|City/Venue:||Kings Dock, Liverpool, UK|
|Date:||Thursday, 12th July 2001|
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1325
- Oh Baby It Ain't No Lie
- To Ramona
- Desolation Row
- Maggie's Farm
- Just Like A Woman
- This Wheel's On Fire
- Visions Of Johanna
- Fourth Time Around
- Boots Of Spanish Leather
- Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
- Positively 4th Street
- Cold Irons Bound
- Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
- Things Have Changed
- Like A Rolling Stone
- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
- All Along The Watchtower
- I Shall Be Released
- Highway 61 Revisited
- Blowin' In The Wind
- Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
|Number of discs:||1|
|Authoring:||DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating|
Very close, mostly steady, always enjoyable
Sound source: "Liverpool 2001" Crystal Cat
Great DVD set! Highly recommended!
I find it really difficult to review dvds.Not only do you have to try and assess Bob's performance you also have to try and rate the technical quality of the film and it's really hard to say anything negative when so much care and attention goes into these films ,then add the fact that we're lucky to have anything at all and it seems downright ungrateful to nit-pick..However..
Liverpool '01 is a very good video,the sound is excellent,the picture the sharpest I've ever seen, with some great close-ups of Bob and excellent panning of the band.
However the film is marred by a routine appearance of heads blocking the camera (at least once per song)which does tend to spoil the continuation of an otherwise perfect film.
On the musical side I don't think the performance is that great,certainly not essential.Bob's voice is very pinched and raw at times and he seems to be in a very idiosyncratic mood,laughing-scowling within the same song!! What exactly is bothering Bob during "Visions.." and "Leopard-Skin.."!! The biggest disappointment however is the fact that despite having two great guitar players at his disposal Bob insists on playing lead..on every song!..the same 3-note solo!! I think Charlie gets two solos all night..
When this film is good it's great.as for the performance that will come down to personal taste but I find it hard going at times..As always there are some highlights that make the night worthwhile..A brilliant "4th Time Around" (perhaps a nod to it's "Norwegian Wood" origins and the fact that Bob's in Liverpool) with Bob nailing the vocal..a really moving "Knockin'.." in the encores with a beautiful solo by Charlie..Oh the harmonies are great on "This Wheel.." as well..Great harmonica by Bob all night too..In conclusion..Top marks to the cameraman,shame about the heads!! ps apologies for both me(during my customary 'Stuck Inside Of Mobile' toilet break), and my mother(I cannot take her anywhere!),walking past the camera at various points!
Thanks to tangledupindylan for sending me this.
Reviewed by Bobfan1 on 23rd April 2006
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I really like this show!!
Reviewed by Wilbur1985 on 14th May 2005