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The Gospel Project

Annotation Guide

Bob Dylan Live 1979-80

MY ANNOTATIONS ARE STRUCTURED ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING TEMPLATE:

DATE OF CONCERT

VENUE (CITY AND THEATER)


SETLIST:

THESE SETLISTS REFLECT THE MOST COMPLETE SHOW RELIABLY REPORTED BY AN AUTHORITY.

PERFORMANCES I'VE CONFIRMED THROUGH MY RESEARCH ARE IN BLACK, WHEREAS THOSE I'VE BEEN UNABLE TO CONFIRM ARE IN RED.

I HAVE LISTED DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN MY OWN RESEARCH AND THAT OF THE FOREMOST AUTHORITIES ON DYLAN'S LIVE PERFORMANCES HERE.


COMMENTARY:

THIS SECTION REFLECTS MY OWN COMMENTS ON THE PERFORMANCE IN QUESTION, RATHER THAN THE RECORDING OF THAT PERFORMANCE.


ANNOTATIONS:

  THE PURPOSE OF THESE ANNOTATIONS IS TO ASSIST LISTENERS IN IDENTIFYING PERFORMANCES.   THEREFORE, ANY NOTABLE CHARACTERISTICS IN EITHER RECORDING OR PERFORMANCE IS LISTED HERE TO HELP DISTINGUISH THE PERFORMANCE FROM ANY OTHERS.

ALL ANNOTATIONS REFLECT ANY CROSS-REFERENCING BETWEEN SOURCE RECORDINGS, THUS EDITS AND OMISSIONS WHICH OCCUR ON ONE SOURCE TAPE, BUT NOT ANOTHER, ARE NOT REPORTED HERE.

ANNOTATION KEY:

BLACK TEXT = Confirmed Performance/Comments/Observations

RED TEXT = Flaw or Missing/Unconfirmed Portion of Recording

BLUE TEXT = Dylan's Comments or Statements Transcribed

GREEN TEXT = Notable Performance (in my opinion)

CERTAIN SONGS, SUCH AS THE SAMPLE "SERVE SOMEBODY" BELOW, REFLECT DISCREPANCIES WITH THE COPYRIGHTED LYRICS OF THE SONG.  IF THERE IS ANY VARIATION, THE FIRST BULLET POINT BENEATH THE SONG TITLE LISTS THE PERFORMANCE ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF STANZAS IN THE COPYRIGHTED COMPOSITION.

 FOR EXAMPLE, IN THIS INSTANCE, DYLAN PERFORMED THE FIRST AND SECOND STANZAS ACCORDING TO THEIR COPYRIGHTED ORDER.  HE THEN PERFORMED HALF OF THE FOURTH COPYRIGHTED STANZA TOGETHER WITH HALF OF THE THIRD COPYRIGHTED STANZA.  THE SUBSEQUENT BULLET POINTS GENERALLY IDENTIFY LYRIC DISCREPANCIES WITHIN A STANZA, IDENTIFYING THE STANZA IN PARENTHESES.

 

SERVE SOMEBODY


 SOURCES:

THIS SECTION IS MODELED AFTER SIMON'S RECORDING COMMENTS LISTED ON HIS UNOFFICIAL BOB DYLAN FREE TAPE LIBRARY WEBSITE-- THIS NOTES ISSUES WITH INDIVIDUAL RECORDINGS, RATHER THAN WITH THE PERFORMANCES THEMSELVES.