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Blowin’ in the Wind – Live at The Concert for Bangladesh on the 1st of August, 1971

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!

If you are thinking ‘what was the concert for bangladesh?’ find out at Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concert_for_Bangladesh

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Concert for Bangladesh DVD

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)

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