August 3, 2013 – 4:21 am

The Bob Dylan Big Band on the Never Ending Tour.

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Fourth night in Paris 1978 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Pavillon de Paris, Paris, France; July 6, 1978. Excellent audience stereo. From the unknown taper’s reel to reel master tape.

What the critics had to say about Dylan live in 1978.

“I believe this double LP (Live At Budokan) was made available so our hero could boast of being outclassed by Cheap Trick, who had the self-control to release but a single disc from this location. Although it’s amazing how many of the twenty-two songs - twelve also available on one of the other two live albums Dylan has released since 1974 - hold up under slipshod treatment. And not only that, lyrics and poster are included.” - Robert Christgau, C+

Originally shared in 2005 by Charlespoet. Re-tracking, clean-up and artwork by JTT (JackTomThumb) in 2007. Thanks to the taper, Charlespoet, JTT, EasyMusic, ErikSnow, rthunder, horzalito and everyone who kept this alive on the net.
- Professor Red

Source: Reel to Reel Master (Taper Unknown) > DAT > DVD Data Disc (FLAC) > Wave > Soundforge 8 (Clean Joins, New Track Marks) > FLAC Level 6 Align on Sector Boundaries
SBEs (sector boundary errors) corrected by EasyMusic in April 2012
Taper: Unknown

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Disc 1
Track 101. My Back Pages (Instrumental) (5.3MB)
Track 102. She’s Love Crazy (3.5MB)
Track 103. Baby Stop Crying (9.0MB)
Track 104. Mr. Tambourine Man (8.9MB)
Track 105. Shelter From The Storm (7.9MB)
Track 106. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (8.0MB)
Track 107. Tangled Up In Blue (11.9MB)
Track 108. Ballad Of A Thin Man (7.7MB)
Track 109. Maggie’s Farm (8.4MB)
Track 110. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (7.2MB)
Track 111. Like A Rolling Stone (11.7MB)
Track 112. I Shall Be Released (7.7MB)
Track 113. Going, Going, Gone/Interval (9.1MB)
Track 114. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 (Instrumental) (1.8MB)
Track 115. True Love Tends To Forget (7.0MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Gates Of Eden (10.2MB)
Track 202. The Man In Me (6.2MB)
Track 203. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) (5.8MB)
Track 204. Blowin’ In The Wind (7.8MB)
Track 205. I Want You (5.0MB)
Track 206. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) (8.3MB)
Track 207. Masters Of War (8.1MB)
Track 208. Just Like A Woman (10.0MB)
Track 209. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (8.5MB)
Track 210. All Along The Watchtower (7.1MB)
Track 211. All I Really Want To Do (9.4MB)
Track 212. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) (10.7MB)
Track 213. Forever Young (15.5MB)
Track 214. Changing Of The Guards (10.0MB)
Track 215. The Times They Are A-Changin’ (9.1MB)

Bob Dylan - guitar, harp, vocal
Billy Cross - lead guitar
Ian Wallace - drums
Alan Pasqua - keyboards
Jerry Scheff - bass, vocal
Steven Soles - rhythm guitar, vocal
David Mansfield - pedal steel, violin, mandolin, dobro
Steve Douglas - saxophone, flute, recorder
Bobbye Hall - percussion
Background vocal - Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Caroline Dennis

Released just two weeks before the Dylan and the band hit Paris was Street Legal in the middle of June 1978. This is the album that for the first time featured Bob Dylan in front of a big band with female backup singers. There are two mixes of this album. The original 1978 mix and the revised 1999 mix by Don DeVito. DeVito was the original producer who didn’t like the earlier mix. Since then, all released versions use the 1999 mix. Buy it here.

If you liked what you’ve heard, Dylan did release a live album from this tour. Bob Dylan at Budokan was released only in Japan by Columbia Records. It was recorded at the Budokan in Tokyo on Feb 28 and March 1, 1978. Due to popular demand, it later received a worldwide released in April 1979. It received a critical bashing for being a show-business type of album, too different from what was expected of a singer-songwriter. From Rolling Stone to Robert Christgau, the album was savaged. But Europeans and we presume the Japanese voted heavily with their dollars and bought the album pushing Budokan to No 4 in the UK. You decide, buy it here.

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  2. the hell does christgau know?dean of rock critics ,my a**

    By matt the cat on Aug 3, 2013

  3. the hell does christgau know?dean of rock critics ,my a**

    those that can , play, those that can`t ,write about those who can, often poorly.

    By fast eddy on Aug 3, 2013

  4. i dont see a roger waters or pink floyd item to post this link on right now but i wanted ppl to read this.

    By darth on Aug 3, 2013

  5. just when we were having fun mr. entertainment shows up.

    By fast eddy on Aug 3, 2013

  6. I think Lou Reed best described Christgau on Take No Prisioners. A TOE FUCKER among other things.

    By Mick Macken on Aug 3, 2013

  7. I have not listened to all 3 Dylan shows that Bigo has graciously presented here. Is there one show from the Paris concerts that is of any better sound quality and performance than the others?

    By Mackster on Aug 3, 2013

  8. its actually 4. the 3rd thru the 6th. but the first one posted was a while back. these 3 new postings are all at once.

    By darth on Aug 4, 2013

  9. Many thanks for the Dylan Paris shows BigO. I love Dylan’s Street Legal album. Will you be posting the show from the 8th July also?

    By ewoodym on Aug 5, 2013

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