Audio: 40 Years Ago Bob Dylan & The Band Play Toronto

Photo via Manhattman.com.

Forty years ago, on January 9, 1974, Bob Dylan and The Band began the first of a two-night run at the Maple Leaf Gardens in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The 1974 tour had begun just six days earlier at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. The first Toronto show was Dylan’s fifth performance of the tour.

It was, of course, Dylan’s first tour with The Band since they had stormed through Europe together, dismaying many fans with some of the most exciting rock ‘n’ roll ever played on this planet.

Here’s a recording of “As I Went Out One Morning,” from the second night at the Maple Leaf Gardens.

It’s from a bootleg of the show, As I Went Out One Evening.

According to www.bjorner.com this is the only time Bob Dylan has ever performed “As I Went Out One Morning” live. (I’ve included the setlist for the January 9, 1974 show below the video clips.)

Plus here are some covers of “As I Went Out One Morning”:

Thea Gilmore:

As I Went Out One Morning by Thea Gilmore on Grooveshark

Dirty Projectors:

Woven Hand:

Mira Billotte:

January 9, 1974 setlist:

1.
Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
2.
Lay Lady Lay
3.
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
4.
It Ain’t Me, Babe
5.
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
6.
Ballad Of A Thin Man

These next were performed by The Band sans Dylan.

Stage Fright (Robbie Robertson)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)
King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (Robbie Robertson)
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Don Hunter – Stevie Wonder)
I Shall Be Released
Up On Cripple Creek (Robbie Robertson)

Dylan returns to the stage:

7. All Along The Watchtower
8. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
9. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
10. Just Like A Woman
11. Girl From The North Country
12. Wedding Song
13. Nobody ‘Cept You
14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

The Band again:

Rag Mama Rag (Robbie Robertson)
When You Awake (Richard Manuel – Robbie Robertson)
The Shape I’m In (Robbie Robertson)
The Weight (Robbie Robertson)

Dylan returns:

15. Forever Young
16. Something There Is About You
17. Like A Rolling Stone
18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)

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