4.9 (40 votes)
DVDylan ID:
Recording type: ProShot
City/Venue: Saugerties, New York
Date: Sunday, 14th August 1994
  1. Jokerman
  2. Just Like A Woman
  3. All Along The Watchtower
  4. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
  5. Don't Think Twice It's All Right
  6. Masters Of War
  7. It's All Over Now Baby Blue
  8. God Knows
  9. I Shall Be Released
  10. Highway 61
  11. Rainy Day Women #12&35
  12. It Ain't Me Babe

  13. BONUS
    - You Win Again (with Willie Nelson from "Willie & Friends")
    - A Change Is Gonna Come (from "Apollo 70th Anniversary")
    - It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (from Shepherds Bush Empire 23 Nov 03, CC sound)
Number of discs: 1
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Sound-upgraded (Crystal Cat)

This dvd along with possibly only D274,D326 and D005 truly merits 5 stars and an 'Essential rating. If Sony music ever want to put out a visual companion to 'The Bootleg Series' all they would have to do is stick these 4 in a box and Bob's reputation as a premier live performer would be assured.

Sound and picture are both excellent, indeed it is hard to see how an official release could improve them and most importantly the performance is first rate. The band sound good,Dylan's lead guitar has yet to reach the excesses of 1996 and the the vocals remain consistent from start to finish.

In fact the only possible criticism that could be labelled at this performance is the song selection which apart from 'God Knows' and 'Jokerman' remains rooted solidly in the '60s. But what is here is all performed to a high standard.

Hard to pick any highlights but the first electric set builds to a great climax with 'It Takes A Lot To Laugh..' while 'It's All Over Now,Baby Blue' would be the pick from the acoustic set. The 2nd electric set while featuring a couple of pub rockers;'Highway 61..' and 'Rainy Day Women..' is still good. The bonus tracks are quite nice too although try as I might I can't quite convince myself that 'A Change Is Gonna Come' is a good vocal performance!

I'm sure this review is totally redundant as Woodstock '94 already has a great reputation but it may help it to get closer to the top of the DvDylan charts!!

Reviewed by Bobfan1 on 07th March 2007

I see I'm in the minority here, but I think this performance is far from "5 stars." To me, while the sound is good and the performances tight, it lacks in passion. Bob, probably my favorite singer ever, sounds uncommitted on the vocals and even whiny at times. I don't think his voice sounds strong, and we all know how he can tear the house down with that voice, whether in a tender mode or a balls out belting mode.
I was disappointed at the time, and I'm still disappointed with Bob's Woodstock II performance. Give me '66 or '76 or '88 or '99 anyday!

Reviewed by NewDylanFan on 10th November 2006

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