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Bob Dylan – Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1965 (Rare Complete Concert) [Sept. 3, 1965]


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ATTENTION: Three songs have been removed for copyright reasons: To Ramona, Mr. Tambourine Man, and Maggies Farm. It’s still an amazing upload though, and I highly recommend you listen to it in full. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Personally, this is my all-time favorite show of Dylan’s. His voice was more powerful, controlled and crisp than in any other concert of his career, in my opinion. Every track is punchy and flawless, but a few of my favorites are “Desolation Row” (incredible pronunciation), “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” (unique guitar strumming compared to other versions of this period and tear-jerking singing), “It Ain’t Me, Babe” (by far my favorite performance of the tune–his voice on “no, no, no” is just divine, and the electric piano and drums are grooving) , and finally “Ballad Of A Thin Man” (also might be my all-time favorite version of this song–the organ is hypnotic and again, Dylan’s voice is spot-on). The Hollywood Bowl concert was an absolutely wild show. This was only a month after Dylan went electric at Newport, and the crowds were hostile. “Fans” were rushing towards the stage, heckling the band, and throwing things. That isn’t to say it wasn’t lively and fun. Here are a few highlights: -At 9:25, Dylan hilariously responds to the piercing sound an airhorn coming from the audience. -At 31:30, at the conclusion of Dylan epic “Desolation Row” (the second time he performed it in concert), a few girls shout at the top of their lungs, “IT’S SO GROOVY!” -At 1:15:50, before “Like A Rolling Stone,” Dylan pulls a 1965 Newport and asks the audience for a C harmonica (back when people just carry harmonicas around). The airhorn joke makes yet another appearance. -Unfortunately, this isn’t in the recording, but after the concert, Dylan hosted a massive party with over 300 guests and got to meet one of his idols Marlon Brando.



TRACKLIST: 0:00 – She Belongs To Me 4:20 – To Ramona [CUT OUT FOR COPYRIGHT] 9:26 – Gates Of Eden 16:10 – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue 21:14 – Desolation Row 31:30 – Love Minus Zero/No Limit 35:38 – Mr. Tambourine Man [CUT OUT FOR COPYRIGHT] 41:24 – Tombstone Blues 46:11 – I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) 50:52 – From A Buick 6 54:28 – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues 59:30 – Maggie’s Farm [CUT OUT FOR COPYRIGHT] 1:04:12 – It Ain’t Me, Babe 1:08:45 – Ballad Of A Thin Man 1:15:50 – Like A Rolling Stone

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