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Dark Night On 
The Spanish Stairs
source: Augusta, Maine 1975 RTR

Disc one
Joni Mitchell:
Edith & the Kingpin
Don't Interrupt the Sorrow
When I Paint My Masterpiece (w/Neuwirth)
It Ain't Me Babe
Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
It Takes A Lot To Laugh
Romance In Durango
Blowin' In The Wind (w/Joan Baez)
Dark As A Dungeon (M. Travis) (w/ Baez)
Mama You Been On My Mind (w/ Baez)
The Water Is Wide (Trad.) (w/ Baez)
Never Let Me Go (Joe C. Scott) (w/ Baez)
I Shall Be Released (w/ Baez)
Joan Baez:
Diamonds And Rust
Disc two
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
Joe Hill
Love Song To A Stranger pt. 2
Long Black Veil
Please Come To Boston
Roger McGuinn:
Eight Miles High
Chestnut Mare
Joan Baez & Roger McGuinn:
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Fourth Time Around (solo acoustic w/harp)
Simple Twist Of Fate (solo acoustic w/harp)
Oh Sister
One More Cup Of Coffee
Just Like A Woman
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
© 2001 CD Pinkerton / bobsboots.com
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Source / Venue:
Augusta Maine Civic Center November 26, 1975

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Rattle Snake   /    RS062/63

6½ -7 stars

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Bob's Boots ref  #    BB-d53

The name of this title is taken from a line in Bob's first song of the night. I could take this or leave it as far as the sound quality goes. It's a bit of an unpleasant muffled sound throughout. Add to that countless tape cracks that seem to be vinyl LP pops, and it's a bit of a disappointment from a Label that usually releases better quality. It's not even close to the best of the 1975 tapes. The in-between song edits are sloppy with could cuts and lots of tape machine noise. As for the performance, Bob is pouring his heart into it. Some great phrasing on various songs. The duets with Baez work better than usual, and end up being some of the better songs on the set. Highlights include the new material that would eventually be released on Desire, and the only tour appearance of Fourth Time Around... and what a beautiful and tender acoustic version it is! Dylan solo on harp and guitar. As for the package and aesthetics... they are incredible. Rattlesnake knows how to put together a sharp looking release. Too bad that, in this case anyway, the sound quality can't live up to the hype of the exquisite artwork.
© 2001 CD Pinkerton / bobsboots.com

© 2001 CD Pinkerton / bobsboots.com