Bob Dylan / Madison Square Garden 1978 1st Night / 2CD

Bob Dylan / Madison Square Garden 1978 1st Night / 2CD / BD

Translated Text:
Live at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY. USA 29th September 1978


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It is the 1978 World Tour of Bob Dylan that feeling that starts from Earl’s Court, release from our shop is concentrated on June miraculously by the condition, such as LA performances by recording of Mike Millard further, but completely different this time first appearance of the season sound source will be released. September (LA of June was a warm-up gig for the European tour) is a schedule in the United States of the tour has began in earnest, and performances of Madison Square Garden at the end of the month But it has been carried out in two consecutive days. And recorded September 29 is the first day from the MSG live. That live Dylan varies greatly between one year is not that uncommon, but it will make a difference for the MSG live at this time is reflected in the fresh compared with live June release was followed by a place here.
First of all, because it is after the new album at the time “STREET LEAGAL” has been released, is located “Is Your Love In Vain?” From the same album in the set list early, and set-in masterpieces of the past, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” I enjoy such as, is a different atmosphere and June alone the first half of the live. Even the new song that Dylan had made “STREET LEAGAL” recordings later appeared from September further. While continue to be played in regular, yet blues number “Am I Your Stepchild?” Now with the presence of familiar to mania as unreleased live-only release is not fulfilled and the realization of studio recording among them.
But that additional new song “Love You Too Much” is showcase has become a scene very valuable this day. Actually this song, was released officially It was a version by Greg Lake of EL & P. And Miss chorus of ’78 tour members and Dylan, as well as Helena Springs, Lake also named to the composer credit. It was named after him is what Lake itself was completed in addition to write the lyrics took over as songs unfinished when he met Dylan in the European tour of ’78 to “Love You Too Much” it was a result of having been recorded in the first solo album of 1981.
But at that time in ’78, and was completed in the United States tour at the start of September this song, Dylan himself shows off to try on stage. The attempt I was over at two times slightly, try the last it was a MSG show this first day in the second time. Where the lyrics of quite different from saying that the song both Dylan and Lake has finished each course, which was also tries to bring together in a hard atmosphere we have in common. Compared to the Lake version that became hard rock pop with the help guitar Gary Moore and synthesizer of Early Eighties unique, version of Bonga Dylan become a song and intense clunky by riffs and hard spirited rhythm by Ian Wallace have. The more that the degree of completion of the play is the only was high, and we had a showcase of two times slightly be missed.
It is a valuable source of no attention mistake of fans around the world just say you are recording the performance scene of such valuable unreleased, but it does not give forbids surprise even splendor of sound quality. , But it’s not the quality of the invincible like Mike Millard sound source because it is a mono recording, but let’s affirm that it is a great audience recording boasts a clearness and sound image on still up tremendous. And I listen to a super-valuable unreleased songs in addition to it. Stop bonus track of enhancement summarizes the songs that were not played at MSG and debuted take of “Love You Too Much”. None of them is a high quality, it was raised together with suitable quality to be released at a press CD limited. Please enjoy the precious sound of ’78 tour was different again with the sound source live and June

 まずは当時のニュー・アルバム「STREET LEAGAL」がリリースされた後ですので、セットリスト序盤に同アルバムから「Is Your Love In Vain?」が配置され、過去の名曲「Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues」もセットインするなど、ライブの前半部分だけでも6月とは違う雰囲気が楽しめます。さらに9月からは「STREET LEAGAL」レコーディング以降にディランが作った新曲までもが登場。その中でもブルース・ナンバー「Am I Your Stepchild?」はレギュラーに演奏され続けながら、それでいてスタジオ・レコーディングの実現とリリースが叶わないライブ・オンリーの未発表曲としてマニアにはおなじみの存在となりました。
 しかしこの日はさらなる新曲「Love You Too Much」が披露されたことが非常に貴重な場面となっています。実はこの曲、正式にリリースされたのはEL&Pのグレッグ・レイクによるバージョンだったのです。しかもディランと78年ツアー・メンバーのコーラス嬢、ヘレナ・スプリングスだけでなく、レイクも作曲者クレジットに名を連ねています。これは78年のヨーロッパ・ツアーで彼がディランに会った際に未完成の曲として譲り受けた「Love You Too Much」にレイク自身が歌詞を書き加えて完成させたものが彼の名を冠した1981年のファースト・ソロ・アルバムに収録された結果でした。
 そんな貴重な未発表曲の演奏場面を収録しているというだけでも世界中のファンの注目を浴びること間違いなしの貴重音源ですが、音質の素晴らしさにも驚きを禁じ得ません。モノラル録音ですのでマイク・ミラード音源のような無敵のクオリティには及びませんが、それでも凄まじいまでにオンな音像とクリアネスを誇る素晴らしいオーディエンス録音であることを断言しましょう。それに加えて超貴重な未発表曲まで聴けるのです。とどめは「Love You Too Much」の初披露テイクとMSGで演奏されなかった曲をまとめた充実のボーナストラック。そのどれもが高音質であり、限定のプレスCDにてリリースするに相応しいクオリティでまとめ上げられました。6月のライブや音源とはまた違った78年ツアーの貴重音源をお楽しみください!

Disc 1(71:33)
1. My Back Pages 2. I’m Ready 3. Is Your Love In Vain? 4. Shelter From The Storm 
5. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues 6. Tangled Up In Blue 7. Ballad Of A Thin Man 
8. Maggie’s Farm 9. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) 
10. Like A Rolling Stone 11. I Shall Be Released 12. Love You Too Much 
13. Going, Going, Gone 14. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) 15. It Ain’t Me, Babe

Disc 2(73:25)
1. Am I Your Stepchild? 2. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) 3. Blowin’ In The Wind
4. I Want You 5. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) 6. Masters Of War 7. Just Like A Woman 
8. Baby Stop Crying 9. All Along The Watchtower 10. All I Really Want To Do 
11. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) 12. Forever Young 13. Changing Of The Guards 

Bonus Tracks
14. Love You Too Much (First Live Performance) (Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY. 24th September 1978) 
15. True Love Tends To Forget (Civic Center, Springfield, MA. 26th September 1978)

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

BD 92978

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