This really is great. Being a relatively new Dylan fan (at 21 I really can't be counted as anything else), I never got to see Dylan like this, but there is nothing I wish more than that I had. Don't get me wrong, I love Dylan as he is now too, but the way he was in the early sixties is a completely different artist and I would have liked to see him as well. Sadly as this concert happened only a few years after the birth of my parents I'll have to make due with this...
In this recording Dylan is not only great, he is hilarious. Having only seen him in recent years I haven't seen much of his stage persona, but on these discs he jokes and chats with the audience between songs which only improves the experience. The fact that it also contains some of my favourites (If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Got to Stay All Night),Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues,Who Killed Davey Moore?) doesn't hurt.
The complete track listing is as follows:
"The Times They Are a-Changin'" - 3:29
"Spanish Harlem Incident" - 3:07
"Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues" - 4:06
"To Ramona" - 6:01
"Who Killed Davey Moore?" - 4:46
"Gates of Eden" - 8:32
"If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Got to Stay All Night)" - 4:06
"It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" - 11:26
"I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" - 4:01
"Mr. Tambourine Man" - 6:33
"A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" - 7:44
"Talkin' World War III Blues" - 5:52
"Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" - 4:34
"The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" - 6:57
"Mama, You Been on My Mind" - 3:35 (with Joan Baez)
"Silver Dagger" - 3:47 (with Joan Baez)
"With God on Our Side" - 6:17 (with Joan Baez)
"It Ain't Me, Babe" - 5:11 (with Joan Baez)
"All I Really Want to Do" - 4:01
And honestly this, along with Highway 61 revisited, is my favourite Dylan and I would recommend it to anyone.