Now we're cookin' on shale gas! A long time since we had any new boots from His Bobness and here we are from Big O (where else? ED please?!!) a new set to add to the vaults from the eighties Jesus freak period. Not my favourite Bobby era but this set is so varied it is worth the 'Gotta Somebody's' for the 'Forever Young's' et al! If ya get ma drift? I ain't gotta serve nobody but you!
Thanks are given to ErikSnow for sharing the tracks at HungerCity.Tongues On Fire [Durango Records DRGO-02/03, 2CD]
Live at the Brendan Byrne Arena, Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, New Jersey; October 27, 1981. Very good audience recording.There are a few versions of this show that are circulating and this Durango title appears to have just been released in Japan. This is what the blurb says: “Dylan at the top of his game for ‘81 and for all time, in a show many would rank among his top 25. Al Kooper sits in on keyboards for the first time since ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, and the whole band rocks the Meadowlands with a set rarely matched for the number and intensity of songs.”It’s also likely that this was originally shared in July 2011 as The Lostbrook Tape Series - Volume 45 by cosmicquake on Dime.
Erik noted: “Great performance from New Jersey 1981, and sound is great as well. Not perfect; but really good, anyway. This is the only ‘’silver” release of this show. I’m a big fan of all 1978-1981 Dylan concerts, and this is no exception. Listened through this show several times, thanks to torrents. Last week I purchased the bootleg, although you could say it’s a waste of money, but that’s not your problem.”
Enjoy! Happy Saturday, and Happy Trails folks.