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War Against The Spirit
source:  National Exhibition  Center

Disc one
Gotta Serve Somebody
I  Believe In You
Like A Rolling Stone
Till I Get It Right (1)
Man Gave Names To All The Animals
Maggie's Farm
Girl Of The North Country
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Simple Twist Of Fate
Watered-Down Love
Slow Train
Lenny Bruce
Disc two
Mr. Tambourine Man
Solid Rock
Just Like A Woman
Heart Of Mine (2)
What Can I Do For You?
Masters Of War
When You Gonna Wake Up
In The Garden
City Of Gold
It Ain't Me Babe (3)
Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Thinman has released a nice package with the issue of this slimline double CD. The colorful montage covers and gold mirror like fonts border on the cliff of gaudy... but don't fall over the edge. The silk screened discs use the same images, but the effect on the discs is a more desirable one.
As this show was recorded directly from the soundboard, one could get one's hopes up... but, alas, this is an audience recording. It is in great quality, however, albeit slightly removed from the speakers. This show has traded among collectors since 1981, and was released as a CDr entitled Dylan Is The One.
The songs from the soon to be released Shot Of Love are introduced to the audience, and are played and received well. Other highlights include the hard rocking Masters Of War, the only European outing of City Of Gold, and a first an rare appearance of the acoustic It Ain't Me Babe. The name is most appropriate. Taken from a line in the new title song  Shot Of Love, it examines Dylan's slow and emotional struggle as he begins to turn away from an all gospel show and starts to include secular songs both old and new.
© 2007 CD Pinkerton -  bobsboots.com
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NEC   Birmingham, UK   July, 5 1981

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
  THINMAN   /    050/51

Released:  2007

8½ stars

Bob's Boots ref 

Other Commercial releases:
Bob Dylan Is The One

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for scans


(1) - Regina Havis - lead vocals
written by Red Lane and Larry Henley
(2) - Bob Dylan - organ
(3) - Bob Dylan - solo vocal and guitar

Bob Dylan - lead vocal, guitar, organ
Fred Tackett - guitar
Steve Ripley - guitar
Willie Smith - keyboards
Tim Drummond - bass
Jim Keltner - drums
Clydie King - backing vocals
Carolyn Dennis - backing vocals
Regina Havis - backing vocals
Madelyn Quebec - backing vocals
© 2007 CD Pinkerton -  bobsboots.com