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Drifter Did Escape
source: Leavey Center, SCU
Disc one
Blues Instrumental (Bob on guitar)
Drifter's Escape
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
Just Like A Woman
Things Have Changed
Girl Of The North Country (a)
Cold Irons Bound
Every Grain Of Sand
Highway 61 Revisited
Disc two
Sugar Baby (a)
Most Likely You Go Your Way
Honest With Me
It Ain't Me, Babe (a)
Summer Days
Like A Rolling Stone
All Along The Watchtower
This Wheel's On Fire
Seeing The Real You At Last
No More One More Time *   lyrics
National Public Radio Interview

This performance is as ferocious and deliberate as the front photo.  The  opening number is a great blues instrumental developing an ebb Bob and his band maintain throughout the show. This release offers one of the best versions of Sugar Baby  that I've ever heard. Most Likely is another highlight. The transformed It Ain't Me Babe arrangement keeps this classic as fresh as ever. The filler material is excellent as well. Dylan's voice, as usual, unleash a solid This Wheels On Fire and drive home a wonderful cover of No More One More Time. TMR smartly closes out the release with the October 12th National Public Radio Interview, adding even more substance to the bonus material. Dylan and his band clearly brought their 'A' game to Santa Cruz, which TMR does a  nice job of representing. This audience recording is not without minor technical glitches here and there, and the crowd noise can be overbearing at times (especially during the softer numbers).  However, I think it's important to keep in mind that some of the heavyweight labels have spoiled us with their masterful taping, and we must remember these are bootlegs.  This is a more than a listenable recording from this label who thankfully generate enough releases to keep Dylan junkies in silver. As mentioned, the front cover photo is great.  The title is cropped vertically to the far right (I assume so as not to obscure the image). Some might find the variety of loud font offensive, possibly tacky, but it seems to fit here.  Overall this is a phenomenal performance that trumps any audio concern. This would be a nice edition to any Dylan collection.
© 2005 Keith Schweiger - bobsboots.com

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Source / Venue:
Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA Oct. 14, 2004
The Grand, San Francisco, CA  October 13, 2004
National Public Radio Interview
October 12, 2004

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Tambourine Man  /  TMR-088/089


7 ½ stars

Bob's Boots ref  #

(a) - acoustic
* song by Troy Seal and Dave Kirby
There are only a few other know Dylan performances of this
Jo-el Sonnier cover song . 5/29/90 in Montreal; 6/17/90 in Winnipeg; 7/3/90 in Hamburg; and 8/13/90 in Edmonton.

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for
scans and review

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