Toronto, Canada

January 10, 1974

Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
I Don't Believe You
As I Went Out One Morning
Lay Lady Lay
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Ballad Of A Thin Man
All Along The Watchtower
Ballad Of Hollis Brown
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
The Times They Are A-Changin'
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Gates Of Eden
Love Minus Zero - No Limit
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
Forever Young
Something There Is About You
Like A Rolling Stone
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)

One of the early concerts of the 1974 tour and one of the best I've heard so far. Dylan and The Band were still a little rough in places but the music actually benefits from this roughness much more than the later tighter concerts. The set lists were also more imaginative in the early stages. Consider how this show starts in contrast to some of the later ones. Most Likely You Go Your Way is much more relaxed and not yet fully worked out (I'll admit that I like the more powerful later versions better) which makes for a good opening, but then they choose to do two more offbeat songs to followup: I Don't Believe You (performed very often with The Band for no other reason than that they like the song) and the only known live performance of As I Went Out One Morning! I'm sorry they dropped the song after this initial run-through. It would have been great to hear a more fully realized version of this song during this tour. After a nice Lay Lady Lay and an ok Tom Thumb's Blues (the mood of this song was starting to change around this time) they do an absolutely incredible version of Ballad of a Thin Man, very slow and bluesy and with a lot of feeling for what the lyrics are all about. This is about as close to the 1966 live version that I've heard yet. Other songs still needed to be worked out, such as Hollis Brown which got better as the tour went on, but hearing these rough versions is definitely a thrill. The acoustic set is better than most of the later ones, but showing signs of starting to fall into a rut. The choice of songs for this segment could have been better. The final electric Dylan/Band set is fine and they even do a repeat of Most Likely as an encore, this time with more feeling. All in all a great concert. The sound (audience recording) isn't too bad. A little distortion creeps in about halfway through and continues until the end, but I haven't decided whether or not this is a problem with my copy or with the original tape itself. It should be noted that some audience members contribute some excellent profanity during the acoustic portion of the concert. Thanks guys! :-)

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