1991 ACCEPTING CHAOS

 

 

7      the never-ending tour CONTINUES

7.8       Tour Of South America

7.8.1    The dates

7.8.2    The songs

7.8.3    Statistics

7.8.4    Comments

 

 

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7.8       Tour Of South America

7.8.1     The dates

 

AUGUST

 

 

  8

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Estadio Obras

*

  9

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Estadio Obras

10

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Estadio Obras

12

Montevideo, Uruguay

Cilindro Municipal

-

14

Puerto Alegre, Brazil

Gigantinho

-

16

Sao Paolo, Brazil

Palace Theatre

-

17

Sao Paolo, Brazil

Palace Theatre

20

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Mineirinho

21

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Imperator

 

 

* No recording circulates from this show

- Incomplete recording

 

 

7.8.2     The songs

AC  acoustic with John Jackson

AB   acoustic with the band

SONG CHART

August

8

9

10

12

14

16

17

19

21

S

New Morning

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

9

People Get Ready

2

1

Shelter From The Storm

3

3

2

All Along The Watchtower

4

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

4

9

Gotta Serve Somebody

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

9

Wiggle Wiggle

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

9

I Don't Believe You

7

13

7

7

4

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

8

9

8

7

7

5

Trail Of The Buffalo

AC

9

9

9

10

9

5

Blowin' In The Wind

AB

10

10

10

11

17

5

It Ain't Me, Babe

AB

11

9

11

9

10

5

Mr. Tambourine Man

AB

12

11

12

11

11

5

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

AB

13

13

11

10

12

12

6

Man In The Long Black Coat

14

13

2

Everything Is Broken

15

14

14

16

16

14

14

14

14

9

Highway 61 Revisited

16

16

14

15

16

16

6

What Good Am I?

17

17

17

17

4

Ballad Of A Thin Man

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

8

Lay Lady Lay

2

2

2

3

I'll Remember You

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

15

8

When I Paint My Masterpiece

7

8

2

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

8

8

2

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

AB

11

1

Boots Of Spanish Leather

AB

12

12

2

Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

13

13

2

I Believe In You

15

15

15

14

13

15

6

Maggie's Farm

16

8

7

15

16

16

6

Lenny Bruce

17

17

2

It's Too Late

2

1

Simple Twist Of Fate

7

15

2

Ring Them Bells

AB

10

10

2

Girl From The North Country

AB

12

1

Positively 4th Street

13

8

8

2

4

Like A Rolling Stone

18

1

When Did You Leave Heaven?

2

2

2

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

AB

11

9

2

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Tra

7

1

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

AB

12

1

The Times They Are A-Changin'

AB

17

17

2

People Putting People Down

2

1

Bob Dylan's Dream

AB

10

1

Gates Of Eden

AB

12

1

I Shall Be Released

8

1

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

AB

9

1

Folsom Prison Blues

13

1

Total # of songs

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

162

 

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ALPHABETIC SONG CHART

August

8

9

10

12

14

16

17

19

21

S

All Along The Watchtower

4

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

4

9

Ballad Of A Thin Man

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

8

Blowin' In The Wind

AB

10

10

10

11

17

5

Bob Dylan's Dream

AB

10

1

Boots Of Spanish Leather

AB

12

12

2

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

AB

13

13

11

10

12

12

6

Everything Is Broken

15

14

14

16

16

14

14

14

14

9

Folsom Prison Blues

13

1

Gates Of Eden

AB

12

1

Girl From The North Country

AB

12

1

Gotta Serve Somebody

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

9

Highway 61 Revisited

16

16

14

15

16

16

6

I Believe In You

15

15

15

14

13

15

6

I Don't Believe You

7

13

7

7

4

I Shall Be Released

8

1

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

8

9

8

7

7

5

I'll Remember You

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

15

8

It Ain't Me, Babe

AB

11

9

11

9

10

5

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Tra

7

1

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

AB

11

9

2

It's Too Late

2

1

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

AB

12

1

Lay Lady Lay

2

2

2

3

Lenny Bruce

17

17

2

Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

13

13

2

Like A Rolling Stone

18

1

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

AB

11

1

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

AB

9

1

Maggie's Farm

16

8

7

15

16

16

6

Man In The Long Black Coat

14

13

2

Mr. Tambourine Man

AB

12

11

12

11

11

5

New Morning

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

9

People Get Ready

2

1

People Putting People Down

2

1

Positively 4th Street

13

8

8

2

4

Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

8

8

2

Ring Them Bells

AB

10

10

2

Shelter From The Storm

3

3

2

Simple Twist Of Fate

7

15

2

The Times They Are A-Changin'

AB

17

17

2

Trail Of The Buffalo

AC

9

9

9

10

9

5

What Good Am I?

17

17

17

17

4

When Did You Leave Heaven?

2

2

2

When I Paint My Masterpiece

7

8

2

Wiggle Wiggle

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

9

Total # of songs

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

162

 

 

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7.8.3     Statistics

Number of shows:

9

Number of circulating shows:

8

Number of circulating & complete shows:

5

Number of unique shows [1]:

9

Number of different shows [2]:

9

Number of different songs [3]:

45

Number of unique songs [4]:

45

Number of performed songs:

162

Mean number of performed songs:

18

Variation [5]:

2.5

 

 

# of

# of

songs

%

perf.

%

Electric

29

 65.9

121

 74.7

Acoustic

15

 34.1

40

 24.7

- pure

1

  2.3

5

  3.1

- w band

14

 31.8

35

 21.6

Albums

39

 88.6

149

 92.0

Singles

1

  2.3

4

  2.5

Outtakes

0

  0.0

0

  0.0

Covers

4

  9.1

8

  4.9

 

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7.8.4     Comments

After these nine shows Tony Garnier is the musician who has played most shows with Dylan ever: 266. Christopher Parker did 263 and G.E Smith 241.

Venues varied from a 1500 seater in Sao Paolo to a 30,000 stadium in Belo Horizonte with 8,000 attending. Ticket prices corresponded roughly to six months salaries for the poorer part of the population! Attendees in Sao Paolo were described as belonging to "the Mercedes crowd". Dylan gave four or possibly five press conferences!

Recommended shows

????

Songs

People Get Ready

written by Curtis Mayfield, played during the Rolling Thunder rehearsals in 1975, recorded by Dylan in November 1989 for the Flashback movie, never before played live.

It's Too Late

title is a suggestion. Could this be the Chuck Willis song recorded by Derek & The Dominos on the Layla album?

People Putting People Down 

this is the John Prine song that Dylan played in Rome earlier this year.

When Did You Leave Heaven?

this chestnut from Down In The Groove made occasional appearances in 1989 and 1990.

Ring Them Bells

maybe the biggest surprise! It is the only song on Oh Mercy that has been played only once before, in Poughkeepsie, October 1989, then totally unrehearsed with Dylan on piano.

Like A Rolling Stone       

I Shall Be Released        

Two old war horses that were dropped in Europe but   now each made an odd return to the set.

 

 

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[1] a show is unique if no other show has the same songs in the same order.

[2] a show is different from another show if the set of songs are different, regardless of order.

[3] electric and acoustic versions are counted as different songs.

[4] a song is counted as unique regardless of how it is performed.

[5] variation is computed as the quote between number of different songs and mean number of performed songs.