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Crystal Cat 442-43 2CD [T-548]

(1) Wembley Arena (London, UK); October 5, 1997
(2) International Centre (Bournemouth, UK); October 1, 1997
(3) International Centre (Cardiff, Wales); October 3, 1997
(4) Catholic Eucharistic Congress (Bologna, Italy); September 27, 1997

Tracklist: (1) Absolutely Sweet Marie, Seņor, Tough Mama, You Ain't Goin' Nowhere, Silvio, One Too Many Mornings, Tangled Up In Blue, Rank Strangers To Me, Memphis Blues Again, Blind Willie McTell, Highway 61 Revisited, Like A Rolling Stone, Don't Think Twice, Love Sick, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
(2) Cocaine Blues
(3) I Want You, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, Stone Walls And Steel Bars, It's All Over Now Baby Blue, My Back Pages
(4) Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Forever Young

DEEP: The sound on the Wembley tracks is harsh and tinny with no bottom, the vocals are thin and the whole thing is a disaster. The Wembley part of this set is a throwaway due to the sound. The same cannot be said about the filler from Bournemouth and Cardiff, the quality of which is truly outstanding. But the 3 Pope tracks carry a fair amount of hiss. Despite the beautiful packaging with color photos from the gig, imaginative graphics and a transcript of an interview as liner notes, this one is for completists only. Its snazzy look belies the quality of most of the content.