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source:  May 3, 1976 soundboard

Disc one
If (Dennis Hopper)
Battle Of New Orleans (Bob Neuwirth)
Rock & Roll Across the USA (Friedman)
Dear Abbie (Kinky Friedman)
Asshole From El Paso (Kinky Friedman)
Mr. Tambourine Man (Dylan solo)
Love Minus Zero/No Limit (Dylan solo)
Vincent Van Gogh (Dylan & Neuwirth)
Maggie’s Farm
Jolly Roger (Roger McGuinn)
Lover Of The Bayou (Roger McGuinn)
Chestnut Mare (Roger McGuinn)
Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Baez)
Disc two
Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)
Railroad Boy (Dylan & Baez)
I Pity The Poor Immigrant (Dylan & Baez)
Shelter From The Storm
Stuck Inside Of Mobile
You’re A Big Girl Now
Rita May
Lay Lady Lay
Idiot Wind
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Gotta Travel On

This is a sharp looking digi-pak release (the artwork linked above was altered slightly to facilitate a jewel box), and an incredible effort for TSMT's debut issue. The package claims the recording to be direct from the soundboard master. While this is doubtful, it is an incredible sounding title, and better than the best circulating tape that I've heard. As has always been the case, Isis is cut way short, leading credence to the belief that the master tape itself is at fault. The only negative thing that could possibly be said about the title is that if the manufacturer actually had access to the complete soundboard masters, then it's a shame that they didn't issue a 3 CD set and release the entire show. Dennis Hopper opens the first disc by reading a Rudyard Kipling poem. Why TSMT chose three Kinky Friedman songs over some of the other artists' incredible performances is questionable. Dylan starts his portion of the show off nicely by himself armed with an acoustic guitar. Other highlights include the only tour appearance of  Love Minus Zero / No Limit, and the Desire tracks, along with the only known performance of Rita May. © 2008 CD Pinkerton /
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Source / Venue:
The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA     May 3, 1976

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
TSMT             /     01/02

Other Commercial releases of The Warehouse:


8½ stars

Bob's Boots ref  #

Thanks to Gerhard Schreier for scans

This incredible show has enjoyed a wide variety of releases and re-releases over the past three decades. A nice sounding version of the soundboard recording floated around among tape traders in the fall of 1976, soon after the tour. In 1979, the bulk of the Dylan portion of the show was released on an album entitled Memphis Blues. A few years later, the entire Dylan part of the concert was issued in Europe as a double vinyl release that carried the simple title: At The Warehouse. The first CD release was in 1993, even though it had been recorded from vinyl. Two years later saw the best release 'till now with the issue of the Yellow Cat title. This issue trumps them all with incredible photos and clean, striking aesthetics... and most importantly, the best quality recording imaginable.© 2008 CD Pinkerton /
© 2008 CD Pinkerton /
© 2008 CD Pinkerton /