4.4 (14 votes)
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Recording type: ProShot
City/Venue: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Date: Sunday, 12th July 1987
Bob Dylan with The Grateful Dead
ProShot, unfortunately not off-master. HiFi sound from CD
3 additional songs (audio only)
  1. Stuck Inside Of Mobile
  2. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
  3. Highway 61 Revisited
  4. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  5. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  6. John Brown
  7. The Wicked Messenger
  8. Queen Jane Approximately
  9. Chimes Of Freedom
  10. Joey
  11. All Along The Watchtower
Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:03
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
A Buried Treasure Production

After first watching this I thought it would earn 3 stars, but despite a lackluster performance: the Sound quality is very good; the video is a low generation transfer from excellent footage shot from people close to the band. After some thought I decided on 4 stars due to historical importance. Dylan had played shows with the Dead the year before (see D007.ra) but this was the third of five shows that year that he played with the Grateful Dead as a back up band. This series of shows had some other historical importance. The Dead encouraged him to search out his '60's and '70's catalog of songs, resulting in many live debuts. From this tour onwards Dylan has played much more varied sets, often deciding the set list right before the show and then changing it on stage. Also no more lengthy raps on stage. Starting with this tour and up to the spring tour 1990 Dylan uttered barely a word on stage. I attended this concert and after seeing him twice in 1980, twice in 1981 and once in 1986 this was my first disappointment. As seen in the video he is much uninspired. He hardly moves at all, I remember people joking that night that Dylan must have had an X on the stage with an arrow pointing toward the audience. The first song of the evening is missing and the first song shown gives a very rough start to the video. This show has some very high points though, including the set list. Dylan seems to react as the crowd recognizes the Dead’s staple “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” This show is clearly a Dead show with Dylan singing, quite slow as opposed to the energy of two nights before. Please don’t be discouraged from watching this as the pros far out-weigh the cons for any Dylan fan. “All Along The Watchtower” is cut after only about 20 seconds, but the three missing songs are included as audio set to some varied photo’s on the second segment on the disk but can be found on D457.a. Also this show has very concise chapters which align well with the songs.

Reviewed by mickym67 on 26th December 2008

This is one of the rare "Dylan Moments In History."
It is a MUST HAVE.
althought the picture is not that good, the singing is suppurb.


Reviewed by lovetheif on 22nd April 2005

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