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Newport 2002
source: Newport Folk Festival 2002

Disc one
Roving Gambler (a)
The Times (a) [Lc]
Desolation Row (a)
Mama, You Been On My Mind (a)[Bh]
Down In The Flood 
Positively 4th Street 
Subterranean Homesick Blues [Ls]
Cry A While [Ls]
Girl Of The North Country (a)[Bh]
Tangled Up In Blue (a)[Bh]
Disc two
Mr. Tambourine Man (a)
Summer Days [Tab]
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere [Lps]
The Wicked Messenger [Bh]
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat 
Not Fade Away 
Like A Rolling Stone 
Blowin' In The Wind (a)
All Along The Watchtower
The Man In Me (a) [Bh / Lps]
Tears Of Rage [Bh]
Never Gonna Be The Same Again [Lps]
Man In The Long Black Coat *

Dylan has returned to the now infamous Newport Folk Festival, where he shocked the folk music community by  'going electric' in 1965. This time, after a nearly 40 year absence, Dylan wears a wig and fake beard courtesy of the video he was shooting at the time. Bizarre, but not anywhere near as dramatic as when he plugged in that fender guitar way back when. There's been numerous recordings of Newport 2002 going around... some better than others... and some marred by the wind at this outdoor venue. You can forget all of them! This is the one to get! It cannot be bettered.  The sound quality is astounding, perhaps the best ever for a Crystal Cat disc. One person who was present at the show describes the sound on this release as being better than he remembered it at the time! Amazing! The setlist is nothing exciting, but the performance is great! Even the old regulars such as The Wicked Messenger are really rocking. The acoustic songs in particular, are lovely. The set is rounded out with bonus tracks in equally impressive quality... again better than what you'll find elsewhere. This is a wonderful release! Well done Crystal Cat!
Boblinks concert review
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Source / Venue:
Apple & Eve Newport Folk Festival
Fort Adams State Park, Fort Stage, Newport, RI  USA
Saturday, August 3, 2002
Aug.  4,  2002 Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine 
Aug. 19, 2002 Southampton, New York
Long Island University Southampton College
All For The Sea annual benefit concert

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Crystal Cat / CC 655-56 
February 2003
Other commercial releases of Newport
After 37 Years, Bring It All Back To Newport

9-10 stars

Thanks to Mike McGarr for scans / review

Bob's Boots ref  #


(a) - acoustic
[Bh] -Bob on harp
[Lc] -Larry on cittern
[Lps]-Larry on pedal steel
[Ls] - Larry on slide guitar
[Tab]-Tony on acoustic upright bass
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