HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE
Dandelion 115/116 2CD [T-663] [LB-7099]
(1) Coliseum (Charlotte, NC); December 10, 1978
(2) Municipal Auditorium (Nashville, TN); December 2, 1978
Carolina Coliseum (Columbia, SC); December 9, 1978
Tracklist: (1) My Back Pages (inst), She's Love Crazy, Mr.
Tambourine Man, Shelter From The Storm, Love Minus Zero, Tangled Up
In Blue, Ballad Of A Thin Man, Maggie's Farm, I Don't Believe You,
Like A Rolling Stone, I Shall Be Released, Seņor, Times They Are A-
Changin', Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, It Ain't Me Babe, Am
I Your Stepchild, One More Cup Of Coffee, Blowin' In The Wind, Girl
From The North Country, We Better Talk This Over, Masters Of War,
Just Like A Woman, All Along The Watchtower, To Ramona, It's
Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), Forever Young, Changing Of The
(2) It's All Over Now Baby Blue, All Along The Watchtower
Where Are You Tonight
NOTE: No longer recommended. A superior version of this recording, a direct digital transfer from the analog master tape, has been circulated by the original taper and is clearly preferred.
DEEP: It doesn't get much better than this. Far and away the
most inspired, smokin' '78 performance I've heard. Dylan sounds
possessed and sings with a preacher's fervor on every tune. An
awe-inspiring performance by Dylan and band that leaves Budokan and
most everything else from this tour in its wake, maybe the
definitive show from 1978. Quality is full and bright, excellent
for a '78 show. An all-time great.
rmd: Among the very best of the circulating '78 shows. The
performance is top notch, and the packaging is exquisite. (S)
rmd: Sound quality is very good for the period, though not up to today's
standards. The stories Dylan tells have to be heard to be believed.
I've never heard anything like it from him before. I can't imagine
a show being any more entertaining than this one. His singing is
much wilder, more eccentric and passionate, than on Budokan,
and many arrangements are different, less cheesy to me (though a
few are still dreadful). (A)
rmd: It sounds pretty mediocre to me. Good performance and all, but the recording quality leaves much to be desired. Intrusive audience chatter, the band sounds harsh and constricted, and there's excessive treble throughout making Bob sound almost shrill.(DM)
rmd: I approached this set with great expectations and was very
disappointed. The sound quality may be good by '78 standards, but
not up to the standards of the 90s. I can't listen to it with any
pleasure. I always did like Budokan very much - and hoped that this
would be even better. Well, not so.