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The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

The Band: Three of a Kind

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

Garth and Maud Hudson: Live at the Wolf

Pulse

Dirt Farmer

Elliot Landy's Woodstock Vision

Bob Dylan and The Band: Into the Flood

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Into The Flood is a 2CD Dylan/The Band bootleg recorded at "The Capitol Center", Jan 15, 1974, during Tour '74. It is clearly an audience recording [one can hear some discussions closer to the microphone than the music]. The 2 CDs are packaged in a slim double CD jewel case [like Guitars Kissing...], but the packaging shows no imagination [its a ripoff from Before The Flood]. The CDs themselves have the title: "It Ain't Me Babe" on them, rather than "Into The Flood."

I was at this concert, and can attest to the accuracy of the venue, at least in part. Someone in the audience yelled for "Just Like A Woman" and I can hear him on this recording. [Dylan obliged and then turned and bowed to the requestor who was only a few seats away from me.] This is only a fair recording, though the performances are solid and representative of Tour '74. Its is listenable, but benefits from judicious use of EQ. Its better than some. The mix is pretty good for audience recordings from the same time - its far better than Forever Young from Madison Square Garden [1/31/74], which may be a soundboard but is a poorly mixed recording. The recording is not the complete concert, missing: "Forever Young", "Something There Is About You", "Like A Rolling Stone", and "Most Likely You Go Your Way" (reprise). Its an enjoyable listen, though not one that you are likely to go back to regularly. Depending on what you want, you would probably do better with the official release from the tour.
-- Jonathan Katz

Band Tracks

Disc 1

7. Stagefright
8. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
9. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
10. This Wheel's On Fire
11. I Shall Be Released
12. Up on Cripple Creek

Disc 2

6. Rag Mama Rag
7. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
8. The Shape I'm In
9. The Weight

Bob Dylan and The Band - Into the Flood - The Feel of Music ITS-1003/1004


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