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From Nassau To Mexico
source: Live stereo audience

Disc one
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat [Be]
Lay, Lady, Lay [Be]
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight [Be]
Love Sick [Bp]
Rollin' And Tumblin' [Bp]
Spirit On The Water [Bh]
Boots Of Spanish Leather [Bh / DV]
High Water (For Charlie Patton) [Bp /Db]
When The Deal Goes Down [Bp]
Honest With Me [Bp]
Disc two (encore)
My Back Pages [Bh]
Highway 61 Revisited [Bp]
Ain't Talkin' [Bp /Dv]
Summer Days [Bp]
Like A Rolling Stone [Bp]
Thunder On The Mountain [Bp]
Blowin' In The Wind [Bh]
Watching The River Flow [Be]
Masters Of War [Bp]
The Levee's Gonna Break [Bp /Dm]
This is the second TMR release of the trilogy that documents the 2008 South American tour. They all come in double slimline jewel cases, and have similar themes running through the packages. TMR is trying so hard to be creative with the names of their titles. Here they borrow a line from Caribbean Wind. Problem is, it makes no sense. Had Bob played in the Caribbean (or at least a little further east) and then traveled to Mexico City, the name would be spot on. Had they only tried a little harder they could have released it as Mexico City Blues from Something's Burning, Baby, or Way Down in Mexico from Brownsville Girl. Or they could have picked a title to thrill the hardcores such as Down Around The Old Mexican Plains from Farewell or even gone cryptic with  I Know I've Seen That Face Before from The Jack Of Hearts, or gone for the word play with Boots Of Spanish Leather. As this song is definitely one of, if not the highlight of the show, they kind of missed the dirty gondola on that one. TMR packages are getting sweeter with each one they issue. If they could just stop experimenting with fonts, ask to name their releases, and strive for quality photos... they could soon be going toe to toe with Crystal Cat. This Label is the one to watch. They're slowly jingle janglin' their way to the top.
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Ins.(b) Liner
Source / Venue:
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico Feb. 27, 2008
bonus:   Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Feb. 26, 2008

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Tambourine Man / TMR 140/141

June 2008

8½ stars

Bob's Boots ref  #

Thanks to Terry Farrington for scans

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The other titles in the trilogy:
Electric Blues Nite Crash
Full House In Buenos Aires
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[Be] -Bob on electric guitar
[Bh] -Bob on harp and electric piano
[Bp] -Bob on electric piano
[Db] -Donnie on banjo
[DV] -Donnie on violin
[Dv] -Donnie on viola
[Dm] -Donnie on electric mandolin
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The long intro kicks off another killer set in excellent sound quality. The TMR releases of late has been VERY nice, and this one is no exception. The digital stereo recording is clear and well mixed. Three songs from the previous night that weren't performed in this show are added on as a bonus. They are great quality as well, and Masters Of War thunders with venom. Compared to that show, the one presented here is more laid back and reflective. The slower songs dominate, and the Moder Times tunes reach for perfection. When The Deal Goes Down  is as good as any you'll ever hear. The show closes with an appropriately sweet Blowin' In The Wind. Another great title from this heavy weight contender.  
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