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Bob Dylan’s Athens setlist creates different ‘vibe’

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After a rather stagnant setlist over the first three dates of his current tour, Bob Dylan has begun to shake things up. The songs for the first three gigs were identical:

  • June 16: Cork, Ireland - Live at the Marquee (Festival)
  • June 17: Dublin, Ireland - The O2
  • June 20: Istanbul, Turkey - Black Box Istanbul
  • 1. Things Have Changed
  • 2. She Belongs To Me
  • 3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
  • 4. What Good Am I? *
  • 5. Waiting For You *
  • 6. Duquesne Whistle
  • 7. Pay In Blood
  • 8. Tangled Up In Blue
  • 9. Love Sick
  • (Intermission) *
  • 10. High Water (For Charley Patton)
  • 11. Simple Twist Of Fate
  • 12. Early Roman Kings
  • 13. Forgetful Heart
  • 14. Spirit On The Water *
  • 15. Scarlet Town *
  • 16. Soon After Midnight
  • 17. Long And Wasted Years
  • (encore)
  • 18. All Along The Watchtower
  • 19. Blowin' In The Wind

When Dylan landed in Greece, the song selection began to loosen up. Four songs (and the intermission) were removed (*), replaced by “Summer Days” and “Hard Rain” near the end of the set.

  • 1. Things Have Changed
  • 2. She Belongs To Me
  • 3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
  • 4. Duquesne Whistle
  • 5. Pay In Blood
  • 6. Tangled Up In Blue
  • 7. Love Sick
  • 8. High Water (For Charley Patton)
  • 9. Simple Twist Of Fate
  • 10. Early Roman Kings
  • 11. Forgetful Heart
  • 12. Summer Days *
  • 13. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall *
  • 14. Soon After Midnight
  • 15. Long And Wasted Years
  • (encore)
  • 16. All Along The Watchtower
  • 17. Blowin' In The Wind

For his show at Terra Vibe Park in Athens, Greece, earlier tonight, Dylan really mixed things up, replacing more than half of the expected set list with mostly older material. Dylan did something like this last November, when he really varied the songs lists only for two nights in Rome before reverting back to the original plan.

On Facebook, Andrea Orlandi reported Dylan was conversing with manager Jeff Kramer between selections.

Terra Vibe Park, Athens, Greece: June 23, 2014

  • 1. Things Have Changed
  • 2. She Belongs To Me
  • 3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
  • 4. Huck's Tune *
  • 5. The Levee's Gonna Break *
  • 6. Shelter From The Storm *
  • 7. Million Miles *
  • 8. Girl From The North Country *
  • 9. Summer Days
  • 10. Desolation Row *
  • 11. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum *
  • 12. Duquesne Whistle
  • 13. Visions Of Johanna *
  • 14. Thunder On The Mountain *
  • 15. Ballad Of A Thin Man *
  • (encore)
  • 16. All Along The Watchtower

(*) Tour debuts.

All set lists courtesy Bob Links.

Next stop: June 25, Sala Palatulu, Bucharest, Romania.

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