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California Or Bust
source: Los Angeles, CA  May 21, 1998

Disc one
Absolutely Sweet Marie
The Man In Me
Cold Irons Bound
Just Like A Woman
Rank Strangers To Me (acoustic)
Masters Of War (acoustic)
Tangled Up In Blue (acoustic / with harp)
Make You Feel My Love
Highway 61 Revisited
Forever Young (acoustic)
Love Sick
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Restless Farewell (acoustic)
Disc two
May 23, 1998
Lay Lady Lay
I'm Not Supposed To Care
The Times (acoustic)
May 22, 1998
Maggie's Farm
If You See Her Say Hello
Simple Twist Of Fate
This Wheel's On Fire
It Ain't Me Babe (acoustic)
May 14, 1998
You're A Big Girl Now
Stuck Inside Of Mobile
I Shall Be Released
Mr. Tambourine Man (acoustic)
1998... What a year! So many great shows, so many great boots... and I think this one tops them all.  It is a commercially released cd-r from the label CIB Archives. This is a compilation of sorts from four venues in May.  Even if you're not a fan of compilations... this one will change your mind.  The editing is so good that you hardly realize that there is four different venues represented. Except for the fact that Bob thanks the audience four times, one would fail to look for the splices. The first disc is the entire show from the Pauley Pavilion on the 21st of May. Disc two starts with three songs from the Pond show of May 23 then back to the Pauley Pavilion for five songs from the 22nd. The final five songs were performed in Vancouver BC Canada on the 14th of May. (Cond.)
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Source / Venue:
Disc one:
Pauley Pavilion, LA, CA May 21, 1998
Disc two:
Pond Of Anaheim Arena, Anaheim, CA May 23, 1998
Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA  May 22, 1998
General Motors Arena, Vancouver, BC  May 14, 1998

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
CIB Archives  /  CIB 10/11


8-9 stars

Bob's Boots ref  #

Thanks to Chris Quigley for scans and review

Review (Cont.):
The dates are out of order, and the songs within each show are out of order. However, it is masterfully spliced together to create an 'entire show'. Start to finish... it's just one unbelievable performance after another. Included is perhaps the most rocking versions of Cold Irons Bound and Silvio that you may ever hear alongside beautifully warm versions of Just Like A Woman, Make You Feel My Love, and Mr Tambourine ManHighway 61 Revisited is played as if Dylan's and his Band's life depended on it. Bob dedicates Restless Farewell to Frank Sinatra and played it to perfection. The two cover songs Rank Strangers by Albert E Brumley, and I'm Not Supposed To Care written by Gordon Lightfoot, deserve a nod as well.  All of these songs are fantastic, but the piece de resistance is an electric version of If You See Her Say Hello it's like sex for the ears! The package itself is simple, yet nice enough, with some cool pics and a cartoon tray liner. Inside you will find all of the relevant information. The front cover could of had a picture of Dylan, but don't let that steer you away from this incredible piece.
Highly recommended.
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