Mudrock 1/2 3CD [T-611]
(1) Mud Island (Memphis, TN); July 26, 1988
(2) Starplex (Dallas, TX); July 28, 1988
Tracklist: (1) Subterranean Homesick Blues, Absolutely Sweet Marie, Highway 61 Revisited, You're A Big Girl Now, Masters Of War, Memphis Blues Again, Boots Of Spanish Leather, Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Barbara Allen, It Ain't Me Babe, I Shall Be Released, Silvio, In The Garden, Like A Rolling Stone, Times They Are A-Changin', Forever Young, Maggie's Farm
(2) Subterranean Homesick Blues, My Back Pages, Highway 61 Revisited, Every Grain Of Sand, Masters Of War, Memphis Blues Again, Love Minus Zero, Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Barbara Allen, It Ain't Me Babe, I Shall Be Released, Silvio, Like A Rolling Stone, To Ramona, Blowin' In The Wind, All Along The Watchtower
DEEP: A triple set coupling two complete '88 shows on 3 disks that probably should have been limited to the first show + filler. Quality on the Memphis set is quite good, with clear,
upfront vocals and distinct, well balanced instrumentation. Performance is a dandy, full of vocal twists and turns with some drastic rearranging of vintage classics. The acoustic set is terrific, with Dylan's vocals strong and hard-hitting. The quality is simply fair to middling on the Starplex show, even a bit lame on the electric numbers. The softer, acoustic material suffers less
but is still left wanting. A pity, too, as the setlist is a treat. A 3 disk set with 2 disks worth of worthwhile material.