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More On That 'New' Bob Dylan Album

Allan Jones

Thanks for the enormous response that followed my last post, in which I mentioned the possibility of a new Dylan album, apparently called Blue Eyes In The Darkness and due before the end of the year.

This rumour was met with understandable scepticism, and dismissed as wholly unlikely by some correspondents. One or two others were prepared to entertain the possibility of a new album – although there was some speculation that if anything new came out in 2007, it would be part of the Bootleg series, not entirely an album of new material.

John Mulvey reminded me that towards the end of last year, there was talk of a special box set bringing together Time Out Of Mind, Love And Theft and Modern Times, with an album of live tracks and wondered if this might turn out to be Blue Eyes In The Darkness.

Uncut’s resident Dylanologist Nigel Williamson thought it unlikely that the Modern Times sessions had produced enough material for a new album, but wondered if what we might hear were, finally, the “five or six” tracks he claimed to have recorded for a new album in 2004 and which he talked about around the publication of Chronicles.

Nigel also takes me somewhat to task for my comments about the set lists for the recent Scandanavian dates looking – at first glance, anyway – a tad more predictable than the shows I saw over seven nights last October in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. He correctly points out that if you look at the set list for the opening show in Stockholm and the one in Brussels, seven gigs later, the Belgians were treated to 13 songs not played in Stockholm – a pretty amazing turnover of songs, as Nigel says.

Anyway, here are the set lists for the last five European shows.

Hamburg, Colorline Arena
April 4, 2007

1 Cat’s In The Well
2 It Ain’t Me, Babe
3 I’ll be Your Baby Tonight
4 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
5 When The Deal Goes Down
6 Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
7 Masters Of war
8 Rollin’ And Tumblin’
9 A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
10 Spirit On The Water
11 Highway 61 Revisited
12 Nettie Moore
13 Summer days
14 Like a Rolling Stone
15 Ain’t Talkin’
16 Thunder On The Mountain
17 All Along The Watchtower

Munster, Halle Munsterland
April 5, 2007-04-11
1 Ca’s In The Well
2 Don’t Thin Twice, It’s All Right
3 watching the River Flow
4 It’s Alright, ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
6 High Water (For Charley patton)
7 the Lonesome Death Of Hattie carroll
8 ‘Til I Fell In Love With You
9 Simple Twist Of fate
10 Rollin’ And Tumblin’
11 Spirit On The Water
12 Highway 61 revisited
13 Nettie Moore
14 Summer days
15 Like A Rolling Stone
16 Thunder On The Mountain
17 All Along The watchtower

Brussels Forest National
April 6, 2007-04-11

1 Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee
2 It Ain’t Me, Babe
3 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
4 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
5 When The Deal Goes Down
5 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
7 This Wheel’s On Fire
8 Rollin’ And Tumbl;in’
9 Boots Of Spanish Leather
10 Highway 61 Revisited
11 Spirit On The water
12 Desolation Row
13 Nettie Moore
14 Summer days
15 Like A Rolling Stone
16 Thunder on The Mountain
17 All Along The Watchtower

Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall
April 8, 2007-04-11
1 Cat’s In The Well
2 It Ain’t Me, Babe
3 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
4 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
5 When The deal Goes Down
6 Highway 61 Revisited
7 Under The Red Sky
8 Rollin’ And Tumbl;in’
9 Chimes Of Freedom
10 Watching The River Flow
11 Spirit on The water
12 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
13 Nettie Moore
14 Summer days
15 Like A Rolling Stone
16 Thunder On The Mountain
17 All Along The watchtower

Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall
1 Cat’s In The Well
2 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
3 Watching The River Flow
4 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
5 Spirit On The water
6 High water (For Charley Patton)
7 To Ramona
8 Rollin’ And Tumblin’
9 Visions Of Johanna
10 Highway 61 Revisited
11 When The Deal Goes Down
12 Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
13 Ain’t Talkin’
14 Summer days
15 Like a Rolling Stone
16 Thunder On The Mountain
17 All Along The Watchtower


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