5.0 (1 vote)
DVDylan ID: D2065
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: New York City, NY, USA/The Beacon Theatre (October 15-19, 1990)
Concerts 238-242 of The Never-Ending Tour (October 15-19, 1990)
Bob Dylan (vocal, harp & acoustic & electric guitar)
G. E. Smith (backup vocals, acoustic & electric guitar)
Tony Garnier (electric & standup bass)
Christopher Parker (drums & percussion)
César Diaz (guitar)
John Staehely (guitar) (concerts 239-242)
Carl Denson (tenor saxophone) (concerts 241, 242)
Lenny Kravitz (guitar & background vocals) & Henry Hirsch (background vocals) (concert 242)
Adam Widoff (guitar) (concert 242)

ArtWork courtesy ofAlias1976:
  • DVD 1:
    -01. Beginning
    -02. Marine Hymn
    -03. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
    -04. Willin’
    -05. Ballad Of A Thin Man
    -06. Watching The River Flow
    -07. Shelter From The Storm
    -08. Man Of Constant Sorrow
    -09. Dark As A Dungeon
    -10. Gates Of Eden
    -11. Two Soldiers
    -12. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
    -13. Everything Is Broken
    -14. What Good Am I?
    -15. Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)
    -16. In The Garden
    -17. Maggie's Farm
    -18. End Thanks & Credits
  • DVD 2:
    -01. Beginning
    -02. Absolutely Sweet Marie
    -03. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
    -04. Subterranean Homesick Blues
    -05. I’ll Remember You
    -06. To Be Alone With You
    -07. Simple Twist Of Fate
    -08. Man Of Peace
    -09. John Brown
    -10. One Too Many Mornings
    -11. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
    -12. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
    -13. She Belongs To Me
    -14. Desolation Row
    -15. Mr. Tambourine Man
    -16. Tangled Up In Blue
    -17. Positively 4th Street
    -18. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
    -19. I Shall Be Released
    -20. I Believe In You
    -21. Maggie’s Farm
    -22. End Thanks & Credits
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 03:03:12
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Songs 01-03, 06-07: 15-Oct-90
Songs 11, 13: 16-Oct-90 D2061.2
Songs 04, 08, 14, 16: 17-Oct-90 D2062.2
Songs 05, 10: 18-Oct-90 D2061.2
Songs 09, 12, 15, 17-18: 19-Oct-90 D2064

Songs 01-02, 07, 11, 12: 17-Oct-90 D2062.2
Songs 03, 10, 15, 17: 16-Oct-90 D2061.2
Songs 04, 05, 20: 18-Oct-90 D2063.2
Songs 06, 13, 21-22: 19-Oct-90 D2064
Songs 08-09, 19: 15-Oct-90

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Produced by yassou on a MacBook Pro running Sierra 10.12.6 and Apple software.

Let’s compare Dylan's 2017 five-night residency at the Beacon Theatre in NYC with the five-night residency that took place there in October 1990. On the 2017 tour, Dylan performed a highly-polished set of 20 songs per night with no setlist changes. In 1990, he performed 18-20 songs per night of which 35 were “one-offs,” i.e., songs performed only once during the residency. Things, have, indeed, changed!

“1990 Beacon Theatre One-Offs” compiles these 35 songs on two DVDs, each organized roughly according to set order. The first DVD contains several rarely performed songs, notably “Willin’, “Man Of Constant Sorrow,” “Dark As A Dungeon,”Two Soldiers,” and “Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love).” One of these one-offs, the otherwise oft-performed “Maggie’s Farm” from the October 19th show, closes both DVDs, followed by credits over a still of Allen Ginsberg, who held court outside the venue after the show.

Due to the diligence and sharing spirit of our friend “The Caretaker” and his “Restoration Team,” the DVDylan browser now lists new, alternate camera DVDs of the 1990 shows. Taken with sources already in the browser, the compiler was able to choose the best quality shots for this set. Many video and audio tapers are also to be thanked, not the least of whom are the late Jon Casper and his partner, CJ Ghost, the team that recorded and shared the new submissions.

Reviewed by yassou on 22nd November 2017