HOLLIS BROWN AT IVY
no label BD01 510472 2CD [T-562]
DEEP: This show is relatively unexciting, perhaps uninspired. Pedestrian setlist, pedestrian phrasing, performance by Dylan that never goes beyond ho-hum. The songs are mostly given routine readings, almost as if he's trying to be conservative and toned-down. The quality leaves a bit to be desired - it's nice and clear and very listenable but a bit thin and lacking in that warm, full sound we've come to expect. The bonus trax are well chosen and improve things a bit. Considering the performance and so-so
quality, thumbs down on this one.
CDG: Recording quality is excellent. The performance is solid, but nothing special.