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Oslo 2003
source: Norway, Oct. 13

Disc one
To Be Alone With You [Bp]
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [Bph, Lps, Fe]
Cry A While [Bp]
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues [Bph]
It's Alright, Ma(I'm Only Bleeding) (a) [Bp, Lc]
Boots Of Spanish Leather [Be, Fe, Lc, Tab]
Things Have Changed [Ba]
Highway 61 Revisited [Ba]
Shooting Star [Bph, La]
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum [Bp]
Every Grain Of Sand [Bph]
Disc two
Honest With Me [Bp, Ls, Tom]
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right(a)[Bph, Lc]
Summer Days [Bp, Tab & Te]
Cat's In The Well [Bp, MR]
Like A Rolling Stone [Bp, MR]
Forever Young [Bph, [Tab, MR]
All Along The Watchtower [Bp, MR]
If You See Her, Say Hello (09) [Bp]
Desolation Row (12)
Stuck Inside Of Mobile (16) [Bph, La, Fe]

The cat has opted for European tour posters to put on the cover of this, the first of hopefully a new batch of releases.
A lovely 8 page booklet with photos and a fan review are included. Each CD is silk-screened, with a different picture of Bob behind the piano.
The overall sound quality of the recording is what has generally become expected of this label... and it is superb! The package is as beautiful as any CC release... However, the performance is only average, and maybe even a bit of a let down compared to the
aesthetics and an otherwise perfect package. So... this might not be one to get too excited about..... For instance... Boots of Spanish Leather spirals into a cacophony of out of tune guitar playing towards the end, and makes for a most unlistenable mess with Dylan completely lost in another 'gear-shift' of his own somewhere. On the other hand, Every Grain of Sand is the highlight of the concert... and quite possibly the entire tour. Bob stretches the vocals towards the second half of the song "brooooooooooken mirror of innocence",
on eeeeeeeeeeeeach forgotten face",
like the moooooooooooootion of the sea…" etc.…
and actually, he sings it quite beautifully. Another extraordinary highlight brilliantly captured. Buy it, for this alone. Of the fillers, the stand-out is a splendid rendering of Desolation Row from the previous night in Karlstad.
© 2004 Keith Ravenscroft / bobsboots.com
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Source / Venue:
Spektrum, Oslo, Norway Monday, October 13, 2003

Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland Oct. 09
Lofbergs Lila Arena, Karlstad, Sweden. Oct. 12
The Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark Oct. 16

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Crystal Cat  /  CC 716-17

April 2004

9 stars

Bob's Boots ref  #

(a) - acoustic
[Ba] -Bob on acoustic guitar
[Be] -Bob on electric guitar
[Bp] -Bob on piano
[Bph] -Bob on piano and harp
[Fe] -Freddie on electric guitar
[La] - Larry on acoustic guitar
[Lc] -Larry on cittern
[Lps]-Larry on pedal steel
[Ls] - Larry on slide guitar
[Tab]-Tony on acoustic upright bass
[Te] -Tony on electric bass
[Tom] -Tommy on electric guitar

Mason Ruffner guest guitarist

 © 2003-2004 CD Pinkerton bobsboots.com

Thanks to Keith Ravenscroft for scans and review
© 2004 CD Pinkerton / bobsboots.com