For me, a Bob Dylan concert is like Ms. Gump’s proverbial box of chocolates — you really never know what you’ll get. That’s because Dylan has been prone to rework his songs, sometimes to brilliant effect and sometimes to virtually unlistenable dreck (that disastrous show I saw in the old Omni 25 years ago still makes me shake my head).
This version of “Highway 61”, with Mick Taylor on guitar, definitely belongs in the former group. Although the sound quality isn’t the greatest, it really kicks some righteous ass.
As a bonus, that’s Ian McLagan on keyboards. Rockin’!