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This Show's On Fire
source:  Bowie, MD June 14, 2005

Disc one
Drifter's Escape
Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
Lonesome Day Blues
Shooting Star
Highway 61 Revisited
This Wheel's On Fire
Stuck Inside Of Mobile
John Brown (acoustic)
Bye And Bye
Disc two
Chimes Of Freedom
Summer Days
Masters Of War
Band Introductions
Like A Rolling Stone
Greensboro, NC:
To Ramona
Cry A While
Just Like A Woman
Lakewood, NJ:
Queen Jane Approximately
Cold Irons Bound

“This Show's On Fire,” …well... not quite.
The performance is very average. It's possible that the low signal to noise level may have contributed to the mediocrity of the recording. The overall mix along with the vocals need to be much brighter. Attendees of the show might have had a better sonic experience than what TMR has translated to this commercial bootleg. The "lick and a promise" approach to aesthetics that this Label often uses doesn't usually pay off. This time is no exception. The cover art is chaotic and the child-like font used for the title only adds to the mess. The foldout does contain an intelligible review, but does little to save the packaging. A superb Master's Of War and a very nice rendition of Chimes Of Freedom are easily salvaged from the Maryland show. As for the filler, it is up to a higher standard of performance and audio quality. However, for the more selective collector, a cdr will suffice.
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Prince George's Stadium Bowie, MD June 14, 2005
First Horizon Park Greensboro, NC  June 11, 2005
FirstEnergy Park   Lakewood, New Jersey June 15, 2005

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Tambourine Man  /  TMR  101/102


7 stars

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for scans & review

Bob's Boots ref  #

Band Members
Bob Dylan - keyboard, harp
Stu Kimball - lead guitar
Denny Freeman - guitar
Donnie Herron - elect. mandolin, banjo, pedal & lap steel
Tony Garnier - bass
George Recile - drums

The biggest problem with the sound quality of this disc is that this show was performed outdoors in an open air minor league baseball stadium. As any soundman or musician will tell you, it is nearly impossible to get a perfect sound outdoors. Dylan's professional crew does a great job, but outdoor shows are a most difficult mix, and are rarely on par with indoor events. Add to that trying to record this mix from the audience, and you usually end up with something like this. Of course, some outdoor recordings are better than others, as the filler material proves.
© 2006 CD Pinkerton - bobsboots.com
© 2006 CD Pinkerton - bobsboots.com