4.5 (2 votes)
DVDylan ID: D585.a
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Stockyards 40-acre North Forty Field, Fort Worth, Texas, US
Date: Monday, 4th July 2005
Willie Nelson's 32nd Annual 4th of July Picnic
  1. Drifter's Escape
  2. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  3. Absolutely Sweet Marie
  4. You Win Again (with Willie Nelson)
  5. Highway 61 Revisited
  6. Shooting Star
  7. Cold Irons Bound
  8. Like A Rolling Stone
  9. All Along The Watchtower
  10. BONUS TRACKS from Buffalo, NY 13-Apr-05:
    - It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    - Queen Jane Approximately
Number of discs: 1
Running time: 00:55
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Above average video and audio quality

This dvd is filmed from the floor, fairly close up to Bob and the band. There are more heads and hands in the way than I would've liked but regardless, this is a pretty decent watch. The camera shifts from Bob to the band intelligently. The performance is average- nothing more, nothing less. Bob's voice is rough in typical 2005 fashion. Stylistically Bob seems neither excited nor bored with the performance; for him it's just another day at the office. There are, however, a few lines and phrases that are enthused. Fort Worth is a good DVD to see if your a fan of 2005 performances. Not a must have, but enjoyable.

Reviewed by davidrmintz on 08th September 2005

This is a fine DVD, not too many heads or duck downs, and the taper always has a great view of Bob and the band. Of course it's always nice to see Bob and Willie do a duet (even if it isn't as nice to hear).

Also, the bonuses have a couple good shots of Dylan doing a center harp solo. The 'It's All Right, Ma' is pretty bad. Bob messes up on the lyrics BIG time (maybe the worst he's ever scewed them up) and starts mumbling anything that comes to his head. The 'Queen Jane' is brilliant though, one of my favourite performances of the year.

Thanks to the taper of course, and Robin (Stoked) for sending this one to me!

Reviewed by Bty on 13th August 2005