|Spare The Defeated
source: Digital Audience
Wait For The Light To Shine (a) [Lm]*
It Ain't Me, Babe (a) [Bh]
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (a) [Lb]
Searching For A Soldier's Grave (a) [Lm]**
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
Just Like A Woman [Lps]
Lonesome Day Blues
High Water (For Charley Patton) [Lba]
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (a)
John Brown (a) [Lb]
Tangled Up In Blue (a)
Summer Days [Tu]
Sugar Baby [Bh / Tu]
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 [Lsg]
Things Have Changed
Forever Young (a)
Honest With Me [Ls]
Blowin' In The Wind (a)
All Along The Watchtower
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (a)
The final show of the year is presented here in very good digital audience recorded quality. Package is typically nice for this label. They seem to have a knack for presenting streamlined products with similar aesthetics and nice looking images. as for the show, the following review is edited by bobsboots.com from concert goer Mark Goodrich's review at the Bob Links website. See the full review as well as others at the link below.
"Waiting For the Light to Shine"
... an enjoyable first song. The crowd sat down after the song had started.
"It Ain't Me Babe" the crowd [was] to their feet again [to] applaud Bob.
"A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"
This song didn't really do it for me. Dylan couldn't hit the high notes on the chorus as he used to, which is, of course, no surprise.
"Searching For a Soldier's Grave" A nice, fun song.
"Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum"
The start of the first electric set is where I really started to get into the show. I had heard this one the night before, but I enjoyed it a little more this time.
"Just Like a Woman"
I remember hearing this song live the first time I saw Dylan in 1997. I wasn't much of a Dylan fan at the time, and so I wasn't familiar with the song. I loved that performance, and have always liked the 90's live version better than the original recording. I love the way Dylan sings the chorus, emphasizing the "makes love like a women" line. A show highlight for me.
"Lonesome Day Blues" I enjoyed it again.
I saw a roadie handing Larry a banjo and got excited. I love this song and was hoping to hear it live. I loved the performance as well. A little heavier than the album version, which I liked. Some good lead playing from Charlie and Bob.
"Don't Think Twice"
This song had been played during the second acoustic set during the Manchester show. I enjoyed it then, and enjoyed it again tonight.
This was a nice surprise. I'd never heard Dylan perform it live and I loved the arrangement. It seemed particularly relevant right now.
"Tangled Up in Blue"
The fan favorite, and it worked yet again, getting the crowd excited and some up on their feet.
Back to electric and "Summer Days" again, in the same slot for the third straight night. In fact it was only 1 of 3 songs in the main set (Tangled and RDW being the others) that was played all three nights. And for good reason, because the performance was strong all three nights. It kept the momentum going after "Tangled Up In Blue" and the crowd enjoyed it. Another great
thing to see – a crowd that came for the "hits" getting into a "new" song.
The second L&T song performed tonight that I hadn't heard at the previous shows.
This was a great, quiet performance on Dylan's part.
"The Wicked Messenger"
What's up with this? The music and arrangement was quite similar (if not identical?) to "Drifter's Escape" from last night. Does the band play the same backing, and Bob sings the lyrics to the song he chooses? Seemed a bit cheesy to me, but I enjoy the arrangement, so I was happy to hear it again, with Bob's harp solo at the end. Bob continued be play a lot better lead tonight than he did on Wednesday. Am I imagining this? I'd interested in hearing other's reviews.
"Rainy Day Women"
Again I was impressed with Dylan's lead work, and the the jam sections of this song were most impressive than the previous two nights. I was enjoying this and the crowd was too. Bob introduced the band, the song wound down, and they left the stage.
© 2001 Mark Goodrich
Fleet Center Boston, Massachusetts Nov. 24, 2001
(a) - acoustic
[Bh] -Bob on harp
[Lba]-Larry on banjo
[Lb] -Larry on bouzouki
[Lm] -Larry on mandolin
[Lps]-Larry on pedal steel
[Ls] - Larry on slide guitar
[Lsg]-Larry on steel guitar
[Tu]-Tony on acoustic upright bass
© 2005 CD Pinkerton / bobsboots.com
*song written by Fred Rose
**song written by Johnnie Wright, Jim and Jack Anglin
Thanks to Tiny Montgomery for scans