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Boots Of Spanish Treasure
source: April, 1999 Spanish tour

Tombstone Blues (1)
Tomorrow Is A Long Time (1)
Fourth Time Around (2)
Desolation Row (3)
Everything Is Broken (4)
Not Dark Yet (5)
It Ain't Me Babe (5)
Visions Of Johanna (5)
Mama You Been On My Mind (2)
One Too Many Mornings (4)
Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie (6)
I Don't Believe You (7)
Señor (8)
Great sound, and great performances. This release offers well chosen material from the 1999 European tour, serving up a 16 track greatest hits. Dylan's voice is extremely smooth while remaining full and powerful. Lyrically speaking, Visions of Johanna (a song that Dylan hardly ever remembers correctly), is simply flawless. He doesn't drop a note or a single lyric, and presents one of the most solid pieces of end-of the-century evidence that He can indeed still sing. Deep Six has done a wonderful job in securing strong renditions of nearly every song. What's particularly nice is that the quality doesn't waver, and the volume levels remain consistent throughout. The songs are spliced together with a bit of dead air... but for the most part, there are really only a few missteps here (and they all revolve around the same track). Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie is erroneously dated as the 24th, and is misspelled as Zargosa. The placement of this track is also odd, considering the abbreviated intro and the fact that Dylan usually opens with this cover. It should have been used as the first track, allowing for the full concert effect. Nothing too tragic however. The aesthetics are eye-catching, and this is one of the better pun titles
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© 2005 K Schweiger bobsboots.com
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Source / Venue:
All dates are from 1999. All are in Spain except (5)
(1) Narciso Yepes Hall, Murcia, April 19
(2) Palacio de Festivales, Santander, April 13
(3) Teatro Jovellanos, Gijon, April 10
(4) Velodromo Anoeta, San Sebastian  April 11 
(5) Le Dome, Marseilles, France  April 23 
(6) Pabellon Principie Felipe, Zaragoza, April 21
(7) Palacio Municipale Desportes, Granada,  April 18
(8) Velodromo Luis Puig, Valencia, April 15

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Deep Six    /   16 ("17" as per disc)

Released:   1999 
Quality:   7½-8 stars
Bob's Boots ref  #   BB-b63

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for review

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