Thanks to David Reid for the following review: Van was on form tonight. There were some moments when he and the band were frightening. They played Just Like a Woman and did it very well. But when Bob and the band started up the music was from a different planet. Gotta Serve Somebody again with its harsh metallica sound and so very loud. I Want You, nothing special about this performance just good. Cold Irons Bound had Bob's voice so deep in the mix it took some concentration to hear what he was singing. Very loud again, dark and frightening, clouds of blood and hillsides of mud.....then gently into To Make You Feel My Love with Bob on guitar and making Humphry Bogart like faces here and there -nicely done. Silvio, well, still it sounds so very alive - the guitars thrashing and wailing. A tremendous close to the electric set. The acoustic set began with the the Mexican cantena sound of Ramona, then a Master's and Baby Blue. Good solid performances. Mama You've Just Been On My Mind performed as I heard at Sheffield. Great fun, a traditional jiggle of a pop song. I heard more Buckey steel on this tonight than on Tuesday. Tangled Up In Blue, again no change in a long time apart from a few new words. Nevertheless, what a fantastic performance of this song tonight. Full of energy and Bob's guitar playing was perfect in its bobbyness, and he knew it too, because he was looking very pleased with himself. There were two solos and during the first the crowd went wild, jumping and shouting all through it. New lines were in verse two something about ....working night and day....and.... time was passing away. Forever Young was as tender as ever. The last part of the show as far as the setlist goes is getting boring. H61 followed by Love Sick, then Bob's 'I am going to enjoy myself' jam/ song and then close with Blowin In the Wind. During the encores a woman was thrust up onto the stage and kissed and hugged Bob. He appeared to like this very much as after she had returned to the audience he lingered near where she went back in obviuosly hoping for more. After a while he enquired if it was her husband who was with her - is that your husband? At the end of the show he bent to speak to her again and then swanked off. Black coat embroided with leaves. Same trousers as Sheffield. Black boots. White shirt. Bow tie, grey and white? If the setlist was somewhat conservative tonight the whole performance was very entertaining and presented Bob and the band on great form. Every one I spoke to form 20 to 50 and Bob-mad to first- timers were all well impressed. I did not get to hear Tears of Rage or Not Dark Yet as I would of liked but it was a happy night all the same. David.
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