See copyright notice at

Bob Dylan 951211 in New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

Date:    Tue, 12 Dec 1995 04:29:11 -0500
From:    Nicholas Hill (faucet@PIPELINE.COM)
Subject: setlist NYC 12/11/95

Drifters Escape
All Along The Watchtower
Tears Of Rage
You Go Your Way, And I'll Go Mine
Mr. Tamborine Man [a]
Masters Of War [a]
Mama, You Bin On My Mind [a]
Dark Eyes [a] (with Patti Smith)
Highway 61 Revisited
Alabama Getaway
Girl From The North Country [a]

am I forgeting one of the encores?

Nicholas Hill

A live radio cover of "Farewell Angelina" from 1991by Jeff Buckley & Gary
Lucas (as Gods & Monsters) can be found here..


Date:    Tue, 12 Dec 1995 04:37:01 -0500
From:    Nicholas Hill (faucet@PIPELINE.COM)
Subject: Dark Eyes 12/11/95 and Patti's set

What a great night!
A hooded Patti Smith greets New York with the first Piss Factory of the tour.
Many people are still outside picking up tix. (last minute show meant it
was almost all will call).. patti remarked at the empty seats "got to do
somethin' about that"..
You could tell she had a little cold.. "but it's all right, gives me that
New Jersey nasal twang"..
Dylan's song, The Wicked Messenger
Dancing Barefoot, stripping down to her tee shirt jeans and bare feet.
Because the Night, "writ with some guy from New Jersey".
About A Boy  "Lenny and me writ this one for Kurt"
Walking Blind "writ by Oliver Ray" with Oliver Ray and Tom Verlaine
Southern Cross (on guitar)
Rock and Roll Nigger
Not Fade Away [rave up with Patti blowing harp and making Tom blush..]
an encore of Fred & Patti's The Jackson Song with just Patti and Tony sing
together really pretty like.

Then after his center three acoustic songs, Patti Smith shared a mike with
Bob Dylan and Bob sang the choruses on a mindblowingly beautiful "Dark
Eyes". He had learned the words..   Just like Jerry Garcia did, Patti is
outing Bob on his hidden classics songs..
Now if only he would do Patti's "Revenge"


What a sweet thing..
They are good for each other..

she has brought out the best in him. It helps to be on the road with a
woman.. This was obviously a very special show for bob this evening..
Joking about not sleeping the night before, cause he was gonna be playing
NYC.  When was the last time Bob toured with this kind of strong feminine
energy around him?  Such a change since this tour started..


more reviews please!

Nicholas Hill

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 08:38:24 EST From: Seth Minsk (Seth_Minsk_at_PO.FRF01@SMTPLINK.INFORES.COM) Subject: Oct. 11 - Setlist Sic! I think you mean Dec 11! Karl Erik Beacon Theater, NYC 1. Drifter's Escape 2. Senor 3. All Along the Watchtower 4. Tears of Rage 5. Most Likely You Go Your Way 6. Silvio 7. Mr Tambourine Man 8. Masters of War 9. Mama, You've Been on My Mind 10. Dark Eyes (w/ Patti Smith) 11. Jokerman 12. Highway 61 13. Alabama Getaway 14. Girl From the North Country 15. Rainy Day Women #12&35
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 21:33:57 -0500 From: Nicholas Hill (faucet@PIPELINE.COM) Subject: Columbia Records Daily Dish - 08/12 (fwd) FYI just showing how the fans at sony do their job.. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 16:58:39 -0800 From: Subject: Daily Dish - 08/12 THE GATES OF EDEN Bob Dylan and Patti Smith played to a sold-out Beacon Theater last night & everyone in attendance was brought to the portals of paradise. Bob told the audience he hadn't slept the night before because he was "so excited about playing New York City." Patti read "Piss Factory," sang "The Jackson Song," a beatific lullaby she'd written with her husband, the late Fred "Sonic" Smith (of the immortal MC5), and unveiled "Walkin' Blind," her song from the "Dead Man Walkin'" soundtrack (from the upcoming Tim Robbins film). Bob & Patti entwined rustic & celestial harmonies on Dylan's "Dark Eyes." Bob paid tribute to the Uncle Jerry Garcia with "Alabama Getaway" and closed the show beaming ear-to-ear with a raucous "Rainy Day Women #12 & #35." The winter winds howled down Broadway & no one felt a thing besides rapture.
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 10:45:21 -0600 From: Mark Gonnerman (markg@LELAND.STANFORD.EDU) Subject: Dylan and Patti Smith in NYTimes Don't miss the article by Neil Strauss, "Poet, Singer, Mother: Patti Smith is Back," THE NEW YORK TIMES, 12 December 1995, B1, B2. "'The atmosphere was happy at our first show [Danbury]', Ms. Smith said. 'I thought the audience was basically Bob's people, but they seemed real happy to see us because they know that I'm one of Bob's people, too. They couldn't lose, and neither could I. I feel nothing but joy.'" --Mark
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 05:56:56 GMT From: Bill Pagel (billp61@EARTH.EXECPC.COM) Subject: December 11, 1995 - New York City - Setlist December 11, 1995 New York, New York Beacon Theater 1. Drifter's Escape 2. Senor 3. All Along The Watchtower 4. Tears Of Rage 5. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) 6. Silvio 7. Mr. Tambourine Man (acoustic) 8. Masters Of War (acoustic) 9. Mama You Been On My Mind (acoustic) 10. Dark Eyes (vocals shared with Patti Smith) 11. Jokerman 12. Highway 61 Revisited (encore) 13. Alabama Getaway 14. Girl Of The North Country (acoustic) 15. Rainy Day Women Nos. 12 & 35 Thanks to Glen Dundas for the preceding information. Previous setlists, cue sheets, and upcoming concert dates, as well as links to other Dylan related web sites can be found on the "Bob Links" web page located at: Bill Pagel
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 20:22:41 -0500 From: TWWatson (twwatson@AOL.COM) Subject: Beacon--12-11 review One of the great shows...Really. Awesome, emotional opening set from Patti Smith, recalling lovers and friends, some dead some living, with fantastic singing and story-telling. how could Bobby match it... But , yes, he does it--and the foul! Incredible Mama, you've Been on My Mind, wonderful Senor (a hidden fav), transcedant Tambourine Man (he doesn't hate hismelf after all). And Patti for a duet. Dylan playing vicious guitar, howling harp. High-fiving the crowd, taking roses, and GASP, smiling. A classic for the ages.
Dates 1995

Rolling Stone review | New York Times review | MOJO review | Paul Williams' review