Dylan’s performances at this concert were very warm and passionate. His deliveries are also fresh as this was one of the rare occasions he played live between 1966-1974. His voice isn’t quite as smooth as it was on Nashville Skyline (1969)/Self Portrait (1970) and not as rough as it was on Pat Garrett/Billy the Kid (1973) and Planet Waves (1974). I think we are watching a good Dylan here but I will say that about any performace he does.
This one is a stand out though! It features George Harrison on the Fender Stratocaster, Leon Russell on the Fender Precision bass and Ringo Starr on the tambourine! Wow-ie!
I love the way he sings it like a love song – lines like ‘sleeps in the sa – and’, ‘before they’re allowed to be free’ ‘blowin’ in the wind’.
Bob is the Best with a capital B!
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Blowin’ in the Wind first appeared on the album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan CD (1963)
The album released closest to the date of this performance is New Morning (1970)