"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Bob Dylan's "Field Recordings" 1988 onwards

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This is an extracted list from Searching For A Gem of live recordings from 1988 onwards that have appeared on official "rarity" releases, mostly from Columbia - effectively Bob's live Never Ending Tour album! This excludes the recordings on the Duets page. Some of these appeared first on bobdylan.com, see Online Performances. (Performances that have appeared exclusively on bobdylan.com are not listed here.) For performance before 1988, see Bob's Early "Field Recordings" 1961-87.

"Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the poet laureate of rock 'n' roll. The voice of the promise of the '60s counterculture. The guy who forced folk into bed with rock, who donned makeup in the '70s and disappeared into a haze of substance abuse, who emerged to find Jesus, and who suddenly shifted gears, releasing some of the strongest music of his career beginning" in the late '90s. Ladies and gentlemen, Bob Dylan!" This introduction to Bob's live show is from Bob's road manager Al Santos, and is taken from a review by Jeff Miers of the Dylan concert at Hamburg, NY, 15 Aug 2002, that appeared in the New York State local newspaper "The Buffalo News". Jeff Miers is still the music reviewer at "The Buffalo News".

Audience recordings are indicated by (A).

Revised: 17 January, 2017.


Dignity94USPromoFront.jpg (26449 bytes) R-0239 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - live at the Great Music Experience, Naira City, Japan, 22 May 1994, with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Kamen, from the European Greatest Hits Vol. 3 Dignity singles, 1994
R-0229 Highway 61 Revisited - recorded live at the "Woodstock '94" festival, Saugerties, NY, 14 Aug 1994, from the 1995 A&M album Woodstock '94
R-0244 All Along The Watchtower - recorded live at the opening of the Rock ’N’ Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Cleveland, OH, 2 Sep 1995, from the 1996 Columbia album The Concert For The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Columbia US promo CD single Live '96, 1997

R-0259 My Back Pages - recorded live at the House of Blues, Atlanta, GA, 3 Aug 1996
R-0262 Boots Of Spanish Leather - recorded live at the House of Blues, Atlanta, GA, 3 Aug 1996
R-0260 Tombstone Blues - recorded live at the House of Blues, Atlanta, GA, 4 Aug 1996
R-0261 Ballad Of A Thin Man - recorded live at the House of Blues, Atlanta, GA, 4 Aug 1996

Columbia Love Sick CD singles, Europe and Japan, 1998, and the Australian Tour Special Limited Edition of Time Out of Mind

R-0272 Blind Willie McTell - live, Jones Beach, NY, 17 Aug 1997 (A)
R-0267 Cold Irons Bound - live, El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 16 Dec 1997 (A), also released on bobdylan.com
R-0268 Cocaine Blues (traditional) - live, El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 16 Dec 1997 (A), also released on bobdylan.com
R-0271 Roving Gambler (traditional) - live, El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 17 Dec 1997 (A)
R-0270 Can't Wait - live, El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 20 Dec 1997 (A)
R-0269 Born In Time - live, New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts, Newark, NJ, 1 Feb 1998 (A), also released on bobdylan.com
R-0263 Love Sick - live, Grammy Awards, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 25 Feb 1998 (A)

Sony Not Dark Yet/Dylan Alive 2 Japanese CD singles, 1999

R-0277 Tears Of Rage (Bob Dylan-Richard Manuel) - live, Madison Square Garden, New York, 17 Jan 1998 (A), also released on bobdylan.com
R-0276 Boots Of Spanish Leather - live, SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, 21 Jun 1998 (A), also released on bobdylan.com
R-0278 Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) - live, Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, Italy, 6 Jul 1998 (A), also released on bobdylan.com

Million2.jpg (27317 bytes) R-0279 Million Miles - live, Broome County Arena, Binghamton, NY, 19 Feb 1999 (A), from the 1999 promo CD single Million Miles: Live Recordings 1997-1999
Columbia Things Have Changed CD singles, Europe, 2000

R-0443 Make You Feel My Love - live, Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 21 May 1998 (A), also released on bobdylan.com
R-0444
Song To Woody - live, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA, 16 Mar 2000 (A)

R-0369 Friend Of The Devil (Robert Hunter-Jerry Garcia) - live, Club Rio, Las Vegas, NV, 1 Mar 1999 (A), from the 2000 Arista album Stolen Roses: Songs Of The Grateful Dead
Columbia limited edition bonus CD single given away with The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2 in the UK, May, 2000

R-0435 Highlands - live, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA, 16 Mar 2000 (A)
R-0436 Blowin' In The Wind - live, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA, 16 Mar 2000 (A)

Sony Japan-only album Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, 2001

R-0466 Somebody Touched Me (traditional) - live, Portsmouth, England, 24 Sep 2000 (A)
R-0468 Country Pie - live, Portsmouth, England, 24 Sep 2000 (A)
R-0469 Things Have Changed - live, Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000 (A)

R-0681 Tryin' To Get To Heaven - live, Wembley Arena, London, England, 5 Oct 2000 (A), from a US Columbia one-track CD single released to promote the publication of "Chronicles Volume One" in Oct 2004, and now on CD3 of the Expanded Deluxe Edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006
Thanks to Les Kokay for identifying
this track. It was previously identified wrongly as from the Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000.
R-0682 Mutineer (Warren Zevon) - live, Red Bluff, CA, 7 Oct 2002 (A - not "live in Australia" as on the album insert), from the 2004 Artemis Records album Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs Of Warren Zevon
Live from "Jack Fate" and his band from the Columbia Masked And Anonymous soundtrack album, Jul 2003, recorded at Stage 6, Ray-Art Studios, Canoga Park, CA, 18 Jul 2002

R-0612 Diamond Joe (traditional)
R-0615 Down In The Flood
R-0616 Dixie (traditional)
R-0617 Cold Irons Bound

Recorded as above but on the Columbia feature film and DVD release only:

R-0619 I'll Remember You
R-0620 Amazing Grace (Traditional)
R-0621 Drifter's Escape
R-0622 Simple Twist Of Fate
R-0623 Dirt Road Blues
R-0657 Standing In The Doorway

R-0697 Down Along The Cove - live, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN, 11 Jun 2004, from the Bonnaroo Music Festival 2004, Sanctuary Records (USA) 2CD set, Apr 2005
Thanks to Artur Jarosinski for the information that this performance is from a soundboard recording, not audience as previously stated.

Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine): Mark Ronson Re-Version - 2 CD single downloads, iTunes (USA/UK/Ireland), 24 Sep 2007:

R-0830 High Water (For Charley Patton) - live, Oakes Garden Theatre, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 23 Aug 2003 (A)
This live performance was released in Oct 2008 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, see here. This means R-0830 has ceased to be a rarity.

The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 - 3CD Expanded Deluxe Edition (Oct 2008):

R-0769 Things Have Changed - live, Portland, OR, 15 Jun 2000 (A)
R-0681 Tryin' To Get To Heaven  - live, Wembley Arena, London, England, 5 Oct 2000 (A)
R-0765 Cold Irons Bound - live, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN, 11 Jun 2004 (A)

The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 - Bonus Track Version iTunes UK (Oct 2008):

R-0355 Love Sick - live, Tramps, New York, 26 Jul 1999 (incorrectly dated as "Live 2001") (A)
 

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live, US Time-Life 9DVD set, 2009

R-0699 I Saw Her Standing There (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - live, Bob plays guitar with the Rock Hall Jam Band supporting Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen, Grand Ballroom, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, 20 Jan 1988, included on DVD1 "Light My Fire"

R-0700 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) - live, Bob plays guitar with the Rock Hall Jam Band supporting Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen, Grand Ballroom, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, 20 Jan 1988, included on DVD2 "Sweet Emotion"

R-0923 Stand By Me (Elmo Glick/Ben E. King) - live, Bob plays guitar with the Rock Hall Jam Band supporting Ben E. King, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Grand Ballroom, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, 20 Jan 1988, included on DVD5 "Whole Lotta Shakin'"

R-1008 The Times They Are A-Changin' - recorded live at the White House Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement, Washington, DC, 9 Feb 2010, from the White House web-site

Forthcoming releases:

R-0678 A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) - recorded live at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, 19 Jun 2004, from Apollo At 70 - Hot Night In Harlem, US DVD release, scheduled for 2004 but not yet released


Other Live Appearances

Like the 1988 onwards performances from bobdylan.com that don't appear above, these additional performances from broadcasts have been officially recorded but not commercially released. They're all professional recordings.

R-0432 All Along The Watchtower - with Jack Bruce, recorded live in Seville, Spain, 17 Oct 1991, from the Global Satellite Network radio station discs Guitar Legends In Concert, broadcast Mar 1992

R-0433  Shake, Rattle & Roll (Charles Calhoun) - with Keith Richards, recorded live in Seville, Spain, 17 Oct 1991, from the Global Satellite Network radio station discs Guitar Legends In Concert, broadcast Mar 1992

R-0429 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - from the MediaAmerica radio stations discs Woodstock '94: The Radio Show

R-0430 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - from the MediaAmerica radio stations discs Woodstock '94: The Best Of The Rest, 1994

R-0431 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - from the MediaAmerica radio stations discs Woodstock '94: The Best Of The Rest, 1994


More "Flying Pig" Bob Dylan pages

The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures
The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures

The Liner Notes That Sank
The Missing Liner Notes from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 3

Who really wrote Blowin' In The Wind?
Who really wrote "Blowin' In The Wind"?


Who really wrote "A Fool Such As I"?

Mr. D's Collection 2001
"Mr. D's Apocrypha"
(Columbia releases that aren't on Bob's regular albums)


Bob Dylan at the Movies: An Overview of all Films with Dylan Performances

Bob's "Field Recordings" 1961-87
Bob's early "Field Recordings" 1961-87

Bob's Appearances on Compilations
Bob's Appearances on Compilations

Duets with Bob
Duets with Bob

Bob Supporting Other Artists
Bob "On The Side"


My (Dylan-related) review of Stephen King's "Song of Susannah"

 

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