Stockholm, Sweden

April 29, 1966

She Belongs To Me
Fourth Time Around
Visions Of Johanna
It' All Over Now Baby Blue
Desolation Row
I Don't Believe You
Baby Let Me Follow You Down
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
One Too Many Mornings
Ballad Of A Thin Man

Unfortunately, this concert is incomplete. All songs are cut off, sometimes drastically - leaving only fragments - and many songs are missing, including: Just Like a Woman, Mr. Tambourine Man, Tell Me Mama, and Like a Rolling Stone. The overall the sound isn't too bad for a 1966 audience tape, but definitely not up to the standard of the famous Royal Albert Hall tape. If you love the 1966 tour, as I do, then you might want to seek this out for completions sake, otherwise forget it.

The acoustic segment is a little more complete than the electric half. The acoustic songs on this tour were performed with a remarkable consistency, with a few exceptions, such as the final London concerts where Dylan slows down some of the songs and stretches out each syllable, giving plenty of space for his unique phrasing to come through. The Stockholm songs sound pretty much like any other '66 show I've heard, which is high praise indeed, but nothing here that you couldn't already find with the Dublin tape. The electric songs, on the other hand, were more varied in their sound from night to night. It's obvious that Dylan was more interested in playing with a band at this time. The acoustic songs often sounded rushed, as if he wanted to get them over with more quickly so he could move on to the music that really mattered. He threw himself completely into the rock and roll sound, even if his audience didn't and reacted with general hostility. Undoubtedly, this antagonism toward Dylan and the Hawks contributed to the fiery sound they had in those days. Very little of this fire can be glimpsed here, though, because of the recording quality plus the lack of complete songs.

Incidentally, it's said that the reason why this tape is so fragmentary is because the person who made the recording only had one tape with him and that he had recorded a Beatles concert on side one.

CDs: none that I know of

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