BOB DYLAN – ” Rolling Thunder Revue ” 39 Years Ago Today 23rd May 1976

Posted: May 23, 2015 in MUSIC
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Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour took place between 1975 and 1976, and found the musician playing a series of theater shows with little advanced notice. Among the participants were Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, while one-off special guests included Ringo Starr, Patti Smith and Joni Mitchell.

Hughes Stadium
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976

  • Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal & harmonica)
  • Scarlet Rivera (violin)
  • T-bone J. Henry Burnette (guitar & piano)
  • Steven Soles (guitar)
  • Mick Ronson (guitar)
  • Bobby Neuwirth (guitar & vocal)
  • Roger McGuinn (guitar & vocal)
  • David Mansfield (steel guitar, mandolin, violin & dobro)
  • Rob Stoner (bass)
  • Howie Wyeth (drums)
  • Gary Burke (percussion)

The last three songs on the album “You’re a Big Girl Now,” “I Threw It All Away,” and “Idiot Wind“ are as powerful and exciting as anything Bob Dylan has done (comparable, for instance, to the May 1966 versions of “Ballad of a Thin Man” and “Like a Rolling Stone”). As phenomenal in every aspect of each of these performances are the unique orchestration of guitars, keyboards, violin, drums and the voice on “Big Girl” must be singled out for particular praise. Rob Stoner’s bass-playing while Dylan sings “Down the highway, down the tracks, down the road to ecstacy” on “Idiot Wind” . But the standout tracks for me has always been ” Deportees” and “Pity the Poor Immigrant” .

Setlist:

  1. Mr. Tambourine Man
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  3. Vincent van Gogh (Robert Friemark)
  4. Maggie’s Farm
  5. One Too Many Mornings
  6. Mozambique (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  7. Isis (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)–
  8. Blowin’ In The Wind
  9. Railroad Boy (trad.)
  10. Deportees (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) (Woody Guthrie, Martin Hoffman)
  11.  Pity The Poor Immigrant
  12. Shelter From The Storm
  13. Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan)
  14. I Want You
  15. Tangled Up In Blue
  16. You’re A Big Girl Now
    1. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
  17. Lay Lady Lay
  18. Silver Mantis (Joseph Henry Burnett, John Fleming)
  19. Going, Going, Gone
  20. Idiot Wind
  21.  Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  22. Gotta Travel On (Paul Clayton, Larry Ehrlich, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman, David Lazar, Tom Six)
  23. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Fantastic concert from the penultimate show of Rolling Thunder Revue 2. Five songs from this show were chosen to be included on Bob Dylan’s brilliant live album “Hard Rain”: Maggie’s Farm, One Too Many Mornings, Shelter from the Storm, You’re a Big Girl Now & Idiot Wind.

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