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Highlands of Worcester
source: Worcester, MA. Nov. 14, 1999

Somebody Touched Me (acoustic
To Ramona (acoustic) 
Mama, You Been On My Mind (acoustic)
Hard Rain (acoustic) 
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (acoustic)
All Along The Watchtower 
Stuck Inside Of Mobile
Not Dark Yet 
Everything Is Broken 
Love Sick 
Like A Rolling Stone
Girl Of The North Country (acoustic) 
Not Fade Away

This disc is drawn from the much praised Nov. '99 joint tour with former Grateful Dead bass player Phil Lesh. A tour which is strangely underrepresented on genuine glass-mastered boots (possibly because Rattlesnake was, at one point, planning to release a 3 CD compilation from this tour. This may have put off other label's efforts). This is an incomplete recording. Missing from the show is: Love Sick, Like A Rolling Stone and Not Fade Away, These three tracks were edited out of the 14 song setlist in order to accommodate a single CD. No great loss, since these songs have been regulars in the set list for the past few years, and can be heard on many other releases. While completeist may complain about their absence, it doesn't really detract from the disc too much at all. It feels somehow 'complete'. The sound, while perhaps not the 'in-your-face, front row' quality of some releases, is warm, and clear, and very listenable. The performance is top notch as well, with soulful vocals and excellent backing. While a rare performance of Highlands is an obvious highlight, the opening acoustic numbers shouldn't be overlooked. There are excellent outings for To Ramona, featuring Larry Campbell on mandolin, and a tender Mama, You Been On My Mind. Packaging is minimal: front and back cover in familiar Wild Wolf style. The CD is pressed on gold and contains the standard label logo.
© 2002 M. McGarr  /   Bobsboots.com
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Centrum Arena, Worcester, MA. November 14, 1999

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Wild Wolf    / 11.14. 99


8 stars

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Thanks to Mike McGarr for scans & review
Thanks to Keith Ravenscroft for disc scan

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