Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bob Dylan with Mick Taylor & Carlos Santana - 1984-06-19 - Rome (SBD - FLAC)

Bob Dylan with Mick Taylor & Carlos Santana - 1984-06-19 - Rome  (SBD - FLAC)
Venue: Palaeur di Roma


Year of Release: 2001
Label: Shamrock
Catalog Number: SR-201003/4
Liberated Boot: Live At Palaeur

Silver CD > CDR > FLAC

"A complete soundboard recording from 1984. The recording seems to be taken from Dylan's monitor mix, since the vocals dominate a bit more than anything else. Nevertheless, the music comes through loud and clear, and the upfront vocals only serve to highlight what a passionate vocal performance this is. A 'must have' disc from a period that is under-represented in most collections. This is a crystal clear soundboard. The audience is virtually non-existent. The songs that Dylan performs solo(acoustic) are a perfect blend of voice and instrument. Simple Twist Of Fate is one of the highlights worth mentioning. Bob pours himself into it as never before, and becomes the actor. When You Gonna Wake Up has all new lyrics. Dylan's vocal sound is extraordinarily clear and defined, and his lyrical improvisations are on dazzling display. The performance as a whole is a joy to behold. A wonderful set! Carlos Santana, who had previously played his own set with his band, joined Dylan in the last songs of the concert."  BobsBoots.

Disc 1:
01. Highway 61 Revisited (4:38)
02. Jokerman (7:16)
03. All Along The Watchtower (3:58)
04. Just Like A Woman (6:27)
05. Maggie's Farm (4:05)
06. I And I (5:46)
07. License To Kill (3:39)
08. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (5:40)
09. Tangled Up In Blue (7:05)
10. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Ble (6:17)
11. Simple Twist Of Fate (5:50)

Disc 2:
12. Masters Of War (5:21)
13. Ballad Of A Thin Man (4:04)
14. When You Gonna Wake Up (3:26)
15. Every Grain Of Sand (5:54)
16. Like A Rolling Stone (8:41)
17. Mr Tambourine Man (6:06)
18. It Ain't Me, Babe (6:26)
19. The Times They Are A-Changin' (5:54)
20. I Shall Be Released (4:37)
21. Tombstone Blues (4:25)
22. Blowin' In The Wind (4:22)

Line Up:
Mick Taylor: Guitar
Ian MacLagan: Keyboards
Greg Sutton: Bass
Colin Allen: Drums

Guest: Carlos Santana: Guitar, last 4 tracks

Online Review:
"Live At Paleur is a soundboard recording taken from Dylan's 1984 tour of Europe. It captures a highly enjoyable performance from Dylan and his Mick Taylor-fronted band. This recording sets Dylan's vocals way out in front but I personally enjoy that mix. The band are a little buried on some of thew songs and there are occasional echoes on the vocals but if you don't mind these things then this is a great recording. It'd give and 8 or an 8.5 out of 10. Dylan sings most of the songs in the confident, swaggering style that characterised many of live performances in the 1980's. While this style is certainly not my favourite of Bob's "vocal characters", it works to good effect on many of the songs here. One thing that cannot be disputed is that 'Live At Palaeur' is a much better document of this tour than the patchy official release 'Real Live'. Ballad Of A Thin Man on 'Real Live' is a horrible, rushed parody of the song that appeared on 'Highway 61 Revisited'. Here Ballad... is one of the highlights of the set. The versions of Maggies Farm, Masters Of War and Tombstone Blues on this release also put their Real Live incarnations to shame. Other highpoints include the brilliant, rewritten Tangled Up In Blue, an interesting post-Gospel rewrite of When You Gonna Wake Up? ("When you gonna wake up? maybe you never will"), a passionate I & I and a beautiful performance of Every Grain Of Sand, which was still a relatively new song at that time. It's clear that Bob's having fun when he lets the audience sing on the chorus of Times They Are A-Changin' and Blowin' In The Wind. All in all, this is a highly entertaining show and I don't hesitate in giving it my stamp of approval (for whatever that's worth...) "


No comments:

Post a Comment