THE MIDAS TOUCH
Razor's Edge 023/24 2CD [T-076]
(1) The Edge (Ft. Lauderdale, FL); September 23, 1995
(2) Riverfront Park (Spokane, WA); June 7, 1995
(3) Frank Sinatra Tribute (Los Angeles, CA); November 19, 1995
Tracklist: (1) Real Real Gone, Friend Of The Devil, Maggie's Farm,
It's Too Late, Silvio, Confidential To Me, Willin, That Lucky Old
Sun, West LA Fadeaway, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Key To The
Highway, Tangled Up In Blue, With God On Our Side, Highway 61
(2) If You See Her, Just Like A Woman, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues,
Mr. Tambourine Man, Seeing The Real You At Last, I'll Remember You,
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
(3) Restless Farewell
NOTE: "Restless Farewell" is not listed on the standard cover slips, and is reported to be in inferior sound.
DEEP: The interesting and surprise filled "free"
Edge show whose purpose was (pick 'em): 1) warm-up rehearsal for
the fall tour, or 2) Dylan's tribute/goodbye to Garcia, or 3) a
little of both. Whatever it was, it turned out to be a most
esoteric of "shows," with no less than 6 rarely-if-ever
played tunes and some commoners given drastic new arrangements.
The sound quality, given the tight security circumstances at this
show, is not up to the high standards of the best 95's; however,
the sound is well balanced and, although Bob's vocals are not as
upfront as we'd like, they are clear and distinct. Best are the
"slower" tunes, where the sound nuances and vocalizing
are a bit more distinctive. Anyway, this is an extremely enjoyable
disk and a show unlike one we will ever hear again. The filler trax
are quite good, albeit a bit high end biased. Another one that goes
out highly recommended.
CDG: While the sound quality may be below average for
recent shows, it's good enough to listen to -- and the setlist
alone makes it worthwhile. Well-chosen filler, too.