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Now Ain't the Time for 
Your Tears
source: Manchester, U.K.  1965

Side one: 
The Times
To Ramona
Gates Of Eden
If You Gotta Go Go Now
Side two: 
It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
Love Minus Zero
Mr. Tambourine Man

Side three: 
Talkin' World War III Blues
Don't Think Twice
With God On Our Side
She Belongs To Me

Side four: 
It Ain't Me Babe
Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
All I Really Want To Do
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

The 1965 Free Trade Hall show from Manchester, U.K. is one of the best sounding recordings in existence of mid '60's Dylan.
1965 concert soundboard  recordings are rare to non-existent. Yet, this pristine soundboard's quality sounds as if it could have been recorded yesterday. A truly amazing show in all aspects.

Special Thanks to  Ivor  for LP photos

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LP 1
LP 2

This incredible 1990 package is one of the last releases for Germany's Swingin' Pig Records. It was simultaneously released on CD as well.
As with most Swingin' Pig titles, the quality of both sound and packaging is impressive. A beautiful period concert photo adorns the entire front of the gatefold cover.  The rich looking gold print on a black cover lists the songs on the back, and details of the venue on the inside gatefold. To complete the aesthetics, the two LP set is pressed on multi-colored marble vinyl with full printed silver on black labels. 
The Manchester recording was processed with the NoNOISE computer based noise reduction system for this release. While the perfectly quiet recording is jaw-dropping near-perfection, there is a slight mute to the high-end that most will never notice without the benefit of the pre-masterd tape for comparison. I've given the set a 9.5 star rating because of this technicality... Without knowledge of the original master tape, it would have received a perfect 10 star rating.

9½ stars      NMP55

Matrix: TSP 057 

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