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High Degree Theif
source: Chicago, IL   October 25, 1998

Disc one
Gotta Serve Somebody
I'll Remember You
Cold Irons Bound
Just Like A Woman (Bob on harp)
It Ain't Me Babe (acoustic)
Masters Of War (acoustic)
Don't Think Twice (acoustic)
Tangled Up In Blue (acoustic)
Make You Feel My Love
Highway 61 Revisited
Love Sick
Disc two
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Blowin' In The Wind (acoustic)
‘Til I  Fell In Love With You
Forever Young (acoustic)
Bonus tracks:
Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat
Lay Lady Lay
You're A Big Girl Now
Mr. Tambourine Man (acoustic)
The Times
She Belongs To Me
This title claims to be a soundboard release, however, it is most likely through the air mic. The audio is great, and is of a quality  comparable to soundboard. However, what truly makes this show magic Dylan's heartfelt performance. Its clear by his banter that he's in a good mood (and for Dylan, that often translates to thoughtful, energetic singing). At this point, he and the band are most comfortable with the Time Out Of Mind material, and seem to be inspired by the new songs. The only problem with this release is the bonus material. The six audience recorded songs from the prior month are barely decent quality, and it detracts from the great sound of the United Center. They vary in quality, but the rating shown is an average. One highlight from that show is a clean, clear, acoustic version of  Forever Young. A highlight from the bonus material is an emotional She Belongs To Me. Once again, there are sharp and vivid photos included in this TMR package along with pleasing color schemes that make this a very nice looking release. Unfortunately, for all the effort that TMR has put into this project, they misspelled the title. All in all it's a recommended purchase, however one suggestion for listening to this title might be to play the bonus material in a separate sitting in order to allow the critical ear to enjoy the tracks.
© 2005 Keith Schweiger CD Pinkerton

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United Center, Chicago, IL   October 25, 1998
Bonus tracks:
North Shore Events Centre
Glenfield, Australia   September 7, 1998

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Tambourine Man Records / TMR—014/15

10 stars  (Main)
6½ stars  (Bonus)
Bob's Boots ref  #


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Thanks to Keith Schweiger for scans and review

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