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Denmark 2011 [Crystal Cat CC 985-86, 2CD]

Live at Funen Village, Odense, Denmark; June 27, 2011. Excellent audience recording.

For those keeping count, Bob Dylan had his 71st birthday on May 24. To celebrate the occasion, here’s an entertaining show from 2011.

This is what Lars Jørgensen commented at

Most of the evening Bob acted as a showman, relaxed and unpretentious, rocking center stage with his microphone, harp or guitar, smiling “his” smile. The band was swinging and the sound mercury clear, Bob’s words came out strong, with long notes, in delicate balance with his tight band. His standout songs tonight were many: The Man In Me, Things Have Changed (crooning with funny arm gestures), Ballad Of Hollis Brown (obsessive), Ballad Of A Thin Man (majestically theatrical) and specially Forgetful Heart (beautiful, which induced goosebums).

Thanks to Philip Cohen for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Introduction (1.4MB)
Track 102. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (5.4MB)
Track 103. The Man In Me (7.4MB)
Track 104. Things Have Changed (8.4MB)
Track 105. I’ll Be your Baby Tonight (7.7MB)
Track 106. Beyond Here Lies Nothing (7.1MB)
Track 107. Boots Of Spanish Leather (9.4MB)
Track 108. Ballad Of Hollis Brown (7.0MB)
Track 109. Every Grain Of Sand (10.3MB)
Track 110. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum (8.2MB)
Track 111. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (10.7MB)
Track 112. Highway 61 Revisited (12.0MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Forgetful Heart (8.2MB)
Track 202. Thunder On The Mountain (12.2MB)
Track 203. Ballad Of A Thin Man (13.4MB)
Track 204. Like A Rolling Stone (11.5MB)
Track 205. All Along The Watchtower (6.5MB)
Track 206. Blowin’ In The Wind (12.6MB)

Bonus tracks
Tel Aviv, Israel, June 20, 2011
Track 207. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking (8.7MB)
Track 208. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (8.6MB)

Bergen, Norway, June 29, 2011
Track 209. High Water (For charlie Patton) (8.7MB)

Oslo, Norway, June 30, 2011
Track 210. It Ain’t Me Babe (8.7MB)
Track 211. Simple Twist Of Fate (9.5MB)

Wantagh, New York, August 13, 2011
Track 212. Mississippi (9.1MB)

Bob Dylan - vocals, guitar, keyboard, harp
Tony Garnier - bass
George Recile - drums
Stu Kimball - rhythm guitar
Charlie Sexton - lead guitar
Donnie Herron - banjo, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel, fiddle

We highly recommend newer fans to pick up the 2010 release of Dylan’s The Best Of The Original Mono Recordings. Absolute must-have in any collection. Click here to order the album.

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  2. Thanks

    By George Martini on May 26, 2012

  3. 71 !..he`s been keeping us aware and watchful for so long. You deserve a great birthday bob.
    thanks for all the music all these years.

    By sluggo on May 26, 2012

  4. Thanks muchly, BigO. Crystal Cat recordings are always most welcome to the ears. Talk about gravel in the voice. But, hey, he IS the man!!!!!!!

    By Chris on May 27, 2012

  5. Thank you BigO for removing the offensive comments.

    By sking on May 27, 2012

  6. With ya, Sking! Enough is enough…

    By TDC on May 27, 2012

  7. Sorry, BigO, for not thanking you for this post. My appreciation for Bob Dylan has grown immensely since I found your site. ROCK ON!!!

    By TDC on May 27, 2012

  8. I was there :-D

    By HHDM on May 27, 2012

  9. every week, another gem.

    You guys are legends, Thank you!

    By Tony on May 27, 2012

  10. Thanks so much much for this post. Saw this tour on 7/18/11 in PHX, USA. Amazing! Met Nils Lofgren, who lives in PHX now, and got to dance with his wife “down on Highway 61″. Wonderful night! Can’t wait to hear this one.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jun 2, 2012

  11. Did anyone catch the photo of Bob in sunglasses and suit getting presented with some medal by His Royal Highness Obama last week? Bob looks the ‘rock star’ while Obama looks the gladhander, both trying to catch the moment - both in their roles.

    Thanks for the music, Big O!

    By Adam Dean on Jun 2, 2012

  12. Adam, cut the crap. Obama is a fan and knows Bob’s music (he’s actually quite knowledgeable about music and has good taste). Also, Bob, in a rare political statement these days, supported Obama four years ago.

    Are things perfect in America right now? Hell no. But who created the economic mess Obama’s had to deal with? Hint: It was the guy BEFORE him.

    Obama’s gotten us out of Iraq, where we should never have been (again) in the first place, and he managed to find the true mastermind of 9/11, something his predecessor was unable (or unwilling?) to do. Meanwhile, although there’s still work to do on the economy it has gotten a bit better.

    It always amazes me where there’s a right-winger who professes to be a Dylan fan. Do you even listen to the lyrics? I’m not even just talking the more overtly political stuff from the early 60s. Bob’s certainly not a tea partier.

    Sorry to get all political here, everyone, but Dylan gets a great honor from a president who really does appreciate Dylan’s work, and someone has to crap all over that moment here. That’s just wrong.

    By Shaun on Jun 2, 2012

  13. Not an Obama fan, but a Dylan fan..thanks for the music.

    By oberts on Jun 3, 2012

  14. What follows are not my words or opinions. Just ran across this on the web.
    I also seek to redress the balance a little bit. Leftists have had it too much to themselves in co-opting this great American songwriter’s work for their purposes. Through all the occasions on which Bob has riled and offended them (e.g. when he asserted his artistic independence in 1964; when he declined to write songs about Vietnam at the height of the Vietnam protest era; and worst of all when he sang directly about his love of God), the leftists have always let some time pass, and then posited that Dylan had just gone through a phase of some kind but essentially still belonged to them. Well, I’d suggest that he doesn’t belong to anybody on this earth - and that his work belongs to all of us.

    All political opinions expressed are my own. I do not attempt to maintain that Bob Dylan shares my views on anything. One of the many reasons I admire Bob Dylan is that he has resisted the temptations and entreaties that have surely swamped him through the years, to throw his weight into a partisan political context. At a gig in Tempe AZ in 1979, he has been quoted as saying from the stage: “I don’t think I’ve ever said anything that’s been a lie. Never told you to vote for nobody. Never told you to follow nobody.” Correct (if not grammatical), and considerable credit is due to him for that fact.

    By sking on Jun 3, 2012

  15. hahahah any tidyrighty who thinks for a second that BOB DYLAN inhabits their parallel “universe” is more deluded than I thought.. GOD doesn’t live in that tidyuniverse either..far as I reckon.. hahaha

    By spacehed on Jul 5, 2012

  16. louis armstrong would’ve LOVED rainy day women!

    By lee shafer on Sep 24, 2012

  17. Louis Armstrong was alive when Rainy Day Women came out (1966–Armstrong died in 1971), so maybe he did…

    By YogaforCynics on Sep 24, 2012

  18. Shaun,
    If there is crap to be cut, it is yours. Really? Can’t do anything but blame the predecessor? When does his Oness take even a shred of responsibility? Did 43 blame any before him? I don’t think so. Thank Bubba Bill for Osama Bin Laden. Bill could have killed him. Thinkiin’ ’bout Monica instead..
    Dubious 141

    By Dubious141 on Apr 29, 2013

  19. 43?? Ashamed to write his name? Can’t say I blame you. The worst American President any of us will ever know.

    What would 43 have to blame on Clinton? The first federal budget surplus since 1969? That didn’t last long, did it?

    Bill’s admitted he could have killed bin Laden. But he was thinkin’ about all the innocent civilians in the area who would have been killed too.

    By Dingus on Apr 29, 2013

  20. “Bill’s admitted he could have killed bin Laden. But he was thinkin’ about all the innocent civilians in the area who would have been killed too” Why didn’t he just wait till he got alone and away from the civilians then? Oh yeah, he was busy trying to light a wet cigar ;)

    By nubious dubious on Apr 29, 2013

  21. “Why didn’t he just wait till he got alone and away from the civilians then?”

    Because it didn’t happen. Even 43 wouldn’t have missed that opportunity.

    By Dingus on Apr 29, 2013

  22. yankee jingoism on an international blog

    By mohammed taffy pull on Apr 29, 2013

  23. Actually, if you’re going to blame a president for Osama Bin Laden, it should be Ronald Reagan, who supported him and the people who became the Taliban against the Russians, just as he supported Saddam Hussein against Iran. But don’t listen to the facts, just turn up Fox and your right wing talk radio and everything will be alright.

    By Innocent Bystander on Apr 29, 2013

  24. can we cut the American politics ?
    this is an international site and not everyone cares about your U.S. conspiracy rants.

    By mohammed taffy pull on Apr 29, 2013

  25. Good point, I B.

    mohammed, I don’t see any jingoism or conspiracy rants here. Calling Americans “Yankee” is often used as a derogatory remark. I didn’t see you take darth to task for his slur about Irish people. Does that mean you’re against political comments here, but you accept ethnic and nationalistic slurs?

    By Dingus on Apr 29, 2013

  26. dingus you just look for problems.

    By mohammed taffy pull on Apr 29, 2013

  27. I don’t know what you mean, and I don’t care to discuss it further.

    By Dingus on Apr 29, 2013

  28. okay. I didn`t see this darth/ethnic slur thing because I ignore his writings because he tries so hard to stir things up , hit and run, like a child.
    Now you and others here want to make it an American political platform.
    This is an international site, perhaps it has never ocurred to some of you that lots of us come here to read the editorials and enjoy the music without getting bogged down in your petty politics.

    By mohammed taffy pull on Apr 29, 2013

  29. And perhaps you’ve gotten carried away by a very small number of comments, blown it way out of proportion, and exploited it to show your own personal dislike of America.

    By Dingus on Apr 29, 2013

  30. sorry.

    By mohammed taffy pull on Apr 30, 2013

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