There’s no one quite as unpredictable as Bob Dylan when it comes to live performances. His tendency to drastically rearrange his songs in a live setting works brilliantly at times and is downright perplexing at others. One of his most (if not THE most)successful attempts came during his 1975-1976 tour with The Rolling Thunder Revue, a hodgepodge of session musicians and fellow songwriters including – at various stops throughout the tour – Joan Baez, T Bone Burnett, Joni Mitchell, and Roger McGuinn. The band was bolstered by the great Mick Ronson who had recently come to prominence as David Bowie’s lead guitarist during the’ Spider From Mars’ era. Also on hand was violinist Scarlet Rivera who added to the intensity of the material.
Drawing heavily from his Blood On The Tracks and Desire albums, Dylan and the Revue are in fine form throughout this show from 1976. Highlights are many but check out the sublime versions of Mozambique, Isis, Railroad Boy, Shelter From The Storm, and You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go.
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