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Genuine Live 1966
A Phoenix In April
source: Sydney, Australia  1966

Disc one
She Belongs To Me
Fourth Time Around
Visions Of Johanna
It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Desolation Row
Just Like A Woman
Mr. Tambourine Man
Disc two
Tell Me Momma
I Don't Believe You
Baby Let Me Follow You Down
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
LeopardSkin PillBox Hat
One Too Many Mornings
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Positively Fourth Street
The Sydney show is a raw and powerful soundboard recording. It is surprisingly quite for being an analog recording from such an early show. Dylan is talkative between a few of the first songs of each set in the slow, stoned voice that typified this tour. The first disc contains the acoustic show. The first song cuts in, and the tape speed runs off for a second. The mic windscreen (pop filter) does not work well throughout the show. On Visions Of Johanna, virtually every line has a word that pops. It's not as bad on Fourth Time Around, which contains a momentary feedback. It returns on each "Baby Blue". On the solo of Desolation Row, Dylan plays a series of triplets on the guitar in double time, and blows a slide on the harp to compliment it for a strange effect that probably worked better live than it does on tape. The second disc is the electric set. The music is well mixed, but the vocals completely overpower it. Of course, because of the nature of the harder singing on this set, the pop filter is much more problematic. Dylan introduces Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues with a bizarre faux meaning of the song. The pop filter becomes so ineffective, that on some verses of LeopardSkin PillBox Hat, every word pops The highlight of the electric set is an erie, laid back Ballad Of A Thin Man that makes use of dynamics, and a play between the vocals and organ. All in all, this is a great recording. The sound is bright and full, and as good as the best know tapes. The discs are a tad short at 48 minutes each, but the overall package wouldn't have work so well by using filler material. The cover stays with the black, white, and red theme of the official Bootleg Vol. 4 release. The CDs were copied by Orange and released as a double entitled 'Live Sydney 66'.
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Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia  April 13, 1966

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Scorpio  /  GBS 66-1/2 
Released:  2000
Quality:   9 stars
Bob's Boots ref  #   BB-g13A

This 8  CD BOX contains a total of five individual releases only available in this set. They include:
A Phoenix In April
The Children's Crusade
While The Establishment Burns
A Nightly Ritual
The Genuine Royal Albert Hall Concerts
All concerts are 1966 
"A Phoenix in April" - Sydney, Australia
"The Children's Crusade" - Melbourne & Adelaide
"While The..." -  Dublin, Copenhagen, & Edinburgh
"Ritual"- Liverpool, Glasgow, Sheffield, & Birmingham
"The Genuine RAH Concerts" Manchester & London
In addition, some sets included two bonus discs of the Bristol show entitled Away From The Past

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