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  posted on 7/21/2009 at 03:30 PM
Changed this thread to my review of Dylan.

Had never seen him live but have heard time and time again from people that have that his voice and singing had lost it, garbled, lucky to understand a thing.

Yes I have heard all that, but not exactly what I experienced.

First of all, if a person goes to a Bob show in 2009, expecting to hear his voice like it sounded in the 60's or 70's...

The man is a legend and has earned the right to do whatever he pleases. This includes reworking any and maybe every song that we know and love, which it seems he has.

I loved it. No I did not know every song, that is what the internet and set lists are for.

I did indeed recognize most of the songs, after a line or two...but you had to pay attention. Again, IMHO the man has earned this status and maybe if a person is expecting anything different, they should reconsider attending one of his shows.

Another thing, his band absolutely ROCKS. Bob ran between the mike out front and center to his piano/keyboard stand, he looked youthful and like he was having a great time. Did I mention his band was great?

I think some folks just have an expectation problem when they go see Bob...adjust it downward a bit and you won't be disappointed, that is, if you are somewhat of a fan to begin with.

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The Amphitheater At The Wharf

July 31, 2009

1. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Bob on guitar)
2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Bob on guitar)
3. The Levee's Gonna Break (Bob on keyboard)
4. Spirit On The Water (Bob on keyboard)
5. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (Bob on keyboard)
6. I Feel A Change Comin' On (Bob on keyboard)
7. Honest With Me (Bob on keyboard)
8. Forgetful Heart (Bob center stage on harp)
9. Highway 61 Revisited (Bob on keyboard)
10. Nettie Moore (Bob on keyboard)
11. Thunder On The Mountain (Bob on keyboard)

(encore)
12. Like A Rolling Stone (Bob on keyboard)
13. Jolene (Bob on keyboard)
14. All Along The Watchtower (Bob on keyboard)

I am sorry to say, we arrived late so joined Willie Nelson's show in progress. I have sentenced my self to listening to 'Whisky River' 20 times. Willie hasn't lost a step at all. He has some dedicated fans for sure. His playing hasn't changed a bit it seems.

John Mellencamp was a bit different from the last time I saw him...Farm Aid 13 years ago. Then it seemed like a 'bum rush' through hit after hit. This time it was those same hits but some had been reworked into different tunes. Love his violin / accordian musicians, very nice. Ole John even took a few songs by himself and an acoustic.

[Edited on 8/3/2009 by heineken515]

 

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  posted on 7/21/2009 at 03:45 PM
read reviews here

http://www.boblinks.com/

going in a couple weeks....from reviews...looks like...Willie....John...Bob...and a warm up called the Wiyos....

 

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  posted on 7/21/2009 at 03:46 PM
Caught the show last week in Allentown. Order was as follows:
The Wiyo's: opener that I really enjoyed, not sure if they're on the whole tour
Willie: I love Willie Nelson. An American treasure and icon. Set full of classics
Mellencamp: Good band, I thought a kind of dragging set. Not bad though.
Dylan: Great band, if you liked his most recent albums, you'll probably dig it. He seemed in great spirits, but his vocals are really, really rough now. All of the songs sounded the same to me. Growling vocals, probably all he can muster at this point. I know the Dylan heads loved it, but it lost me after about the 3rd song.
Overall, I had a great time. Its a long night of music. Worth the price of admission.

 

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  posted on 7/21/2009 at 04:15 PM
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read reviews here

http://www.boblinks.com/

going in a couple weeks....from reviews...looks like...Willie....John...Bob...and a warm up called the Wiyos....


Cool, thanks for the link !

Looks like Bob mixes up the setlist every night, gotta love that.

 

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  posted on 7/21/2009 at 05:04 PM
Going to the show in Raleigh next tuesday
 

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  posted on 7/21/2009 at 05:11 PM
I'm there in Atlanta next Thursday. Just looking for one Blood on the Tracks rarity.
 

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  posted on 7/21/2009 at 05:22 PM
Along with some friends near and dear to HTW, I'll be seeing them in Raleigh next Tuesday night!

 

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  posted on 7/22/2009 at 02:38 PM
I went last night in Pawtucket RI The Wiyo's opened for Willie. Never heard them before. I enjoyed them. Good vocal harmonies. Mellencamp stole the night.Dylan reworked all his old hits. Great band, great music, you really had to work to figure out what he was singing. Typical Dylan. I still enjoyed him.Willie didn't seem to settle into his set for a bit. He left with a police escort about 10 minutes after his set. Maybe that had something to do with him not seeming settled ? Good night. Good price. The rain held off till after the show.Mellencamp had alot of energy. It was a nice night of music ! P.S. You won't get any Blood On The Tracks. If you do you won't recognize it ! Sorry !
 

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  posted on 7/22/2009 at 02:53 PM
In my review of the recent setlists, Bob played Tangled Up in Blue in one show and If You See Her Say Hello in another. As I said, rare to hear Blood on the Tracks songs, but not impossible. I would be most happy w/ either one, but especially the latter.
 

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  posted on 7/22/2009 at 03:00 PM
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Going next week to see them in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Anyone seen this show yet ? What is the order of performers? Do they mix it up for different shows?

Any surprises in setlists or collaborations?

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My in-laws saw it in Indiana a couple weeks ago. Willie closed the show and hometown hero Johnny Cougar opened to a half filled stadium. Bob played second, an abbreviated so-so affair according to by brother-in-law the ardent Bob-o-phile. He said the place was 90% whiskey drunk rednecks there for Willie but perhaps your venue will be different.

 

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  posted on 7/22/2009 at 03:39 PM
Anyone seen the Dylan, Mellencamp, Nelson tour yet?


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  posted on 7/23/2009 at 09:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8QeAhWRFtk

new song Jolene.....nice video....someone made....

 

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  posted on 7/23/2009 at 09:29 AM
Seems like John Mellencamp has been desperately trying to stay in the public eye even though it's rather obvious that he's not much of a concert draw anymore. I saw him in 1992 and he played to a packed house. Great show.

Then I saw him at Jones Beach in 1994, the night of his infamous heart attack. Mostly filled and a pretty good show.

Madison Square Garden in 1999 and the place was only half filled. Poor show, poor audience vibe. Never saw him again since.

Now he's playing in his home state and can't fill that venue to capacity. I think it's time for him to call it quits, if he likes to or not.

 

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  posted on 7/29/2009 at 05:13 AM
so whats mellencamp's setlist like?
 

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  posted on 7/29/2009 at 07:57 AM
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http://www.google.com/

 

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  posted on 7/29/2009 at 08:49 AM
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so whats mellencamp's setlist like?


http://www.google.com/




Bret and Jay hopefully will be giving us a review of the Raleigh show.


 

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Seems like John Mellencamp has been desperately trying to stay in the public eye even though it's rather obvious that he's not much of a concert draw anymore. I saw him in 1992 and he played to a packed house. Great show.

Then I saw him at Jones Beach in 1994, the night of his infamous heart attack. Mostly filled and a pretty good show.

Madison Square Garden in 1999 and the place was only half filled. Poor show, poor audience vibe. Never saw him again since.

Now he's playing in his home state and can't fill that venue to capacity. I think it's time for him to call it quits, if he likes to or not.


If that is the case then many bands including the ABB should call it quits also. That is the reason for the co-billing dates that the ABB have done the past few years. Half full houses and even with co-billed shows they are not selling out.

The entire concerty industry has been declining for years now.

Plus Mellancamp has not tried for commercial success in a long time. Instead he has made the albums that he wants to. I was never that big on the "pop" stuff early in his career but Have really enjoyed the albums over the last ten years or so.

Sold out or not, he is usually pretty damned good live. He still sells well when he tours up here.

 

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  posted on 7/29/2009 at 03:04 PM
Joe Bass and the rest of the Wyos are friends of mine. They are usually here at Clifftop but got the call to open for some dates on this tour and we're proud of them. A fun bunch.

 

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  posted on 7/29/2009 at 03:51 PM
I heard a Mellencamp quote recently regarding the record company calling him John Cougar in the beginning:

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"You have to remember, I was a kid from a small midwest farm town. I had never ridden in an elevator, I had never been in a building with more than 2 stories. I wanted to make records. Hell if they wanted to call me Rumplestiltskin I would have signed the damn thing"

-John Mellencamp

Two days and I wll be seeing this show!!! Woo Hoo...

Have seen both Willie and Mellencamp before, Dylan newbie.

 

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  posted on 7/29/2009 at 03:55 PM
Tomorrow night! I'll be lookin' for ya, Brock!

 

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gee thanks. i was thinking someone saw the show and had the setlist

 

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  posted on 8/3/2009 at 02:50 PM
bump for thread change , see first post.

 

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  posted on 8/3/2009 at 03:30 PM
Heineken, nice review. You obviously "get" Dylan. We could hang.

For those in WA,OR, CA, presale started today for Bob's Oct run.

http://www.bobdylan.com/#/tour

 

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  posted on 8/3/2009 at 03:36 PM
I really would like to see Bob Dylan.
Never have. I grew up with him and do like some, but not all of the recent material.
I never was a fan of his vocals or harmonica playing but his voice now to me is unbearable to listen to for a hour and a half. No argument that Bob is a legend and has earned to right to do as he pleases including re arranging his tunes, which he has always done.
I just cannot sit through a show with his voice so garbly and raspy.
It would drive me nuts....

 

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  posted on 8/3/2009 at 03:56 PM
I, too, really enjoyed the musicians that Bob has with him these days. Couldn't hear the pedal steel/banjo player at all from my vantage points at the Raleigh show, though. I loved watching and listening to Bob's drummer!

 

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