Before Hard Rain
source: 1976 Clearwater rehearsals
I Threw It All Away
Going Going Gone
One More Cup Of Coffee
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Lay Lady Lay
One Too Many Mornings
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
It Takes A Lot To Laugh
You Angel You
Just Like A Woman *
Tangled Up In Blue *
The Sun Is Shining (Elmore James)
Seven Days **
This disc is the first of several CD releases of this material to use the same title. It invites a wonderful 'behind the scenes' listen to rehearsals for the 1976 Rolling Thunder Tour.
The sound, while not up to today's digital quality, is very nice. The vocals are slightly on top of the mix for the most part, but are not quite as crisp as the music.
The package is fairly nice, with a cover shot of Dylan in the cemetery. (Visiting Jack Kerouac's grave). The back photo is the Revue in concert.
The venues listed are slightly askew. Venues are listed correctly in the info section above.
I've written an in depth review of this material outside of the CD review. If you would like to read the song review, click HERE.
© 2001Craig Pinkerton Bobsboots.com
Highly recommended for musicians (who can appreciate the sometimes 'stop and go' of rehearsing new material), RTR tour fans (who will get a glimpse of some rare tour songs), and studio outtake fans (While these songs are rehearsals, they are directly from the soundboard. The alternate versions are enough to please any outtake fan).