Moving On To Holland (Rattlesnake RS-179/180)
Muziek Centrum, Utrecht, Netherlands – February 15th, 1993
Disc 1: I’m Moving On, If Not For You, All Along The Watchtower, Tangled Up In Blue, Watching The River Flow, Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again, It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A River To Cry, Tomorrow Night, Jim Jones, Mr. Tambourine Man, Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright), Cat’s In The Well
Disc 2: I & I, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Highway 61 Revisited, Ballad Of A Thin Man, Everything Is Broken, It Ain’t Me Babe. Bonus Muziek Centrum, Utrecht, Netherlands – February 16th, 1993: The Man In Me, I’ll Remember You, What Good Am I?, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35. Muziek Centrum, Eindhoven, Netherlands – February 17th, 1993: Folsom Prison Blues, The Times They Are A-Changin’
Many labels like Thinman and Mainstream have taken turns releasing the soundboards from Dylan’s 1993 tour of Europe, and Moving On To Holland is Rattlesnake’s turn. The tape they used for this performance in Holland is a notch better than the others being a bit clearer. This might be due to the excellent mastering done by the label. This tape doesn’t have the disturbance like the Zurich tape has and it is very enjoyable. The concert is much better than I expected, starting off with a rocking version of “I’m Moving On”. The acoustic portion of the set includes “Tomorrow Night”, “Jim Jones”, “Mr. Tambourine Man” and “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” with “Little Moses”, which appears on several of the other tapes, unfortunately dropped. “I And I” is again very aggressive in this performance. Dylan doesn’t sound very tired but is very energetic making this one of the better performances available. Rattlesnake includes a twelve-page booklet that is nicely laid out and the discs come silk-screened with pictures of Dylan on them. The whole production is very classy. The bonus tracks come from the other shows played in the Netherlands and are a good touch. Hopefully they will come out in their entirety someday? Overall a great production from this great European label.