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Manchester 2002
source: MEN Arena May 9, 2002

Disc one
Maggie's Farm (a) [Ce / Lm]
Señor (a) [Lc]
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (a) [Lc]
One Too Many Mornings (a) [Bh / Lps]
Stuck Inside Of Mobile [La]
Moonlight [Tab]
I Don't Believe You  [Bh]
Lonesome Day Blues [Ls]
Masters Of War (a) [Cd]
Visions Of Johanna (a)
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (a) [Bh]
Blind Willie McTell [Lc]
Disc two
Summer Days [Tab]
Drifter's Escape [Bh]
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 [Lsg]
Band Introductions
First encore: 
Things Have Changed 
Like A Rolling Stone 
Forever Young (a)
Honest With Me [Ls]
Blowin' In The Wind (a)
Second  encore:
All Along The Watchtower

A fine release from the masterful Crystal Cat. A great European show in absolutely stunning sound quality, and beautiful packaging. Perhaps not as interesting as the shows later on in the year, the European tour was still very good; and it's nice to have it so lovingly documented. A very powerful show, and highly recommended. After being in gear to hear an acoustic cover bluegrass song to open the show, it's almost odd to hear the same treatment given to Maggie's Farm. It works well, however and leads into a powerful Señor. I don't like the machine-gun fire vocals that Dylan uses to deliver It's Alright, Ma, but... the show is underway. A couple of loud girls come in at the end of Moonlight, and keep it up throughout I Don't Believe You. Folks... when you're at the show; give the man, the audience, (and you never know... maybe the tapers) the respect they deserve. Keltner's drums on Masters Of War are inspired. They somehow take the song to a new level. This tour's finale of the always powerful Blowin' In The Wind never fails to excite me. It's the highlight here. There is some type of mechanical noise towards the end of the discs, but it doesn't deter much from the listening pleasure. This could be a pressing plant problem as it also appears on Rotterdam 2002
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Source / Venue:
Manchester Evening News Arena (MEN Arena)
Manchester, UK  May 9, 2002

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Crystal Cat    /  CC 641-42
Aug. 2002
Thanks to Mike McGarr for scans & info

Quality:  9 stars

Bob's Boots ref  #   BB-m33

(a) - acoustic
[Bh] -Bob on harp
[Cd] -Charlie on dobro
[Ce] -Charlie on electric guitar
[La] -Larry on acoustic guitar
[Lc] -Larry on cittern
[Lm] -Larry on mandolin
[Lps]-Larry on pedal steel
[Ls] - Larry on slide guitar
[Lsg]-Larry on steel guitar
[Tab]-Tony on acoustic upright bass
Jim Keltner - drums on all songs

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