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source:  Alternate Live Dylan & Dead

John Brown (1)
Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest (2)
Chimes Of Freedom (3)
Slow Train (1)
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (2)
Queen Jane Approximately (2)
Joey (1)
Wicked Messenger (4)
It's All Over Now Baby Blue (2)
Silvio *

Contrary to all expectations, this is an excellent set, both in terms of sound quality and performances. Compiled from various sources, it's a far better representation of the brief 1987 tour with the Grateful Dead than the official Dylan and The Dead release. All tracks are excellent, near official quality soundboard recordings. There is a feeling that the overall mix is missing something, however. The vocals could have been a little more up front. There are a few stumbled / mumbled lyrics as well. The songs are faded-in and out, giving it the feel of a compilation rather than a complete concert. If you want something in your collection to represent this tour, this is the disc to have. As a bonus, an outtake of Silvio is included as filler at the end of the disc. Contrary to reports that have sprung up here and there, this does not feature an alternate Dylan vocal track, it is simply the same vocal and instrument take which appears on the released version, but with backing vocals of an unknown female instead of Jerry Garcia.
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 (1) Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA  July 4, 1987
 (2) Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR  July 19, 1987
 (3) Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA July 26, 1987
 (4) Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ  July 12, 1987
   * Down In The Groove outtake

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
 Moonlight Records   /  ML 9636
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9 stars
Thanks to Mike McGarr for scans and review

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