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Romance In Durango
source: London, UK   Nov 24, 2003
Disc one
Drifter's Escape [Bp / Bh] 
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere [Bp / Bh / Lps]
Cry A While [Bp / Ls]
Girl Of The North Country [Bp / Bh / La / Tab] 
Romance In Durango [Bp] 
Dear Landlord [Bp] 
High Water (For Charley Patton) [Bp]
Tough Mama [Bp / Bh] 
Floater (Too Much To Ask) [Bp / Bh / Tab]
Disc two
Million Miles [Bp] 
Jokerman [Bp] 
Honest With Me [Bp / Ls]
Death Of Hattie Carroll [Bp / La / Tab]
Summer Days [Bp / Tab] 
Cat's In The Well [Bp] 
Like A Rolling Stone [Bp] 
All Along The Watchtower [Bp]

Well here it is. The title couldn't be more clear.  TMR didn't put any twists on this one, and rightfully so. The lucky people at the Hammersmith Apollo got to hear history. Bob brings back Romance in During ( not played since ’76) in the fifth slot. It's almost as enjoyable to listen to the audience's complete shock when he breaks out the first lyric as it is the song. Credit to them they contain their excitement and allow Bob to revisit the RTR gem with perfect clarity.
He punctuates the song by repeating the first verse and the crowd roars with appreciation.  Bob remains  the consummate professional and follows up with a flawless Dear Landlord. The rest of the evening shouldn't be lost by the magnitude of track five, for the entire set -list is excellent. Bob decides to break out the classic Jokerman, appearing  only 3 times for  the ’03 tour, all in England. Another highlight is Million Miles, which Bob sings as if  “the words were written in his soul”—also only appearing in the London venues.
TMR has procured an excellent audience recording. They were smart about leaving off bonus tracks as to not steal from the show's authenticity... for this show should, and does stand on its own. As far as the artwork goes, it's truly up for interpretation. If it was TMR's intention to commemorate this historic show with a profile of a man in his 60’s, juxtaposing it to the Blood on the Tracks cover, then brilliant. If not, it's just a hazy photo. The inside photo is taken right from the Masked and Anonymous reel-- dull, inappropriate, unimaginative. There is however a two page review by G.C. who was actually in attendance (always a plus). Without question, a must have set. For full concert review see G.C. thoughts at bob links.
© 2004 Pinkerton / Schweiger / bobsboots.com
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Hammersmith Apollo London, England Nov 24, 2003
Manufacturer        /       Catalog No.
Tambourine Man Records TMR—078/079

Other commercial releases:
Hammersmith Apollo 2003
Tour of London 2003 Vol.2

8 stars

Bob's Boots ref  #

(a) - acoustic
[Bp] -Bob on piano
[Bh] -Bob on harp
[Fa] -Freddie on acoustic guitar
[Fe] -Freddie on electric guitar
[Fs] -Freddie on slide guitar
[La] -Larry on acoustic guitar
[Ls] -Larry on slide guitar
[Lps]-Larry on pedal steel
[Lc] - Larry on cittern
[Tab]-Tony on acoustic upright bass
Band Members
Bob Dylan - guitar, piano, harp
Larry Campbell - guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel,
Freddie Koella - guitar
Tony Garnier - bass
George Recile - drums

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for scans & review

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