Tramps

New York, NY 07/26/99


The Songs

Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Boots Of Spanish Leather; John Brown; Visions Of Johanna; Seeing The Real You At Last; Ballad Of A Thin Man; Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine); Every Grain Of Sand; Tombstone Blues; Not Dark Yet; Highway 61 Revisited; Love Sick; Like A Rolling Stone; It Ain't Me, Babe; Not Fade Away; Blowin' In The Wind; Alabama Getaway; I Shall Be Released

The Library has four audience recordings.
The first is a pretty good, but incomplete (the recording ends at the beginning of the first verse of It Ain't Me, Babe) recording. Expect a good bit of audience revelry throughout. Given the intimacy of the venue (a capacity of 900), a most exuberant audience, and circumstance of the recording, the overall sound and feel of the recording is quite special. It calls to mind the Toad's Place recordings. Judy, the taper, wrote: "... I used a Sony walkman. I was standing in the middle - second row of people. About halfway during the show, I put the bag with the walkman, on the floor, in front of the first person." I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Thanks, Judy! Dubbed 08/10/99. 110 min. Request 9907261.
The second is a pretty good, but a tad hot, stereo recording and suffers from occasional distortion and bass overload. The tapes, as received, run a bit slow (about four percent) and the Library's Masters have been speed corrected, accordingly. Otherwise, complete and problem free. Thanks, Dennis! Dubbed 09/16/99. 1 x 60 min. and 1 x 90 min. Request 9907262.
The third is a very good stereo recording, compromised only by a brief dropout (closed on Library Masters) during Ballad Of A Thin Man. Otherwise, clean, complete, crisp, and problem free. Dubbed 12/15/99. 1 x 60 min. and 1 x 90 min. Request 9907263.
The fourth is a superb recording, marred only by a brief blast of static between Al Santos' introduction ("Good Evening ladies and Gentlemen. Would you please welcome Columbia recording artist, Bob Dylan?") and the beginning of Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie. Otherwise, clean, complete, crisp, and problem free. Dubbed 01/21/00. 1 x 60 min. and 1 x 90 min. Request 9907264.

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