Hot Lips HLBD 003
all 1984, Track 1: St. Pauli St. Hamburg 31 May, Track 2: St. Jacob St. Basel 2 June; Track 3: Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam 4 June; Track 4: Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam 6 June; Track 5,1-11: Arena di Verona, Verona 28 June, Track 5, 12-18 , Arenas di Verona, Verona 29 June (cover says Sportpaleis, Ahoy Rotterdam 4 June), Track 5,19-27: Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam 4 June (cover says 6 June), Track 5,28-42: Stade de l’Ouest, Nice 17 June , Track 5,43-46:Alpexpo, Grenoble 3 July.
1 blu ray BR-R disc
5.17 m. (49.52/60.59/56.26/45.05/1.43.34)
Audience, Dolby Digital 2.0 48 kHz .
Blu Ray case




TRACK-1: 1. Jokerman, 2. All Along The Watchtower, 3. Just Like A Woman,
4. Maggie s Farm, 5. Got My Mojo Working, 6. It Ain t Me, Babe, 7. It s Alright, Ma,  8. Don t Think Twice, It s Alright, 9. It s All Over Now, Baby Blue, 10. Masters Of War; TRACK 2:
1. Highway 61 Revisited, 2. Just Like A Woman, 3. Maggie s Farm, 4. I And I, 5. License To Kill,
6. It Ain t Me, Babe, 7. It s All Over Now, Baby Blue, 8. Masters Of War, 09. When You Gonna Wake Up?, 10. Every Grain Of Sand, 11. To Ramona, 12. Girl From The North Country, 13. Tombstone Blues, 14. Why Do I Have To Choose? TRACK 3: 1. All Along The Watchtower, 2. Just Like A Woman, 3. Maggie s Farm, 4. I And I, 5. License To Kill, 6. Tangled Up In Blue,
7. It Ain t Me, Babe, 8. It s Alright, Ma, 9. It s All Over Now, Baby Blue, 10. Masters Of War,
11. Ballad Of A Thin Man, 12. Man Of Peace, 13. Every Grain Of Sand, 14. Like A Rolling Stone,
TRACK-4 . 1. Highway 61 Revisited,   2. Jokerman,   3. All Along The Watchtower,
4. Just Like A Woman, 5. Maggie s Farm, 6. I And I, 7. It Ain t Me, Babe, 8. A Hard Rain s A-Gonna Fall, 9. It s Alright, Ma,   10. It s All Over Now, Baby Blue; TRACK 5: 1. Jokerman, 2. Just Like A Woman, 3. I And I, 4. License To Kill, 5. It s Alright, Ma, 6. Girl From The North Country,
7. Every Grain Of Sand, 8. Man Of Peace, 9. Like A Rolling Stone, 10. Blowin  In The Wind, 11. Tombstone Blues, 12. Highway 61 Revisited, 13. Jokerman, 14. Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat, 15. I And I, 16. The Times They Are A-Changin, 17. Blowin  In The Wind, 18. Tombstone Blues, 19. Highway 61 Revisited, 20. Just Like A Woman, 21. Maggie s Farm, 22. Tangled Up In Blue, 23. It Ain t Me, Babe, 24. It s All Over Now, Baby Blue, 25. Man Of Peace, 26. Tombstone Blues, 27. Forever Young, 28. Intro, 29. All Along The Watchtower, 30. Just Like A Woman, 31. Maggie s Farm, 32. I And I, 33. License To Kill, 34. A Hard Rain s A-Gonna Fall, 35. It s Alright, Ma (I m Only Bleeding), 36. Simple Twist Of Fate, 37. Band Introductions, 38. It Ain t Me, Babe, 39. Don t Think Twice, It s All Right,   40. The Times They Are A-Changin, 41. Why Do I Have To Choose?,
42. Outro, 43. Jokerman, 44. All Along The Watchtower, 45. I And I, 46. A Hard Rain s A-Gonna Fall.


This blu ray disc presents the lowest generation, that is the best sources available for Bob Dylan 1984 European tour private films, with great colour footage and restored audio, mostly taken from known soundboards. The first concert is Hamburg, filmed from the very first rows, close to the stage, the taper is much focused on Dylan with some shots of the other musicians as well, the hand held camera is anyway quite stable. Got My Mojo Working is an instrumental that features Mick Taylor shining on lead guitar and Greg Sutton on vocals. Basel has similarly good footage, but the audience is quite poor (possibly the original one filmed), the footage is shot from a distance, therefore most of the stage here is shown altogether; from Tombstone Blues onward Carlos Santana is on stage too. The Rotterdam footage is again excellent and sound too, with good close ups in full colour, hover in a minor resolution than the previous concerts; contrary to them this one started at night time. The 6 June concert in Rotterdam is slightly better as resolution and filmed from the right side of the stage (viewer s point of view), here the problem is that at times the footage is out of focus. The final chapter presents a collection of 8mm films starting with Verona, but this is not the opening concert of the tour as stated on cover but the following one from the 29 of June, when Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat was performed, which has been well filmed, even if from a distance (at least we can glimpse on Ian Mc Lagan), these are almost always excerpts of songs that have been patched together with dubbed soundtrack. This seems to be a previously assembled compilation of 8 mm films that is introduced by small films of the city; after the first Arena di Verona selection we get another glimpse of the venue and that confirms my suspect that this footage comes from Verona second night and not Rotterdam as mentioned on the back cover, let alone the fact Dylan is wearing a red scarf he didn t have in Rotterdam.(Taylor too is wearing a scarf). Next we do have Rotterdam s first concert again (and not the second one as states the cover), with some different tracks though (Forever Young)and a closer footage. It would have been possible to build up a good mix of both recordings in order to get a more complete show, possibly using different angles from the same songs. What follows are songs from Nice, shot quite close but kind of dark; the final songs come from Grenoble and are of the same quality, a bit better. This compilation, despite the many mistakes on back cover is an interesting one and certainly presents upgrades of what was previously available.

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