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PostPosted: Sun January 6th, 2019, 09:07 GMT 

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Like A Rolling Stone 29 November 2018 Beacon Theatre New York City, NY. Video starts at 43 sec.


Thanks LR III

Like so many Novembers before, the 2018 NET winds down in NYC at the venerable
Beacon, with Bob in residence. Unlike so many artists who have hit the road to earn
their living off us baby boomers, Bob has always been out there, using the NET to
constantly reinvent his work. This year was not like last year. Stu guitar gone; Bob
standing to croon pop standards-gone. When was the last time you were in a public
place without the distraction of cell phones? There is nothing like this out there.
Dylan has turned the rearrangements of his gigantic library into an art form. It’s like
he’s realized that he doesn’t need to stand up and sing the American pop standards
of others, just dip into his own extensive library and rework his own standards. This
was never more evident than five numbers in, when he moves into When I Paint
My Masterpiece, pretty much solo from behind the grand piano, which was very
much emblematic of the entire show. Don’t Think Twice and several others were
afforded similar arrangements, which focused on Bob’s voice and piano, with the
band happy to move further into the background, focused on perfecting the
rearrangements of nearly every song. There were some up-tempo offerings, with
the most surprising being Gotta Serve Somebody, totally unrecognizable from the
original and one of the best set closers I’ve ever seen Bob pull off. Dylan and his
band ran through 20 songs in an hour forty-five and we were out in the street
before the Broadway theater curtains closed. It seems like the audience (even
those who don’t attend a lot of these shows) is figuring out that they are
witnessing one of the last vestiges of authentic American music from the only
guy left, willing to take the risks to reinvent and deliver it up night after night,
year after year.
(Review by Mike in NJ, BobLinks)

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