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Ancient Footprints
source:  digital audience recording

Disc one
Watching The River Flow
When I Paint My Masterpiece
You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
Just Like A Woman
Stuck Inside Of Mobile
Ballad Of A Thin Man
I Don’t Believe You
The Levee’s Gonna Break
When The Deal Goes Down
Highway 61 Revisited
Hard Rain
Disc two
Thunder On The Mountain
Like A Rolling Stone
crowd applause
All Along The Watchtower
Spirit On The Water
Blowin’ In The Wind
Most Likely You Go Your Way
Trying To Get To Heaven
Blind Willie McTell
I Don’t Believe You
I Believe In You
Billy 4
This is a nice release of what amounts to be a Dylan greatest hits show. The first three songs are from the Greatest Hits II release, and the title is taken from the second line of When I Paint My Masterpiece. One of several highlights is a particularly poignant When The Deal Goes Down. There is some nice bonus material added as well, including... wait for it... the first ever live performance of Billy 4 from The Pat Garrett soundtrack!! This song alone makes the package a must have. The bonus material is not quite as pristine a recording as the main concert, but it is very close. It still sounds great. The slimline case houses the two discs that are very nicely silk screened with a stylistic red and black pattern with different photos of Bob on each. They are packed to the bursting point, with seventy-seven minutes on disc one and seventy-eight on disc two. This is another great addition to the TMR roster, hitting the streets just two months after the concert.
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Obi strip insert
Front insert with Obi
The Spektrum - Oslo, Norway - March 25, 2009
Berns Salonger - Stockholm, Sweden - March 22, 2009

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Tambourine Man   /   TMR 164/165

Released:    May 2009
Quality:    8-8½ stars

Bob's Boots ref  # BB-a67

Thanks to Tiny Montgomery for scans

Package Review:
TMR has always been about average as far as the overall package aesthetics go. This package is par for the course, except for a unique addition. For the first time that we know of on boot recordings, The new TMR releases are being issued with an Obi strip. Obi is a Japanese word. It's the sash that ties a kimono. When the western world  first started seeing these strips on LP albums in the middle of the previous century, they referred to them by this misnomer. The Japanese market picked up on the word and began using it as well. These paper ribbons were originally issued with Japanese pressings of foreign artists. They allowed for a variety of extra information to be included in phonetic Japanese (katakana) and Kanji, without changing the cover. The biggest advantage they have for CD packages is to allow the spine to be presented in katakana for the retailer's shelf. The Japanese throw them away just as the west throws away shrink wrap stickers. Westerners tend to save obis, however, as a collectible part of the package. As they are merely wrapped around the outside of the jewel case, they become difficult to store alongside the CD. Western collectors of legitimate Japanese pressed discs usually leave the package unopened. As the boot market has a different criteria and market base, the obi will not add value to a boot release, but it is a neat little addition to a Label that needed the extra boost to help its releases stand out.© 2009 CD Pinkerton -
© 2009 CD Pinkerton -