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Up & Down the Neon Block  source:  Audience Tapes

Disc one
March 1:
Short Intro
Watching The River Flow
Lay, Lady, Lay
Stuck Inside Of Mobile
Just Like A Woman
Silvio (Dylan /  Robert Hunter)
It Ain't Me, Babe (a)
Mr. Tambourine Man (a)
Tangled Up In Blue (a)
Friend Of The Devil (Garcia / R.Hunter) (a)
Make You Feel My Love
Short Band Introduction
Highway 61 Revisited
Disc two
Love Sick
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (a)
Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)
March 2:
Short intro
Gotta Serve Somebody
Million Miles
Stuck Inside Of Mobile
Just Like A Woman
It Ain't Me, Babe (a)
To Ramona (a)
Tangled Up In Blue (a)
Disc three
Friend Of The Devil (Garcia / R.Hunter) (a)
Can't Wait
Highway 61 Revisited
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (a) [BV]
Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)
My Back Pages (a) [Bh / Lf]
Masters Of War (a) [Cd]
Tangled Up In Blue (a)
Forever Young (a)
All Along The Watchtower [Ca]
Positively 4th Street [Lps]
Watching The River Flow
Not Dark Yet 
Thinman issues this 3 CD set that documents two complete and historic shows, and much of a third as bonus. The title comes from the Vegas night lights. This set is quite nice, from the great photos and aesthetics to the enclosed booklet with track info to the heavy weight, glossy inserts that they're all printed on. Each disc is offset printed with a different concert photo, and there is over three and a half hours of entertainment recorded on them. The first show is notable because it's a private party hosted by Lucky Brand Jeans (who market their own line of Dylan T-shirts). Five hundred Lucky clients and associates were there by invitation only, and the public was not admitted. Dylan performed some classics including a rare outing of  Lay, Lady, Lay as well as the Dead's Friend Of The Devil.
This audience recording of that song was officially released on the CD Stolen Roses. The quality of the recording can be heard on that release. It's just a tad muffled throughout the entire show, and a couple of times at songs end or beginning the crowed is a bit loud, and you can pick out a few words as they discuss the show, but nothing so bad as to detract from the listening expierence. Make is tender, but the ever present audience slightly detracts from it. Bob encores with  Love Sick, which is perhaps the highlight of the show, a powerful, acoustic Don't Think Twice, and a rollicking Not Fade Away. All in all, a fair performance in fair quality... but nothing here is an absolute must have. (Cond.)
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CD2 CD3 Book

Club Rio
Rio Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, March 1, 1999
House Of Blues
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, March 2, 1999
Bonus: Jones Beach Amphitheater
Wantagh, New York  July 31, 1999

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Thinman              074 / 075 / 076

October 2008

7-8 stars

Bob's Boots ref 
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Special Thanks to Lincoln Park Mark

Listen to a sample of this CD: March 1 Silvio
Thanks to Tiny Montgomery for scans

(a) - acoustic
[Bh] -Bob on harp
[BV] -Bono guests on vocals and acoustic guitar
[Ca] -Charlie on acoustic guitar
[Cd] -Charlie on dobro
[Lf] - Larry on fiddle
[Lps]-Larry on pedal steel

Bob Dylan - vocal & guitar
Bucky Baxter - pedal steel guitar, electric slide guitar
Larry Campbell - guitar
Tony Garnier - bass
David Kemper - drums & percussion

The second show starts off the first few words muffled as the mic comes out of hiding, but quickly brightens up. Once again, the audience is too loud at times. It's notable for a couple of  reasons as well, however. First of all, it was the final show of the winter tour. More notably, U2's Bono walks on as special guest on one song. Equally exciting is the song... the tours only performance of Knockin' On Heaven's Door. Bono sings harmony with Dylan and plays acoustic rhythm and sings lead vocal on three verses (including a couple that seem to be made up on the fly). It's far from a stellar performance... but it is good. Along with this highlight are the new songs which sound great, but the show stealer is a heart wrenching Just Like A Woman.
The Bonus tracks are eight of the fifteen songs performed at Jones Beach. The show from the night before has circulated for some time now, but this one has not. This is, once again, the final night of this leg of the tour. More notable is that this is the first tour with Charlie Sexton on board to replace Buckey Baxter These songs represent the better ones of the night. Unfortunately, the quality slips a little down to seven stars. The music is a little further away and the audience in proximity to the mic gets a little louder.
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© 2008 CD Pinkerton -