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Euro 2005 Birmingham
source: National Exhibition Centre

Disc one
Maggie's Farm
Tell Me That It Isn't True
Watching The River Flow
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Highway 61 Revisited
Mr. Tambourine Man
Stuck Inside Of Mobile
Chimes Of Freedom (acoustic)
'Til I Fell In Love With You
Disc two
Visions Of Johanna (acoustic)
Honest With Me
Death Of Hattie Carroll (acoustic)
Summer Days
Like A Rolling Stone
All Along The Watchtower
It Ain't Me Babe
Every Grain Of Sand
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Sugar Baby (acoustic)
Birmingham is an outstanding show. Perhaps the best of the tour. It is well represented here in this very clean audience recording.  The vocals are crystal clear. Dylan's voice is simply huge on this night. It's melodic, it's teasing, it's full of gruff beauty. Many of these versions are truly incandescent, and are among the best performances of the decade. The entire show is a highlight, with too many individual gems to even mention. The bonus tracks include four beautiful highlights from the previous night. One can only hope that the entire Glasgow show is to be released, as it is simply superb. As for the package, TMR has created a theme for its European releases taken from the American southwest. Most likely as a nod to the western look cowboy hats that Dylan has become so fond of in the new Millennium. This release contains some intimate photos combined with an original border that lends a ragged charm to the packaging,... worthy of the material, and of one's collection.
© 2006 K. Schweiger / CD Pinkerton bobsboots.com
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Source / Venue:
NEC  Birmingham, England UK  Nov. 18, 2005

SECC  Glasgow, Scotland November 17, 2005

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Tambourine Man / TMR 105/106


8 stars

Bob's Boots ref. #

Other commercial releases of NEC:
Birmingham 2005

Bob Dylan - keyboard, harp
Stu Kimball - lead guitar
Denny Freeman - guitar
Donnie Herron - violin, banjo, elect. mandolin, pedal & lap steel
Tony Garnier - bass
George Recile - drums

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for scans and review
© 2006 CD Pinkerton -  bobsboots.com