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Not Dark East
source: audience recording
Disc one
Watching The River Flow
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Sugar Baby
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
Shelter From The Storm
Summer Days
Tryin' To Get To Heaven
Cold Irons Bound
Mr. Tambourine Man
Disc two
Highway 61 Revisited
Not Dark Yet
Thunder On The Mountain
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Like A Rolling Stone
Band Intro
All Along The Watchtower

This release is not quite as clean and sharp as some of the major player releases, but it is consistently good quality throughout. The package is minimal, but the show contains some gems.  Don't Think Twice is powerful, and Shelter From The Storm has a funky beat that makes it one of the best songs of the set. It gives us three Bob organ solos (which are not all that great,but fun to hear nonetheless). In the middle of Summer Days, the big band sound swings into full force with playful organ solos.
Cold Irons Bound has a new menacing 4/4 drive that breathes new life into it, and elevates it to a definite set highlight. At the first hint of the soft, elevator music sound of Mr. Tambourine Man, the crowd erupts into thunderous applause. For the most part, however, they remain the standard, quiet, polite Japanese audience.
Disc 2 opens with a hard rocking Highway 61 Revisited in which Dylan alternates his voice in each line between Vegas crooner and country bull-frog ala' Clarence Henry. The title track, Not Dark Yet, is hands down the best track of disc two... if not the entire set. Thunder On The Mountain is played way too fast, and looses it's punch and appeal. Worth the price of the package, although, is hearing Bob scream out "Oh My Ga-w-w-w-w-d" in Ballad Of A Thin Man! A must-hear! It will give you chills
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Source / Venue:
Zepp Tokyo, Japan March 21, 2010

Manufacturer / Catalog No.

2010 (original release)

7.5 stars
Other commercial releases of Zepp Tokyo:
Voice of Promise

7.5 stars

Bob's Boots ref  #

Band Members
Bob Dylan - electric guitar, keyboard, harp
Tony Garnier - bass, band leader
Charlie Sexton - lead guitar
Stu Kimball - lead / rhythm guitar
Donnie Herron - banjo, mandolin, violin, pedal & lap steel
George Recile - drums
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