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Dogs Are Barking (The)
source: Stereo Audience Cassette
Disc one
Hard Rain (I)
Love Her With A Feeling (Tampa Red)
Baby Stop Crying
Mr. Tambourine Man
Shelter From The Storm
Love Minus Zero/No Limit (Bh)
Tangled Up In Blue
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Maggie's Farm
I Don’t Believe You
Like A Rolling Stone
I Shall Be Released
Going, Going, Gone
Disc two
Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 (I)
One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
You're A Big Girl Now
One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
Blowin' In The Wind
I Want You
Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
Masters Of War
Just Like A Woman (Bh)
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
All Along The Watchtower
All I Really Want To Do
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
Forever Young
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
The Times

This show was issued a decade earlier as a small run fan based project entitled Rotterdam'78, but did not enjoy the wide distribution that it deserves. This is the first silver release of a great show in excellent quality. Some audience members brought their dogs, and the barking comes through clearly. However, it lends such a warmth to the recording that it becomes simply charming. Bob is very talkative, as is the norm for this tour, and introduces a lot of the songs. The new Street Legal songs are in top form, and sound like the release versions. Señor is breathy, dark, and rich. Masters Of War is powerful, and a rocking All Along The Watchtower is dedicated to "...the late great Jimi Hendrix". Many people fail to realize what an influence, and how enormous an idol that Dylan was to Hendrix, and Bob always repays the compliment by performing the Hendrix version rather than his own. Dylan pours himself into each song, and truly seems to enjoy this tour. Maybe that's why I enjoy hearing it so much. Of course you can hear the limitations of the period cassette tape and recorder, but that adds to the charm as well. It's like a relic from a different age, could be... Ooo-ee
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Source / Venue:
Feijenoord Stadion Rotterdam
The Netherlands June 23, 1978

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Thinman         /       068/69

Sept. 2008

8 stars

Bob's Boots ref  #

(Bh)- Bob on harp
(I)   - instrumental without Dylan

Other commercial releases of Rotterdam:

Rotterdam '78
Other releases in this series:
Coming From The Heat Of St. Paul

Thanks to
Tiny Montgomery for scans

Thanks to Mark S. for info.

Technical Notes:
Because of the way that the music was originally documented to disc, the sequential tracking is not correct from song to song on this release. This is a direct digital transfer of that material, and the flawed tracking persists. While each song plays correctly and in order of performance, a few songs cannot be accessed directly with the player's "skip song" button. The first few songs of the disc, as well as a couple others on disc one and disc two function in this matter. It's a minor annoyance for those who like to skip from song to song, but those who put the disc on and settle back to listen to the show might never realize it.
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© 2008 CD Pinkerton  -