Bob’s Japanese tour: Potential set lists part 2

By mr tambourine

This article continues from Bob Dylan: Potential 2020 Setlists. Part 1, the Japan Tour


April 2, Tokyo, 2020

  1. Cold Irons Bound (first since 2011) (Bob on guitar) (new arrangement)
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe (Bob on piano)
  3. Highway 61 Revisited (Bob on piano) (2020 tour debut)
  4. Simple Twist Of Fate (Bob on piano)
  5. Can’t Wait (Bob center stage)
  6. When I Paint My Masterpiece (Bob on piano)
  7. Maggie’s Farm (new arrangement already, similar to Honest With Me 2019) (Bob on piano)
  8. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven (Bob on piano)
  9. Mama, You Been On My Mind (Bob on piano, even more tender arrangement and even softer Bob vocals, a new style added to his live shows)
  10. Pay In Blood (Bob on piano, first time in 2020 on piano for this song)
  11. Lenny Bruce (Bob on piano)
  12. Not Dark Yet (Bob on piano then center stage, first time on piano in 2020 for this song and first time on piano since adding the song to the set in 2019 again)
  13. Girl From The North Country (Bob on piano)
  14. Everything Is Broken (Bob on piano) (new arrangement, similar to Thunder On The Mountain 2019)
  15. Soon After Midnight (Bob on piano)
  16. Gotta Serve Somebody (Bob on piano) (followed by encore)
  17. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (Bob on guitar) (followed by band introduction)
  18. Long And Wasted Years (Bob on guitar, probably the first time ever for this song)

Last Cold Irons Bound ever so far can be seen here…

April 4, Tokyo, 2020

  1. Maggie’s Farm (Bob on guitar)
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe (Bob on guitar)
  3. Highway 61 Revisited (Bob on piano)
  4. Simple Twist Of Fate (Bob on piano)
  5. Can’t Wait (Bob on piano, then center stage, first time on piano for this song for this tour)
  6. When I Paint My Masterpiece (Bob on center stage, first time for this song in 2020)
  7. Cold Irons Bound (Bob center stage)
  8. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven (Bob on piano)
  9. Mama, You Been On My Mind (Bob on piano)
  10. Pay In Blood (Bob center stage)
  11. Every Grain Of Sand (first time since 2013) (Bob on piano) (new arrangement)
  12. Not Dark Yet (Bob center stage)
  13. Girl From The North Country (Bob on piano)
  14. Everything Is Broken (Bob on piano)
  15. Soon After Midnight (Bob on piano)
  16. Gotta Serve Somebody (Bob on piano)
  17. When The Deal Goes Down (first since 2013) (Bob on piano) (new haunting arrangement, as tender as can be, Bob singing his heart out and soul, similar to Mama You Been On My Mind, it’s becoming a trend for certain songs in the set) (followed by encore)
  18. Long And Wasted Years (Bob on guitar) (followed by band introductions)
  19. All Along The Watchtower (Bob on guitar)

Last Every Grain Of Sand

Last When The Deal Goes Down

April 5, Tokyo, 2020

(a new sound is emerging in the live shows for Bob, carefully..  It was evident but occasionally on the first couple of shows… Now, after experimenting, it’s becoming a reality.. carefully..)

  1. Maggie’s Farm (new arrangement again) (Bob on guitar)
  2. Born In Time (an experimental version, but the new sound is evident, maybe the new album is emerging) (first since 2003) (Bob on guitar, then piano) (started out as if the band was gonna play It Ain’t Me, Babe, then, the band completely, with Bob, turned it 180 degrees, and suddenly you hear a new song) (not an everyday type of performance, not ordinary at all) (some parts resemble the Oh Mercy outtake version of this, but it’s not even close to that either, it takes you to space)
  3. Things Have Changed (2020 Tour debut, new arrangement, Things Have Changed lyrics with Highway 61 Revisited arrangement, very unusual but great) (Bob on piano)
  4. It Ain’t Me Babe (same arrangement, Bob on piano)
  5. Can’t Wait (same arrangement, Bob on piano)
  6. Simple Twist Of Fate (same arrangement, Bob on piano)
  7. Cold Irons Bound (same arrangement, Bob on guitar)
  8. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven (same arrangement, Bob on guitar, then on piano, first time on guitar for this song in 2020)
  9. Mama, You Been On My Mind (same arrangement, keeps improving with time, Bob on piano)
  10. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ (new arrangement, swing version, Tour debut) (Bob center stage on harmonica and later piano)
  11. Every Grain Of Sand (Bob on piano then center stage on harp)
  12. Not Dark Yet (Bob center stage)
  13. Girl From The North Country (Bob on piano)
  14. Everything Is Broken (Bob on piano)
  15. Soon After Midnight (Bob on piano)
  16. God Knows (first since 2006) (feels like some Oh Mercy or Under The Red Sky bootleg series is on the way) (new arrangement, amazing, definitely a new sound emerging, half of the times it feels like God Knows came from the Christian era 1979-1981, half of the time like it’s from Oh Mercy, and half of the time like the new version of Not Dark Yet 2019, very strange mix but works) (Bob on piano and then on guitar to finish)
  17. When The Deal Goes Down (Bob on piano) (followed by encore)
  18. Long And Wasted Years (Bob on piano!) (followed by band introductions)
  19. One More Cup Of Coffee (first since 2009) (amazing new arrangement to close the show, RnB version) (Bob on guitar)

Last Born In Time

Last God Knows

Last One More Cup Of Coffee

 

It’s like Bob is leaning towards five types of sound: RnB, Swing, ballads with violin, unusual pop/psychedelic stuff and a little bit of gospel. This will become more evident as songs the tour unwinds.

April 6, 2020, Tokyo

  1. Maggie’s Farm (Bob on guitar)
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe (Bob on piano)
  3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ (swing version, Bob on piano)
  4. Born In Time (same arrangement, Bob on guitar then piano)
  5. Simple Twist Of Fate (Bob on piano)
  6. Series Of Dreams (first since 1994!) (Bob on guitar, pop/psychedelic arrangement, similar to Born In Time)
  7. Mama, You Been On My Mind (Bob on piano)
  8. Cold Irons Bound (Bob on piano)
  9. The Man In Me (first since 2011) (new arrangement, swing version, Bob on piano)
  10. Most Of The Time (first since 1992!) (new arrangement, similar to Not Dark Yet, best version yet) (Bob on guitar then piano)
  11. Every Grain Of Sand (Bob on piano)
  12. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven (Bob on piano)
  13. All Along The Watchtower (Bob on piano)
  14. Not Dark Yet (Bob center stage)
  15. Everything Is Broken (Bob on piano)
  16. Soon After Midnight (first up-tempo version ever, Bob on piano, seems like a swing version sort of, again)
  17. God Knows (all the styles from the entire show appear and mix in this song) (Bob on piano, then guitar)
  18. When The Deal Goes Down (Bob on piano) (followed by encore)
  19. Long And Wasted Years (Bob center stage) (followed by band introduction)
  20. Forgetful Heart (first since 2015) (new arrangement, similar to Mama You Been On My Mind and When The Deal Goes Down) (Bob on piano)
  21. One More Cup Of Coffee (Bob on guitar)

Last Series Of Dreams

Last Man In Me

Last Most Of The Time

Last Forgetful Heart

April 8, Osaka, 2020

(A definitive set figured out by Bob, finally, after much experimentation in the first couple of shows.  Same set remains until the end of the tour)

  1. Maggie’s Farm (Bob on guitar)
  2. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) (first since 2011) (new arrangement, Bob on guitar)
  3. It Ain’t Me, Babe (Bob on guitar, then piano) (no breaks between songs, everything goes fast)
  4. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ (Bob on piano, swing+RnB version)
  5. Born In Time (Bob on guitar, then piano)
  6. Simple Twist Of Fate (Bob on piano)
  7. Series Of Dreams (Bob on guitar, then piano, then harp)
  8. Mama, You Been On My Mind (Bob on piano, then harp)
  9. Cold Irons Bound (Bob on piano)
  10. The Man In Me (Bob on piano, then center stage, swing+RnB version)
  11. Most Of The Time (Bob on piano, then guitar)
  12. Every Grain Of Sand (Bob on piano)
  13. I Feel A Change Comin’ On (first since 2010) (RnB+swing version) (Bob on piano)
  14. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven (Bob on piano)
  15. All Along The Watchtower (Bob on piano)
  16. Not Dark Yet (Bob center stage)
  17. When I Paint My Masterpiece (Bob on piano)
  18. Everything Is Broken (Bob on piano)
  19. Soon After Midnight (Bob on piano, still up-tempo and will stay that way ‘til the end)
  20. God Knows (Bob on piano, then guitar)
  21. When The Deal Goes Down (Bob on piano) (followed by encore, encore is the first break of the entire show every time, things go very fast and spontaneous, no long songs)
  22. Long And Wasted Years (Bob center stage) (followed by band introductions)
  23. Forgetful Heart (Bob on piano)
  24. One More Cup Of Coffee (Bob on guitar)

Last Senor

Last I Feel A Change Comin’ On

There you go, those are my current predictions.   We’ll see will they come true.

I am gonna take a chance to tell you to, if you want, subscribe to my channel in order to be up-to-date with as many last ever performances of Dylan’s songs as possible.

The idea is to post them all one day, if they all circulate one day.

Also, subscribing to my channel, you will have the privilege to be present while the 2020 tour shows (hopefully) start circulating. From April 1, my main focus will be to upload full 2020 shows as soon as they start circulating and posting with my own sound upgrade. If you haven’t watched any of my 2020 uploads so far, check them out and see about that sound upgrade I just mentioned.

So I ask as many of you to join, because we’re gonna have some fun. I’ll upload 2020 shows as live video premieres, where you’ll have an opportunity to talk to my other subscribers and me in the live chat. It’s getting more fun as more people are joining.

The biggest reason I decided to make this transition is to replace the recently passed (a couple months ago) YouTuber Keith Gubitz, who was a master at his craft.

Although, Keith wasn’t as dynamic as another channel, Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands, that is now gone. For reasons I don’t wish to reveal yet.

But, what I will reveal is that I’ll take that responsibility and somewhat try to replace them, or in other words ‘’become’’ them.

So, as this will be something new for me, I hope you will be able to recognize my hard work and dedication and support me as much as possible on this. I hope I can make it work.   It will be hard, but I’m ready for now. The biggest challenge for me yet.

Thank you, that will be all. Hope you agree somewhat with my setlist predictions.

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1 Response to Bob’s Japanese tour: Potential set lists part 2

  1. nissi says:

    Really great! Thank you!

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