November 25, 2013 – 5:03 am

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Glasgow 2013 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland; November 20, 2013. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to Lesterferget who recorded the show and shared the tracks at Dime.

Lesterferget noted:

Whether or not you need another version of Bob’s now “standard” set I suppose depends on the severity of your particular illness where he’s concerned. If you “need” it, here it is…

I’ve seen Bob a few times now, and each tour’s been different. He ruffles feathers, delighting and confounding in equal measures, but over time experience has taught us that ultimately he’s “right”.

A real retro feel to the stage set. Semicircular blue/black curtain acting as a backdrop (onto which lighting effects were occasionally shone), six old-style, “dusky yellow” stage lights suspended in an arc above the band, eight small, white lights on stands in a semi-circle below them (behind the bands numerous vintage amps and instruments), and some uplighting at the front of the stage to lend a little more shadowy menace to the band’s already gang-like appearance.

The show starts quite abruptly, without warning, with a strum of the guitar from behind the curtain. Bob and the band stroll on, Bob in two-tone black and powder blue suit, trade-mark fedora with his “gunslingers” in grey suits and black shirts. We’re off…

From start to finish I was struck by the quality on show. The band’s been together a while now. The sound is incredible… the “space” between the notes… it’s like they’re hanging each one up individually, to sparkle and delight, as if baubles on a Christmas Tree. You notice them all… this is a masterclass in taste and musicianship.

Bob? Last time I saw him I was left feeling he was somewhat on the decline, his voice little more than a dry growl. Now, he seems accepting of his weaknesses, and has adapted. Yes, he still “growls”, but these days it’s more “rich, dark treacle” than “dry and hoarse”, real brooding and threat in his delivery, the emotional aspect (very much in evidence) coming from a different angle than before. “Things have changed”… in the flesh this is intoxicating, heady stuff.

No support act, the two sets are so engaging that they seem to be over in little more than a heartbeat. Tonight is no “going through the motions” of what was played over the previous two nights. This is played like it matters… and may even be “life or death”. Lots of highlights. Tangled up in Blue and Simple Twist of Fate positively dance, but similarly the newer numbers work really well. Duquesne Whistle’s rhythm’s irresistibly infectious. Bob’s delivery of “I pay in blood… but not my own…” has all the terror of a Gangland Godfather behind it, and Forgetful Heart would move a stone to tears.

Bob doesn’t say much outside of his songs. His body language suggests he’s enjoying the show as much as we are, confirmed when he slaps upraised hands with a few of the audience who’ve rushed the stage towards the end of the second set (someone even attempted to get onto the stage at one point). There’s a little smile and a twinkle in the eye accompanying this rare crack in his usually poker-faced, assassin-eyed persona.

I attended the show with a very good friend of mine who’s seen a few of the shows this tour (many, many thanks to you, by the way…). He felt this was the best, although each show had its own feel, its own highlights, its own spirit, and he’d thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed all of them.

So, Bob might be playing the same numbers (very nearly) every night. That said, it sounds like every event is unique. You can come away each time saying “yes, I might have seen it before… but not like that. Wow”. Powerful stuff.

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Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. Things Have Changed 6:02 (10.1MB)
Track 102. She Belongs to Me 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 103. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 104. What Good Am I? 5:17 (8.9MB)
Track 105. Duquesne Whistle 6:59 (11.7MB)
Track 106. Waiting for You 5:05 (8.6MB)
Track 107. Pay in Blood 4:57 (8.3MB)
Track 108. Tangled Up in Blue 6:00 (10.1MB)
Track 109. Love Sick 5:21 (9.0MB)

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. High Water (For Charley Patton) 6:35 (11.1MB)
Track 202. Simple Twist of Fate 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 203. Early Roman Kings 7:09 (12.0MB)
Track 204. Forgetful Heart 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 205. Spirit on the Water 6:35 (11.1MB)
Track 206. Scarlet Town 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 207. Soon after Midnight 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 208. Long and Wasted Years 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 209. Encore Break 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 210. All Along the Watchtower 4:58 (8.3MB)
Track 211. Blowin’ in the Wind 7:07 (12.0MB)
1 hour 48 mins

Bob Dylan - vocals, piano, harp
Stu Kimball - guitar
Donnie Herron - steel guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin
Charlie Sexton - guitar
George Receli - drums
Tony Garnier - bass

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  1. 25 Responses to “BOB DYLAN - GLASGOW 2013”

  2. MORE Bob? NOOOOOO!!!!! Arghhhh… musn’t, shouldn’t… think of all the unheard downloads already… too weak… resistance is futile…

    (in other words, thanx)

    By lowendbill on Nov 25, 2013

  3. I haven’t heard the rest yet, but Bob’s Blowin in the Wind is done with a lot more finesse here than the previous offering from this tour. That is a good sign. I suspect that I would mix the best from both concerts for a playlist.

    By Job Hunter on Nov 25, 2013

  4. i always like historically significant shows. u know.. where things happened or something was important about a show. otherwise its worthwhile having all the sbds or fms or tv audios one can get of a particular tour. its always good to build a collection of as many high end quality recordings as one can. its impossible nowadays to be a completist since so many shows are recorded. some bands do 250-300 shows a year and make it impossible to have everything. so its best to try to get the ones that are historically significant as i call them. guest appearances or when a song is played once and never otherwise or the last of this or first of that. if a band member is making his first or final appearance etc. things like that are historically significant. there are all sorts of things that would make one show stand out. course a particularly strong performance as opposed to just a standard average show where the band just slept thru it is totally different. but thats not what im talking about here.
    i like to get one or two shows from every tour myself. preferably as i say sbd or tv or fm when possible. then i work my way down if its a fave of mine. and ill go for audience recordings of those important shows when something historical happened at them. when there are high end recordings of those historically significant shows thats when u know the gods are smiling down.

    By darth on Nov 25, 2013

  5. With ya Darth and as always THANKS, BIG-O…

    By TDC on Nov 25, 2013

  6. resistance to DARTH comments is futile…

    By Bob Cat Al on Nov 25, 2013

  7. great performance of a very good group… but why have they chosen so bad an awful singer ?

    By Daniel LESUEUR on Nov 25, 2013

  8. Fanxt Big O!
    ALWAYS good to catch up with His Bobness
    Will check this out after getting so excited by your last posting . . . . still reckon it was awesome quality. We’ll see how this stacks up!?

    By swappers on Nov 25, 2013

  9. “resistance to DARTH comments is futile…” but it sure is good when they stop.

    By Everyone Else On bigO on Nov 25, 2013

  10. i always like historically significant shows.

    you know what would be historically significant ?
    You not posting every single day about your idiotic compulsion to download the world.

    By gary lee on Nov 25, 2013

  11. thank u gary lee. hows jerry?

    here are my historically significant shows-
    elvis on the milton berle show
    beatles on ed sullivan
    dylan electric at newport
    jimi hendrix at monterey
    elvis 1968 christmas tv special
    rolling stones at altamont
    beatles on the apple rooftop
    bruce springsteen at the bottom line
    ramones london 1976

    anyone else?

    By barth on Nov 25, 2013

  12. celine dion vegas!
    monkees reunion tour

    By darth darth on Nov 25, 2013

  13. anyone else?
    The Last Waltz the Band

    very important to me.

    By sluggo on Nov 26, 2013

  14. can`t get enough of this Duquesne Whistle !

    By sluggo on Nov 26, 2013

  15. Johnny Cash at Folsom State Prison.
    Paul McCartney in Russia, first time

    By Job Hunter on Nov 26, 2013

  16. los lobos live at the fillmore

    By the duke on Nov 26, 2013

  17. ‘here are my historically significant shows’
    -Do we mean that we were present at? or do we mean shows that were historically significant in terms of the planet? a la The Last Waltz?
    That we were present at in terms of personal history for me includes:

    Blind Faith - Hyde Park 1969
    Watchfield Pop Festival
    the first Glastonbury festival
    the first Reading Festival
    Isle of Wight 1970
    CSN&Y, Joni Mitchell, and The Band at Wembley 1974
    Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Oxford Poly 1972/3?
    Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Friars Cub Aylesbury 1980
    Bob Dylan - The Roundhouse London 2009

    By swappers on Nov 26, 2013

  18. What’s “Waiting for You”? A new song? A cover?

    By YogaforCynics on Nov 26, 2013

  19. “Waiting For You,” Dylan’s 2002 contribution to T-Bone Burnett’s soundtrack for the film, “The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood.”
    Only done a few times live I think

    By swappers on Nov 27, 2013


    By darth on Nov 28, 2013

  21. swappers thats a great list! unfortunately the only show i actually witnessed was the beatles on ed sullivan and that was on tv. ive seen a lot of great shows but nothing id call historical except for the time johnny dowd called me a jackass. it was all in good fun though. then there was the show when robbie fulks and a grade school classmate flipped through a yearbook and discussed their school days whilst the band and audience looked on. you had to be there…

    By barth on Nov 28, 2013

  22. Giving thanks for bigozine’s ROIO work today, and many days every year!

    By Guillermo on Nov 29, 2013

  23. hey barth, this might count, it wasn`t a historic concert per se but I did see the Hawks a few times .

    By sluggo on Nov 29, 2013

  24. the rolling stones royal randwick race track sydney on the exile on main st tour 1973

    By the duke on Nov 29, 2013

  25. good one duke !

    By sluggo on Nov 29, 2013

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