Top positive review
It's excellent, no, really it is.
18 November 2017
This volume of the bootleg series is culled from his gospel trilogy, Slow Train Coming, Saved and Shot of Love. Like almost everyone else, I was not terribly impressed with this trio when they were released. I thought they were patchy, but as with all Dylan records, they contained some stunning songs. I still think Every Grain of Sand can stand with Like a Rolling Stone.
When this set was announced I was disappointed as I wanted a Blood on the Tracks or Street Legal bootleg series. I didn't order it at first but waited to stream it (legally) after its release. When I streamed it I was fairly mesmerized by the music. Maybe enough time has passed for me to re-evaluate the songs or maybe it's the live setting, but I consider essential listening for Dylan fans. The band is very tight, the rhythm section of Jim Keltner and Tim Drummond provide a rock-solid unpinning. Dylan's voice is powerful, some of the best singing I've heard from him.