Bob Dylan's 30th anniversary concert gets its first release

Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration includes performances by Lou Reed, Neil Young, George Harrison and Johnny Cash plus unseen rehearsal footage and new interviews

In 1992, Columbia Records threw Bob Dylan an almighty 30th anniversary concert, inviting artists such as Lou Reed, Neil Young, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Johnny Cash, the Band, Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Willie Nelson to share the stage with the singer. On 4 March, the performance, originally broadcast on pay-per-view, gets its first release on CD, DVD and Blu-ray.

According to Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration – Deluxe Edition will include Dylan's solo acoustic rendition of Girl From the North Country, Neil Young's Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, with Booker T and the MGs, and George Harrison's Absolutely Sweet Marie, which was his final public performance. The deluxe edition also features rehearsal footage of Sinéad O'Connor, who was supposed to perform Dylan's gospel classic I Believe in You at the event but was booed off the stage following her controversial Saturday Night Live appearance when the singer ripped up a photo of the Pope.

"That gig was one of the highlights of my career," guitarist GE Smith and the musical director of the show says. "There aren't a lot of people that can attract a lineup like that, and everyone was on their best behavior. Lou Reed and Neil Young can be prickly, but not in the three days we were prepping that show. I also got to talk to Johnny Cash. What's cooler than that?"

The complete tracklisting

Like A Rolling Stone - John Mellencamp

Blowin' In The Wind – Stevie Wonder

Foot of Pride – Lou Reed

Masters of War – Eddie Vedder/Mike McCready

The Times They Are A-Changin' – Tracy Chapman

It Ain't Me Babe – June Carter Cash/Johnny Cash

What Was It You Wanted – Willie Nelson

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight – Kris Kristofferson

Highway 61 Revisited – Johnny Winter

Seven Days – Ron Wood

Just Like a Woman – Richie Havens

When the Ship Comes In – The Clancy Brothers and Robbie O'Connell with special guest Tommy Makem

War – Sinead O'Connor

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues – Neil Young

All Along the Watchtower – Neil Young

I Shall Be Released – Chrissie Hynde

Love Minus Zero, No Limit – Eric Clapton (Track only available on DVD/Blu-Ray Format)

Don't Think Twice, It's Alright – Eric Clapton

Emotionally Yours – The O'Jays

When I Paint My Masterpiece – The Band

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere – Mary Chapin Carpenter/Rosanne Cash/Shawn Colvin

Absolutely Sweet Marie – George Harrison

License to Kill – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Mr Tambourine Man – Roger McGuinn

It's Alright, Ma – Bob Dylan

My Back Pages – Bob Dylan/Roger McGuinn/Tom Petty/Neil Young/Eric Clapton/George Harrison

Knockin' on Heaven's Door – Everyone

Girl of The North Country – Bob Dylan

DVD bonus tracks

Leopard-Skin Pill-box Hat – John Mellencamp

Boots of Spanish Leather – Nanci Griffith with Carolyn Hester

Gotta Serve Somebody – Booker T & the M.G.'s

CD audio bonus tracks

I Believe in You – Sinéad O'Connor (from soundcheck, previously unreleased)

Don't Think Twice, It's Alright – Eric Clapton (from soundcheck, previously unreleased)


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