Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration – Blu-ray Edition

Available for the first time on blu-ray this is a star studded event that you are not going to want to miss. The Deluxe Edition features forty minutes of previously unreleased material such as rehearsal footage, interviews, etc. In other words, this is something you will want to buy for your collection without a fear of going wrong.

In the fall of 1992 the hardest to get ticket in the city with tons of hot concerts was those to Bob Dylan’s 30th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. A ton of music talent, most of it legendary, gathered at the concert to perform songs by the man who had influenced almost every singer-songwriter.

The songs they chose to cover vary from iconic to obscure. It is interesting to see who chose what. You get performers like John Mellancamp singing “Like a Rolling Stone”, Stevie Wonder singing “Blowin’ in the Wind”, Tracy Chapman singing “The Times They Are A-Changin’”, Neil Young singing “All Along the Watchtower”, Richie Havens singing “Just Like a Woman”, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers singing “Rainy Day Woman #12 & #35”. You also get Sinead O’Connor, George Harrison, Johnny Winter, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Johnny and June Cash, Lou Reed, and Eddie Vedder amongst others. You can tell how important this evening was to these stars as they all bring their A games.

Four hours is the length of concert and not for one minute do you feel like it drags. Backing up these performers is a house band consisting of three members of Booker T. & the M.G.’s, guitarist G.E. Smith and Jim Keltner and Anton Fig on drums. With the vastness of his catalogue and the quality of the artists who showed up to celebrate Dylan’s music you really see how much this guy has influenced modern music.

Track List:

Like A Rolling Stone – John Mellencamp
Blowin’ In The Wind – Stevie Wonder
Foot Of Pride – Lou Reed
Masters Of War – Eddie Vedder/Mike McCready
The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Tracy Chapman
It Ain’t Me Babe – June Carter Cash/Johnny Cash
What Was It You Wanted – Willie Nelson
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Kris Kristofferson
Highway 61 Revisited – Johnny Winter
Seven Days – Ron Wood
Just Like A Woman – Richie Havens
When The Ship Comes in – The Clancy Brothers and Robbie O’Connell with special guest Tommy Makem
War – Sinead O’Connor
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – Neil Young
All Along The Watchtower – Neil Young
I Shall Be Released – Chrissie Hynde
Love Minus Zero, No Limit – Eric Clapton (Track Only Available on DVD/Blu-Ray Format)
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – Eric Clapton
Emotionally Yours – The O’Jays
When I Paint My Masterpiece – The Band
You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Mary Chapin Carpenter/Rosanne Cash/Shawn Colvin
Absolutely Sweet Marie – George Harrison
License To Kill – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Mr Tambourine Man – Roger McGuinn
It’s Alright, Ma – Bob Dylan
My Back Pages – Bob Dylan/Roger McGuinn/Tom Petty/Neil Young/Eric Clapton/George Harrison
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Everyone
Girl Of The North Country – Bob Dylan

Bonus Tracks:
Leopard-Skin Pill-box Hat – John Mellencamp
Boots Of Spanish Leather – Nancy Griffith with Carolyn Hester
Gotta Serve Somebody – Booker T. & The M.G.’s

Special Features: Behind the Scenes

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