3.0 (5 votes)
DVDylan ID: D781
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Palatruzzardi di Milano, Milano, Italy
Date: Saturday, 8th June 1991
  1. New Morning
  2. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  3. All Along The Watchtower
  4. Shelter From The Storm
  5. Gotta Serve Somebody
  6. Wiggle Wiggle
  7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  8. Mr. Tambourine Man
  9. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
  10. One Too Many Mornings
  11. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  12. Just Like A Woman
  13. Man In The Long Black Coat
  14. Highway 61 Revisited
  15. I Shall Be Released
  16. Like A Rolling Stone
  17. Blowin' In The Wind
  18. Maggie's Farm
Number of discs: 1
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating

This is definitely one of the better shows from this topsy-turvy period in Dylan's life. The early nineties seemed to be a tough time in Dylan's career. However, with the terrific performances he put in at the Supper Club in '93, the times certainly did change. There are a few shows from the '91 tour worth watching - this one is not the best one but definitely worth watching. A few general comments first: the concert starts off rather mediocre but gets better and better throughout largely thanks to the great crowd response I believe............
Dylan has often commented about how much he loves being in Italy - oh the streets of Milano!

The opening few numbers give us the impression of: uh-oh! not another but Bob seems to get more 'into' it as the concert progresses. The real highlights of this concert for me were 1) Gotta Serve Somebody (nice rollicking new riff and feel to this song) 2) One too many mornings (subdued, understated, lovely), 3) Wiggle Wiggle (never liked this song on record - sounds much better live!) and 4) Man in the Long Black Coat (which shows just how good a record "Oh Mercy" truly was!). Numbers like Highway 61, LARS and Maggie's Farm are good but not exceptional and All Along the Watchtower always sounds the same....

Bob walks over to the piano at a few places during the concert but you can hardly hear him because the backing band (all fantastic musicians by the way!) drown him out. Although Bob seems relatively upbeat (progressively so throughout the concert) he just doesn't seem that 'into it' and unfortunately this negatively rubs off on some of the other members of the band who perform well but also just seem to be 'going through the motions' (like a soundcheck).

All in all a pretty good concert - definitely one of the best from this period (much better than the lackluster but nowhere near as good as the spectacular Offenbach concert that he would perform 11 days after this one. (See If you don't already have, get it straight away (if you like this period in Dylan's career) and then I recommend viewing this one next. A solid three stars! I would give it 3.5 actually if that were possible..........

Big thank-you to taaa for this one!

Reviewed by Blackburne on 07th June 2008