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Wembley Arena 2nd 2007
source:  Stereo audience recording
Disc one
Cat's In The Well [Be / Dv]
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [Be]
Watching The River Flow [Be]
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [Be / Dv]
The Levee's Gonna Break [Bp / Dm / Tu]
Death Of Hattie Carroll  [Bh]
Rollin' And Tumblin' [Bp]
Spirit On The Water [Bh / Tu]
Highway 61 Revisited [Bp]
Disc two
John Brown [Bp / Db]
When The Deal Goes Down [Bp]
Most Likely You Go Your Way [Bh]
Ain't Talkin' [Bp / Dv]
Summer Days [Bp / Tu]
Like A Rolling Stone [Bh]
Thunder On The Mountain [Bp]
All Along The Watchtower [Bp]
Queen Jane Approximately [Bh] (1)
Shelter From The Storm  [Be / Se Dp]  (2)
Not Dark Yet

This release continues with the majesty of this years crop of Crystal Cats. Particularly nice is the photos of the venues on the liner.
As there are two Wembley shows released, April 15 shows it in daylight, this set has a nighttime photo. What a nice touch. Also nicely incorporated is the official, though not well known Motor Co. logo on the insert back. Yet another solid performance, though perhaps a bit lackluster. Oddly enough, John Brown is perhaps the highlight of the two disc set. Bonus tracks are nice. Not Dark Yet is heartfelt with some great harp. Shelter from Columbus is powerful. Eric Clapton made a surprise walk on appearance at this venue and jammed with opening act Jimmie Vaughn. Also, I'll share with you an interesting anecdote about the show.
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Boblinks concert review
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Wembley Arena  London, England  April 16 2007
(1) Rabobank Arena   Bakersfield, California   April 5, 2006
(2) Cooper Stadium   Columbus, Ohio   August 13, 2006
(3) Dutchess Stadium  Wappingers Falls, NY  Sept. 1, 2006

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
  Crystal Cat   /    cc  824/25


9 stars
Other releases in this series
Birmingham 2007
Debaser 2007
Düsseldorf 2007
Herning 2007
Glasgow 2007
Globen 2007

Bob's Boots ref  #  BB-w46

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for scans

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Band Members
Bob Dylan - electric guitar, keyboard, harp
Tony Garnier - bass, band leader
Denny Freeman - lead guitar
Stu Kimball - lead / rhythm guitar
Donnie Herron - banjo, mandolin, violin, pedal & lap steel
George Recile - drums

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[Be] -Bob on electric guitar
[Bh] -Bob on electric piano and harp
[Bp] -Bob on electric piano
[Bp] -Bob on electric piano
[Db] -Donnie on banjo
[Dv] -Donnie on violin
[Dm] -Donnie on electric mandolin
[Tu]-Tony on acoustic upright bass
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The Fake Monitor Anecdote
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At the Cooper Stadium show in Columbus, Ohio on August 13, 2006, there was a huge 2 x 4 monitor placed stage left at the very front of the stage. It was not wired up, and wouldn't be for the entire show. It was blocking a large and particular audience view of Bob. I asked Al Santos if it could be moved a little in one direction, and our conversation followed like this:
Al:  "No, Bob wants it there"
Me: "But, it's not hooked up"
Al:  "That's right"
Me: "So, all that's happening here is that the audience view is being blocked by a monitor that's not even going to be used"
Al:  "You got it"
Me: "No, I don't..."
Al:  "Ok, think about it... it's not being used, but it's blocking a certain view of Bob, ... and Bob wants it there..."
Me:  "A-a-a-a-a-a-a...."
Al:  "Now ya got it!"
Me:  "Now I got it"
The view would have been looking at a three quarter body shot from slightly behind Bob's left side and directly at the keys of the electric piano. Obviously, a pair of field glasses from further back in the crowed could have afforded the view, but that would have been a long shot happening. The fake monitor effectively blocked the view of that angle from scores of people. As to what exactly Bob wasn't wanting viewed.... He can reveal that if and when he's ready. Just a cute and interesting slice into a behind the scene look at the concert that I thought you might enjoy.
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