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  • MY BELL STILL RINGS

    BOB DYLAN 2012

    by

    Olof Bjrner

    A SUMMARY OF RECORDING & CONCERT ACTIVITIES,

    NEW RELEASES, RECORDINGS & BOOKS.

    2013 by Olof Bjrner

    All Rights Reserved.

    This text may be reproduced, re-transmitted, redistributed and

    otherwise propagated at will, provided that this notice remains

    intact and in place.

  • My Bell Still Rings Bob Dylan 2012 page 2 of 61

    1 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................... 4

    2 2012 AT A GLANCE ............................................................................................................................... 4

    3 THE 2012 CALENDAR ........................................................................................................................... 5

    4 NEW RELEASES AND RECORDINGS................................................................................................. 7

    4.1 The Minneapolis Party Tape .............................................................................................................. 7

    4.2 Carnegie Chapter Hall 1961 ............................................................................................................... 7

    4.3 The Minneapolis Hotel Tape & The Gaslight Caf ........................................................................... 7

    4.4 Tempest .............................................................................................................................................. 8

    4.5 Vinyl single Duquesne Whistle .......................................................................................................... 8

    4.6 Bob Dylan - The 50th Anniversary Collection .................................................................................. 9

    4.6.1 Contents .................................................................................................................................... 10

    4.6.2 Detailed track listing ................................................................................................................. 10

    5 THE NEVER-ENDING TOUR CONTINUES ...................................................................................... 14

    5.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 14

    5.2 The musicians ................................................................................................................................... 14

    5.3 The show .......................................................................................................................................... 14

    5.4 Tour of South and Central America ................................................................................................. 15

    5.4.1 Dates and venues ....................................................................................................................... 15

    5.4.2 The songs .................................................................................................................................. 17

    5.4.3 Statistics .................................................................................................................................... 21

    5.4.4 Comments ................................................................................................................................. 21

    5.5 Europe Summer Festival Tour ......................................................................................................... 22

    5.5.1 Dates and venues ....................................................................................................................... 22

    5.5.2 The songs .................................................................................................................................. 24

    5.5.3 Statistics .................................................................................................................................... 26

    5.5.4 Comments ................................................................................................................................. 26

    5.5.5 Shows in Europe 1965-2012 ..................................................................................................... 27

    5.6 US Summer Tour.............................................................................................................................. 28

    5.6.1 Dates and venues ....................................................................................................................... 28

    5.6.2 The songs .................................................................................................................................. 30

    5.6.3 Statistics .................................................................................................................................... 34

    5.6.4 Comments ................................................................................................................................. 34

    5.7 US and Canada Fall Tour with Mark Knopfler ................................................................................ 35

    5.7.1 Dates and venues ....................................................................................................................... 35

    5.7.2 The songs .................................................................................................................................. 37

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    5.7.3 Statistics .................................................................................................................................... 44

    5.7.4 Comments ................................................................................................................................. 44

    5.8 Summary .......................................................................................................................................... 46

    5.8.1 Song statistics ............................................................................................................................ 46

    5.8.2 Show statistics ........................................................................................................................... 46

    5.8.3 Album statistics ......................................................................................................................... 47

    5.8.4 Alphabetical song list ................................................................................................................ 48

    5.8.5 Top Ten songs ........................................................................................................................... 49

    5.8.6 Songs played only once............................................................................................................. 50

    5.8.7 Live debuts of Dylan songs ....................................................................................................... 50

    5.8.8 Covers played ............................................................................................................................ 50

    6 NEW BOOKS ......................................................................................................................................... 50

    7 REFERENCES & SOURCES ................................................................................................................ 51

    8 APPENDIX: THE SET-LISTS ............................................................................................................... 53

  • My Bell Still Rings Bob Dylan 2012 page 4 of 61

    1 INTRODUCTION

    Another busy year for Bob Dylan. Recording sessions during January, February and March yielded a new album with

    ten new songs, several in the murder ballad genre. Touring the globe resulted in visits to South and Central America

    as well as the perennial tour of Europe. During the last days of the year Sony Music rushed out an extremely limited

    release in Europe of outtakes from 1962 to extend their copyright ownership.

    2 2012 AT A GLANCE

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    3 THE 2012 CALENDAR

    12 January Bob Dylan performs Blind Willie McTell as a tribute to Martin Scorsese during the

    Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Hollywood Palladium Theater in Los Angeles,

    California

    January March Bob Dylans 35th studio album,Tempest, is recorded in Jackson Brownes Groove

    Masters Studios in Santa Monica, California.

    15 April This years touring starts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The band remains the same as well as

    the show structure, song selection and arrangements.

    19 April Levom Helm dies of cancer. Bob Dylan publishes the following response on

    bobdylan.com:

    He was my bosom buddy friend to the end, one of the last true great spirits of my or any

    other generation. This is just so sad to talk about. I still can remember the first day I met

    him and the last day I saw him. We go back pretty far and had been through some trials

    together. I'm going to miss him, as I'm sure a whole lot of others will too.

    26 April President Obama names Bob Dylan as one of the recipients of the Presidential Medal of

    Freedom.

    12 May The Spring tour ends with two shows in Mexico City, Mexico.