Bob Dylan / Tokyo Riot 1997 3rd Night / 2CD

Bob Dylan / Tokyo Riot 1997 3rd Night / 2CD / BD

Translated Text:
Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan 11th February 1997.


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Dylan Japan tour of 1997, which gave us dared fourth time the Japan tour was decided to only the first of three days until the stunning flow. and open to use the recently Tokyo International Forum (in front of Dylan Bruce Springsteen reblogged live), and I was also the first performance areas in 1997, not only Japan. In its forum first day of the first day and it became February 9 not only fans rushed to the front of the stage in the encore, eventually evolved into a situation that fans climbed the stage to shake hands with Dylan.
However this is not a mutation, the previous year fall of America “OK” and it made it was a climax had been but from the tour, there also be referred to still the period just prior to dissemination to the daily internet life like now Te, it becomes climax of about unforgettable for those who witnessed the live, also the next day and I had become a hot topic of about also be taken up in the newspaper. Where had been resting discourse organizers side such as “From the second time live to strengthen security”, it also will not be an exaggeration to say that it has impressed the “like excitement, such as riots”. It is something that also this title was Glorious on that reflects such a situation.

In large mistake and say what was the atmosphere that was a sad day of live by the “enhanced security”, was I have to show a further upsurge (laughs). It is in Tokyo last day to be released further heat up the fans flocked to the stage this time, Tokyo Forum for three days as a result ’97 was to show Japan Tour history largest upsurge of Dylan.
But for the first time explosive climax is the first day of the Tokyo show that became a reality excellent at the time title Among such three days had been released, forum three days in spite that showed enthusiastic climax only there There is no so called only with pity situation of never sound source of the other day was released in.
So our shop I will release the third day of February 11 from the ’97 Tokyo three days showed a legendary upsurge among fans! Of course recording is is the sound source that has not been floating around also between traders own audience master by DAT recording. If accustomed to this era and will become high-quality recording for granted by DAT use, but still this sound source is overwhelmed with exceptional quality. Best recording that was caught in on a sound playing without pick up around the climax excessively. High-quality sound does not have quite fades even listening in the current ear, which boasts the amazing clearness. Well each is what so much high-quality recording of was sleeping also nearly two decades.

Is also really nice enhance the first time playing in the play back the third day of the forum in such a superb sound quality! In tilting the first time of about Dylan the first time in the lead-guitarist who steadily escalated since the beginning of the 1990s disabuse the finally harmonica was trade mark from this time, hmm … I’m calyx (laughs) presence MGA of it his lead also I’ll be hear to really clear. Impressive is his song engine fully open in the third day tour to it more. The 3rd consecutive, such as even upper that is also fierce that song does not feel chopped tired.
Such as now fixed set of recent years of the song is spliced ​​sing even in recent years of the stage became a commonplace “She Belongs To Me”, it will be the now thoroughly sing Dylan allowed to also stunned to another dimension of shout. It is but I master the “Like A Rolling Stone” more sublime, including the surrounding climax comes of Angkor, this is what ’97 Tokyo performances unique climax of that nostalgia. Those who would remember if you are listening to this sound source you’ll be not a few. It was really tremendous excitement and energetic of Dylan. And rare number from the forum performances of the day before the second day in bonus “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” is also included. Day-to-day frenzy in ’97 forum will be released in limited press CD of original sound source. Upsurge was told to and that riot verge revives the modern!




今や近年の曲の固定セットが当たり前となった近年のステージでも歌い継がれる「She Belongs To Me」など、今のじっくり歌うディランとはまた別次元なシャウトに唖然とさせられてしまいます。それがアンコールの「Like A Rolling Stone」になると周囲の盛り上がりも含めてさらに壮絶を極めるのですが、これこそがあの懐かしの97年東京公演ならではの盛り上がり。今回の音源を聴いていて思い出してしまう方は少なくないことでしょう。本当に凄まじい盛り上がりと元気いっぱいなディランでした。そしてボーナスには前日二日目のフォーラム公演からのレアナンバー「Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues」も収録。97年フォーラムでの熱狂の日々が独自音源の限定プレスCDにてリリースされます。あの暴動寸前とまで言われた盛り上がりが現代に蘇る!

Disc 1(61:25)
1. Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood) 2. Lay Lady Lay 3. All Along The Watchtower
4. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) 5. Watching The River Flow
6. Silvio 7. Oh Baby It Ain’t No Lie 8. Mr. Tambourine Man 9. Boots Of Spanish Leather

Disc 2(66:24)
1. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again 2. She Belongs To Me
3. Ballad Of A Thin Man 4. Like A Rolling Stone 5. One Too Many Mornings
6. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35

Bonus Track
Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan 10th February 1997
7. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion)

BD 21197

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