Still On The Road

1981 US AND CANADA FALL TOUR

 

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October

16

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mecca Auditorium, University Of Wisconsin

17

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mecca Auditorium, University Of Wisconsin

18

Madison, Wisconsin

Dane County Memorial Coliseum

19

Merrillville, Indiana

Holiday Star Music Theater

21

Boston, Massachusetts

The Orpheum Theatre

23

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Spectrum

24

State College, Pennsylvania

Recreation Building, Pennsylvania State University

25

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Stabler Arena, Lehigh University

27

East Rutherford, New Jersey

Meadowlands Brendan T. Byrne Sports Arena

29

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Maple Leaf Gardens

30

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Forum de Montreal

31

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Kitchener Arena

November

  2

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Civic Centre

  4

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Music Hall

  5

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Music Hall

  6

West Lafayette, Indiana

Elliot Hall Of Music, Purdue University

  7

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Hill Auditorium, University Of Michigan

  8

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Hill Auditorium, University Of Michigan

10

New Orleans, Louisiana

Saenger Theater, Saenger Performing Arts Center

11

New Orleans, Louisiana

Saenger Theater, Saenger Performing Arts Center

12

Houston, Texas

The Summit

14

Nashville, Tennessee

Municipal Auditorium

15

Atlanta, Georgia

The Fox Theater

16

Atlanta, Georgia

The Fox Theater

19

Miami, Florida

Sunrise Musical Theater

20

Miami, Florida

Sunrise Musical Theater

21

Lakeland, Florida

Civic Center Theatre

 

 


6610

Mecca Auditorium

 

University Of Wisconsin

 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

16 October 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

In The Summertime

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

Forever Young

12.

The Rose (Amanda McBrown)

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

Let's Begin (Jim Webb)

15.

Heart Of Mine

16.

Masters Of War

17.

Mr. Tambourine Man

18.

Solid Rock

19.

Just Like A Woman

20.

Gypsy Blood (Steve Ripley)

21.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

22.

Watered-Down Love

23.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

24.

When You Gonna Wake Up

25.

In The Garden

 

26.

Blowin' In The Wind

27.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

28.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

First concert of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #28.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

14 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

11, 13, 27, 28 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

20 Steve Ripley (vocal).

27 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).


BobTalk

Thank you. An animal song. Here’s another song I wrote about twenty years ago, I guess. Another animal song. It’s the first animal song, I guess, I wrote. (before Maggie’s Farm)

All right. Thank you. You’re feeling all right? I wish I felt that good. (after Girl From The North Country)

Thank you. Hanging on to a solid rock. I’d better be hanging on to something. (after Solid Rock)

Thank you. I wanna turn the stage over to one of the guitar players here named Steve Ripley. He’s gonna be a very big star, I’m sure. Anyway, he’s got a song here called Gypsy Blood. He’s gonna sing it for you right now. I hope I can try and get him to sing it for you.

Thank you. Are you still feeling all right? Well, don’t wreck it tonight. (after Watered-Down Love)

Thank you. We tried to play a (…..) stuff you might have heard before, maybe some you didn’t. Well, I hope you heard something that you came to hear. (at the end of In The Garden)

 

Stereo audience recording, 130 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6620

Mecca Auditorium

 

University Of Wisconsin

 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

17 October 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

In The Summertime

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

Forever Young

12.

The Rose (Amanda McBrown)

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

15.

Slow Train

16.

It's All In The Game (Carl Sigman/Charles Gates Dawes)

17.

Masters Of War

18.

Heart Of Mine

19.

Mr. Tambourine Man

20.

Solid Rock

21.

Just Like A Woman

22.

Just A Little Bit (Del Gordon)

23.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

24.

When You Gonna Wake Up

25.

In The Garden

 

26.

Blowin' In The Wind

27.

It Ain't Me, Babe

28.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Second concert of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #29.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

12 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

11, 13, 27, 28 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

16 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

27 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).


 

BobTalk

Thank you. We're gonna do an old song here. I used to sing this a long time ago. Try to get it right once more. (before It's All In The Game)

Thank you. We gotta get out of here now. I hope you heard something that you came to (...), Goodnight. (at the end of In The Garden)

On the keyboards tonight, give him a hand, Al Kooper. When he's not there give him a hand. That's him sitting right there. On the guitar, Fred Tackett. On the other guitar, Steve Ripley. On the drums, Jim Keltner. On bass guitar, Tim Drummond. Singing on the right tonight, Clydie King, Regina McCrary. Signing on top is Madelyn Quebec. I think I got it all. (before Knockin' On Heaven's Door)

 

4 new songs (14%) compared to previous concert. 4 new songs for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 130 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6630

Dane County Memorial Coliseum

 

Madison, Wisconsin

 

18 October 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Simple Twist Of Fate

8.

Girl From The North Country

9.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

It's All In The Game (Carl Sigman/Charles Gates Dawes)

12.

Forever Young

13.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

14.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

15.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

16.

Slow Train

17.

Just Like A Woman

18.

Heart Of Mine

19.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

20.

When You Gonna Wake Up

21.

In The Garden

 

22.

Blowin' In The Wind

23.

It Ain't Me, Babe

24.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Third concert of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #30.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

11 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

12, 14, 23, 24 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

13 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

23 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).

 

BobTalk

Are you feeling okay? I wish I felt that good. (before Ballad Of A Thin Man)

All right. Whatever happened to those people hat I met last time? Are they still here? Oh, (…..) come back and see me. I met some people here last time I was here I never have forgot. (…..). (before Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door)

 

2 new songs (8%) compared to previous concert. 2 new songs for this tour.

 

Mono audience recording, 105 minutes.

 

Session info updated 4 July 2013.

 

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6640

Holiday Star Music Theater

 

Merrillville, Indiana

 

19 October 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

We Just Disagree (Jim Krueger)

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

Forever Young

12.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

15.

It's All In The Game (Carl Sigman/Charles Gates Dawes)

16.

Slow Train

17.

Mr. Tambourine Man

18.

Solid Rock

19.

Masters Of War

20.

Heart Of Mine

21.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

22.

When You Gonna Wake Up

23.

In The Garden

 

24.

Blowin' In The Wind

25.

It Ain't Me, Babe

26.

No Money Down (Chuck Berry)

 

 

Concert #4 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #31.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

12 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

11, 13, 25 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

15 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

25 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).

26 Larry Kegan (vocal), Bob Dylan (tenor saxophone).

 

BobTalk

Well thank you. Wanna hear another animal song? Can you bring back an extra box of popcorn next time you come. Bring back three extra boxes of popcorn. Please, thank you. (before Maggie's Farm)

We'll try and do a special request tonight. We don't do this kind of thing so bear with us now. (before We Just Disagree)

All right, you wanna hear another one? Get two boxes of popcorn this time. (before Mr. Tambourine Man)

You wanna, you wanna hear something really strange? I got a friend of mine who's gonna sing a song now. Gonna bring him on stage. I wonder if he's gonna sing? This is a friend of mine named Larry. (before No Money Down)

 

5 new songs (19%) compared to previous concert. 2 new songs for this tour.

 

Mono audience recording, 120 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6650

The Orpheum Theatre

 

Boston, Massachusetts

 

21 October 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

In The Summertime

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

Forever Young

12.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

15.

It's All In The Game (Carl Sigman/Charles Gates Dawes)

16.

Slow Train

17.

Masters Of War

18.

Mr. Tambourine Man

19.

Solid Rock

20.

Just Like A Woman

21.

Heart Of Mine

22.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

23.

When You Gonna Wake Up

24.

In The Garden

 

25.

Blowin' In The Wind

26.

It Ain't Me, Babe

27.

No Money Down (Chuck Berry)

 

 

Concert #5 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #32.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

12 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

11, 13, 26 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

15 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

23 Larry Kegan (harmonica).

26 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).

27 Larry Kegan (vocal), Bob Dylan (tenor saxophone).


BobTalk

Thank you. Can hear all right? Does it sound right? Do you feel all right? Oh well, I wish I felt that good. (after I Want You)

Thank you, all right. Any gambling men out there tonight? Any gambling men out there? What? Oh! Oh! Well, you all listen to this song and fold your cards away.

[In response to shouts from the audience]: It’s so true, it’s so true, really. Anyway, nothing sounds good to me tonight, so we’re just gonna try to get through. This is a song we used to do when things got rough. People always can relate to this. I don’t know, I can’t seem to sing on key tonight. Nobody minds though, do you? All right, yes. (before It’s All In The Game)

(…..). Anyway. What? Shot Of Love? (…..). Here’s a song we made up that was released as a single. Sold about three copies. I think two of them were sold about here, Combat Zone. Anyway… (before Heart Of Mine)

Right, I’m gonna tell all the…gonna tell all the reviewers from the newspapers…I know this reporter who’s gonna write it up, I don’t know his name. That song, that particular one’s been the most religious song, which has been played up till now. (…..). Called Heart Of Mine. This one is kind of true.

(…..). Won’t you come and play on this one? OK, here he is. Ever been on a stage like this before? (before When You Gonna Wake Up)

(…..). We’ll try and play this. (before No Money Down)

 

2 new songs (7%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 125 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6660

The Spectrum

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

23 October 1981

 

 

 

Soundcheck

 

 

1.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

2.

Gotta Serve Somebody

3.

Gotta Serve Somebody

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

1 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

2 Bob Dylan (vocal)

 

Stereo recording, 15 minutes.

6670

The Spectrum

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

23 October 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

In The Summertime

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

Forever Young

12.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

It's All In The Game (Carl Sigman/Charles Gates Dawes)

15.

Slow Train

16.

Mr. Tambourine Man

17.

Solid Rock

18.

Heart Of Mine

19.

Masters Of War

20.

Just Like A Woman

21.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

22.

When You Gonna Wake Up

23.

In The Garden

 

24.

Blowin' In The Wind

25.

It Ain't Me, Babe

26.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #6 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #33.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

12 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

11, 13, 25, 26 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

25 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).


BobTalk

All right, thank you. Am I singing on key tonight? Am I singing on key tonight? (after Like A Rolling Stone)

Oh, are you feeling okay? All right. I wish I felt that good. If I stayed here long enough I would. (after Man Gave Names To All The Animals)

Thank you. Well, we got many famous people here tonight. Oh, yes. (after Ballad Of A Thin Man)

Thank you. All right. (…..). This is a famous town. Famous for you. Well, is there any gambling men out there tonight? Any gambler, gambling men? We got a song for them. (plays Gamblin’ Man) All right. It’s so true, ain’t it? Ain’t it true? Yeah, it’s true. It’s true today and it’s true tomorrow. It’s true today. It gotta be true. Always true. Ain’t that right?

I think we'll write things up a little bit here. We got a song we released…I see they don't (…..) no more. I know you gotta go. We could play all night. I know you all got someplace to be. Oh yes, you do. Anyway, this is a song that was released a little while back, as a single, single record. Sold about three copies. I'll play it anyway. Well, two of the people who bought it are actually with me. South Philly, is that it? South Philly? What's the difference between North Philly and South? Is there a difference? Right. I bet there is. (plays Heart Of Mine) Thank you. Don’t rush out and buy that. I think it might…I think it’s out of print.

Thank you. I hope we sang something on key tonight. (…..). Anyway, you drive home safely now. (at the end of In The Garden)

You people look great, you know. Turn the lights on (…..). (before It Ain’t Me, Babe)

 

1 new song (3%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 130 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6680

Recreation Building

 

Pennsylvania State University

 

State College, Pennsylvania

 

24 October 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

In The Summertime

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

Forever Young

12.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

15.

It's All In The Game (Carl Sigman/Charles Gates Dawes)

16.

Slow Train

17.

Solid Rock

18.

Just Like A Woman

19.

Heart Of Mine

20.

When You Gonna Wake Up

21.

In The Garden

 

22.

Blowin' In The Wind

23.

It Ain't Me, Babe

24.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #7 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #34.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

12 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

11, 13, 23, 24 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

15 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

23 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).

 

1 new song (4%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 125 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6690

Stabler Arena

 

Lehigh University

 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 

25 October 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Simple Twist Of Fate

10.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

11.

All Along The Watchtower

12.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

13.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

14.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

15.

Watered-Down Love

16.

Masters Of War

17.

Mr. Tambourine Man

18.

Solid Rock

19.

Just Like A Woman

20.

When You Gonna Wake Up

21.

In The Garden

 

22.

Blowin' In The Wind

23.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

24.

Happy Birthday (trad.)

25.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #8 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #35.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

10 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

12 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

13, 25 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

23 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).

24 Bob Dylan & Regina McCrary (shared vocal).


BobTalk

Bethlehem. Is this Bethlehem? Is this Bethlehem? Bethlehem. I always wanted to come to Bethlehem. Somebody famous was born here, right? Who was it? (after I Want You)

All right. Any gamblers out there? Any gambling men out there? I know this ain’t Vegas, but anybody’s a gambler out there? Gambling men…over here. We got a song for you. After you hear this song you may want to change your mind.

When a hard rain’s a-gonna fall, it happens you know, you get watered-down love.

Thank you very much. I hope I sang on key tonight. (at the end of In The Garden)

 

7 new songs (28%) compared to previous concert. 3 new songs for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 110 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6700

Meadowlands Brendan T. Byrne Sports Arena

 

East Rutherford, New Jersey

 

27 October 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Simple Twist Of Fate

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

12.

Let's Begin (Jim Webb)

13.

Forever Young

14.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

15.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

16.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

17.

Watered-Down Love

18.

Masters Of War

19.

Mr. Tambourine Man

20.

Solid Rock

21.

Dead Man, Dead Man

22.

Just Like A Woman

23.

Heart Of Mine

24.

When You Gonna Wake Up

25.

In The Garden

 

26.

Blowin' In The Wind

27.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

28.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #9 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #36.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

11, 12 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

13, 15, 28 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

27 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).

 

BobTalk

Thank you, you're great. You all feel pretty good tonight huh? Oh heaven, I wish I felt that good. If I stay here long enough I might feel that good. Oh yeah? All right! So, how you doing? How far you'd come? Is that right? I might be acting a little strange right now. That's because this is a mighty strange place. Oh yes, it is. I ain't seen nowhere like this. Back in the dressing room there, I got a black mirror in my room! I was looking through it just half an hour ago, I see two eyes looking back at me. (before Man Gave Names To All The Animals)

Thank you. You feeling all right? Am I singing on key tonight? I’ll try sing this one for you in key. (before Girl Of The North Country)

Thank you. Anybody here tonight paid to get in? What? I can't hear you. Talk up, yeah. I'm glad you're sitting there. Phew! (before Ballad Of A Thin Man)

We're gonna do this song here. The songwriter who wrote it is here tonight. There’s a lot of famous people here tonight. I wanna just tell you that you may be sitting next to somebody that's famous. I know you are. You definitely are. That man over there's famous too, yes he is. (plays Let's Begin) I hope we did that right Jim.

It's easy to say that, but hard to do it. Any gambling men out there? I guess there should be. Yeah! Don't you have a big gambling resort around here somewhere. What's it called? What's that gambling town around here? Reno? Atlantic City. Big gambling town, yeah? Well here's a gambling song for you gambling men. Gambling women too. I don't think any women are gamblers though do you? (before Gamblin' Man)

It's a hard rain’s a-gonna fall. Well, what happens when hard rain falls? You get watered-down love! This is off a big hit selling album. I'm not sure if it's still in print but ..., oh yeah. Oh boy.

All right, all right. I want to play .... We had a single record released a while back. I think it sold about five copies. But I like it so much I just got to play it. Anyway, it sold about three copies right here. (before Heart Of Mine)

All right. I wanna say hello to all the editors of Rolling Stone magazine, oh yeah. All the writers and editors are here tonight I think, checking me out. They're gonna come back stage later, I'm gonna check them out. (before When You Gonna Wake Up)

All right, hello. Thank you. I wanna say hello to Mr. and Mrs. Kooper who are out there tonight. Wherever they are, I wanna say greetings! I'm glad you could make it. Anyway this is Mr. and Mrs. Kooper's relative on keyboards over here. A man I've known for quite some time now. I'm not gonna tell you his name but that's him on keyboards. I should tell you his name anyway. Al Kooper is his name. Played with me twenty years. Maybe some of you heard of him, maybe some of you haven't. A legend in his own time though. On the drums tonight, Jimmy Lee Keltner from Tulsa, Oklahoma. From New Jersey, state of I think he's from, Ashbury Park, New Jersey, on the guitar, Steve Ripley. On the other guitar, Fred Tackett. All right, on the guitar, bass guitar Tim Drummond. On the backing vocals, Clydie, Regina, and Madelyn Quebec. On the other set of drums, also from New Jersey is Arthur Rosoto. Give Arthur Rosoto a big hand. I hope I sung something on key tonight, I really do. (at the end of In The Garden)

 

4 new songs (14%) compared to previous concert. 1 new song for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 140 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6710

Maple Leaf Gardens

 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

29 October 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Simple Twist Of Fate

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

12.

Forever Young

13.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

14.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

15.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

16.

Watered-Down Love

17.

Masters Of War

18.

Mr. Tambourine Man

19.

Solid Rock

20.

Let It Be Me (Pierre Delanoé/Gilbert Bécoud/Mann Curtis)

21.

Dead Man, Dead Man

22.

When You Gonna Wake Up

23.

In The Garden

 

24.

Blowin' In The Wind

25.

It Ain't Me, Babe

26.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #10 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #37.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

11, 20 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

12, 14, 25, 26 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

13 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

25 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).

 

BobTalk

Thank you, all right. I'd tried to sing that on key. Have I sung anything on key yet? Did I? I know I sang one song, about fifteen months ago on key. I can't remember which one it was. I wanna try to sing this one in the right key. (before A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall)

 

2 new songs (7%) compared to previous concert. 1 new song for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 125 minutes.

Audience video recording, 120 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6720

Forum de Montreal

 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

30 October 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Heart Of Mine

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

12.

Forever Young

13.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

14.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

15.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

16.

Watered-Down Love

17.

Masters Of War

18.

Mr. Tambourine Man

19.

Solid Rock

20.

Let It Be Me (Pierre Delanoé/Gilbert Bécoud/Mann Curtis)

21.

Just Like A Woman

22.

When You Gonna Wake Up

23.

In The Garden

 

24.

Blowin' In The Wind

25.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

26.

It Ain't Me, Babe

27.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #11 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #38.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

11, 20 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

12, 14, 26, 27 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

13 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

25, 26 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).


BobTalk

You all must be Americans, ha ha. Defectors. (after Want You)

Do you feel all right? Does that mean yes or no? Well… (after A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall)

Does that sound like the original version? Yeah, sounds just like it, doesn’t it? (after Mr. Tambourine Man)

We have a song out in Europe this summer. I don’t know if it was released here, but…It climbed to the top of the charts in Europe. It was the flip side of a song that was supposed to be the (foreign) release. So we’re gonna do it. We aren’t able to do it, but thought we’d…we’ll try to do it like we used to do it. (before Let It Be Me)

Thank you. Thanks for coming on out. I hope I sang some on key tonight. (at the end of In The Garden)

All right. Thank you for coming out tonight. (before Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door)

 

3 new songs (11%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

Mono audience recording, 130 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6730

Kitchener Arena

 

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

 

31 October 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Heart Of Mine

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

It's All In The Game (Carl Sigman/Charles Gates Dawes)

12.

Forever Young

13.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

14.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

15.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

16.

Masters Of War

17.

Watered-Down Love

18.

Dead Man, Dead Man

19.

Just Like A Woman

20.

Solid Rock

21.

Mr. Tambourine Man

22.

When You Gonna Wake Up

23.

In The Garden

 

24.

Blowin' In The Wind

25.

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

26.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

27.

Are You Ready?

28.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #12 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #39.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

11 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

12, 14, 25, 28 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

13 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

25, 26 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).


BobTalk

You got any gambling men out there tonight? Any gamblers here? One, two…how many more? A couple more back there. Five, six. We got a song especially for you. Make you wanna throw your cards away.

Some people they think they got to talk to you all the time. (…..). Halloween. For some people every day of the year is Halloween. They wear a mask every day. Even me; I got my mask on tonight, he he he. (after A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall)

(…..) just like a woman. Just like a grown-up woman. (after Just Like A Woman)

Thank you. Having a hard time hearing tonight. I’m having a hard time hearing you, maybe you’re having a hard time hearing me, I don’t know. (at the end of In The Garden)

 

4 new songs (14%) compared to previous concert. 2 new songs for this tour.

 

Mono audience recording, 130 minutes.

Audience video recording, 45 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6740

Civic Centre

 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

2 November 1981

 

 

1.

Saved (Bob Dylan/Tim Drummond)

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Heart Of Mine

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

12.

Forever Young

13.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

14.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

15.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

16.

Masters Of War

17.

Watered-Down Love

18.

Mr. Tambourine Man

19.

Solid Rock

20.

Just Like A Woman

21.

When You Gonna Wake Up

22.

In The Garden

 

23.

Blowin' In The Wind

24.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

25.

Jesus Is The One

26.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #13 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #40.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

11 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

12, 14, 26Bob Dylan (harmonica).

13 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

24, 25 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).


BobTalk

This is Ottawa. Everything all right? Are you sure? Everything all right in Ottawa, huh?. Everything all right up here? Oh, you ought to be where I come from, (....), sometimes things aren't all right. (after I Want You)

Maggie's Farm, How many of you are still working on Maggie's Farm?

Thank you. I think that was the way we recorded it? I think it sounds just like the original, don't you? I think it does anyway. (after I'll Be Your Baby Tonight)

All right, any gamblin' men out there in the house tonight? Any gamblers out there? You don't have to always gamble with cards to be a gambler. You can gamble just about anything. Well, here's a song especially for all you gambling men. Hard driving low down gambling men.

What’s the name of that song anybody? What? Masters Of War. I got a friend who's a police in New York City, I know I know, it's a funny thing. But every time he puts on his uniform he is ready to die. Everyday just ready to die, every day. Ask them that at any old time. But I got two guys standing down here, they looking this way though. I don't know what's happening down there. You want to get tough, don't get to do it too much. They're getting hung up. You got to stop that hip shaking. He's gonna come right up on the stage if you're not careful.

All right thank you. I ask myself that question every day "Bob when you gonna wake up?" All right I hope I sang some thing on key tonight.

Thank you. You can clap that hard, keep that up. (after It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding))

 

3 new songs (11%) compared to previous concert. 2 new songs for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 125 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6750

Cincinnati Music Hall

 

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

4 November 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Simple Twist Of Fate

10.

Heart Of Mine

11.

All Along The Watchtower

12.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

13.

Forever Young

14.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

15.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

16.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

17.

Watered-Down Love

18.

Dead Man, Dead Man

19.

It's All In The Game (Carl Sigman/Charles Gates Dawes)

20.

Masters Of War

21.

Solid Rock

22.

Just Like A Woman

23.

When He Returns

24.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

25.

When You Gonna Wake Up

26.

In The Garden

 

27.

Blowin' In The Wind

28.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

29.

It Ain't Me, Babe

30.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #14 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #41.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

12, 19 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

13, 15, 29, 30 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

28, 29 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).


BobTalk

All right, thank you Cincinnati. Wasn't there a place called, (....) , something like that? I wrote a song about ... called ... Sitting in (....). Well is everything all right? Yeah are you sure? Are you sure now? Are you sure about that? Right now. (after Like A Rolling Stone)

Thank you. Anybody believe in zombies? Yeah, let's hear it for zombies!. I never met any. (before Dead Man, Dead Man)

I don't know what to play. I just have no idea. I'll think of something, presently. You wanna hear something ten years old? Twenty years old? How old would you like to to be? Fifty? You say it you got it. Twenty-two years old? (before It's All In The Game)

All right thank you. I'll try and sing this one in tune. I don't think I sang one song in tune all night. Probably. Well I'm gonna try and sing this in key. (sings It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)) All right. Alright Ma, it's life and life only. That's all it is.

 

7 new songs (23%) compared to previous concert. 1 new song for this tour.

 

Mono audience recording, 155 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6760

Cincinnati Music Hall

 

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

5 November 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Heart Of Mine

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

12.

Forever Young

13.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

14.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

15.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

16.

Watered-Down Love

17.

Shot Of Love

18.

Masters Of War

19.

Solid Rock

20.

Just Like A Woman

21.

When You Gonna Wake Up

22.

In The Garden

 

23.

Blowin' In The Wind

24.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

25.

It Ain't Me, Babe

26.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #15 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #42.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

11 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

12, 14, 24, 25, 26 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

13 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

24, 25 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).

 

2 new songs (7%) compared to previous concert. 1 new song for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 125 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6770

Elliot Hall Of Music

 

Purdue University

 

West Lafayette, Indiana

 

6 November 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Heart Of Mine

10.

All Along The Watchtower

11.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

12.

Forever Young

13.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

14.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

15.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

16.

Watered-Down Love

17.

Shot Of Love

18.

Just Like A Woman

19.

Solid Rock

20.

Mr. Tambourine Man

21.

When You Gonna Wake Up

22.

In The Garden

 

23.

Blowin' In The Wind

24.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

25.

It Ain't Me, Babe

26.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #16 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #43.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

11 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

12, 14, 25, 26 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

13 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

24, 25 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).


BobTalk

Thank you. Everything's all right? Are you sure? I understand there's a lot of college students here tonight? Lot's of professors too, right? Oh Yeah! (after I Want You)

My new protest song. Modern day 1981 protest song. (after Heart Of Mine)

You know what happens after a hard rain falls? You get watered-down love, right?

All right I almost didn't recognize that myself. (after Mr. Tambourine Man)

Thank you, all right. All right, thank you. I murdered that song. It's life an life only ain't that right? You can kill a man but you can't kill and idea. Can you? No you can't do that, you can't kill and idea. (after It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding))

All right, thank you. Thank you. I got the pleasure of working with the Shaw Brothers Band. On keyboards we got Al Kooper. On one of the guitars, Fred Tackett. On another guitar, Steve Ripley. On drums, Jim Keltner. On the other set of drums, Ringo Rosato and on bass guitar we have Tim Drummond. Oh yes, we also have Clydie King, Regina McCrary and Madelyn Quebec. OK. We'll get out of here now. Remember, don't buy nothing you can't pay for. (before Knockin' On Heaven's Door)

 

2 new songs (7%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

Mono audience recording, 130 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6780

Hill Auditorium

 

University Of Michigan

 

Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

7 November 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Heart Of Mine

10.

Simple Twist Of Fate

11.

All Along The Watchtower

12.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

13.

Forever Young

14.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

15.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

16.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

17.

Watered-Down Love

18.

Shot Of Love

19.

Just Like A Woman

20.

Masters Of War

21.

Solid Rock

22.

When You Gonna Wake Up

23.

In The Garden

 

24.

Blowin' In The Wind

25.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

26.

It Ain't Me, Babe

27.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #17 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #44.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

12 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

13, 15, 26, 27 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

25, 26 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).

 

BobTalk

All right. Everything OK? Everything good? Are you sure? (after I Want You)

Thank you. Right, this is an animal song. (before Maggie's Farm)

Thank you, right. I did that pretty good before didn't I? I think I did. One of those successes. (after Heart Of Mine)

All right, is there any gamblin' men here in the audience? No? We got some. This is specially for you. (before Gamblin' Man)

Thank you. Watered-down love. All right. From watered-down love to a shot of love.

(....) What? No I have to keep these glasses on tonight. Yeah. No you don't wanna see my eyes really. No way. No I can't even look myself in the mirror so .... (before When You Gonna Wake Up)

Thank you. (....). You can kill a man but you can't kill an idea. Is that right? I think it's right. (before It Ain't Me, Babe)

All right, we gotta get out of here. We’ll be here tomorrow night too. Oh yes, I (....) the Shaw Brothers Band from Albuquerque, New Mexico for opening. With, on organ there’s Kingsley Shaw. Lead guitar Billy Shaw. His brother Willie Shaw. On the drums, Winston Tyrone and Judy Shaw. On bass guitar we have, Lampford Shaw. Madelyn Quebec, Reigna McCreary and Clydie King. I gotta get out of here now. But don't buy what you can't pay for. (before Knockin' On Heaven's Door)

 

2 new songs (7%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

Mono audience recording, 130 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6790

Hill Auditorium

 

University Of Michigan

 

Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

8 November 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Heart Of Mine

10.

Simple Twist Of Fate

11.

All Along The Watchtower

12.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

13.

Forever Young

14.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

15.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

16.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

17.

Watered-Down Love

18.

Shot Of Love

19.

In The Summertime

20.

Just Like A Woman

21.

Solid Rock

22.

Masters Of War

23.

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

24.

When You Gonna Wake Up

25.

In The Garden

 

26.

Blowin' In The Wind

27.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

28.

It Ain't Me, Babe

29.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #18 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #45.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

12 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

13, 15, 28, 29 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

27, 28 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).


BobTalk

Thank you alright ? Is this the same crowd that was here last night? All right! (before Man Gave Names To All The Animals)

Thank you. All right, A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall. I wrote that about, I guess about fifty years ago. This one I just wrote last year. It's what happens after a hard rain falls. (before Watered-Down Love)

Thank you! That was a new young guitar player I found in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rodeo Shaw. You'll be hearing a lot from him. Oh, I don't even know what to play. What'd you want to hear? (before Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power))

We’re gonna get out of here now. I played here about twenty years ago I think. Boy, a lot has have happened to me in the meantime, let me tell you. Been through all kinds of things. Next time I’m gonna come back and tell you all about it. So, we gonna go now. Remember, don't buy nothing you can't pay for. I'm working tonight with the Shaw Brothers Band. A little group I found in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Actually there were twice as many of them when I first saw them. On the keyboards we have, Kingsley Shaw. His brother Rudolph Shaw. Lead guitar, Rodeo Shaw. On the drums, Jim Keltner. On the bass guitar, Amos Shaw. On the other set of drums is Ringo Resoto. On the backing vocals Madelyn Quebec. Regina McCrary and Clydie King. (before Knockin' On Heaven's Door)

 

2 new songs (6%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 140 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6800

Saenger Theater

 

Saenger Performing Arts Center

 

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

10 November 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Heart Of Mine

10.

Simple Twist Of Fate

11.

All Along The Watchtower

12.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

13.

Forever Young

14.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

15.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

16.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

17.

Watered-Down Love

18.

Shot Of Love

19.

Masters Of War

20.

Just Like A Woman

21.

Thief On The Cross

22.

Dead Man, Dead Man

23.

When You Gonna Wake Up

24.

In The Garden

 

25.

Blowin' In The Wind

26.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

27.

It Ain't Me, Babe

28.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #19 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #46.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

12 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

13, 15, 27, 28 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

26, 27 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).

 

Notes

·        1-8, 10-13, 15, 17-22, 24-28 re-mixed by Daniel Lanois, April 1989.

·        Only known performance of Thief On The Cross.


Bootleg

Child's Balloon. No label.

Stadiums Of The Damned. Kiss The Stone 056/057.

 

Official releases

9 released on BIOGRAPH, Columbia C5X & C3K 38830, 28 October 1985.

9 released on SIDE TRACKS, DISC TWO, Columbia 88691924312-47 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

22 released on Cassette Single Columbia 38T73062, October 13, 1990 and on single, maxi single and CD-single CBS 65558 X, October 1989.

22 released on Live 1961-2000 - Thirty-nine years of great concert performances, SME Records SRCS 2438, 28 February 2001.

 

2 new songs (7%) compared to previous concert. 1 new song for this tour.

 

1-22, 24-28 stereo PA recordings.

23 stereo audience recording.

125 minutes.

Session info updated 16 February 2014.

                                                   

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6810

Saenger Theater

 

Saenger Performing Arts Center

 

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

11 November 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

I Want You

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Simple Twist Of Fate

8.

Girl From The North Country

9.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

10.

Heart Of Mine

11.

All Along The Watchtower

12.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

13.

Forever Young

14.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

15.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

16.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

17.

Watered-Down Love

18.

Shot Of Love

19.

Masters Of War

20.

Just Like A Woman

21.

Solid Rock

22.

Mr. Tambourine Man

23.

It's All In The Game (Carl Sigman/Charles Gates Dawes)

24.

When You Gonna Wake Up

25.

In The Garden

 

26.

Blowin' In The Wind

27.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

28.

It Ain't Me, Babe

29.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #20 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #47.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

12, 23 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

13, 15, 28, 29. Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

27, 28 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).


BobTalk

Well, thank you. Time to wake up (....), this time, .... anybody feel lonely? (after I Want You)

Does anybody here know anything about voodoo? You know who here knows the most about voodoo? I know about black cat crossing your path ‘cause today a white cat crossed my path, I now that means something. (after Heart Of Mine)

All right thank you. We got a song here for all the gambling men out there. Any gambling men out there? You gamble with anything you know, not just cards. I know we got some gambling men. Well here's a song just for you. Make you think twice about gambling.

I think that's the way it went. I used to sing that song on the street corner. Never dreamed I'd be singing it in a concert hall. Imagine singing that song on a street corner. Tourists walk by, throw food into the hat. Angel food. Another song I used to sing on the street, never got no money for this one. (after The Times They Are A-Changin')

Thank you. That was a request. Song that we don't usually do anymore. Somebody's birthday. Anyway here's a song that we never do. There's somebody wants to hear this. Somebody wants to hear this, and I'll try to do the best I can. (before It's All In The Game)

Thank you. When you gonna wake up? When am I gonna wake up? I'll wake up one of these days I'm telling you.

Thank you. It's life and life only. Yes it is. Life only. You can kill a man but you can't kill and idea right? Can't kill and idea. I'll try to do this if I can remember the words. (before It Ain't Me, Babe)

We don't have a player playing. Let's have a look at that though. Soon as I get back to my hotel room. All right, ha ha OK. OK we gotta go now. Remember now, don't buy nothing you can't pay for. Ha ha! (before Knockin' On Heaven's Door)

 

Note.

The PA recprding of It's All In The Game is incomplete.

 

3 new songs (10%) compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

3, 4, 10, 18-21, 23 stereo PA recording.

Stereo audience recording, 135 minutes.

 

Session info updated 25 February 2011.

 

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6820

The Summit

 

Houston, Texas

 

12 November 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Simple Twist Of Fate

10.

Heart Of Mine

11.

All Along The Watchtower

12.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

13.

Forever Young

14.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

15.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

16.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

17.

Watered-Down Love

18.

Shot Of Love

19.

Just Like A Woman

20.

Solid Rock

21.

Masters Of War

22.

When You Gonna Wake Up

23.

In The Garden

 

24.

Blowin' In The Wind

25.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

26.

It Ain't Me, Babe

27.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #21 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #48.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

12 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

13, 15, 26, 27 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

25, 26 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).

 

Notes

·        Bob Dylan is introduced by Hughes Aufray.

·        First performance of The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll since New York City, New York, 8 December 1975.

·        Same set list as the show in Miami, Florida 19 November!


BobTalk

All right, thank you, thank you. Well here's another song about one of my favorite subjects, animals. (before Man Gave Names To All The Animals)

Thank you. All right! Houston, Texas. Houston. Well here's another animal song. This is about the most dangerous animal there can be. (before Maggie's Farm)

All right thank you very, very much. We gotta ...., being in Houston I know there's a lot of gambling men down here, isn't that right? Also being a big oil town, a lot of oil down here, right? Hmm, I'm gonna buy me some of that oil. Start me a graveyard. Anyway, this is a song for all the gamblin' men in the house tonight. We usually play this one first every time we go to Las Vegas. Tonight we're gonna stick it in the middle of the show. (before Gamblin' Man)

All right, thank you. The times they are a-changin' still. Not changing fast enough though for some somebody? [shouts from the audience] Huh? Boy that serious, that's true, ain't it. I sure do. Everybody does, I guess so. Yeah, sure do. Even you. (before A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall)

Thank you. All right, we gonna have to get out of here now. Gotta catch an airplane well we still can. While the last few airport controllers are still working out here. They're gonna be taken off job pretty soon too. Big computer gonna be put in. Someplace there's man sitting in a room with a big computer, watching everything. (before Knockin' On Heaven's Door)

 

Bootlegs

Cookie’s Favorite. LP.

In The Garden. LP

Standing Room Only. Kornyfone LP.

You Can't Kill An Idea. Silver Rarities SiRa 01.

 

1 new song (3%) compared to previous concert. 1 new song for this tour.

 

1-4, 6-27 stereo PA recordings.

5 stereo audience recording.

 

Stereo audience recording, 135 minutes.

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6830

Municipal Auditorium

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

14 November 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Girl From The North Country

8.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

9.

Simple Twist Of Fate

10.

Heart Of Mine

11.

All Along The Watchtower

12.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

13.

Forever Young

14.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

15.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

16.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

17.

Watered-Down Love

18.

Shot Of Love

19.

Just Like A Woman

20.

Solid Rock

21.

Masters Of War

22.

When You Gonna Wake Up

23.

In The Garden

 

24.

Blowin' In The Wind

25.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

26.

It Ain't Me, Babe

27.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #22 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #49.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

12 Bob Dylan & Clydie King (shared vocal).

13, 15, 26, 27 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

14 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).

25, 26 Bob Dylan solo (vocal & guitar).

 

Note. ”Ain't got time to take a fast train“ is a quote from The Letter written by Wayne Thompson.


BobTalk

Thank you. This is Nashville, Tennessee. This is the capital of country music? Is it? Is it the capital of country music? All right, what kind of country music? Well, here's a song about one of my most favorite subjects: animals. (before Man Gave Names To All The Animals)

This is about the most dangerous animal about that there is. (before Maggie's Farm)

All right, thank you. Boy, I remember the first time I ever came to Nashville. I think it was about 1965. My record producer had the bright idea to go down to Nashville. About that time they had ..., they hadn't seen anybody in Nashville with long hair. Does anybody remember that? Nobody had seen anybody with long hair. And when we walked down the street you had to either run or hide. Long hair was kind of a principle. Anyway I went back to my hotel room. The Romana Inn, and instead of going out dancing I sat down and wrote this song. (before Ballad Of A Thin Man)

Is there any gambling men in the house tonight? I don't know if we have any? Do we have any? Yes, gambling men. (before Gamblin' Man)

Thank you, all right. Times they are still changing. They're not changing fast enough though for some people. Anyway, here's another song we used to sing on street corners of all places. I got my training as a singer on street corners can't you tell. (before A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall)

(....) well, that's it. Who's here tonight that we can call up on stage? (before Shot Of Love)

All right, thank you. Thank you. Well, yes. I know the other Country Music Hall Of Fame's down here. I know they have it here. They got a Hall Of Fame (....). But you know they don't have a rodeo. A rodeo out thing and they should. Yes, they really should. Hall Of Fame. Anyway, I want to nominate my voice to the first Hall Of Rodeo. All right! Well, yeah one time ... Actually I ought to be in the Country Music Hall Of Fame. I'm that good. Once I came to Nashville, first time I came here. I wanted to be in the Country Music Hall Of Fame. But I never did then. When you want something real bad you usually get it or you don't get it. When you get it either you want to or you don't want it anymore. And when you don't get it you just don't care anymore. (before When You Gonna Wake Up)

Thank you! It's Alright Ma, it's life an life only! That's all it is. That's right. You can kill a man but you can't kill an idea. Isn’t that right, you can’t. (before It Ain't Me, Babe)

All right, we gotta catch an aeroplane. Ain't got time to take a fast train. Well, I surely hope I sang something on key tonight. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. (before Knockin' On Heaven's Door)

 

No new songs compared to previous concert. No new songs for this tour.

 

Stereo audience recording, 125 minutes.

 

Session info updated 1 September 2003.

 

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6840

The Fox Theater

 

Atlanta, Georgia

 

15 November 1981

 

 

1.

Gotta Serve Somebody

2.

I Believe In You

3.

Like A Rolling Stone

4.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

5.

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

6.

Maggie's Farm

7.

Simple Twist Of Fate

8.

Girl From The North Country

9.

Ballad Of A Thin Man

10.

Heart Of Mine

11.

All Along The Watchtower

12.

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

13.

Forever Young

14.

Gamblin' Man (trad.)

15.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

16.

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

17.

Watered-Down Love

18.

Shot Of Love

19.

Just Like A Woman

20.

Solid Rock

21.

Masters Of War

22.

When You Gonna Wake Up

23.

In The Garden

 

24.

Blowin' In The Wind

25.

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

26.

It Ain't Me, Babe

27.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

 

 

Concert #23 of US and Canada Fall Tour 1981. 1981 concert #50.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Steve Ripley (guitar), Al Kooper (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Arthur Rosato (drums), Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).

 

14 Clydie King, Regina McCrary, Madelyn Quebec (vocals).