Bob Dylan began his autumn trek at the Spektrum in Oslo, Norway, earlier today, with a few twists compared to recent tours.
(Updated and corected.)
First of all, Charlie Sexton, who was one of three lead guitarists used during his Dylan’s last tour, is back. The lineup for rest of the band - Tony Garnier, George Recile, Stu Kimball, and Donnie Herron - remains unchanged.
Secondly, there was an intermission halfway through the evening. It is unclear at this point if this will continue in future shows, but Dylan did play 18 songs, a longer show than usual.
The song selection and order were also changed. Missing were “Love Sick,” “High Water,” “Blind Willie McTell,” and “Ballad Of A Thin Man,” all regulars from last summer’s “AmericanaramA” tour. Back in favor, at least in Oslo, were “What Good Am I?” and, surprisingly, “It’s Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding).”
Oh, yeah, there was one more. The first ever performance of “Long and Wasted Years,” the sixth song from “Tempest” to be played in concert. In fact, the entire show still focused on recent material, in this case with only four songs from the 1960s (early on, then during the encores), two from “Blood On The Tracks,” one for “Oh Mercy” (recently covered by Tom Jones), and the remaining ten are from this century.
The eight-song second set was a “Tempest” sandwich, beginning with “Early Roman Kings,” and ending with three more from the album, climaxing with the debut of “Long and Wasted Years.” In between, aside from “Simple Twist Of Fate,” it was a three song Bob Dylan 2000’s sampler.
Time will tell what the correct set list was. This is what he have so far.
Spektrum, Oslo, Norway: October 10, 2013
1. Things Have Changed
2. She Belongs To Me
3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
4. What Good Am I?
5. Pay In Blood
6. Tangled Up In Blue
7. Duquesne Whistle
8. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
9. Early Roman Kings
10. Simple Twist Of Fate
11. Summer Days
12. Forgetful Heart
13. Spirit On The Water
14. Scarlet Town
15. Soon After Midnight
16. Long And Wasted Years
17. All Along The Watchtower
18. Blowin' In The Wind
Set list courtesy Bob Links and Karl Erik Andersen.
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