But then he took a break.
And the couple of months off has seen a few changes to the setlist. Gone are the Sinatra-era evergreens, in place a couple of kick ass songs from the back-back-catalogue in Gotta Serve Somebody – seems to be the set-closer at the moment. And When I Paint My Masterpiece, back in the set for the first time in seven or eight years.
If you want to nerd out go to Bob Dylan.com – it is the place. It has the setlists from every show and you can analyse away, checking out the number of times a song has been played and on what tours, all the way back to Dylan’s starting point as a live performer.
Anyway, with the NZ shows inching closer I thought I’d make up a playlist based on the Aussie Tour so far. So it’s pretty similar but with a couple of crucial changes.
This is very likely to be the same set he brings over the ditch. Though with Bob of course you never quite know. And he certainly won’t be talking about it beforehand or even during the show.