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Razor's Edge 27/28/29 [T-508]

(1) State Theater (Portland, ME) April 19, 1996
(2) State Theater (Portland, ME) April 20, 1996
(3) State Theater (Portland, ME) April 21, 1996

Tracklist: (1) Drifter's Escape, Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You, All Along The Watchtower, You're A Big Girl Now, This Wheel's On Fire, Silvio, Tangled Up In Blue, Visions Of Johanna, John Brown, Memphis Blues Again, Simple Twist Of Fate, Seven Days, Alabama Getaway, Forever Young
(2) Crash On The Levee, Man In The Long Black Coat, Positively Fourth Street, Pledging My Time, Mr Tambourine Man, Desolation Row, Friend Of The Devil, Maggie's Farm, What Good Am I, Times They Are A-Changin'
(3) Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat, If Not For You, Under The Red Sky, Mama You Been On My Mind, Masters Of War, When I Paint My Masterpiece, My Back Pages

DEEP: The first release to emerge documenting the brief April/May US dates of '96, and a fine document it is. The Portland shows were notable for the variety of material performed - all told we have 31 different songs included on these 3 disks, every tune Dylan did at this residency save "Rainy Day Women." Quality is very good, though not great, but a fine recording nonetheless. Nice, smooth sound and clear instrumentation on all 3 disks, with crisp sounding and energetic vocals. Bob and the band were obviously in fine form on all 3 nights here. The harp is put to the test a lot and Bob simmers through most of the solos. Can't say enough about Bucky either. Many, many great performances from the three nights, nicely done and thankfully documented by Razor's Edge.