Review by PhilTheTills
I do wonder what makes a great show, Set List? How much Harp? Crowd?
Venue Size? How much Bob plays Guitar? Bobs Mood? I can't help thinking
every show could have been as good ,& should have been! I just pay
homage to the man, because he has entertained me for the last 50years
for the the price of a couple of CDs a year. Bob please come back next
year, with a new band, at least Guitar players that have more life than
a bottle of pop! I then could then Die Happy! Its only 700 miles to get
home, enjoyed the tour, hope I not becoming a boring old fart! Goodnight
Bobheads & Bobcats! PhilTheTills.
Review by A Adkins
We could'nt miss the chance to see Bob and his band at a smaller venue
while they are in the UK. We (two of us) took a flight to Edinburgh on
Sunday morning from our home in North Oxfordshire to see the show. I
was'nt expecting too much as the Liverpool concert was a little
disappointing. The atmosphere was'nt very good, spoilt by the security
people constantly moving people around it was not easy to listen.
Although Birmingham concert was magic. As soon as we entered the
Playhouse building the people were really friendly and it seemed a
really good place for a concert. As soon as Bob and his band came on he
seemed in a better mood (than the previous concert). He really seemed to
get into the music more. We were delighted to see him out front and
playing his guitar for three songs, what a fabuloustreat. We have'nt
anticipated the show would be so good. Just Like A Woman, and a few
other slow songs were really very beautiful and very moving. We had
tickets for half way back but it was all good. I don't really harp on
about Bobs voice as he uses it the best ways he can. As all things for
all of us change as we grow older. I must say his voice does sound
better than last year. It is a privlige to see him, and we hope he keeps
touring for some time yet. Just sorry we could'nt make the Dublin shows,
but all in all the Edinburgh show was a special night for both of us.
Review by John Nolan
Despite a better looking set list, Edinburgh fell below the standards of
Edinburgh the night before with a performance that can accurately be
described as "stodgy" despite the more intimate venue. As
suggested by Keith Meisner, the guitarists are expendable, but probably
not for the reasons suggested. Kimball and Freeman are no douby superb
musicians, but Bob has effectively left them on the bench for this tour.
No real solos to speak of, guitars pretty far down the mix, and every
opportunity to shine is filled by a structured guitar pattern as opposed
to a creative solo.
(Bob Links )
Like aA Rolling Stone
Just Like A Woman