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Minstrel Boy
source: Isle of Wight 1969

She Belongs To Me
I Threw It All Away
Maggie's Farm
Wild Mountain Thyme
It Ain't Me Babe
To Ramona
Lay Lady Lay
Highway 61 Revisited
One Too Many Mornings
I Pity The Poor Immigrant
Like A Rolling Stone
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Quinn The Eskimo
Minstrel Boy
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Mr Tambourine Man
I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine
One of the earlier boot CDs, This package is a nice attempt by World to present the entire concert. The first CD release of the Isle of Wight can be reviewed in several ways. First, it does contain all songs performed at the show (although a couple are out of performance order). It comes in a nice package with a great concert shot on the cover, tracks listed with times, venue, etc. The insert card opens to reveal a black and white reproduction of an original concert poster. On the other hand, as there has never been an incredible sounding tape of the entire show to circulate, the Label does the next best thing in gathering the best quality recording of each song from all known sources. This creates an unprecedented, wild range of sound qualities from one song to the next. The best quality tracks are those that are simply pirated from the official release. The other tracks vary from great to poor. The tracks are all fade in/fade out. (sometimes to the detriment of the song beginnings). This is a technique used by some to conceal vinyl noises. Although this title was previously released on vinyl, the CD is recorded from tape sources. As the concert is under an hour, there was no need to edit it for time restraints. It was evidently simply an artistic decision of the tape compiler. The concert is historically important, but not an incredibly inspired performance.
© 2001 CD Pinkerton / bobsboots.com
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Source / Venue:
Isle of Wight, UK August 31, 1969

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
World  /  WPOCM 0690 D 053 - 2  (on CD)
World  /  WPOCM 0590 D 053 - 2  (on Cover)
Other Isle of Wight releases
Isle Of Wight - Golden Archive
Isle Of Wight - Wanted Man
Isle Of Wight '69
Mighty Mockingbird

2-8 stars

Bob's Boots ref  #

The Isle of Wight performance was at:
Woodside Bay Nr. Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

It marked the first full Dylan concert in over two years.

All tracks backed by The Band except:
Tracks 4, 5, 6, & 16 - Dylan solo

There was a PA tape made of the concert, but it is not known to exist outside of the CBS vault master.

Tracks 1, 13, 14, & 15 are stereo PA recordings that were released in 1970 on 'Self Portrait'.

In the original performance order, 
'Mr Tambourine Man' & 'I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine' should follow 'To Ramona'

© 2001 CD Pinkerton / bobsboots.com