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source: April 8 & 9, 2007

Disc one
April 8, 2007:
Cat's In The Well [Be / Dv]
It Ain't Me, Babe [Be]
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues [Be]
It's Alright, Ma [Be/ Dv]
When The Deal Goes Down [Bp/ Tu]
Highway 61 Revisited [Bp]
Under The Red Sky [Bp/Bh]
Rollin' And Tumblin' [Bp/ Dm]
Chimes Of Freedom [Bp/Bh]
Watching The River Flow [Bp]
Spirit On The Water [Bp/ Bh/ Tu]
Stuck Inside Of Mobile [Bp]
Disc two
Nettie Moore [Bp/ Dv]
Summer Days [Bp]
Like A Rolling Stone [Bp/Bh]
Thunder On The Mountain [Bp]
All Along The Watchtower [Bp]
April 9, 2007:
Cat's In The Well [Be/ Dv]
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [Be / Tu]
Watching The River Flow [Be]
It's Alright, Ma [Be/ Dv]
Spirit On The Water [Bp/ Bh/ Tu]
High Water (For Charlie Patton) [Bp/ Db]
Disc three
To Ramona [Bp/ Bh/ Dm/ Tu]
Rollin' And Tumblin' [Bp/ Dm]
Visions Of Johanna [Bp/ Bh/ Dm]
Highway 61 Revisited [Bp]
When The Deal Goes Down [Bp / Tu]
Most Likely You Go Your Way [Bp/Bh]
Ain't Talkin' [Bp/ Dv]
Summer Days [Bp / Tu]
Like A Rolling Stone [Bp/Bh]
Thunder On The Mountain [Bp]
All Along The Watchtower [Bp]
Another great release from the Rattle Snake. This double thick jewel case houses three discs that hold two complete, consecutive shows. The recordings are great and the shows are solid.
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Concert Reviews by Keith Ravenscroft
edited for this page by bobsboots.com
from the original post at boblinks

I think that of these two Amsterdam concerts, the second one slightly has the edge. Although by far the most stunning song of both nights was It's Alright, Ma on the first night. He delivered this like a declaration of war; it reminded me of a live Isis; snarling, chewing and spitting.
It must have scared the bejesus out of even Bob himself, as he watered it down a tad on the second night.
On the first night, after the first few songs with Bob on guitar it became clear that he was having fun. Looking out over our heads and smiling right from the start.
It sure was nice to see him holding a guitar again, and yes he even played one or two effortless solos.
Cats in the Well and It ain't me Babe were pretty much standard fare, but the aforementioned It's Alright, Ma, along with the stunningly beautiful Nettie Moore, were the two highlights of the evening.  
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Book(f) Book(b) Liner(f) Liner(b)
Source / Venue:
Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam, The Netherlands  April 8, 2007  and   April 9, 2007 

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Rattle Snake    / RS 207/8/9 

Released: 2007 Thanks to Keith Schweiger for scans
Other commercial releases of April 9, 2007
The Pope Smokes Dope

Quality:    8½-9 stars

Bob's Boots ref  #

Band Members
Bob Dylan - electric guitar, keyboard, harp
Tony Garnier - bass, band leader
Denny Freeman - lead guitar
Stu Kimball - lead / rhythm guitar
Donnie Herron - banjo, mandolin, violin, pedal & lap steel
George Recile - drums
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[Be] -Bob on electric guitar
[Bh] -Bob on harp
[Bp] -Bob on electric piano
[Db] -Donnie on banjo
[Dv] -Donnie on violin
[Dm] -Donnie on electric mandolin
[Tu]-Tony on acoustic upright bass
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Concert Reviews by Keith Ravenscroft (cont.)
The organ on the first night, just didn't work, especially during songs like Like a Rolling Stone, and particularly All Along the Watchtower was quite despairing (dare I say dreadful?) The piano worked so much better on these songs. Those dreaded three high-end notes were as painful as a grazed shin on a rock. Burn it Bob- and while you're at it.well, more about the band later.
His singing on both nights though was superb. A little up-singing on Chimes of Freedom, but it was forgivable and seemed to work. Under the Red Sky was a nice surprise.

But where, oh where, were the subtleties, the ethereal and delicate songs he used to surprise us with, haunting words hushed and accentuated by sweet harmonica breaks. The band didn't allow Bob a quiet moment on the first night. Okay people were jumping around and dancing to Summer Days, but they can do that at a Rolling Stones concert. The lead guitarist- Denny, He seemed at times capable, breaking into a short forced solo, but most of the time it was like, 'come on man what are you waiting for?' I've
never really felt the urge to analyze these new guys- I wonder why.

On the second night though, Bob seemed to care a little more about his playing. A little more passion he put into his performance. To Ramona was gorgeous, as was Visions of Johanna, his phrasing sometimes causing brief spatters of applause and even sniggers of cheerful laughter. Who else with only a brief change in voice level, emphasis and accentuation, inflection & intonation can make a crowd grin, gasp, shiver or weep? All in all then, these two concerts were not to be missed. After the first night I couldn't help thinking that I'd missed something. That spark, that rare flicker of brilliance, something that we take away from all Bob's gigs- that one priceless moment that we go for- just wasn't there, and I felt more than happy that Bob had enjoyed it for he seemed to be having the time of his life. On the second night- everything I could wish for was there in abundance.
Ain't Talkin' was so special.  See you next year Bob!

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