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the president of the US sometimes must have to stand naked
source: Washington D.C. April 2004
Disc one
God Knows [Bp]
Forever Young [Bp/h]
Lonesome Day Blues [Bp / Ls]
Tryin' To Get To Heaven [Bp/h - Lps]
Tangled Up In Blue (a) [Bp]
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum [Bp]
Blind Willie McTell [Bp / Lc / RH]
Highway 61 Revisited [Bp / Fs / RH]
I Shall Be Released [Bp/h - RH]
High Water (For Charley Patton) [Bp]
Just Like A Woman [Bp/h]
Disc two
Honest With Me [Bp / Ls]
I Believe In You [Bp/h]
Summer Days [Bp / Tu]

Short Improv
Like A Rolling Stone [Bp]
Band Introduction
All Along The Watchtower [Bp]
9:30 Club:

Hazel [Bp/h - Lps - RH]
It's Alright, Ma [Bp/h - Lc]
Positively 4th Street
[Bp / RH]
Bender Arena:
Ring Them Bells [Bp/h - Lps - RH - Tu]
Ballad Of A Thin Man
[Bp/h - Lps - RH]
Hard Rain (a[Bp/h - Lc - Tu]

Here's a perfect example of "Do not judge a book/release by its cover." The aesthetics for this title are beyond amateurish and certainly didn't challenge any budget boundaries. The cover art looks to be the result of a deskjet printer with no suggestion of a theme or concentrated idea whatsoever. The discs do nothing but add to the confusion.  Disc two is perhaps the most gaudy silk screenings ever produced with a likeness more to Panama Jack than to Bob Dylan. Disc one is a period caricature oddly out of place. The fold out photo collage does a nice job in summing up the chaos. This label was smart to remain anonymous when it comes to packaging.
Conversely, the recording is very good. The vocals are extremely clear, seemingly taken from the belly of the mains. The crowd noise is really only prevalent during applause or before the start of a song without much adverse effect on  the recording. The concert itself certainly has its highlights. A kicking and screaming High Water and a wonderfully slowed down Tryin’ To Get To Heaven are terrific. The filler definitely dips in overall quality, though is decent enough to add to the release. In particular, Bob gives a flooring performance of Hard Rain his second night in D.C. If your eyes can forgive the “cheap” aesthetics, your ears should be relatively pleased.
© 2005 Keith Schweiger / bobsboots.com © 2005 Keith Schweiger / bobsboots.com
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Source / Venue:
Warner Theater Washington D.C. April 4, 2004
9:30 Club Washington D.C. April 2, 2004
Bender Arena, American University, D.C. April 3, 2004

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
None listed


8 stars

Bob's Boots ref  # 

Band Members
Bob Dylan - guitar, piano, harp
Larry Campbell - guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel,
Freddie Koella - guitar
Tony Garnier - bass
George Recile - drums
Richie Hayward - drums

Tommy Morrongiello - guitar (guitar technician)
(a) - acoustic
[Bh] -Bob on harp
[Bp] -Bob on piano
[Fs] -Freddie on slide guitar
[Lc] -Larry on cittern
[Lps]-Larry on pedal steel
[Ls] - Larry on slide guitar
[Tu]-Tony on acoustic upright bass
George Recile plays drums except:
[RH] Richie Hayward - drums
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Thanks to Keith Schweiger for scans and review
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