Starlight Ballroom

Belleview Biltmore Hotel

Clearwater, FL 04/22/76 Evening


The Songs

Lay Lady Lay, You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome, Romance In Durango, Just Like A Woman, Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You, Most Likely You Go Your Way, Knockin On Heaven's Door, Oh Sister, One More Cup Of Coffee, Like A Rolling Stone, Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat, It Ain't Me Babe, Isis

A fair audience recording of the evening performance, compromised by a good bit of obtrusive audience chit chat and all manner of flaws and glitches. The beginning of Lay Lady Lay is clipped as is Oh, Sister. Oh, Sister is also split between the A and B sides of the tape. The end of Isis is also clipped. There's a brief glitch near the end of Just Like A Woman; a couple (one of which lasts several seconds) at the onset of Oh, Sister; and yet another during Like A Rolling Stone.
Unquestionably, this tape is a bit rough around the edges. Nevertheless, it's a most interesting recording as the performance was also being filmed for a television special. In fact, the air is more that of an impromptu rehearsal before a small audience than that of a scheduled performance. Aside from some lengthy gaps between sets, Dylan stops mid way through Tonight I'll Be Staying Here and, after consulting with the musicians, starts over. A first attempt at It Ain't Me Babe is similarly aborted, only to start over at the beginning. The set order is certainly atypical. The tape appears to be continuous from Lay, Lady, Lay through Knockin' On Heaven's Door; and from Oh, Sister through It Ain't Me Babe after which I believe I detect just a hint of the beginning of A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall. Dubbed by RP 07/03/97. 90 min.

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