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Voice of Promise
source:  audience recording

Disc one
Watching The River Flow [Bp / Dl]
Don't Think Twice [Bg / Dl / Tu]
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight [Bg / Dp / Sa]
Sugar Baby [Bh / Dp / Sa / Tu]
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum [Bp / Dp]
Shelter From The Storm [Bh / Dp / S / Tu]
Summer Days [Bp / Dp / Tu]
Tryin' To Get To Heaven [Bh / Dp]
Cold Irons Bound [Bc / Dl]
Mr. Tambourine Man [Bp / Dl / Sa / Tu]
Disc two
Highway 61 Revisited [Bp / Dl]
Not Dark Yet [Bc / Dl]
Thunder On The Mountain [Bp / Dl / Sa]
Ballad Of A Thin Man [Bc / Dl]
Like A Rolling Stone [Bp / Dp]
Jolene [Bp / Dl / Tu]
Band Introduction
All Along The Watchtower [Bp / Dl]
The package is average, simple and clean with a distinct Japanese look. 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.
X-Avel Records /  SMS-010


7.5 stars
Other commercial releases of Zepp Tokyo:
Not Dark East

Bob's Boots ref  #


Thanks to the Good Doctor for scans

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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[Bc] -Bob center stage on harp
[Bg] -Bob on guitar
[Bh] -Bob on harp and electric piano
[Bp] -Bob on electric piano
[Sa] -Stu on acoustic guitar
[Dp] - Donnie on pedal steel
[Dl]- Donnie on lap steel
[Tu]-Tony on acoustic upright bass

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