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Hanging In The Balance
source: Bad Segeberg July 14, 1981 

Side one: 
I Believe In You
Like A Rolling Stone
Man Gave Names To All The Animals
Maggie's Farm
Girl From The North Country
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Side two: 
In The Summertime
Dead Man, Dead Man
Forever Young
The Times
Lenny Bruce 
Side three: 
Slow Train
Mr. Tambourine Man
Solid Rock
Just Like A Woman
Watered-Down Love
When You Gonna Wake Up?
(On the LP, but not listed on cover) 
Side four: 
In The Garden
Blowin' In The Wind
It Ain't Me, Babe (acoustic)
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
© 1999 CD Pinkerton / bobsboots.com
Thanks to Markus for venue information
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This 1983 European release has all the makings of an incredible package, but it falls a little short. The performance is wonderful (although a few songs have been left off). The title comes from a line in Every Grain Of Sand. While this song is on the tour supported Shot Of Love album; ironicaly, the song is not performed on this European tour. The front cover is an incredible full color cover shot of Bob, with a nice concert photo on the back cover. The LPs have full printed labels, and the vinyl is clean and well pressed; indicative of a German pressing plant. So, what's to complain about? Well, it would have been nice if this had been a gate fold cover... but, the main complaint is that there is absolutely no venue and / or historical information to be found anywhere on the piece. The performance is from the Freileichttheater in Bad Segeberg, Germany on July 14, 1981. There was a professional multi track line recording of this show that is still being protected from release... but field recordings don't get much better than this one. In 2005 this show was released on a CD of the same name.
© 1999 CD Pinkerton / bobsboots.com

8 stars      NMP70

Matrix:14781-1 (1-4)

© 1999, 2006 CD Pinkerton / bobsboots.com