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  posted on 10/12/2009 at 10:59 AM
First off Ladies and Gentlemen, if there are any among you who think that Mr. Dylan is over the hill at 68 years old and can't do it any more, let's put that to rest right now:
DYLAN ROCKS. I really can't say enough about Bob, his band, and the pacing of the show. He pretty much stuck with a formula of mixing rockers with ballads, an intriguing and mesmerizing mixture. I'm not enough of a Dylanologist to do a setlist, but there were plently of recognizable tunes: Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (the opener), Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again, A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, Highway 61 Revisited, Ballad of A Thin Man, Like a Rolling Stone, All Along The Watchtower. A one hour and 45 minute set with no opener. I did not feel at all gyped by that, and I did not hear ANYONE in the audience who did, the nearly sold out crowd at The Greek (approx 10,000) being ecstatic and focused for the entire show. FYI this was the second of two nights at The Greek Theater, an older, outdoor venue at University of California at Berkeley.

And who would not be ecstatic? Bob as usual has a tremendous band, led by lead guitarist Charlie Sexton. Very much a rockabilly sound throughout the set. I don't know any other names, but there was a second guitarist, bass (mostly electric, at times standup), drums, keyboards, and Bob on mostly keyboards but also electric guitar and harmonica.

And Dylan's voice? To be honest, I was shocked at how good it sounded!! I started a thread here a few months ago about how unlistenable Bob's voice has become, that maybe he should even think of hiring a vocalist. Hey, he's not Gregg Allman, but he sounded damn good last night, much better than the last Dylan show I saw six years ago. Herbal tea, maybe?

You will do well to catch Bob on this tour. Just to give you more of a clue on Charlie Sexton, here's an excerpt from a recent Rolling Stone (issue 1087, 9/17/09): "In other Dylan news, virtuoso Texas blues guitarist Charlie Sexton - who played with Dylan from 1999 to 2002 - is returning to the band when Dylan hits the road on October 5th in Seattle. Sexton's tenure in the band is considered one of the greatest periods of Dylan's career. 'I love Bob and am happy to be reunited with my friend onstage,' says Sexton. Adds the Dylan source, 'There's all sorts of golden eras, but Charlie was something else. I saw the last show they did together in 2002, and it was f*cking incredible' ".

[Edited on 10/12/2009 by robslob]

 

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  posted on 10/12/2009 at 11:04 AM
Was this recent? Charlie Sexton back in the band? Wow!

Dylan always brings a great band! I've seen him many times in recent years - never disappointed!

 

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  posted on 10/12/2009 at 11:06 AM
Rusty: recent? Check the date in my title. It was last night.

 

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  posted on 10/12/2009 at 11:11 AM
Yeah, I saw the date. I just didn't know that Sexton was back in the band! I saw Dylan several weeks ago and he wasn't. It's all good!

 

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  posted on 10/12/2009 at 11:19 AM
yep...hope to see this band again with Charlie Sexton...

Berkeley, California
Greek Theatre

October 11, 2009




1. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Bob on keyboard)
2. This Dream of You (Bob center stage on harp)
3. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
(Bob on keyboard and harp)
4. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Bob center stage on harp, Donnie on trumpet)
5. Tryin' To Get To Heaven (Bob on keyboard and harp)
6. High Water (For Charley Patton) (Bob on guitar, Donnie on banjo)
7. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Bob on keyboard, Donnie on electric mandolin)
8. My Wife's Hometown (Bob on guitar, Donnie on electric mandolin)
9. Honest With Me (Bob on keyboard)
10. Forgetful Heart (Bob center stage on harp, Donnie on violin)
11. Highway 61 Revisited (Bob on keyboard)
12. Workingman's Blues #2 (Bob on keyboard)
13. Thunder On The Mountain (Bob on keyboard)
14. Ballad Of A Thin Man (Bob center stage on harp)

(encore)
15. Like A Rolling Stone (Bob on keyboard)
16. Jolene (Bob on keyboard)
17. All Along The Watchtower (Bob on keyboard)

from the current tour...

http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=HmkhknKBxY0&feature=related

 

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  posted on 10/12/2009 at 11:36 AM
thank you for the setlist, sir!

 

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  posted on 10/12/2009 at 11:36 AM
thank you for the setlist, sir!

 

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  posted on 10/12/2009 at 04:05 PM
Caught this show on Thursday night:
Eugene, Oregon, University of Oregon MacArthur Court

October 8, 2009


1. Watching The River Flow (Bob on guitar)
2.The Man In Me
3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Donnie on trumpet)
4. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Bob on guitar)
5.'Til I Fell In Love With You (Bob on guitar)
6. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
7. My Wife's Hometown
8. Desolation Row (Stu on acoustic guitar)
9. Cold Irons Bound (Bob center stage)
10. I Feel A Change Comin' On
11. Highway 61 Revisited
12. Po' Boy (Bob on harp)
13.Thunder On The Mountain
14.Ballad Of A Thin Man

(encore)
15.Like A Rolling Stone
16.Jolene
17.All Along The Watchtower


I gotta say, I agree. Dylan was happy, having fun and the band was tight. On some songs, he just stood there and sang (cold irons bound), on others he only played lead (Don't Think Twice) and on some organ. I worked the pre-show, so I was in free. It was all GA and I was able to get quite close. I've seen him no less than 15 times and with the exception of a surprise show he did at the EMU (student union) in front of a scant 700 of us, this was one of the best. Highlights were Ballad of a Thin Man, Cold Irons Bound and Jolene. Check him out if you get a chance!

 

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  posted on 10/12/2009 at 04:18 PM
nice that Bob is playing well, thanks for the set lists
 
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  posted on 10/13/2009 at 08:37 AM
Is he playing any songs off his newest album?

 

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  posted on 10/13/2009 at 08:54 AM
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Is he playing any songs off his newest album?


Yep, About 7 tunes from the new LP are in rotation in Dylan's setlist usually 3 or 4 new ones per night, seems like Bob's having a great 2009, the setlists have been great and the shows strong from what I gather, caught one this summer and again Halloween night. Dylan can stop anywhere, anytime it seems, so catch him if You can. Also his new album of Christmas songs "Christmas In The Heart" (release oct. 16) has been gettin' good reviews, all proceeds from this are going to feed the hungry, so pick one up if You can swing it.............Peace...........joe



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  posted on 10/13/2009 at 09:27 AM
Glad to hear that Charlie Sexton is back in Bob's band!!! Love that combo! Heading out to see if I can find any shows in my neighborhood or nearby ... app 20 shows later, never been disappointed in Bob.

 

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  posted on 10/13/2009 at 05:56 PM
Just heard 2 tunes "Must Be Santa" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?" from Dylan's not yet released "Christmas In The Heart" LP. Both were just fantastic. This guy, much like Our own Allman Brothers, brings so much joy to so many. Like I said if You can swing it this Holiday Season, order or pick up this disc. Your Family will love it and all proceeds are going to feed the hungry.............Peace...........joe




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