Bob Dylan Newcastle Arena 12 April 2007

Bob Dylan Newcastle Arena 12 April 2007
This was the the most recent gig by Bob Dylan at Newcastle Arena, and my last posting on Bob for now. Although I have seen him since 2007 (two gigs; both in Scotland; one in Edinburgh and one in Glasgow) I have already blogged on those concert experiences. David and I went to this gig and had good seats in the fourth row. The big suprise of the evening was an excellent version of House of the Rising Sun, which of course features on Dylan’s first album. He presumably did so in tribute to The Animals, and because he was plaing in their home town. Great stuff, and worth the entrance price for that song alone. From The Journal: “Rock legend Bob Dylan is thought to have acknowledged a 40-year-old debt to Tyneside band The Animals when he played in Newcastle this week. The singer-songwriter thrilled thousands of North-East fans when he played a version of House of the Rising Sun at the Metro Radio Arena on Thursday night. Dylan had recorded a version of the traditional folk song for his debut album in 1962, only to see The Animals score a massive hit both in Britain and America when they released a rock ‘n’ roll version of it two years later.” Setlist: Cat´s in the well; House of the rising sun; Watching the river flow; It´s alright, ma (I´m only bleeding); The levee´s gonna break; When deal goes down; I don´t believe you (She acts like we never have met); Masters of war; Rollin´n and tumblin´; Desolation row; Spirit on the water; Highway 61 revisited; Nettie Moore; Summer days; Like a rolling stone. Encore: Thunder on the mountain; All along the watchtower

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