|10/31/64||Philharmonic Hall, New York City, New York||2||62min+53min|
BOOTLEG: All Hallows' Eve & More; This is a speed corrected version of the "All Hallows' Eve & More", double CD, which was a sonic upgrade of "Halloween Mask". This is, the first full length soundboard recording of a Dylan concert, and, he is in excellent form. It includes what I think is a definative, version of "Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues". And the hillarious, classic Dylan moment in "I Don't Believe You" is priceless., This posting includes a bonus Joan Baez track from this show that, is not available on either of the above CDs, DEEP: The quintessential Dylan concert up to that point in time, as important to 1964 as the Manchester broadcast is to 1965 or Guitars Kissing to 1966. The sound is much smoother, fuller and has more "punch" than previous CDs I've heard of this show. This one is pristine, with Dylan's voice more natural and the guitar/harmonica eliciting a much richer tone. Dylan at his early best - humorous, charming and witty in-between songs and strong, confident and defiant during them. As a bonus, you get the WBAI-FM "Broadside" radio show from '62 in superb quality. The double-jewel packaging is superb, with a classy black and old color scheme and vintage Bob and Joan photos. Essential listening for everyone., CDG: A classic performance in excellent quality, in part due to some digital filtering to remove, tape hiss.