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Stadiums of the Damned
source:  New Orleans, 1981

Disc one
Gotta Serve Somebody
I Believe In You
Like A Rolling Stone
I Want You
Man Gave Names To All The Animals
Maggie's Farm
Girl Of The North Country
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Heart Of Mine
Simple Twist Of Fate
All Along The Watchtower
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Forever Young
Gamblin' Man (Traditional)
Disc two
The Times
Hard Rain
Watered Down Love
Shot Of Love
Masters Of War
Just Like A Woman
Thief On The Cross
Dead Man Dead Man
When You Gonna Wake Up?
In The Garden
Blowin' In The Wind
It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
It Ain't Me Babe
Knockin' On Heaven's Door

The Italian Label KTS quickly established themselves as the Crown Prince of bootleg CDs in the early 1990's. Their beautiful packages, silk-screened CDs, graphics, aesthetics, and quality of recordings was surpassing the reigning king 'Swinging Pig'. This release is a prime example. The double CD was released in the new slim line jewel case with a 12 page booklet of images, itineraries, and reviews. Each CD is silk-screened with an image from the booklet. The graphics are over the top. This represents nearly the entire 28 song show in great soundboard quality. The two missing songs are shown grayed out above. They had never surfaced among tape traders at the time of this release. Each song is very tastefully edited in and out to eliminate in between song down time. There is no music lost, but some purists may find it annoying. There is also a small amount of white noise (tape hiss). The concert recording has since been cleaned up and released in an even better quality as 'CHILD'S BALLOON'
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Saenger Performing Arts Center
New Orleans, LA  November 10, 1981

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Kiss The Stone /  KTS 056/057 
8 stars
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(Not included in package)
Track 09 CD1 was released on 'Biograph'
Track 12 CD1 shared vocal with Clydie King
Track 14 CD1 only back up singers without Dylan.
(Clydie King, Regina Havis, & Madelyn Quebec)
Track 07 CD2 was released as a cassette single
Track 10 CD2 Dylan performs solo
Track 11 CD2 Dylan performs solo

Concert Review
Dylan delivers a knock-out performance. The gospel material is powerful and biting without a condescending edge. The older standards are performed with a new fire and passion that includes them among the best live versions to date. Dylan stumbles on the lyrics once or twice, but adds new lines as well that more than compensate. The vocals are crisp are over the top out front and in your face. The music is tight, well mixed, and well performed. It might be a little dark, murky, and low in the overall mix for some tastes. Don't let that sway you from this incredible piece, however. Others will find the vocals to music relation pure heaven.
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