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Saturday Classics

News, is great and all, but here at Welcome To Now, we’re all about the music. Given that, and the fact that it’s a lovely Saturday afternoon, let’s relax to the sweeet and timeless sounds of Bob Dylan and The Band, live in LA 1974. This show is packed with Dylan classics like ‘Lay Lady Lay’, ‘Tom Thumb’s Blues’, and ‘All Along the Watchtower’ as well as The Band anthems to be like “Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, “Cripple Creek”,  and “Stage Fright”. Dylan and The Band, it dosen’t get much better than this…

Dylan and The Band

Dylan and The Band

Bob Dylan and The Band
The Forum
Los Angeles, CA

Lay Lady Lay
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
Rainy Day Women #12 and #35
It Ain’t Me, Babe
Ballad of a Thin Man
Stage Fright
The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down
King Harvest
When You Awake
I Shall Be Released
Up On Cripple Creek
All Along the Watchtower
The Ballad of Hollis Brown
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
She Belongs to Me
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
The Times They Are A-Changin’
Just Like A Woman
It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
Rag Mama Rag
This Wheel’s On Fire
The Weight
Forever Young
Highway 61 Revisited
Like A Rolling Stone
Blowin’ In The Wind**
Evening show:
Endless Highway
The Shape I’m In
Highway 61 Revisited
Like A Rolling Stone
Maggie’s Farm

Download Link – Part 1
Download Link – Part 2

Dylan and The Band early days

Dylan and The Band early days

The Band – Academy of Outtakes

In 1971, The Band took to the Academy of Music for their New Years Run. Many years later, a set of ‘outtakes’ from that run emerged in pristine, master-reel sound, though it was never officially released or circulated. This gem features cuts mostly from rehearsals and soundchecks and the like – this is a true up-close-and-personal intimate view of the Band’s 1971 sound. These outtakes are a must-have for any Band fan or classic rock collector, enjoy!

The Band – Academy of Outtakes
New York, New York – December 28-31, 1971


1.    The Rumor
2.    Time to Kill
3.    Strawberry Wine
4.    Rockin’ Chair
5.    This Wheel’s On Fire
6.    Get Up Jake
7.    Smoke Signal
8.    I Shall Be Released
9.    The Weight
10.    Stage Fright
11.    Life Is A Carnival
12.    King Harvest
13.    Caledonia Mission
14.    WS Walcott Medicine Show
15.    The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
16.    Across the Great Divide

Download the Outtakes here

Weekend Goodies (part 1 of 2)

The weekend is about livin’ it up, feeling good, and enjoying some goodies. In that spirit, enjoy these two pristine-sounding bootlegs from deep in the 70’s and check back tomorrow for more shows from two other classic artists!

First, we have The Talking Heads, from 9/16/78 at the Boarding House in San Francisco:

01. Big Country
02. Warning Sign
03. The Book I Read
04. Stay Hungry
05. Artists Only
06. Girls Want to be with the Girls
07. The Good Thing
08. Love > Buildings On Fire
09. Electricity (Drugs)
10. Found a Job
11. New Feeling > Pulled Up
12. Psycho Killer
13. Take Me To the River
14. I’m Not In Love

Second, we move from left coast to right coast to bring you The Band, from 8/16/76 at the Carter Baron Amphitheater in Washington, DC:


1) Don’t Do It
2) Shape I’m In
3) It Makes No Difference
4) The Weight
5) King Harvest
6) Twilight
7) Ophelia
8) Tears Of Rage
9) Forbidden Fruit
10) This Wheel’s On Fire
11) The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
12) Genetic Method
13) Chest Fever
14) Up On Cripple Creek
15) W.S. Walcott Medicine Show

Download both shows right here!