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Return To Me, Bella Mia
source: Digital Audience Recording
Disc one
Maggie’s Farm
Mr. Tambourine Man
You Go Your Way
Man In The Long Black Coat
Rollin’ And Tumblin’
Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
‘Till I Fell In Love With You
Workingman’s Blues #2
Highway 61 Revisited
Ballad Of Hollis Brown
Po’ Boy
Summer Days
Return To Me
Disc two
Thunder On The Mountain
Like A Rolling Stone
All Along The Watchtower
Spirit On The Water
Blowin’ In The Wind
Bonus tracks:
Cat’s In The Well
Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
Things Have Changed
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
Make You Feel My Love
It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
Beyond The Horizon
Love Sick
The Godfather has a nice flare for creating these tri-fold card covers. They are much more appealing and durable then the oft used digipacks, although, harder to locate in a collector's stack because there is no printed spine. Godfather recordings are usually very sharp, and this one is no exception. The recording is clean and the vocals are way out front. It's nearly flawless other than an tape splice during audience applause after Ballad Of Hollis Brown. There are wonderful venue photos included, as well as a venue poster on the front, altered slightly to add the name of the release. The name comes from the Dean Martin cover that Dylan performs for the grateful Italian audience. Dylan released a studio version that is a bit upbeat from Martin's. It was released on the soundtrack The Sopranos - Peppers and Eggs. Dylan sings the last verse in Italian, just as Dino did. Both versions were on youtube until Bill Clinton pressed for their removal. Thanks Monica's Dude!© 2009 CD Pinkerton
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Jewel Back
Mandela Forum - Florence, Italy April 18, 2009
Bonus tracks:
PalaLottomatica, Rome, Italy April 17, 2009

Manufacturer        /       Catalog No.
Godfather Records /   GR380/381

June 2009

8½ stars

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Review (cont.):
It just seems a natural for the Godfather to release this one. Some have complained about their package aesthetics. They use plain white sleeves to house the discs, and the discs themselves are all generic Mario puzzo puppet-master logo along with the disc title. This show is the final Italian performance.
One slight let down for this reviewer is Man In The Long Black Coat. The dark, menacing and brooding in the original is just intense. I was thrilled to see it added to the show, until hearing the original ominous tune reworked as a country swing. One of the many highlights is Workingman’s Blues #2. The discs average about 75 minutes a piece, with disc two being completed with unique songs that were performed the night before. It's a great move for Godfather, but unfortunately, the bonus tracks are not so clean and close up. All in all, though, this is a fine release that you're sure to enjoy. An offer you can't refuse!
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