Sunday, September 07, 2008

Sunday Morning at the Cafe: And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall ...



Live from Japan, 1994. The event was broadcast on May 22 and May 23, 1994, in 55 countries around the world. Thank you, Doug.

4 comments:

Travis Prinzi said...

Oh, this is beautiful. Thanks for posting!

Travis Prinzi said...

Is there anywhere to get this entire concert?

BabyBlue said...

As far as I know it has not been released officially by Columbia. However, there are bootlegs of it - in CD form. I'm guessing it's also bootlegged as a DVD off the TV (this is probably where this video comes from). Dylan's bootlegs are legendary (and Columbia has finally figured it out, releasing "unreleased" recordings of Dylan as the bootleg series - there's another one coming out next month - but these are songs that have been "out there" for a long time among collectors). One of the greatest bootlegs of all time was the "Albert Hall Concert" in 1966, which was actually recorded not in London at the historic venue, but in Manchester. It is the concert where a member of the audience yelled "Judas!" at Bob Dylan who responds by drawling, "I don't believe you, you're a liar" and then takes off with possibly one of the greatest performances of Rolling Stone ever. That is now officially released by Columbia, but was collected for decades as a bootleg.

One of my favorite bootlegs that will probably never be officially released is a hilarious recording of "See you later, Alligator," of Dylan and the Band messing around at the "Big Pink" (I think) in Woodstock in the late 60s. They change the words to "See you later, Allen Ginsberg," pretty funny.

I'll check around though about a DVD of this particular performance. It's totally unique. I've seen other performances from this concert, but thanks to Doug we see this particularly powerful performance of Hard Rain. Nothing like it.

Stay tuned - we're checking!

bb

Travis Prinzi said...

Your knowledge of Dylan is ... well, it's like my knowledge of Lightfoot. Excellent! I'm staying tuned!