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Before the Flood 
Bob Dylan and the Band

Live: 1974 tour

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Before the Flood review

Before the Flood is a live recording from the Bob Dylan and The Bandís 1974 tour, it reached # 3 on the charts. It includes Bob Dylan songs performed electric with The Band backing him up to open and close the show. As The Band is so talented and familiar with Bob Dylanís songs, it is no surprise that the songs are all performed exceptionally. In between the Dylan electric sets, The Band play several of their best songs to perfection. And Bob Dylan sings three songs of his hits solo, "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," "Just Like a Woman," and "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)." 

Before The Flood will please both Bob Dylan and The Band fans. If you favor Dylan this among is his best live releases. If you are a Band fan you can hear them perform and let loose on their own compositions in stunning fashion. Even if you have their other albums like Rock of Ages, and The Last Waltz, these renditions are smoking. One thing that those albums do not include that makes Before The Flood a must have is the Dylan songs. Hearing The Band perform these songs is among their finest musical moments, they have many. by Barry Small © 
Grade  A

Bob Dylan and The Band live from their 1966 tour

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Disc 1

Bob Dylan and The Band

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) 
2. Lay Lady Lay
3. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 
4. Knockin' on Heaven's Door 
5. It Ain't Me Babe 
6. Ballad of a Thin Man

The Band

7. Up on Cripple Creek
8. I Shall Be Released
9. Endless Highway - The Band
10. Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
11. Stage Fright

Disc 2

Bob Dylan Acoustic

12. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
13. Just Like a Woman
14. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

The Band

15. Shape I'm In
16. When You Awake
17. Weight

Bob Dylan and The Band

18. All Along the Watchtower
19. Highway 61 Revisited
20. Like a Rolling Stone
21. Blowin' in the Wind

Live 1966 Royal Albert Hall

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Bootleg Series Vol. 4

Bob Dylan - guitar, vocals
Richard Manuel - keyboards, vocals
Rick Danko - bass, vocals
Levon Helm - drums, vocals
Robbie Robertson - guitar, vocals
Garth Hudson - keyboards, vocals


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Released - June 1974 
Label - Columbia

Bob Dylan and The Band from their 1966 tour

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