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Pennsylvania 2021 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the UPMC Events Center, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pennsylvania; November 15, 2021. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to Lesser spotted; audiowhore; and Coops2009 for sharing the show at Dime.

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Scott Tady, Beaver County Times:

Phones stashed in pockets, masks secured around mouths, a Moon Township crowd cheered robustly Monday as Bob Dylan chugged through a 17-song set, almost half of which were drawn from his highly praised 2020 album, “Rough and Rowdy Ways.”

Seated at a wooded piano sharply angled toward his UPMC Events Center audience, Dylan sounded spry and seemed enthused. The creaks and sandpaper-y rawness of his 80-year-old voice fit the roadhouse blues-meets-lightly-twangy Americana of his newest material.

By night’s end, he’d introduce his five-man backing band, all in black like their leader. They were stalwarts, without getting showy, including Tony Garnier on upright bass, Bob Britt and Doug Lancio (John Hiatt/Patty Griffin) on guitars, and Steubenville, Ohio native Donnie Herron, formerly of the great alt-country band BR5-49, on pedal steel, violin and other instruments.

They started with 1971’s “Watching The River Flow,” which concluded with audience applause loud enough to prompt Dylan to say, “Aw, thank you.”

The 1966 “Blonde on Blonde” track “Most Likely You Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine” followed.

Dylan dove into “Rough & Rowdy Ways” with “I Contain Multitudes,” a rousing song referencing Poe, Chopin and Indiana Jones, but earning its loudest mid-song cheer for its line about “them British bad boys, The Rolling Stones.” The following verse, “I sing the songs of experience like William Blake/I have no apologies to make,” encapsulated Dylan, who stood to sing a handful of times, often while gripping a corner of his piano.

Another of the newer ones, “False Prophet,” brought a slower gait but was still a foot stomper…

Never straying close to the edge of the stage, the long-ago Voice of A Generation, and his tight and vibrant band, hit the homestretch with Frank Sinatra’s “Melancholy Mood,” the wisdom-seeking ballad “Mother of Muses” and playfully rowdy blues jam “Goodbye Jimmy Reed” that convinced at least five fans - spread throughout the mixed-aged, 70 per cent-full arena - to stand up and dance.

If he toured less and chose to sing his epics and anthems - like “Mr Tambourine Man,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” and “Tangled Up in Blue” - Dylan would sell out arenas thrice as large. But he’s stayed true to his artistic desires. It was cool to see a western Pennsylvania crowd appreciate that.

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Recorded on a Edirol R09 with internal mics by Lesser spotted.
Mixed and remastered by audiowhore.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Watching The River Flow 4:35
Track 102. Most Likely You Go Your Way 4:16
Track 103. I Contain Multitudes 5:38
Track 104. False Prophet 6:47
Track 105. When I Paint My Masterpiece 5:36
Track 106. Black Rider 4:47
Track 107. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight 4:38
Track 108. My Own Version of You 8:45
Track 109. Early Roman Kings 6:40
52 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. To Be Alone With You 5:09
Track 202. Key West (Philosopher Pirate) 9:14
Track 203. Gotta Serve Somebody 5:29
Track 204. I’ve Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You 6:15
Track 205. Melancholy Mood 2:40
Track 206. Mother of Muses 6:12
Track 207. Goodbye Jimmy Reed 4:54
Track 208. band intros 1:00
Track 209. Every Grain of Sand 6:07
47 mins

Bob Dylan - vocals, piano, harmonica
Bob Britt - guitar
Doug Lancio - guitar
Donnie Herron - accordion, violin, pedal steel
Tony Garnier - bass
Charlie Drayton - drums

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  1. 26 Responses to “BOB DYLAN - PENNSYLVANIA 2021”

  2. “Gotta Serve Somebody” is a steamer on this set when it was a slow burner on Slow Train Coming. Say what you want about the man’s voice, his band is top notch. Rough and Rowdy Ways can stand with among his five best.

    By Tony Pizza on Jan 7, 2022

  3. I grew up lovin the music of Bob Dylan . Still like his older shit . A little long in the tooth to still be touring though . Needless to say it was a fuckin shock and a kick in the gut for me when I found out that he was a motherfuckin, dic suckin jew bastard. Worse yet Dylan ain’t even his real name . His real name is Zimmerman

    By Derrick on Jan 7, 2022

  4. Rumor has it Bob gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Jan 7, 2022

  5. Bob is a Jew

    By U L E on Jan 7, 2022

  6. Jews gots Big Pricks Noses and Ears

    By U L E on Jan 7, 2022

  7. also Long Pockets Short Arms

    By U L E on Jan 7, 2022

  8. Dylan is old, yes, but still vital.

    By Mark on Jan 7, 2022

  9. It’s called Jewish shame Derrick. That’s why they change their names .

    By HHH on Jan 7, 2022

  10. These days everyone has to know everything about someone for some reason. Back in the day you kept things private . Like these faggots for example. For some reason they feel they have to tell everybody. Just keep that shit to yourself. It’s this modern look at me times were in .

    By HHH on Jan 7, 2022

  11. If Elton John for example hadn’t blabbed to the world about being a fag . His record sales would have continued off the charts . He never achieved the soaring success that he had before that rolling stone interview. Career suicide.

    By HHH on Jan 7, 2022

  12. My fave band growing up was the The Electric Penis. Coc Robins-lead singer Carly Vagina Flute, Glenn Hershey Highway Drums Swappers Asshole Smith Bass

    By U L E on Jan 7, 2022

  13. Oh Derrick, tell us something we didn’t already know .

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 7, 2022

  14. Not my commentDerrick as uknow

    By The AntiChrist on Jan 7, 2022

  15. Rumor has it The AntiChrist gots a Lil Un

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2022

  16. Last two twernt me more fakes

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2022

  17. Actually Rumor has it the Antichrist gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2022

  18. Good sentences for the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery. Bunch of rednecks out to lynch a Black man.

    By Mark on Jan 8, 2022

  19. R I P SIDNEY PORTIER, dead at 94 . A black gentleman who wasn’t no coon . Anti Triple h , this dude was a legend

    By Derrick on Jan 8, 2022

  20. In the heat of the night, Patch of Blue , Raisin in the sun , Lillies in the field , to sir wit love , guess who’s coming to dinner , Buck and the preacher. A legend and a black gentleman. We is losin all the greats . Been droppin like flys lately

    By Derrick on Jan 8, 2022

  21. They call me Mr Tibbs . Derrick, Sidney Portier was great . A different time well before the hip hop culture hijacked the black race and turned them into apes .

    By HHH on Jan 8, 2022

  22. He might be my dad, Mom fucked a lot of Jewish guys.

    By DD on Jan 8, 2022

  23. Did you see that, Anti? I want to be your friend. I’m groveling in front of everyone here. Urinate in my mouth, buddy. Defecate on my face. Just please be my pal.

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2022

  24. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2022

  25. Twernt me on any of the above all are fakes . The AntiChrist can eat shit like the little bitch that she is

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2022

  26. Twernt me on last one , nuther fake

    By U L E on Jan 8, 2022

  27. Get rid of the fucking masks
    Stand up for your rights as human beings
    Fuck the tyranny

    By kevin on Jan 8, 2022

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