Bob Dylan 1989 Never Ending Tour
Bob Dylan: vocal, guitar, harmonica
George Edward (G.E.) Smith: lead guitar, electric slide guitar, backup vocal
Kenny Aaronson: bass
Tony Garnier: bass
Christopher Parker: drums
The second year of the NET opens with a 21 shows containing European Tour. After seven shows bass player Kenny Aaronson (who had to have an operation in the US) is replaced by Tony Garnier, who remains in every NET-show. The tour continues in Peoria, the US (51 shows) only two days after the last show in Athens, Greece. No songs are played from the forthcoming album Oh Mercy. Dylan did play six Oh Mercy songs in the last leg, the US Fall Tour (27 shows).
The new songs of Oh Mercy, released in September, change the dynamic ‘1988-sound’ in the fall-concerts a little bit. In 1989 Dylan starts to play harmonica again. The format of the shows is the same as in the previous year: two electric sets with an acoustic set in between. One or two encores.
Dylan & The Dead. Live album with performances from the summer tour with The Grateful Dead in July 1987.
Deeds Of Mercy (Razor’s Edge RAZ 002). Oh Mercy outtakes.
Hunted (Like A Crocodile) (Gashcat 001). Statenhal, Den Haag June 10.
Ringo Kidd & Gunfighters(Mainstream 107/8. source: Les Arenes, Frejus France June 13.
|1989 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 99 shows, 118 different songs played|
|Date||Venue||Title||No of Disks||Label/Source||Sound||Art/setlist/info|
|1989-00-00||-||All I Really Want To Do||1CD||Duchesse CD 352066||A+||Pirate, compilation acoustic songs from the sixties.|
|1989-02/04||New Orleans, LA Studio On the Move & Soniat Street||A Man With No Alibi||2CDr||Hollow Horn/studio||A||Recording sessions Oh Mercy. See Compilations: Hollow Horn Studio Outtakes Vol 7|
|1989-03-07/24||New Orleans, LA Studio On the Move & Soniat Street||Mercy On Us||2CDr||Godfather Records GR 136||9||Recording sessions Oh Mercy.|
|1989-03-01||New Orleans, LA||Deeds of Mercy||1CDr||Razor's Edge 002||8||Oh Mercy outtakes|
|1989-05-00||New York City, NY Power Station.||Never EndingTour Rehearsals||Flac/2CD||Moonlight ML 9623/24 / Sbd||7-8||Rehearsal for the upcoming European tour. Most of the covers tried out here were not performed on this leg.|
|1989-06-06||Glasgow||Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre||1CDr||-||A-||-|
|1989-06-07||Birmingham National Exhibition Centre||No Photographs Please||Flac||Wanted Man WMM 051 LB-6803||7||Nice rockin' performance; somewhat distant sound. Under the highlights the acoustic traditional Barbara Allen and the Traveling Wilburys song Congratulations.|
|1989-06-08||London||Wembley Arena||1CDr||Legendary Taper D LB-7221||A-||Last concert Kenny Aaronson with Dylan.|
|1989-06-10||Den Haag, Statenhal||Hunted (Like A Crocodile)||Flac/1CD||Gashcat: Gash 001 (1996)||8||Complete show, with a rare electric, fierce performance of Ballad Of Hollis Brown. Great sounding acoustic set.|
|1989-06-10||Den Haag, Statenhal||On the Trail of the Buffalo||1CDr||Holy Grail LB-1311/Sbd||A||Tony Garnier replaces Aaronson on bass.|
|1989-06-13||Frejus, Les Arenes||Ringo Kid & The Gunfighters||Flac/2CD||Mainstream MAST 107/108||9||Only known performance of Peace In The Valley. Ringo Starr plays unannounced on drums on 2 songs.|
|1989-06-20||Rome||Palazzo Della Civilta E Del Lavoro||2CDr||-||A||-|
|1989-06-21||Cava Dei Tirreni, Stadio Lamberti||Bound To Cross The Line||Flac/1CD||Thinman 106||8-9||First performance of Pancho And Lefty (Townes van Zandt).|
|1989-06-28||Athens||Panathenaíkos Stadio||2CDr||Legendary Taper D LB-7240||A-||Electric tracks sounds a bit muddy. w/Van Morrison-duets in encores: Crazy Love, And it Stoned Me. Both tour debuts.|
|1989-07-01||Peoria, IL||Civic Center Arena||1CDr||-||A-||First show of US-leg, opens with Pancho and Lefty. First performance of One Irish Rover.|
|1989-08-16||Atlanta, GA Troy G. Chastain Memorial Park Amphitheatre||Hot August Night 1989||Flac/2CD||Non Label||A||One Irish Rover w/Van Morrison. Second and last electric version of Trail Of The Buffalo. Debut of I'm In The Mood For Love.|
|1989-10-10||New York City, NY, The Beacon Theatre||Shining At The Beacon||2CDr||Liberated Boot Cosmic Thills/CT50003/4||A-||Livedebut Oh Mercy songs: What Good Am I; Everything is Broken, Most of the Time. Fillers (B-): Nowhere Man, West LA Fadeway, Moon River, Hallelujah.|
|1989-10-12||New York City, NY||The Beacon Theatre||1CDr||-||A||-|
|1989-10-31||Chicago, IL||Arie Crown Theater||2CDr||Legendary Taper D LB-5461||A||-|