The amazing Thinman label continue to meticulously document Bob Dylan’s Musical Retrospective tour with their latest two releases. Iron Waves (Thinman 090/091) is a two disc set with the Fox Warfield Theatre, San Francisco show on November 12, 1980. This is the silver debut of the entire show which is notable for having the only live version of the Rundown classic “Caribbean Wind” and is described in enthusiastic detail by Paul Williams in Bob Dylan Performing Artist Vol. 2.
Masters Of The Bluff (Thinman 092/093) is a two disc set from Paramount Theatre, Portland, Oregon, on December 4th, 1980. Like all of their releases of late this is the silver pressed debut of the final show on the Musical Retrospective tour and shows you that, despite the number of Bob Dylan releases there are still so many more shows that need to appear in this format.
Guns N’ Roses The Spirit Of ’88 (See No Evil-055/056) is a two CD and one DVD collection with the third show on their 1988 tour of Japan. This is released to celebrate both the twentieth anniversary of the gig and the long overdue release of the latest Guns N’ Roses album Chinese Democracy. The manufacturers also hope there will be a reunion of the original line up in the coming year as has been rumored.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)