The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

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The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Live album by Bob Dylan
Released August 24, 1993 (1993-08-24)
Recorded October 16, 1992
Genre Rock
Length 148:24
Label Columbia
Producer Jeff Rosen and Don DeVito
Bob Dylan chronology
Good as I Been to You
(1992)
The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
(1993)
World Gone Wrong
(1993)

The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration is a live double-album release in recognition of Bob Dylan's 30 years as a recording artist. Recorded on October 16, 1992, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, it captures most of the concert, which featured many artists performing classic Dylan songs, before ending with three songs from Dylan himself.

The house band for the show were the surviving members of Booker T. and the MG's: Booker T. Jones on organ, Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass, and Steve Cropper on guitar. Joining them is drummer Anton Fig filling in for the late Al Jackson, plus drummer Jim Keltner. Longtime Saturday Night Live bandleader G. E. Smith served as the musical director.

The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, which reached #40 in the US and went gold,[citation needed] was released in August 1993 just before Dylan was about to deliver his second folk studio set inside of a year, World Gone Wrong. The concert was dubbed "Bobfest" by Neil Young at the beginning of his "All Along the Watchtower" cover.

An after-party was held at Tommy Makem's Irish Pavilion.

A VHS collection of the same name was released on August 25, 1993. On March 4, 2014, the concert was released in Deluxe Edition 2-DVD and Blu-ray sets with bonus performances and behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage, as well as a 2-CD set with two bonus rehearsal tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bob Dylan.

Disc one
  1. "Like a Rolling Stone" – John Cougar Mellencamp – 6:53
  2. "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" – John Cougar Mellencamp – 4:20
  3. "Introduction by Kris Kristofferson" – 0:55
  4. "Blowin' in the Wind" – Stevie Wonder – 8:53
  5. "Foot of Pride" – Lou Reed – 8:47
  6. "Masters of War" – Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready (of Pearl Jam) – 5:06
  7. "The Times They Are A-Changin'" – Tracy Chapman – 3:01
  8. "It Ain't Me Babe" – June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash – 3:50
  9. "What Was it You Wanted?" – Willie Nelson – 5:47
  10. "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" – Kris Kristofferson – 3:04
  11. "Highway 61 Revisited" – Johnny Winter – 5:05
  12. "Seven Days" – Ronnie Wood – 5:26
  13. "Just Like a Woman" – Richie Havens – 5:50
  14. "When the Ship Comes In" – The Clancy Brothers, Robbie O'Connell and Tommy Makem – 4:23
  15. "You Ain't Going Nowhere" – Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rosanne Cash and Shawn Colvin – 3:52
  16. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" – Eric Clapton – 6:27*
Disc two
  1. "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" – Neil Young – 5:38
  2. "All Along the Watchtower" – Neil Young – 6:20
  3. "I Shall Be Released" – Chrissie Hynde – 4:26
  4. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" – Eric Clapton – 6:09
  5. "Emotionally Yours" – O'Jays – 5:43
  6. "When I Paint My Masterpiece" – The Band – 4:23
  7. "Absolutely Sweet Marie" – George Harrison – 4:43
  8. "License to Kill" – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – 4:52
  9. "Rainy Day Women#12 & 35" – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – 4:44
  10. "Mr. Tambourine Man" – Roger McGuinn with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – 4:10
  11. "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" – Bob Dylan – 6:21
  12. "My Back Pages" – Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and George Harrison – 4:39
  13. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" – All – 5:38
  14. "Girl from the North Country" – Bob Dylan – 5:12
  15. "I Believe in You" – Sinead O'Connor – 6:20*

"*"Rehearsal Bonus Tracks from the 2014 Remastered Deluxe Edition

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians
Technical personnel

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