Monday, April 20, 2009

Dylan in Florence on Saturday

Thanks to Gerald Bamford for phoning his report of Saturday’s Florence gig:


1. Maggie's Farm
2. Mr. Tambourine Man
3. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
4. Man In The Long Black Coat
5. Rollin' And Tumblin'
6. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
7. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
8. Workingman's Blues #2
9. Highway 61 Revisited
10. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
11. Po' Boy
12. Summer Days
13. Return To Me
14. Thunder On The Mountain
15. Like A Rolling Stone
16. All Along The Watchtower
17. Spirit On The Water
18. Blowin' In The Wind


* Ballad Of Hollis Brown, featuring acoustic guitar and banjo, was knock-out.

* Other highlights: The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll and Workingman's Blues #2.

* Return To Me, an old Dean Martin song, was delivered partly in Italian, drawing the night’s strongest applause.

* I was seated to the side in a 6,000 crowd, in a cavernous venue, not really in the thick of it. The sound was muddy, clumpy, bassy to start with, but improved.