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Rothbury 2009 [Social Graces, 1CD]
Live at Rothbury, Michigan, July 5, 2009. Very good soundboard.
When Andy Gill reviewed Bob Dylan’s April 2009 gig at London’s 02 Arena, he wrote in The Independent: “There are no fireworks, no choreographed stage manoeuvres, and no big screens at the O2 tonight; if you’re a punter at the other end of the arena, all you can see is a small group of chaps wearing hats several hundred metres away.
“To make matters worse, the chaps are clustered in a tight knot, seeking some degree of onstage intimacy in the vastness of the Dome. For a while, you might struggle to discern which of them is Bob Dylan himself… You can tell he’s Bob because the rest of his band – the two guitarists, bassist, drummer, and the pedal steel guitarist just behind him – are all facing him, like spokes on an elliptical wheel.”
It’s easy to mistake Dylan literally turning his back on his fans but that’s because he’s offering something else and perhaps more to his fans. As one fan noted, “I kind of see what he’s trying to do these days. NIce subtle interplay between the guitars…”
For such a long time, Dylan has been lionised as a poet, a wordsmith. Now he’s going through his catalogue (not for the first or second time) and focusing on the music. And this very good soundboard offers a very nuanced performance that long-time fans will enjoy.
Thanks to Lincoln Park Mark for sharing the tracks.
Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.
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Track 101. Intro 0:45
Track 102. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat 4:50
Track 103. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) 4:56
Track 104. Tangled Up In Blue 7:41
Track 105. Rollin’ & Tumblin’ 7:02
Track 106. Spirit On The Water 7:01
Track 107. High Water (For Charley Patton) 6:47
Track 108. ‘Til I Feel In Love With You 6:49
Track 109. Po’ Boy (Lincoln Park Mark) 4:38
Track 110. Highway 61 Revisited 7:36
Track 111. Ballad Of A Thin Man 6:34
Track 112. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again 7:17
Track 201. Nettie Moore 8:08
Track 202. Thunder On The Mountain 6:04
Track 203. Like A Rolling Stone 7:02
Track 204. Jolene 4:02
Track 205. All Along The Watchtower 4:59
Track 206. Band Intros 0:37
Track 207. Blowin’ In The Wind 5:10
Click on the link to order Bob Dylan’s 33rd studio album, Together Through Life (2009).