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What Are You Trying To Say?source:  Hollywood Bowl, 1965
Disc one
She Belongs To Me
To Ramona
Gates of Eden
It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Desolation Row
Love Minus Zero
Mr. Tambourine Man
Tombstone Blues (first verse missing)
I Don't Believe You
From A Buick 6
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Maggie's Farm
It Ain't Me, Babe
Disc two
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Like A Rolling Stone
Berkeley :

Tombstone Blues
I Don't Believe You
Baby Let Me Follow You Down
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Long Distance Operator
It Ain't Me Babe
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Positively Fourth Street
Like A Rolling Stone
Lost Highway (1)
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (1)
Don't Think Twice (2)
Don't Think Twice (2)
It's All Over Now Baby Blue (2)
Miami Sales Message (3)
If You Gotta Go Go Now (3)
This is a really beautiful package, containing two amazing early electric concerts. It would maybe have been better to fill up the spare space with the brief electric set from Newport, rather than some offstage acoustic stuff from the UK tour, however.  The discs themselves are gold. They are silk screened with a black face that allows the gold to show through for the writing, creating a stunning look. The sleeve is a glossy cardboard gatefold exactly like a mini album sleeve. You can see the spine on the scan of the back. The text on the back is printed onto a black sticker placed on the black strip next to the photo of Dylan playing chess. The inside gatefold contains a reproduction of the concert review article from The Beat, October 2 1965, which gave another release of Hollywood Bowl its title: We Had Known A Lion.  It's a shame that the Hollywood Bowl concert is, for no apparent reason, split across the two discs. It could have fit neatly onto one disc. The 1965 UK tour material seems partly to be pirated from the soundtrack of Don't Look Back, apart from the Miami message with its unusual version of If You Gotta Go. I've already reviewed the Hollywood Bowl on the AEP Cdr. version. read it (cond.).
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Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA  Sept. 3, 1965
Berkeley Community Theater, CA  Dec. 4, 1965
(1) Don't Look Back soundtrack
(2) British tour 1965
(3) Levi's Recording Studio, London, UK  May 12, 1965

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
 No manufacturer listed

Released:   1998

Quality:  8 stars  (Hollywood Bowl)
Quality:  6 stars  (Berkeley )
Quality:  10 stars  (Others)

Bob's Boots ref  #  BB-w15

Thanks to Colmx for scans and review

Other commercial releases of Hollywood Bowl:
Back In Hollywood Bowl 1965
Electric Black Nite Crash
From Newport to the Streets in LA
Ghost Of Electricity
Hollywood Bowl 1965
Hollywood Bowl Desk Tape1965
Squaring The Circle
We Had Known A Lion

Other commercial releases of Berkely:
Before And After The Flood
Long Distance Operator
Ghost Of Electricity
Give The Anarchist A Cigarette

Review (cont.):
The title is from Dylan's reply to the Hollywood Bowl's trumpet playing heckler before Gates Of Eden. As to the content, it's the same 15 song tape of the Hollywood Bowl as other sources. The end of Tambourine Man and beginning of Tombstone Blues are missing. On the Berkeley concert, a few seconds are lost around where the vocals first enter in I Don't Believe You. There is no known tape of the acoustic set, where Freeze Out was premiered.  Berkeley is the concert discussed in some detail by Greil Marcus in the Basement Tapes book Invisible Republic. The sound is not nearly as good as the Hollywood Bowl. It's bassy and sometimes distorted. The vocals could be much higher in the mix, and the lead guitar is a little too dominate... but as that's Robbie Robertson in truly blistering form, it's no bad thing. The sound and arrangements actually resemble the 1974 Dylan/The Band tour more than they do the 1966 world tour. Apart from the fierce lead guitar, the backing is gentler an more laid back than '66. The arrangement of It Ain't Me Babe is unlike any other I've heard. I really love this concert. It feels more magical than Hollywood Bowl, and the band seems more excited about what they are doing. You would probably guess that it came from a few months before the Bowl, not a few months later.
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