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Midnight Beat 079/080 [T-067]

(1) Philharmonic Hall (New York, NY); October 31, 1964 (line)
(2) Broadside Radio Broadcast (WBAI-FM, New York, NY); May 1962

Tracklist: (1) Times They Are A-Changin', Spanish Harlem Incident, Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues, To Ramona, Who Killed Davey Moore?, Gates Of Eden, If You Gotta Go Go Now, It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), I Don't Believe You, Mr. Tambourine Man, Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Talking World War III Blues, Don't Think Twice, Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, Mama You Been On My Mind; With God On Our Side, It Ain't Me Babe [w/Joan Baez]; All I Really Want To Do
(2) Ballad Of Donald White, Death Of Emmett Till; Blowin' In The Wind [w/Pete Seeger et al]

NOTE: No longer recommended; superseded by the official Live 1964 release. The Broadside recording circulates commonly, on such items as Broadside.

DEEP: The quintessential Dylan concert up to that point in time, as important to 1964 as the Manchester concert is to 1965 or Live 1966 to 1966. The sound is much smoother, fuller and has more "punch" than previous CDs I've heard of this show. This one is pristine, with Dylan's voice more natural and the guitar/harmonica eliciting a much richer tone. Dylan at his early best - humorous, charming and witty in-between songs and strong, confident and defiant during them. As a bonus, you get the WBAI-FM "Broadside" radio show from '62 in superb quality. The double-jewel packaging is superb, with a classy black and gold color scheme and vintage Bob and Joan photos. Essential listening for everyone.

CDG: A classic performance in excellent quality, in part due to some digital filtering to remove tape hiss.