BOB DYLAN - L.A. SPRING SESSIONS 1978

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BOB DYLAN
LA Spring Sessions, Rehearsals & Concerts 1978 [Pink Panther Records, 3CD]

Various dates and venues. 1978. Fairly to very good soundboard and audience recordings.

Thanks to rstone5 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

rstone5 noted:

Thanks to Pink Panther, Lubyanka Sound Studios, Detective Inspector Jacques Clouseau, President Vladimir Putin, (notsomuch to #45) but very much to the many other tapers, Mat Brewster, Mike Millard (rip).

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Disc 1
Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, CA; April 1978 (Jerry Scheff Audition)
Track 101. We Better Talk This Over 2:25
Track 102. I Threw It All Away 5:26
Track 103. Maggie’s Farm 5:42
Track 104. Ballad Of A Thin Man 4:38
Track 105. Simple Twist Of Fate 5:01
Track 106. To Ramona 4:32
Track 107. If You See Her, Say Hello 3:36
Track 108. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Met) 2:16
Track 109. Love Minus Zero No Limit 4:00

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), Billy Cross (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar & vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (saxophone), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Jerry Scheff (bass), Ian Wallace (drums), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).
LB-2801; The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes (White Bear / 009-010-011-012)

Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, CA; May 1, 1978 (Jerry Scheff Audition)
5th Street-Legal session, produced by Don DeVito
Track 110. Coming From The Heart (The Road Is Long) 5:02
Track 111. Stop Now 3:48
Track 112. Stop Now 5:37

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal), Billy Cross (guitar), Steven Soles (guitar), Steve Douglas (tenor saxophone), Alan Pasqua (piano), Jerry Scheff (bass), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs,

Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals)
Bobbye Hall (tambourine) on Stop Now [fast version]
Alan Pasqua (organ) on Coming From The Heart (The Road Is Long)
Steven Soles (vocal) on Coming From The Heart (The Road Is Long)
David Mansfield (violin) on Coming From The Heart (The Road Is Long)
David Mansfield (mandolin) on Stop Now [fast and slow versions]
Bobbye Hall (congas) on Stop Now [slow version]
LB-6622; Genuine Bootleg Series Take 2 (Scorpio / GZ H21975-H2202-H21930)

Coming From The Heart (The Road Is Long)
Stop Now [slow version]
LB-6621; Genuine Bootleg Series (Scorpio / 94-14-01/02/03)
Stop Now [fast version]

Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA; June 1, 1978
Track 113. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 3:23
Track 114. You’re A Big Girl Now 4:52
Track 115. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) 3:32
Track 116. The Man In Me 3:57

First concert of the 1978 Los Angeles residency. 1978 concert # 24.
First concert with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 instrumental without Bob Dylan.
LB-11613; Taper: Mike Millard; first gen via JEMS
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol. One
Equipment: AKG 451E mics (CK-1 capsules) > Nakamichi 550
JEMS 2014: Transfer: first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) made by Mike Millard for SG > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX3 > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 5 (pitch correction) > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (indexed) > xACT 2.2.1

Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA; June 3, 1978
Track 117. Mr Tambourine Man 5:09
73 mins

Disc 2
Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA; June 3, 1978
Track 201. Shelter From The Storm 4:28
Track 202. Maggie’s Farm 5:02
Track 203. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) 4:46
Track 204. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) 5:36
Track 205. Masters Of War 4:08
Track 206. Just Like A Woman 5:19
Track 207. To Ramona 4:10
Track 208. All I Really Want To Do 3:21
Track 209. The Times They Are A-Changin’ 4:51

Third concert of the 1978 Los Angeles residency. 1978 concert # 26.
Third concert with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).
Bob Dylan (harmonica) on Just Like A Woman.
LB-11634; Taper: Mike Millard; The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol. Two
(JEMS BK); Mike Millard first generation tape; Equipment: AKG 451E mics (CK-1 capsules) > Nakamichi 550
JEMS 2014: Transfer: first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) made by Mike Millard for SG > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX3 > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 5 (pitch correction) > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (Indexed) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA; June 4, 1978
Track 210. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 3:03

1978 Los Angeles residency concert # 4. 1978 concert # 27.
Concert # 4 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).
LB-7468; Compiler: Les Kokay (LK); from LK 78 set

Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA; June 5, 1978
Track 211. It Ain’t Me, Babe 3:22

1978 Los Angeles residency concert # 5. 1978 concert # 28.
Concert # 5 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).
Only electric version of It Ain’t Me, Babe during the 1978 World Tour.
LB-0227; xref-01354

Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA; June 6 1978
Track 212. Is Your Love In Vain 3:56

1978 Los Angeles residency concert # 6. 1978 concert # 29.
Concert # 6 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA; June 7 1978
Track 213. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall 3:56
Track 214. Love Her With A Feeling 2:39
Track 215. Baby Stop Crying 5:33
Track 216. Tangled Up In Blue 6:45
71 mins

Disc 3
Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA; June 7 1978
Track 301. Love Minus Zero/No Limit 3:32
Track 302. Ballad Of A Thin Man 4:41
Track 303. Like A Rolling Stone 7:03
Track 304. I Shall Be Released 4:43
Track 305. Going, Going, Gone 4:47
Track 306. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) 3:56
Track 307. Blowin’ In The Wind 4:49
Track 308. I Want You 2:56
Track 309. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right 4:51
Track 310. Simple Twist Of Fate 4:55
Track 311. Oh, Sister 3:41
Track 312. All Along The Watchtower 4:11
Track 313. Band Intro 3:28
Track 314. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) 7:00
Track 315. Forever Young 5:24
70 mins

1978 Los Angeles residency concert # 7. 1978 concert # 30.
Concert # 7 with the 1978 World Tour Band: Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall instrumental without Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan (harmonica) on: Love Minus Zero / No Limit, Simple Twist Of Fate.

LB-11720;
Taper: Mike Millard (MM);
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol. Four
First gen via JEMS
Tape B; Transfer: JEMS 2014; Equipment: Nakamichi CM-50 microphones > Uher CR-240 cassette recorder
first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) made by Mike Millard for SG > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > pitch correction > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21

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  1. 30 Responses to “BOB DYLAN - L.A. SPRING SESSIONS 1978”

  2. Hi Folks,

    sorry, this is very boring, much too much Dylan, Springsteen, Morrison (Van), Waits and others.

    Where aare all the other great musicians? What about Easybeats, Monks, Turtles, Jane, Eloy, Golden Earring, New Music, Oasis or Blur and many more?

    Thanks Bigo for all the great music you gave to us in the past years. Happy X-Mas to all of you and a happy new 2019.

    Cheers

    By cheese-fan on Dec 26, 2018

  3. 26 Dec 1968
    I played the first date of the first tour of America with Led Zeppelin
    From the 7th September 1968 to today in 1968, the members of Led Zeppelin had toured in Scandinavia, recorded our first album in October (soon to be released in the January of 1969), toured the UK and were now ready to embark on our first American Tour; the Denver Auditorium Arena was the home of the first gig in the US. We were to support the Vanilla Fudge for five dates before going to California.

    By Jimmy Page on Dec 26, 2018

  4. ‘Rock’ Concert Is Real Groovy
    By Thomas MacCluskey

    Barry Fey did it again- a GREAT rock concert at the Auditorium Arena on Thursday night with the Vanilla Fudge, Spirit and Led Zeppelin in colourful living sound!

    And Feyline has nearly solved the sound fidelity problem- even on the main floor with stationary speaker systems on the floor augmenting the group’s systems on the rotating circular stage.

    One hitch occurred- tangled cables underneath the bandstand pulled the plug on Fudge and almost melted their entire performance. When repairs were completed, the clock had punched my deadline. Thus, catch the Fudge review in Saturdays Rocky Mountain News.

    Spirit-quintessima strong MUSICAL!

    Everything especially interesting because of a non-ending, highly varied rhythmic continuum structured by Ed Cassidy, pile-driven by bassist Mark Andrea, girded by conga drummer-vocalist Jay Ferguson, and filigreed by pianist John Locke and guitarist Bandy California.

    A UNIQUE dimension added to Spirits performance was an effective use of varied volume levels. The result not only rendered lyrics thankfully distinguishable, but also enabled a greater variety of subtle pitched and percussive sounds to filter through the textured surface of the music.

    Spirits performance of “Mechanical World” and “Elijah” were exceptionally groovy. The latter, a jazz-orientated swinger in 3/8 meter featured each of the players. Locke and Cassidy proved to be the most inventive, although Ferguson’s and Andes’ display of hambone performing (rhythmic slapping of the thighs and hands) was enjoyable.

    A further dimension especially welcome, was the groups friendliness to the audience and humour.

    The concert was cranked off by another heavy, the Led Zeppelin, a British group making its first U.S tour.

    Blues oriented (although not a blues band, hyped electric, the full routine in mainstream rock- done powerfully, gustily, unfriendly, inventively and swingingly (by the end of their set)

    Singer Robert Plant- a cut above average in style, but no special appeal in sound. Guitarist Jimmy Page, of Yardbirds, fame-exceptionally fine, used a violin bow on the guitar strings in a couple of tunes with resultant interesting, well integrated effects.

    Bassist, John Paul Jones- solid, involved, contributing. John Bonham- a very effective group drummer, but uninventive, unsubtle and unclimactic in an uneventful solo.

    Thanks, Barry!

    By Jimmy Page on Dec 26, 2018

  5. Rumor has it Bob gots a big un

    By U L E on Dec 26, 2018

  6. We’re still waiting of those Official releases Jimmy .

    By Jonah Lockwood on Dec 26, 2018

  7. The ones with no overdubs and exits

    By Jonah Lockwood on Dec 26, 2018

  8. Bugger off Jonah, don’t be as big a wanker as I am.

    By Jimmy Page on Dec 26, 2018

  9. i`m shakin`

    By Jumpy Page on Dec 26, 2018

  10. Rumor has it Jimmy Page gots a little un

    By U L E on Dec 26, 2018

  11. Rumor has it Bob Plant gots a big un

    By U L E on Dec 26, 2018

  12. Rumor has it Bonham had a big un too.

    By U L E on Dec 26, 2018

  13. Rumor has it John Paul Jones gots a little un like Jimmy.

    By U L E on Dec 26, 2018

  14. Guess who got most of the groupie girls ?

    By U L E on Dec 26, 2018

  15. Size definitely matters ‘ But Bob Dylan is old and gross today ‘ like a shriveled up prune . Back when these shows were done ? Well maybe I’d screw him if his prick is as big as people say . I was born in 84 so it wouldn’t have mattered anyway. Unfortunately I was born way too late to have been a 70s rock groupie.

    By Dee Dee Longley on Dec 26, 2018

  16. Thanks you Big O - a most welcome addition to the Bobby collection down in the vaults here at Swappers Mansion and just to say ‘Thank you for all that you made available to us over the past year and may you prosper and thrive and get some of what you want and all that you need for 2019′.
    May you stay forever young and may the cretins above stay that way too but gain wisdom along the way also and may they learn to show respect and appreciation here and everywhere they go (but I doubt it) otherwise may they stay under their bridge

    P.S its not Jimmy Page! ;)

    Seasons Greeting and all the best!

    By swappers on Dec 26, 2018

  17. You know Swappers ‘ I had my doubts too in the beginning as to whether or not this was Jimi . But think about it . This guys knowledge of dates and events is too uncanny to just be a crazed Zep fan . Plus this is the type of sic humor Jimi is famous for .Remember the photos of him holding Zep bootlegs in the record store with that silly grin . It’s Jimi alright. I’m also starting to believe some of these groupie whores are real too .

    By Jonah Lockwood on Dec 26, 2018

  18. More officials without overdubs or edits , and no Kevin Shirley’s studio touch ups Jimi . Please you can make us Zep fans very happy . Say an official of Osaka Japan , complete show from 9/29/71 would be a nice start .

    By Jonah Lockwood on Dec 26, 2018

  19. What Jimmy did to me “ taking away my innocence at 13 was just sick ‘ not humorous at all . The Perv

    By Lori Maddox on Dec 26, 2018

  20. I thought at the time that Jimmy had the biggest ever ‘ then David Bowie and Iggy Pop came along and showed me what big really was !

    By Lori Maddox on Dec 26, 2018

  21. Oh yes ‘ this is really me . Lori . Chow folks

    By Lori Maddox on Dec 26, 2018

  22. fap!

    By Jumpy Page on Dec 26, 2018

  23. Yes, it’s really me- a tired old whore whose only claim to fame is banging rock stars. If I weren’t underage when I started, they wouldn’t have given me a second glace. But I’m famous. Anyone want to whip my wrinkly carcass?

    By Lori Maddox on Dec 27, 2018

  24. I’m an asswipe. It’s because I’m just another fake ID used by the same jagoff troll.

    By Jonah Lockwood on Dec 27, 2018

  25. The 1978 tour is much maligned by some Dylan fans, but the rehearsal tapes and shows from later on the tour were really excellent. Not Dylan’s best, but certainly not as bad as some critics would have us believe.

    By Rick on Dec 27, 2018

  26. If Jonah is a troll so is Jimmy/ Jumpy Page . In fact everyone here is a possible troll . Who the fuck knows and who the fuck gives a shit . Just listen to the great music and with all due respect please shut your pieholes .

    By Thomas on Dec 27, 2018

  27. It’s darth getting his revenge and the last laugh. They are all darth. Darth lives .

    By LC on Dec 27, 2018

  28. Thanks …maybe someday we’ll get to hear Bob and his band, the Hawks at the Carnegie Hall in 66… it must be held by someone somewhere…

    By Canute on Dec 27, 2018

  29. I’m convinced it’s really Jimmy . Lori ? Not sure but it’s possible I guess .

    By Tommy on Dec 27, 2018

  30. I farted. Just saying.

    By Quas E. Modo on Dec 27, 2018

  31. thanks bigo as to 78 being a bad tour i saw him
    at Blackbushe with clapton and thought it was a great show imo

    By Leigh on Dec 29, 2018

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