|Shelter From the Storm
source: Poland 1994
Just Like A Woman 6:42
All Along The Watchtower 5:36
I Don't Believe You 7:07
Tangled Up In Blue 9:24
Shelter From The Storm 6:49
Love Minus Zero/No Limit (acoustic) 5:18
Masters Of War (acoustic) 6:03
The Times (acoustic) 9:01
This show has been a long time coming to silver disc. It has circulated for a decade among tape traders. It traded under the title "Don't Show Any Response" as an inferior analog recording. In 2001, an incredible digital recording of the show was traded on CDr under the title "Inside The Rain" This release is a faithful digital copy. The recording is removed from the crowd, and taken directly from the speakers (not the console). The mix is soft and warm with the vocals up front in just the right amount. A thunder storm arises at this outdoor event, and the falling rain can be heard from 'I Don't Believe You' forward (hence the CD title). The rain noise is not an annoyance, however, instead it adds something romantic. You can close your eyes and be whisked away under a huge protective oak tree in a soft shower, listening to one of the best Dylan concerts you'll ever hear. Even the in-between-song audience talking is enjoyable, as it is only the two bootleggers who bring you into their world and help to narrate the event (in English). And what an event it is! This is the first ever Polish concert, and Dylan seems to reward the audience for their 30 year wait with a mind blowing performance. There is an incredible vibrato in his voice that drives the words deep into uncharted territory. The acoustic songs are as powerful a version as will ever be heard. In the "You that build the big bomb" line of 'Masters Of War', a 'bomb' goes off punctuating the line, and making the audience gasp. In actuality, it is due to an incredibly coincidental lightning strike that glitches the PA system. Bob's driving guitar at songs end will not only make you smile, it might just bring you to your feet right there in your living room. Even though this recording is slightly over an hour, normaly on this tour Bob would play another five songs. However, this show ends a bit prematurely because of the storm. Concert promoter Andrzej Marzec breaks the bad news in Polish. After the show, Dylan tells him, "That was the best show of my life.. and for the best audience, too". You might disagree, of course... then again, you might not.
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Cracovia Football Stadium, Kraków, Poland July, 17 1994
Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Bob's Boots ref #
Bob Dylan - vocal & guitar
Notes by Olof Björner:
Concert # 587 of The Never-Ending Tour. Concert # 12 of the 1994 Europe Summer Tour. 1994 concert # 51.
Concert # 131 with the 9th Never-Ending Tour Band
[songs] 7-9 acoustic with the band
[songs] 4, 5 Bob Dylan harmonica.
Note. The show had to be ended after The Times They Are A-Changin’ due to extremely heavy rains eventually causing flooding of the stage and loss of power.
4 new songs (44%) compared to previous concert.
1 new song for this tour.
Stereo audience recording, 65 minutes.
© 2001 by Olof Björner All Rights Reserved