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Solid Rock            (1980)
source:  Toronto, 1980

Disc one
Gotta Serve Somebody
Covenant Woman *
When You Gonna Wake Up
I Believe in You
When He Returns (Dylan on piano)
Ain't Gonna Go To Hell
Cover Down Break Through
Man Gave Names to All the Animals
Precious Angel (intro cut)
Slow Train Coming
Disc two
Do Right to Me Baby
Solid Rock
Saving Grace
What Can I Do for You?
In the Garden
Are You Ready?
Pressing On

This set presents a great soundboard recording of the entire April 20 Dylan portion of the show. It was recorded directly from a professionally shot video of the performance. There are several between song edits. Some are professional fades, some are hard cuts. The quality throughout varies only slightly. Most of the tape has been EQ'd to lessen the slight tape hiss. This leaves some tracks, however, without the crisp high end punch. The package is a minimal front and back insert. The only photo is the front, which was taken from a bad condition concert photo. There is no information included other than track listing. For the sake of confusion, there's a recording of the previous night entitled "Rock Solid".
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Massey Theatre, Toronto, ON  April 20, 1980
* Massey Theatre April 19, 1980

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Wanted Man  /   WMM 005/006 
Released:   1989
Quality:   9½ stars  (10 stars first 3 songs)

Bob's Boots ref  #   BB-s41

Dylan was on a 'high' for the 5 show Massey Theatre residency of 1980. The gospel tour had just taken a two month break to catch their breath. During this hiatus Dylan recorded the Saved album at Muscle Shoals, performed at the Grammy Award show, and recorded with Keith Green on his So You Wanna Go Back To Egypt LP. The band was refreshed, and excited about the concert being recorded and filmed. Dylan delivers a power house performance. If you are a fan of the christian material, this is not to be missed. If you love to hear Dylan pouring his heart and soul into the show... this is the one.
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