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source: Spring 2007 European tour

Disc one
Thunder On The Mountain (1)
Spirit On The Water (2)
Rollin’ And Tumblin’ (3)
When The Deal Goes Down (4)
Workingman’s Blues #2 (5)
Nettie Moore (6)
The Levee’s Gonna Break (7)
Ain’t Talkin’ (8)
Encore interval (9)
Thunder On The Mountain (10)
Nettie Moore (11)
Ain’t Talkin’ (12)

This is one of the more interesting titles in the journals of bootlegs primarily because the manufacturer distributed it for free. The idea was: Tambourine Man issued three different Modern Times double disc sets. To reward customers who purchased those releases, the retailer could include this title for free. Well, maybe in an alternate universe. The very nature of the retailers that put themselves at risk to carry these titles in the first place is to try to make a profit where they can. More were sold than were given away. Nonetheless, this is a nice title that presents Modern Times highlights of the European tour that weren't included on the trilogy, along with a couple that were. There wasn't a complete package produced due to the nature of the release. It came only with the offset printed disc and a two sided jewel case insert. The CD contains the same image as the  insert obverse, but each has unique information printed on it. The reverse side of the insert is a simple black and white printed information page that lists all venue cities and dates along with band personnel included on the disc. The main Dylan photo of this package is the same one that was used for the Zürich release. It is both striking and mesmerizing. The idea behind the release is to create a live version of Modern Times using the best performances of the tour. The songs are presented in the same order as the official release, and the disc is missing only the two songs not performed on tour:  Someday Baby and Beyond the Horizon. The biggest coup of this release is that it was compiled, printed, pressed, and was on the streets 60 days after the shows. The sound quality varies, but most tracks are quite nice.
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Source / Venue:  All venues are from the 2007 tour
(1) Heineken Hall,  Amsterdam, Netherlands April 8
(2) Philipshalle,  Düsseldorf, Germany  April 19
(3) Debaser Medis,  Stockholm, Sweden March 27
(4) Globe,  Stockholm, Sweden  March 28
(5) NIA, Birmingham, England, April 17
(6) Scandinavium, Göteborg, Sweden April 1
(7) Palais Omnisports de Paris,  France April 23
(8) Wembley Arena, London, England April 16
(10) Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany  April 20
(11) Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England April 12
(12) NIA, Birmingham, England, April 17

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Tambourine Man / Bonus Disc


June 2007

8 stars
Other releases in this series
Another Side Of Modern Times
Paris Modern Times
Zürich Modern Times

Bob's Boots ref. #

1, 6, 10, 12) Bob on electric piano
(2, 3) Bob on electric piano and harp
(4) Bob on electric guitar, Stu on acoustic guitar
(5) Bob on electric guitar
(7) Bob on electric piano, Stu on electric guitar
(8, 11) Bob on electric piano, Donnie on violin


 Thanks to Terry Farrington for scans and info
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