Personnel: Bob Dylan (guitar, harmonica, vocals); Carlos Santana, Mick Taylor (guitar); Ian McLagen (keyboards); Greg Sutton (bass); Colin Allen (drums).
Throughout the '80s and '90s, Dylan fulfilled his role of troubadour and then some, ceaselessy roaming the world on what came to be known as the "Endless Tour." Playing his songs night after night, Dylan had to either reinvent them or risk madness. He chose the former. This 1984 live recording finds him attacking his classic catalogue with fervor and imagination.
Backed by a rocking, no-frills band, Dylan twists and turns his older material into interesting new shapes. He practically rewrites "Tangled Up in Blue," casting it in the third person rather than the first. He redefines "Masters of War," originally an acoustic folk-based tune, turning it into an appropriately raging rocker. He also finds room for his more recent songs, turning in heartfelt performances of "I and I" and "License To Kill," two of his finest '80s compositions.