Last night, Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler played their first gig on U.S. soil. Their autumn North American tour began with six shows in Canada starting October 5.
Below are both set lists from last night’s concert at the Key Arena, in Seattle, Washington:
Mark Knopfler (Courtesy A Mark In Time):
1. What It Is
2. Cleaning My Gun *
4. Yon Two Crows
5. I Used to Could
6. Song for Sonny Liston
7. Daddy’s Gone to Knoxville *
8. Hill Farmer’s Blues
9. Miss You Blues *
10. Marbletown //
11. So Far Away *
Bob Dylan (Courtesy his official website):
- Watching The River Flow
- To Ramona
- Things Have Changed
- Tangled Up In Blue
- Cry A While
- The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll *
- Ballad Of Hollis Brown *
- Mississippi *
- Highway 61 Revisited
- Visions Of Johanna *
- Thunder On The Mountain
- Ballad Of A Thin Man
- Like A Rolling Stone
- All Along The Watchtower //
- Blowin’ In The Wind
Note: * indicates different from previous show.
There were no tour debuts added by Dylan last night. Once again, “The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll” and “Ballad Of Hollis Brown” were played at the same gig.
In other news, the front page of Expecting Rain today had a link for a special Record Store Day 7″ single release:
- Bob Dylan — Duquesne Whistle (2012 Record Store Day Black Friday Release) … 7-inch.
- 2012. New Copy …. Around November 23, 2012
- (Limited edition indie store exclusive for Black Friday 2012.)
The “Desolation Row Information Service” added the following information:
- Bob Dylan’s “Duquesne Whistle” with “Meet Me in the Morning” (“Blood on the Tracks” unreleased version) on the flip side will be on sale in US independent record stores from November 25th and will be limited to 5000 copies only.
Of course fans are now wondering: Is the B-side a hint of an upcoming release? Will the long rumored “Blood On The Tracks” box set be released in 2013? Is it volume 10 of “The Bootleg Series”? Or might it be the long rumored 40 CD set (reported, and quickly withdrawn, by Forbes magazine last March)?
It is of particular interest that an apparently previously uncirculated version of “Meet Me in the Morning” was chosen as the B-side. Aside from a different take called “Call Letter Blues,” which was included on “The Bootleg Series 1-3,” no alternative studio track has made it into the hands, or hard drives, of collectors. According to Olof, this new release was probably recorded on September 19, 1974, at New York’s A & R Studios, with only Dylan on guitar and vocals, and Tony Brown playing bass.
There are already two version of “Blood On The Tracks.” The first was the original test pressing from sessions in New York, which was canceled after Dylan went to Minnesota in late 1974 to re-record half the album. Other material from the sessions were released on “Biograph,” “The Bootleg Series Volume 1-3,” and the soundtrack to “Jerry Maguire.” You can find out more about the “Blood On The Tracks” sessions and rare releases at Still On The Road and Searching For a Gem, respectively.
There has also been talk of other archival releases, including:
- CD/DVD release of Dylan’s 1993 Supper Club shows.
- Upcoming Bootleg Series to feature DVDs, including the 1976 “Hard Rain” TV special.
- Rolling Thunder Revue documentary on the way.
- Possible “Blonde On Blonde” session box set.
What will be released, and when? Only time will tell. Unlike “Tempest,” at least Dylan has been promoting “Blood On The Tracks” at recent concerts by including “Tangled Up In Blue,” as well as the occasional “Simple Twist Of Fate” and “Shelter From The Storm,” in his set lists.
See? He had a plan all along!
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