forest National, Brussels, Belgium   Nov. 12 2003
Manufacturer        /       Catalog No.
Tambourine Man Records TMR—076/077


8 stars

Bob's Boots ref  #


(a) - acoustic
[Bp] -Bob on piano
[Bh] -Bob on harp
[Fe] -Freddie on electric guitar
[La] -Larry on acoustic guitar
[Ls] -Larry on slide guitar
[Lps]-Larry on pedal steel
[Lc] - Larry on cittern
[Tab]-Tony on acoustic upright bass
[Te] -Tony on electric bass

Band Members
Bob Dylan - guitar, piano, harp
Larry Campbell - guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel,
Freddie Koella - guitar
Tony Garnier - bass
George Recile - drums

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for scans & review

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© 2004 CD Pinkerton - bobsboots.com