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Düsseldorf 2007
source: Philipshalle,  April 19
Disc one
Cat's In The Well [Be / Dv]
Don't Think Twice [Be / Tu]
Watching The River Flow [Be]
It's Alright, Ma [Be / Dv]
Just Like A Woman [Be]
The Levee's Gonna Break [Bp / Dm / Tu]
When The Deal Goes Down [Bp / Tu]
High Water [Bp / Db]
I Don't Believe You [Bh]
Spirit On The Water [Bh]
Desolation Row [Bh / Dm / Tu]
Disc two
Highway 61 Revisited [Bp]
Nettie Moore [Bp / Dv]
Summer Days [Bp / Tu]
Like A Rolling Stone [Bp]
Thunder On The Mountain [Bp]
All Along The Watchtower [Bp]
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight [Be] (1)
Masters Of War [Bp] (1)
'Til I Fell In Love With You [Bp] (2)
Simple Twist Of Fate [Bh] (2)
Sugar Baby [Bp / Tu] (3)
My Back Pages [Bh / Sa] (4)
A nice addition to the Crystal Cat Library with over two and a half hours of listening pleasure on this two disc set. Let's start with the package. CC has continually set the bar for incredible aesthetics. This one is no different. As a friend of mine said: "Are you kidding me? Look at this cover photo!  With this artwork the discs could be blank for all I would care!" A booklet is included along with a two sided photo card insert that has a great concert shot on one side and the Euro tour schedule on the other. The package is superb. My only complaint would be the silk screen discs. While better than the old standard clock discs, CC has elected to use a photo image editor program called Find the edge. Each disc contains a photo of Dylan, but the process has turned them into something scary. As for the recording, incredible as always, though perhaps a slight notch down from the usual CC. Virtually the same thing can be said for he performance. Cat's In The Well kicks the show off to a strong beginning, but All Along The Watchtower finishes it off weak. Throughout the show there are hits and misses, but a lot more hits. Breath taking versions of Nettie Moore and Just Like a Woman are just two of the many highlights. The bonus tracks include their own highlights with a beautiful Simple Twist Of Fate and a great quality recording of the tour's only performance of Sugar Baby. While not a must have release, you definitely won't be disappointed by this offering. © 2008 CD Pinkerton -

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Card (f) Card (b) Ins.(b) Liner
Source / Venue:
Philipshalle,  Düsseldorf, Germany  April 19, 2007
(1) Colorline Arena  Hamburg, Germany  April 4, 2007
(2) Halle Münsterland  Münster, Germany  April 5, 2007
(3) Porsche Arena  Stuttgart, Germany  April 20, 2007
(4) Max Schmeling Halle  Berlin, Germany  May 3, 2007

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Crystal Cat Records  /  CC 828-29

July 2007

9-9½ stars
Other releases in this series
Birmingham 2007
Debaser 2007
Herning 2007
Glasgow 2007
Globen 2007

Bob's Boots ref  #   

Thanks to Tiny Montgomery for scans

[Be] -Bob on electric guitar
[Bp] -Bob on electric piano
[Bh] -Bob on electric piano and harp
[Db] -Donnie on banjo
[Dv] -Donnie on violin
[Dm] -Donnie on electric mandolin
[Sa] - Stu on acoustic guitar
[Tu]-Tony on acoustic upright bass

Band Members
Bob Dylan - electric guitar, keyboard, harp
Tony Garnier - bass, band leader
Denny Freeman - lead guitar
Stu Kimball - lead / rhythm guitar
Donnie Herron - banjo, mandolin, violin, pedal & lap steel
George Recile - drums

Düsseldorf is one of nine new 2007 releases from Crystal Cat Records. They span the European leg of the 2007 tour from late March to early May. As always, Crystal Cat follows an aesthetic theme with each release. This years releases include vibrant photos with stunning close up concert photos of Bob for the front covers, and silk screen printed discs with photos of Bob manipulated with an artsy program tool called Find the edge.

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